Mount Vernon FR Presents ‘The Future of FR Fabrics’ at SAFETY 2013

Company launches new FlexTex fabrics and amDry finish

MAULDIN, S.C. – June 25, 2013 – In keeping with the brand’s commitment to innovation, Mount Vernon FR will unveil new FR fabrics and finishes at American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) SAFETY 2013, including FlexTex and amDry. As part of the launch, Mount Vernon FR will host a press event entitled ‘The Future of FR Fabrics’. SAFETY 2013 will be held in Las Vegas, June 24-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

FlexTex is the newest line of flame resistant (FR) fabrics under the Mount Vernon FR brand. Developed for increased comfort and movability, FlexTex fabrics include an elastomeric fiber that allows fabric to flex up to 14 percent with a 97 percent recovery. FlexTex adds mobility to fabric with no reduction in FR protection, so workers experience increased freedom and range of motion. Mount Vernon FR FlexTex fabrics have a bilateral flex that allows them to elongate sideways and diagonally, eliminating any sagging or bagging. FlexTex fabrics meet requirements of ASTM F1506, and National Safety Apparel is the first to adopt the new collection.

Mount Vernon FR is also introducing amDry, a durable water repellent finish that can be applied to any Mount Vernon FR fabric to deliver protection to workers in water-intensive jobs and industries. Fabrics finished with amDry have a spray rating of 90/100. When combined with Mount Vernon FR fabrics’ proven protection from the hazards of electric arc and flash fire, amDry finishing means a third level of protection can be reached.

“As industries requiring FR garments continue to grow, driving innovation through unique fibers, fabrics and finishes will help meet the evolving needs and wants of workers who rely on FR protective garments for their safety on the job,” said Mike Woods, vice president of FR fabrics for Mount Vernon FR. “FlexTex and amDry represent the first of several new innovations that we will be introducing over the next few months as we focus on the future of FR fabrics.”

SAFETY 2013 is considered one of the most important safety and health events of the year, with more than 500 exhibitors and nearly 4,000 attendees. Presenting FlexTex and amDry at SAFETY 2013 provides a far-reaching platform to highlight how Mount Vernon FR is evolving the FR industry as they meet workforce demands.

If you plan to attend SAFETY 2013 and want to learn more about Mount Vernon FR, please visit booth #1685.


About Mount Vernon FR:

Mount Vernon FR is the flame resistant fabric division of Mount Vernon Mills. When laundered to manufacturer’s specifications, the flame resistance of all Mount Vernon FR fabrics is guaranteed for the life of the garment.  With total manufacturing control over more than 25 production processes in the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing facility located in Trion, Ga., customers can have confidence in knowing that every Mount Vernon FR fabric will be of the highest level of quality, durability and reliability. Mount Vernon FR fabrics are all made in the USA. Learn more at


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