The PBI advantage
THE ULTIMATE IN BREAK-OPEN, THERMAL AND FLAME PROTECTION, COMFORT, AND DURABILITY.
PBI fabrics have been the first line of defence on the fire ground for over 30 years. They are renowned for their high performance and the unique combination of thermal resistance, durability and comfort, which is why they are the preferred choice for so many fire services around the world.
DID YOU KNOW?
PBI is the trade name for polybenzimidazole.
PBI Performance Products, Inc. is the sole producer of PBI fiber in the world.
All PBI fiber is made in America, in our plant in Rock Hill, SC.
PBI fabrics have been used in the fire service for over 30 years and continue to be used in other markets such as industrial/electrical, aerospace, military, and motorsports.
From the timePBI was introduced to NASA for the Apollo missions in the late 1960s it has been regarded as the best protection available for high-heat and flame applications.
PBI products are trusted around the world to keep people safe in some of the most extreme situations. Their high levels of flame resistance, durability and comfort make PBI fabrics the first choice of protection for firefighters, the military, Formula 1 drivers, as well as NASA’s astronauts. PBI offers a wide range of fabric choice to best suit the needs of end users, but all of them retain the generic properties that are fundamental to the product’s consistent high performance standards. All PBI fabrics are inherently fame resistant and this will not diminish over time, hard wear or washing. They will not become brittle, shrink or break open and are soft, lightweight and breathable, providing very high levels of comfort and protection, which allows more time to escape from intense fires. PBI takes the responsibility of protecting responders seriously and operates a regime of continuous independent testing to ensure that all PBI products do the job they are designed for. That is why they are so highly valued by customers around the world.