Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Demron-W fabric passes all tests in accordance with the Class 2
Demron-W fabric passes all tests in accordance with the Class 2
06
Aug '08
Dr Ronald DeMeo - President & CEO of RST
Dr Ronald DeMeo - President & CEO of RST
Ronald DeMeo, MD, MBA, president and chief executive officer with Radiation Shield Technologies (RST), announced the new Demron-W technology has been awarded NFPA Class 2 Certification for Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.

RST enhanced its original Demron nuclear-radiation protection material to enable it to block all biological- and chemical-warfare agents, making the new Demron-W the world's first and only protective ensemble for all types of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents.

Demron and the new Demron-W, RST's core technologies, consist of an advanced radiopaque nano-polymeric compound fused between layers of fabric and manufactured into several lightweight, nuclear-radiation blocking garments, including full-body suits, vests, blankets and medical X-ray vests and aprons.

The company will continue to sell both Demron and Demron-W product lines.

“Our military and first-responders traditionally have had to choose what protective suit to wear according to the specific threat they faced, and our new Demron-W suits eliminate the guesswork by providing complete protection from all types of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards,” said DeMeo, the surgeon who developed the Demron technology.

“Radiation Shield Technologies remains committed to developing advanced personal-protection solutions while promoting awareness, education and scientific research to advance the field.”

Demron-W fabric passed all tests in accordance with the Class 2 requirements of NFPA 1994-2007 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) awarded the certification.

The official certification may be viewed on UL's Web site. To receive the NFPA Class 2 certification, protective materials must pass tests for permeation resistance and offer protection against several chemical warfare agents, including mustard gas, soman, and liquid and gaseous industrious chemicals.

In other studies and tests, Demron has been proved to block gamma rays, X-rays and nuclear emissions by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, part of the National Nuclear Security Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Demron technologies provide more protection than the current NBC suits, which offer no shielding against ionizing radioactive sources, such as dirty bombs and nuclear spills. Demron is the only personal-protection system that provides complete alpha, beta and low-energy gamma protection along with total nuclear-radiation protection.

Demron technologies are deployed worldwide by NATO, NASA, the National Guard, US Navy, UAE and the governments of South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and Australia, among others. Scientists have selectedit for space suits for future Mars and other space travel.


Must ReadView All

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Oct 2017

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Representatives from the Garment Manufacturers Association of...

Alibaba to invest $15 billion in DAMO Academy for research

Textiles | On 17th Oct 2017

Alibaba to invest $15 billion in DAMO Academy for research

Alibaba will invest $15 billion over the next several years in its...

Pressure on  Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Textiles | On 17th Oct 2017

Pressure on Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Pressures on the profit and debt levels of textiles exporters is...

Interviews View All

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.9%
No
13.8%
Skip
9.2%

Total Votes: 65

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.5%
No
27.7%
Skip
10.8%

Total Votes: 65

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.6%
No
10.8%
Skip
4.6%

Total Votes: 65

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
73.8%
No
12.3%
Skip
13.8%

Total Votes: 65


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search