The technology company Continental AG, Hanover/Germany, has developed materials for protective suits that protect workers if they come into direct contact with heat sources in extremely hot environments.
The suits are also designed to protect wearers against extremes of cold and are even capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -196°C for short periods. The fabrics are available in numerous surface and color variants, including signal colors. Their high flexibility and low material thickness make them comfortable to wear.
For drysuits, the technology company supplies coated fabrics that offer safety and protection in and under water. This tough material, which is just 0.5 mm thick and weighs around 450 g/m², remains watertight even when pushed to extremes. Furthermore, because it is extremely flexible and pleasant to the touch, it is also comfortable to wear. The innovative Condensation Control Technology (CCT) also regulates body temperature.
Continental’s Dynactiv Protection portfolio also encompasses a range of safe and comfortable products for protective and work clothing, including innovative clothing materials for waders, coats and raincoats. These knitted fabrics are coated with polyvinylchloride (PVC), possess antistatic properties and protect wearers against harsh weather conditions. Acid and alkaline-resistant products are also available.