Lorica International Receives UL Recognition; Validating a New Standard in Personal Protective Equipment

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Lorica’s IK9 100% OPF fabric has been recognized under the Component Recognition Program of UL. The fabric met all requirements for NFPA 2112, NFPA 1971 and ASTM F1506. This novel, comfortable, inherently non-flammable and non-conductive fabric is poised to raise the bar in personal protective equipment.

San Diego, CA – September 9, 2014 – Lorica International announces that the first product in its portfolio has been recognized under the Component Recognition Program of UL. Lorica IK9 has met 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.

From their San Diego, CA headquarters, Mark Zwerenz, CEO of Lorica International, remarked, “Although we have always known our products perform at the highest level, this validation serves as a great foundation from which our full product portfolio will launch.”

Historically, OPF fabrics have had limited market exposure due to lack of strength and comfort. This milestone, along with overwhelmingly positive user feedback, sets Lorica’s ‘next generation’ OPF as a new standard in technical textiles.

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.

Contact:
Steve Bond
VP Marketing & Strategy
steve.bond@loricausa.com
858-866-9966


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