X-TREME®: High-tech material compositions for extreme protection and comfort
At the Interschutz 2010 in Leipzig, TEXPORT® presented X-TREME® and X-TREME® light, two revolutionary high-tech material compositions, to a large audience. A lot has happened since then. A high market penetration and the continually increasing demand confirm the success of both patents of the Salzburg manufacturer.
SALZBURG/HANNOVER. TEXTPORT ® caused quite a stir with its two high-tech material compositions X-TREME® and X-TREME® light at Interschutz 2010. Extreme protection, optimum comfort and maximum breathability were the objectives in the development of the new compositions. Great success was achieved in the market in the last five years, and many fire brigades - voluntary, professional or corporate fire brigades - rely and trust the highest level of protection from Salzburg.
Design as the determining factor for optimal protection
X-TREME® consists of four layers: Outer material, intermediate layer (TNX Heat Comfort Barrier), membrane and lining. This design allows for extremely high values with regard to HTI (heat exposure from direct flames), RHTI (heat exposure from heat radiation) and RET (resistance to evaporative heat loss). The decisive factor for these values is the intermediate layer, the “TNX Heat Comfort Barrier”. The special design of this intermediate layer ensures an extremely tight airlock. The air acts as a thermal insulator and protects against heat penetration for a long period of time.
X-TREME® extends protection from direct flame impact by 70% and protection from radiant heat by 60% while increasing breathability by 40% and maintaining 100% water resistance thanks to a GORE® membrane.
Benefits of X-TREME®
Thanks to its design, X-TREME® is an extremely light-weight material composition. This does not change, even in wet conditions; standard tests showed only a slight increase in weight. Its low weight and flexible layers ensure that X-TREME® offers both maximum comfort and lasting extreme protection, whether in wet or dry conditions.
X-TREME® light: Best possible protection and comfort in a “Light Version”
In addition to the above-described X-TREME® structure, TEXPORT® also designed a “Light Version“. The main focus in developing X-TREME® light was a noticeable weight reduction of the clothing. This ensures even more comfort for the wearer, and at the same time optimum protection and ideal breathability.
In contrast to X-TREME®, X-TREME® light consists of only three layers: Outer material, intermediate layer (TNX Heat Comfort Barrier), membrane and lining. The design of the lining results in lighter weight.
Compared to the premium material compositions, X-TREME® light reduces the weight by 11%, and compared to the basic material compositions, by 16%. This puts the weight reduction of X-TREME® light in a range where fire fighters will experience a clearly noticeable increase in comfort.
Broad market penetration since presentation in 2010
Today, the X-TREME® material composition is one of the most popular material compositions for clothing by TEXPORT® (over 70%). Numerous orders in the core markets Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as the increasing demand in our export business, the high-tech composition have resulted in an extremely high market penetration. Additionally, the many follow-up purchases and follow-up contracts prove customer loyalty towards X-TREME®. The combination of X-TREME® and X-TREME® light in one system constitute a strong market trend. Customers often choose jackets with the X-TREME® composition and the pants in X-TREME® light. Recently, the company won a great endorsement when all of Belgium's fire brigades placed a comprehensive order.
Come and visit us for detailed information about the patented material compositions X-TREME® and X-TREME® light at Interschutz trade fair at our trade booth in Hall 12, stand D48!
For more information, please contact:
TEXPORT® HandelsgesmbH Franz-Sauer-Straße 30 5020 Salzburg Austria W: www.texport.at E: email@example.com T: 0043-662-423244 F: 0043-662-423243