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Carhartt & Mount Vernon launch FR Extremes Artic Outwear
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May '14
Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt, America’s premium work wear brand since 1889, have partnered to launch Carhartt Flame-Resistant (FR) Extremes Arctic outerwear. The Extremes Arctic line is designed to offer a new level of wind resistance, durability, warmth and comfort to workers in extreme weather conditions, without added weight or bulk.  
 
Carhartt and Mount Vernon FR will officially launch Extremes Arctic at the 2014 Enform Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC), which will be held May 6-8 at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada. 
 
“Workers in extreme weather conditions have unique needs that may not be met by a one-size-fits-all approach to manufacturing FR garments,” said Mike Woods, vice president of FR fabrics for Mount Vernon FR. “Extremes Arctic is just another example of the total choice Mount Vernon FR can provide customers when it comes to fabric constructions and finishes.”
 
The outer shell of the Extremes Arctic line is made from an abrasion-resistant 9-ounce FR canvas, using Mount Vernon FR’s AMTEX PLUS cotton/high-tenacity nylon FR fabric.  Ideally suited to extreme working conditions, such as the northern Canadian climate, Extremes Arctic uses Carhartt’s proprietary Wind Shield technology to provide protection from the potentially dangerous effects of wind chill. 
 
Unique features of the line, made up of a parka, coat, biberall and hood, include:
-Lightweight insulation for superior warmth without the bulk
-FR Sherpa lining to trap air and maintain warmer core body temperature
-Hi-vis reflective trim for safety
-Multiple utility pockets for convenient storage (12 total)
-Large, mitten-friendly zipper pulls for ease of use
-Inner radio pocket with pass-thru for mic and cord (parka and coat)
 
“Our products are continually put to the test by workers in extreme climates, so Extremes Arctic was an important step in creating garments that stand up to more rugged conditions,” said Brian Schmidt, FR product manager at Carhartt. “Working with Mount Vernon FR is a natural fit because we both share a commitment to producing innovative, durable and high quality products that enable workers to work without worry.”
 
Mount Vernon FR is the fabric manufacturer for the new line of protective outerwear, which will be produced under the Carhartt label. The partnership combines the reassurance of total manufacturing control – due to Mount Vernon FR’s vertically integrated manufacturing facility that controls production from fiber to FR finish – with the strength and durability expected of Carhartt for FR outerwear of unrivaled reliability and quality. Extremes Arctic garments meet the requirements of NFPA 70E Hazard/ Risk Category 4 (PPE Level 4) as determined by ASTM F1959 testing at Kinectrics in Toronto.  
 
This new line is also part of both company’s commitment to producing products in North America for North America.
 

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