Bulwark: Comfortable, Performant and Stylish FR Clothing

When purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE), you want to choose a manufacturer you can trust and make you feel safe. It’s a crucial step as it plays a vital role in the quality and efficiency of the protective product.

High-quality PPE is crucial for workers confronted with dangers such as arc flash, flames or darkness. A failure in the quality of a product may cause an accident. For Bulwark, a company specialized in protective clothing against fire and arc flash; nothing is left to chance. Learn more about the history and products offered by the company well known for the quality of its products.

Bulwark: a history of quality

For more than 50 years, Bulwark has manufactured protective clothing certified against ignition hazards. The company created a strong partnership with DuPont to manufacture fire-resistant clothing and soon became rapidly a leader in FR clothing. The Nomex clothing line is the result of this partnership.

During the 80s, Red Kap (now Bulwark) launched fire-resistant cotton clothing with a warranty for the garment’s lifetime. Thus, Bulwark is confident in the efficiency of its FR clothing.

In 2007, Bulwark was the first and only company to offer a work shirt proven as fire-resistant according to the ANSI standard. In addition, this work shirt is exceptionally lightweight, and the Cool Touch fabric keeps the body cool.

At Bulwark, innovation never stops. That’s why they always went the extra mile to make sure their work clothing became lighter, more comfortable, resistant, but also more stylish.

Bulwark protective clothing is known for offering excellent protection against arc flash, cold, flames and dark work environments. They pay considerable attention to their clothing style to make them attractive while protecting those wearing them.

Finally, the latest innovation is another result of the partnership with DuPont that has given birth to the iQ Series.

The Bulwark iQ Series

The iQ work clothing line is manufactured from Nomex Comfort fabric in partnership with DuPont. The innovation behind this product offers extreme protection as well as superior comfort. The issue with FR clothing is their heavy weight and being made of hot material that does not provide proper breathability. For Bulwark, the iQ Series is the answer to the problem experienced by many industry workers.

Nomex Comfort fabric is lightweight offers optimal breathability. With this last feature, the iQ Series clothing dries very quickly to keep you comfortable even in hot environments. iQ clothing also has large pockets and increased flexibility to facilitate worker mobility.

In 2020, the iQ work clothing line was awarded the prestigious 2020 Innovation Award of the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD). When presenting the prize, the NAUMD stated that “Nomex® Comfort is an innovative FR lightweight CAT 1 comfortable flame-resistant garment collection. Nomex® Comfort is different than any other FR lightweight CAT 1 flame-resistant fabric with Nomex® because the Nomex® Comfort fabric feels good and the FR garments are comfortable to wear.” (NAUMD, 2020)

Want to test the Bulwark difference? We have products for you!

Bulwark FR iQ Series High-Visibility Long Sleeve Work Shirt

  • SPI code: VGIE13
  • Protection against arc flashes, fireproof and high visibility
  • CSA Z96-09 Class 2 Level 2, 360° visibility
  • 2” heat-sealed FR silver tape
  • Reflective X on the back
  • Moisture-wicking, highly breathable fabric
  • Rib knit collar and cuffs stay in place without rolling
  • Full underarm gussets allow for unrestricted movement
  • Concealed front pocket with pencil stall

Bulwark Flame Resistant Work Coverall with Reflective Strips

  • SPI code : CLBDOR
  • Two-way concealed Nomex® taped brass break-away zipper
  • Concealed snap at top of zipper and at neck
  • Mandarin style stand-up, two-way safety collar
  • Concealed snap closure on sleeve cuff
  • Elastic waist inserts
  • Two front swing pockets are topstitched and lined
  • Two patch chest pockets with flaps and concealed snap closure
  • Two patch hip pockets
  • Left sleeve pocket
  • Deep-pleated action back
  • Side vent openings with snap closure
  • Rule pocket on right leg
  • 360° visibility with front and back 4" yellow/silver/yellow reflective striping makes this overall CSA Z96 Class 3 Level 2 compliant

Bulwark ComforTouch® EXCEL FR® Parka with Reflective Tapes

  • SPI code: VMAE07
  • Protection against arc flashes, fireproof and high visibility
  • Thermal insulation: 12 oz (405 g/m²), 100% modacrylic
  • Two-way concealed Nomex® taped brass zipper with insulated storm flap
  • Concealed snap closure
  • Insulated stand-up collar
  • Knit storm cuff with hook-and-loop suppression tab
  • Three large patch pockets with concealed snap buttons (handwarmer pockets), inside chest pocket and sleeve pocket
  • Deep-pleated action back for easy movement
  • Elastic tapes at the waist and back
  • Internal snow belt
  • 360° visibility with 2” silver reflective tape on back and front

ComfortTouch® Coverall Fire Retardant and Arc Flash Protection Level 2 with Reflective Tapes

  • SPI code: VCOE1
  • Protection against arc flashes, fireproof and high visibility
  • Made of flame-retardant 88% cotton and 12% nylon fabric
  • Zipper side closure at legs
  • Level 2 protection, 12.2 cal/cm²
  • Two-way, concealed, Nomex® taped, brass brake-away zipper
  • Concealed snap button above the zipper at the neck
  • 360° visibility with front and back 2.5” yellow/silver/yellow reflective tapes compliant with CSA
  • Concealed snap button on lateral vent on cuff
  • Deep-pleated action back at waist level

Bulwark Excel FR ComforTouch® Lined Work Jacket with Reflective Strips

  • SPI code: SVEE02
  • Protection against arc flashes, fireproof and high visibility
  • 360° visibility with front and back 2” silver explosion-proof reflective tape compliant with CSA
  • Separated, heavy-duty Nomex® taped brass zipper
  • Fully covered with two-layer storm flap
  • Concealed snap button closure
  • Two-layer stand-up collar
  • Hemmed cuffs with concealed snap button closure
  • Two large outer patch pockets with concealed snap button and handwarmer, and inside chest pocket
  • Deep-pleated action back
  • Entirely concealed elasticized inner waistband with inside zipper guard on all zippers

Bulwark FR Snap-On Hood

  • SPI code: VCAE07
  • Protection against flash arcs, fireproof, lined and waterproof
  • Hook-and-loop closure at front neck
  • Drawstring around face opening
  • Sized to fit over hard hat
  • Durable water-repellent

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