We were able to achieve this by strengthening the bonds between the PBI polymer chains.
That allows us to make much lighter outer shells while increasing flame resistance and break-open protection.
A revolutionary new PBI fiber that maximizes flame and break-open protection in light-weight outer shells.
of break-open stability
The decomposition temperature of PBI LP fiber is ~850˚C, making PBI LP outer shells the one of the most
protective fabrics available.
more flame resistance
Outer shells made with PBI LP offer 30% more flame resistance than traditional PBI fabrics.
seconds of break-open
The Dynamic Flame Test below is used to demonstrate the time it takes for an outer shell fabric to breakdown to flame when force is applied.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?
The highest level of protection!
PBI LP lasts over 40 seconds while any Meta- Aramid blend lasts only 3-4 seconds.
What fabrics contain PBI LP?
The innovating future of your protection. With only 180g/m² this both lightweight fabrics offers you exceptional protection without break open, great comfort and the highest strength. Both are innovative lightweight fabric protects you in most extreme conditions.
The strong molecular bonds of PBI LP fiber (shown in blue above) provide increased level of protection, no break open after exposure to heat and flame and high strength and comfort.