Fire-Resistant Mattresses

Kevlar® Thread - Increased Effectiveness in Fire-Resistant Mattresses

DuPont™ Kevlar® Thread stays strong at high temperatures, so it can help increase the overall effectiveness of fire resistance in mattresses and furnishings.

Sewing threads made with Kevlar® help increase the overall effectiveness of fire-resistant (FR) mattresses by maintaining the integrity of the seams between the panels containing FR material. Because Kevlar® threads made of Kevlar® aramid fibers retain much of their strength at high temperatures, they can help the seams and tape edges stay sealed, which keeps out flames that would threaten to breach the FR barrier and ignite the fuel materials inside the mattress. Several thread producers offer threads of Kevlar® in a variety of colors.

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  • Versatile Kevlar® fibers — from Kevlar® 129 to Kevlar® KM2 — can be used for bal

    Kevlar® Fibers

    DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers are used to help provide strength, flexibility, and lightweight protection in everything from yarns and woven ballistic fabrics to ropes and apparel.