Lorica International to Debut New UL-Recognized IK9 100% OPF Fabric

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Available for Product Demonstrations at NSC Congress and Expo

San Diego, CA – September 15, 2014 – Lorica International will be introducing its new IK9 100% Oxidized PAN Fiber (OPF) fabric at the 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo in San Diego, CA, September 15-17. The event, attended by safety, health and environmental professionals from around the world, provides the ideal venue to introduce this ‘next generation’ OPF as a new standard in technical textiles.

IK9 was recognized recently under the Component Recognition Program of UL. Lorica IK9 meets all applicable requirements for NFPA 2112, NFPA 1971 and ASTM F1506. This unique combination of light-weight, comfortable fabrics, with flame and arc-flash resistance is the hallmark of all Lorica fabrics. These test results support that claim.

Lorica’s DYSP technology enables the production of 100% OPF yarn, which can be consistently manufactured into fabrics as easily as cotton. The fabric is comfortable, non-conductive and inherently flash and arc-fire resistant. Lorica’s patented, disruptive technology is the world’s only comfortably wearable fabric made exclusively from material that does not burn, melt or ignite when exposed to flame or electrical arc.

Mark Zwerenz, CEO of Lorica International, commented, “This novel, comfortable, inherently non-flammable and non-conductive fabric is poised to raise the bar in personal protective equipment.”

Lorica representatives are available for product presentations. To arrange a demonstration, product sample or fact sheet, please contact Steve Bond, Lorica VP of Marketing & Strategy at 858-866-9966 or steve.bond@loricalusa.com

About Lorica International:
Lorica develops innovative materials and manufacturing methods in technical textiles and yarns. Our flagship products are our 100% OPF yarns and fabrics. We push the boundaries of textile technology to address the critical and growing need for light-weight, comfortable, inherently fire-resistant and non-conductive materials in both apparel and industrial applications.

Steve Bond
VP Marketing & Strategy

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