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Use of leather fabric for welding protection


What do we need to take in account when we talk about leather fabrics for industrial sector use?

Leather fabric is a material that has resistance and flexibility features, due to this is used as PPE - personal protective equipment -, in welding sector. Thus, with leather fabric we could find on industrial market:

  • Welder's jackets.
  • Welder's trousers.
  • Leather hoods.
  • Leather aprons.
  • Leather seals.
  • Leather spats, etc.

This material is created to protect welders from any kind of thermal contact or mechanical aggression derived from this activity. Its main function is preserved the worker's security, preventing from any projection that could jump from the welding material.

What are its advantages and disadvantages for the protection in welding sector?

Even taking into account its resistance, we also must consider what are the advantages and disadvantages of using this fabric when we are doing a welding activity:

  • Long useful life
  • Economic
  • Cutting resistance
  • Heat and fire resistance
  • Good protection factor
  • It's very heavy (more than 700 grams/m2)
  • Low breathability level
  • Less comfortable
  • Damages when wet, does not admit wash
  • Shrinks when burnt
  • Environmental veto

Despite the high use of this material to tailor laboral garments in welding sector, there are in the market other fire resistant and technical fabrics that, due to their features, they improve the comfort, reduce the weight and are more hygienic and with which also PPE (personal protective equipment) is tailored. Texfire, committed to offer textile solutions against heat and fire, has as an objective to develop textile accessories with fire retardant technical fabrics more comfortable. Currently, in our website you can find a range of welder's complements that include welder's aprons, bandana and fire retardant pillows, slip resistant and impermeable.