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Differences between leather and flame retardant fabrics for welder’s protection

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When we talk about protection before welding jobs, the first thing that comes to mind is leather because it is the most popular and economic existing protection PID for welders and the protection it brings is quite acceptable, but, have you thought in what suppose using a garment of this material during work hours?

Our proposal is use flame retardant fabrics resistant to the different welding jobs. PIDs and inherent flame retardant fabrics with special finishes could bring welders a better protection and comfort. The inconveniencies of leather long-term use could be unpleasant odours due to the lack of transpiration, rigidity that doesn't allow operators an adequate mobility and bad solution regarding its maintenance, because is not easy to clean. On the other side, the benefits that leather (split leather) use brings us are its economic prize and its good protection factor depending on the welding technique we are working at. Over and above, welding flame retardant fabrics, despite having a higher price depending to the type of leather we compare, benefits us bringing a higher transpiration, gives a better movility to welders, PIDs (apron, hoses, gaiters...) are ligher and comfortable and could be easily washed at home. In hard tasks it is always recommended a supplement in protection and PID combination and welding blankets. Protection equiment for welders is recommended to cover their whole body, so we recommend the use of apron, gaiters, hoses, masks, gloves...



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