Banwear - The Original Extended Wear Life Fabric!

Banwear is a uniquely blended product consisting of 88% cotton and 12 % nylon. Bu utilizing a specially patented flame-retardant technologoy, ITEX pioneered the development of this blend, which offers the comfort and feel of high quality luxurious cotton with the durability and protection of nylon. KNown as the lowest cost per wearing in the industry due to its long-wear life, BANWEAR garments are best suited for facilities where garments are expected to have continual self-extinguishing properties for up to 4 years or 125 servicings.

BANWEAR is the right choice when you are concerned about safety, cost, and durability.



Banox Certified 100% cotton fabrics provide the continual comfort and benefits of Cotton with the added protection of flame resistance. The flame resistant treatment in Banox Certified is tested, proven and guaranteed to last for the usuable life of the garment.

Banwear is a uniquely bleded fabric consisting of 88% cotton and 12 % nylon. Banwear fabrics provide superior protection by utiliziing the comfort benefits of Cotton, combined with the durability of nylon and added a permanent flame resistant treament. It is this unique design that makes BANWEAR fabrics the preferred choice for tough work environments.

Know your Risk Level

Working with electrical current is dangerous and it is important that you understand the risks. A Hazard / Risk Assessment is a method of calculating the amount of released energy that passes through a fabric causing a 50% probability of a second or thrid degree burn. The value of the realeased energy is calculated as Cal / cm2 and it is your rating which determines your Hazard / Risk Category (HRC). The results define the type of protective clothing needed to keep you safe in your work environment. It is important that you know your harzards and if you clothing meets or exceeds the Stadard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Itex fabrics meet or exceed HRC / 2 stardards.
Itex fabrics provide superior protection from Electric Arcs.

Molten Splash

The ability to shed molten splash is an important factor when emplyees are working near molten metal, so it is essential that their clothing has the abigail to protect them against potential workplace hazards. In tests where 2.2 pounds of molten iron (approximately 1538 degrees celcius or 2800 degrees fairheit) were poured onto ITEX fabrics at a 70 degree angle (reference ASTM standard F955-07), ITEX products demonstrated superior performance by protecting the worker against molten splash. This means that workers can wear ITEX products with confidence! Once again ITEX sets the standard in the industry.

Washing Instructions

BANOX CERTIFIED and BANWEAR fabrics are designed for long-term safety and have a finish which is intended to last for the usuable life of the garment whereas the finish in BANOX FR3 fabric is limited and is intended to have a maximum life span of 25 industrial and 50 home lauderings. All three products can be laundered under conditions normal for 100% cotton flame resistant garments. If necessary , all three products can be dry-cleaned.

Repair and Maintenance
Do not continue to wear garments if they become contaminated with flammable materials, but instead, remove for proper laundering. Garments that have lost their integrity should be eliminated from service. Minor patches can be made with BANOX FR3, BANOX CERTIFIED or BANWEAR fabrics and using NOMEX thread is recommended for tears.

Provided the garments made with BANOX FR3, BANOX CERTIFIED or BANWEAR fabrics are given the care and maintenance recommended in this bulletin , they will continue to perform as intended.

Industry Laundry
The laundering procedure described in ASTM document F1449-01 for flame-resistant cotton garments is recommended for BANOX FR3, BANOX CERTIFIED or BANWEAR fabrics.

Hard water and high heat during the industrial laundry process can cause high mineral build up on cotton flame resistant fabrics, thus making them flammable. High levels of mineral buildup can be prevented by use of soft wateror an adequate sour. Laundries using hard water or wash conditions different from F1449-01 should test the flammability of these fabrics after 100 washes using the vertical flame method descrived in ASTM D6413.

Industrial Drying
Fabric temperature should not exceed 280 degrees faireheit during the drying process. Normal shrinkage of up to 5% can occur so garments should be fitted to allow for shrinkage.

Home Washing
All detergents sold for home use can be used, except products containing chlorine bleach, peroxide bleach and enzymes. In a home laundry environment, the hardness of the water does not affect the BANOX FR3, BANOX CERTIFIED or BANWEAR fabrics's flammability. However, the garment shold be adequately rinsed to prevent mineral and detergent build up in the fabric.

Dry Cleaning
The dry cleaning procedure must be done in a manner that removes all dry cleaning solvents from the fabric. Do not dry clean Indigo dyed BANOX FR3, BANOX CERIFIEDE or BANWEAR denim fabrics.

Materials Not to be Used
Do no use chlorine bleach , peroxide bleach or enzymes, which will eliminate the flame resistant finish. Natural soaps are labeled as "soaps" and should not be used. Starch, fabric softener and other laundry additives are not recommeded because they will also affect the fabric finish.



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