Around 80,000 trade-fair visitors attended INTERSCHUTZ 2022 and admired the imposing TEXPORT® stand. There was also a lot to admire there, as the Salzburg technology leader presented three absolute innovations: the FIRE X-FLASH, the FIRE RECON WILDLAND range and the FIRE RECON THL range – and the best thing about it? All three innovations have been available since October 2022!
FIRE X-FLASH – the new benchmark
‘We position the FIRE X-FLASH as an absolute world novelty on the market,’ says Uwe Heinemann, General Sales Manager. ‘This new type of protective suit meets all the requirements for a modern and pioneering fire brigade protective suit with regard to EN469.’ In addition to an unmatched fit, this is also achieved thanks to the high-tech material structure. The world’s leading IB-TEX is used as the outer layer, which sometimes impresses with extremely good tear strength. A GORE-TEX membrane with particle protection function has been integrated into the layer structure. In close cooperation with firefighters, a new layout of the pocket design was created for even more ergonomics. ‘Never before has our guiding principle of “highest protection, best design and optimum functionality” been implemented at such a high technical level,’ adds Uwe Heinemann enthusiastically.
FIRE RECON WILDLAND – for new challenges
Another world first is the FIRE RECON WILDLAND. This offers firefighters a top product for the ever-increasing challenges of forest and vegetation fires. Björn Baumann, Sales Manager, accurately explains FIRE RECON WILDLAND’s claim: ‘We have brought the very successful Wildland range into the next generation.’ Tailored to specific needs, the FIRE RECON WILDLAND is a pleasantly light, single-layer protective suit. ‘The outer layer is an innovative and new aramid/viscose outer layer – called TFX – which is produced exclusively for TEXPORT®,’ adds Mr Baumann. Not only does this protective suit meet or even exceed the most common standards, but thanks to the specification for vegetation fires, the FIRE RECON WILDLAND also impresses with its excellent breathability. The safety vest exemption is also particularly practical thanks to the reflective stripes. In addition, the FIRE RECON WILDLAND is also suitable for technical rescue.
FIRE RECON THL – fit on a new level
The third innovation is the FIRE RECON THL. With it, TEXPORT® offers the current most advanced protective clothing for use in technical rescue. Alexander Leidhold, Sales Manager, gives the reason for this: ‘We deliberately designed the FIRE RECON THL to be light and extremely breathable. We managed to do that with the lightweight but very durable single-layered TFX outer layer.’ With the brand-new FIRE RECON THL range, TEXPORT® currently offers the highest technical standard. Emergency services benefit in particular from the comfort and fit, which sets new standards on the world market.
Just as operational tactics and the requirements for firefighters change in general, so does the necessary protective clothing. With the three world innovations FIRE X-FLASH, FIRE RECON THL and FIRE RECON WILDLAND, TEXPORT® has reacted to the changes and will therefore remain a technological pioneer in the future. All three product ranges have been available since October.
For more information, go to www.texport.at