Fabrics and Textiles Safety- Please ASAP!

Hello Fabric Expert,

I am doing a project in school involving science and engineering design.

If possible, I would like to know: A. What are common fireproof fabrics used in fire-retardant clothing? B. What are common impact-resistant materials? C. What is the cheapest fireproof material for clothing?

Please give me your name and title so I can reference you. If you cannot answer these questions, can you please refer me to someone who can help?


Thank you!

-Nick S.


By: Nick

3 Responses to “Fabrics and Textiles Safety- Please ASAP!”

  1. Judith says:

    This is a complicated question and there are no specific fabrics that can be listed. Check with your local Fire Marshall to see what he requires when he certifies various venues.

    To explain further, a venue in a school would haver different fire proof requirements than a venue in an office. There are different laws for different buildings.


  2. My name and email information are not important but you should definitely try to speak to the doctor listed in the website above. As Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, Texas, Dr. Herndon has, in addition to his work as a pediatric burns surgeon, worked intensely toward the return of federal requirements for fire-resistant nightwear for children. If you can arrange to speak with him,* he can probably direct you to sources of information on all types of fire-resistant fabrics of all types.

    *If Dr. Herndon is willing to discuss this subject with you, a trip to Galveston would be in order, especially since I imagine that your research paper on the topic is due by the end of the semester.

  3. Judith says:

    Thanks for the information, PJL!