wool and fire

Wool Protects From Flames – The Right Fibre For The Job

Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) has funded a new scientific study, undertaken by AgResearch, to test the fire resistance of nine fabrics used as base-layer garments for military and first responder personnel (i.e. firefighters).   The key concern with synthetic fibres (even flame-retardant ones) is that, when they are exposed to flame or extreme heat,…