Otterlayer high heat open back coat model C5J-ATX is a great primary protection layer for people that work in foundries and other environments where they need to be in the vicinity of extremely hot objects, including molten metals. The open back design is great for more controlled environments where exposure to heat and sparks or molten splash is limited to the front of the person. Most coats designed for use in foundries and other hot places are made of thick materials with limited or no breathability, making it uncomfortable to wear for a long time as heat and moisture (sweat) builds up under the coat, thus making a clear benefit of a coat with an open back.
Features of Otterlayer open back foundry and aluminized coats:
* Coat closes at top over shoulders and does not cover the wearer’s back and below, allowing significantly more air movement, reducing moisture buildup and helping the person stay cooler when the source of heat is at the front * Stand-up collar to protect part of the neck and reduce risk of sparks or particles from splashing under the collar * Sleeves have snaps at wrists, to tighten openings at wrists for better fit with gauntlet style gloves * Available in various lengths to accomodate different protective needs and allow combinations of full body protection that are most convenient and effective for a particular situation
Aluminized Trutex™ is a non-woven fabric with a para-aramid batting, OPF batting, and meta-aramid scrim which is coated with aluminum on one side. It is constructed using the time tested technique of adhering pure aluminum to both sides of a thin polyester film and adding it to a flame resistant textile substrate.
The base fabric is essentially a carbon para aramid blend which makes it very strong and tear-resistant. It has the characteristic pea green and black speckled appearance, yet has a soft, fleece-like texture.
Aluminized Trutex™ is a great choice for molten metal splash and radiant heat protection. It is relatively light and flexible, and garments made from it will be more comfortable to wear.
Protective properties of aluminized Trutex™ clothing material:
* Lightweight, soft and flexible * Protects against both molten iron and aluminum splash * Very good thermal protection - withstands up to 400-600°F contact heat * Excellent radiant reflectivity * Radiant heat resistance - up to 2000°F
Fabric composition and characteristics:
* Non-woven, para-aramid and OPF batting, meta-aramid scrim with aluminized layer * Fabric Weight: 10 oz. / sq. yd.
|Collar Style||Standard Band||Standard Band||Standard Band||Standard Band||Standard Band||Standard Band||Standard Band||Standard Band|
|Length - collar to bottom||30"||30"||30"||30"||30"||30"||30"||30"|
|Coat back||Open back||Open back||Open back||Open back||Open back||Open back||Open back||Open back|
|Max contact heat||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)|
|Abrasion and tear resistance||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium|
|Radiant heat protection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Molten aluminum splash||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant|
|Molten iron splash||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant|