BarriAire Particulate Fabrics

Composites made with Nomex® Nano Flex offer significant protection against harmful airborne particles. Nomex® Nano Flex is a lightweight and breathable particulate barrier that exceeds industry and NFPA standards by blocking an average of 96% of particles between 0.1 and 1.0 microns in size. PGI quilted BarriAire composite fabrics recently achieved Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) Rating of 96.8% and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) Rating of 97.9% (as conducted by Nelson Labs, U.S.A.).

PGI Gold FR Fabric

PGI BarriAire Gold Fabric

PGI BarriAire Gold FR fabric utilizes a proprietary blend of meta-aramid and para-aramid fibers for excellent heat, flame, and thermal resistance with superior tensile and tear strength for a longer wear life. This lightweight and exceptionally breathable fabric is engineered to wick moisture from skin, through fabric, to outer shell where it can evaporate for a drier more comfortable experience. BarriAire Gold FR fabric incorporates a proprietary DWR finish which allows for two to three times faster drying than non-treated fabrics while also reducing the build-up of toxic residue that is easily absorbed by non-treated fabrics and also facilitates the release of contaminants during washing. The fabric is inherently static resistant and has built-in stretch and recovery. Our 3‑layer quilted composite has an Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) rating of 46 with a Hazard Risk Category (HRC) of 4. The 2‑layer rib knit has an Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) rating of 31 with a Hazard Risk Category (HRC) of 3.

PGI Comfort Plus Fabric

Comfort Plus

Comfort Plus was developed in the early 1980’s by PGI to offer a more comfortable and affordable option to 100% Nomex® hoods. Due to its price and exceptional comfort it became an instant success easily becoming the most demanded hood blend on the market. Comfort Plus is made of two proven flame resistant fibers — Nomex® and Lenzing FR®. Together they create an exceptionally durable and comfortable flame resistant fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin more effectively than other flame resistant fabrics.

Product Line

BarriAire™ Gold Particulate Hood

BarriAire Gold Hoods

BarriAire™ Gold Particulate Mask

BarriAire Gold Masks

BarriAire™ Comfort Plus Neck Gaiter/Bandanna

BarriAire Neck Gaiters/Bandannas

Particulate Protection

BarriAire Particulate Barrier Technology products offer more protection, comfort and value. BarriAire particulate products combine two outer layers of proven flame resistant fabric with an inner layer of ultra-lightweight DuPont Nomex® Nano Flex fabric which blocks penetration of 96% of harmful submicron size particulates. PGI quilted BarriAire composite fabrics recently achieved Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) Rating of 96.8% and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) Rating of 97.9% (as conducted by Nelson Labs, U.S.A.).