Stanley Russell is a fellow of the Textile Institute, with over 40 years of experience in the textile industry. He is a multiple award winning specialist in the creation and development of cutting-edge breathable, moisture-wicking, and high-performance firefighter assemblies.
In the last 4 years, he has been studying firefighter garment assemblies in closer detail, understanding how all the incorporated layers interact with each other. Stanley has combined this theoretical work with practical input from fibre suppliers, weavers, moisture barrier / laminators, firefighters, test houses, and garment manufacturers.
Stanley’s experience working with laminates, knits, woven fabrics, non-woven, and high visibility tape manufacturers for new innovations has allowed him to collaborate with laboratories to manufacture state-of-the-art products with longevity in mind. As a seasoned consulting specialist, Stanley has helped to create value-oriented commercial infrastructures which cater to maximise profits for clients and stakeholders
In an industry first, he is pleased to announce that he has created a new lightweight fire assembly featuring the latest fabrics woven from PBI Fibre. Not only does this exceed the new requirements for En469: 2020, but also the Australian structural fire standard AS 4967: 2019.
In the case of the Australian standard, this represents a reduction in the weight of the assembly by as much as 100g, and in some cases, more than that against pre-existing turnout gear. The assembly also shows better breathability with Ret values < 13 and enhanced moisture-wicking properties, ideal for hot climates.
Stanley is hopeful to showcase these remarkable garments and technology at the upcoming Interschutz 2022 exhibition in Hannover, Germany.
Source: Stanley Russell
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