PULSAR LIFE -
Here at PULSAR® sustainability is our priority and we have changed the way in which we not only work, but design protective clothing. With the safety of both the wearer and environment in mind, we have made it our responsibility to protect both because we believe that the only future is
a sustainable future. Actioning a road map towards our ambitious goals and aligning with as many Sustainable Development Goals as possible, PULSAR have taken a whole new direction with a strong influence to #begreenbeseen in all areas of the business. We are committed to
evolving by working closely with our partners at Positive Planet on carbon capture projects. Looking for opportunities to learn and
collaborate with leaders like Textiles 2030 to bring positive change and drive sustainable innovation.
This year sees the launch of PULSAR® 's first environmentally responsible collection called PULSAR® Life. We have taken a circular approach from the beginning and emphasis on R&D to select the most responsible solutions currently available and make considered choices. Selected sustainable fibres and switched out virgin polyester for recycled polyester (RPET). Working with branded partners like THERMOLITE® and by using BCI (better cotton initiative) and GRS (global recycled standard) certified materials we have ensured traceability. During development we carried out wearer trials to better understand performance requirements and investigated garment construction methods to ensure that we create the most durable garments possible and extend the life of the garment further.
The range features styles in both a mens and womens specific fit.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) verifies the percentage of recycled content and
tracks it from the source to the final product.
Products certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) contain recycled content
that has been (independently) verified at each stage of the supply chain, from the
source to the final product. In addition, facilities from the source to final
supplierhave met social, environmental, and chemical requirements.
The purchase of Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified products demonstrates
demand for recycled content and best processing practices in the supply chain.
(TE-301-V1.3-2023.06.01, Appendix D).
PULSAR is Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified, Control Union Certifications,
CB-CUC- 1224147. Only the products which are covered by a valid transaction
certificate are Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified.
GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD(GRS)
Pre-consumer waste refers to materials that are sent through recycling before they are used by consumers or commercialized. They are materials that are diverted from the waste stream during manufacturing. For example, when the manufacturer produces a bottle, during the production of the bottle they may have some waste remain. Then the factory will collect the waste directly, and then use a specific process to make the waste into recycled materials.
Alternatively, when the manufacture produces a garment, during the cutting and production, the factory will collect fabric cuttings from the factory floor.
Post-consumer waste is any material that's recycled after its commercialization or use, it means the materials have been used by the customer. For example, we buy a bottle of water, we dispose of the empty bottle and someone will collect the bottles and pass to the factory recycling facility. Then the factory will use a specific process and make them into a new recycled material.
Alternatively, used textiles are collected and a recycling facility shreds the textiles and uses a specific process (mechanic or chemical) and make them into a new recycled material.
35% RECYCLED PET BOTTLES
Containing a minimum of 35% recycled materials such as plastic bottles, THERMOLITE® T3 EcoMade insulation delivers lofty softness and a higher warmth-to-weight ratio while being extremely lightweight. Combined with good packability and recovery, THERMOLITE T3 EcoMade insulation sets a new milestone in terms of wearer comfort
A higher level of water resistance and breathability keeps outdoor workers dry and comfortable, even in demanding conditions. In addition, THERMOLITE® T3 EcoMade technology has outstanding wash durability, which translates into longer garment life and lower environmental impact through fewer replacements and less trash. Lastly it offers benefits to last the lifetime of the garment.
The LYCRA Company
SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology unites silver ion's elemental powers with a patented delivery system to create an intelligent freshness for a wide range of textile and apparel applications, controlling bacterial that causes unpleasant odors. The SILVADUR™ treatment stays on the fabric surface and stops odors before they start. This helps reduce the need to wash the garment when not dirty, extending the life even further whilst at the same time, reducing energy, water and detergent usage, helping protect our environment.
SILVADUR™ is effective on both natural and synthetic fibres and is compatible with a broad range of textiles, detergents and other finishing treatments. When applied to fabric surfaces and textiles, SILVADUR™ does not impact their feel or aesthetic properties.
SILVADUR™ Treatment was used throughout the PULSAR® Life polo shirts.
The bluesign® system unites the entire textile value chain to reduce impact on people and the planet. Building on over 20 years of experience in the textile industry, bluesign® industry are a full-service solutions system with a focus on sustainable chemistry.
SILVADUR™ is bluesign® approved chemical product and a bluesign® System Partner and is recognised and listed as can Active Chemical Product by the international Oeko-Tex® Association as a formulation that has been assessed to be harmless to human health, provided it is used as an indicated and designated.
YKK NATULON® MECHANICALLY RECYCLED
NATULON® Mechanically Recycled are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles using Mechanical Recycling Recycling technologies. The yarn used in the tape of NATULON® Mechanically Recycled Zipper is made from more than 99% post-consumer recycled material.
Throughout our PULSAR® Life collection our Cargo Trousers, Softshell Jackets and Puffer Jackets soon to arrive in 2023 all incorporate the NATULON® Mechanically Recycled zip. Watch the video to learn more!
Only the Nylon fabric tape is made from recycled materials.
A number of years ago, PULSAR® introduced the PULSAR® Evolution collection to the market. We did this to offer a high quality, increased comfort and lighter weight set of waterproof garments - the ultimate performance in high visibility clothing.
3-Layer Laminate Fabric Technology
The fabric we use in every garment throughout the Evolution collection is made up of 3 different layers: an outer polyester layer, a breathable and waterproof layer and an inner protective backing - thus making up the 3 layers.
All 3 layers are bonded and work together to protect you against poor weather conditions, keeping you visible, dry, comfortable and protected from the elements. The outer layer is designed to keep you visible in poor light conditions, the middle layer keeps the water out whilst allowing perspiration to pass through and the inner protective backing protects the middle layer from getting damaged.
The PULSAR® EvoTECH fabric scored 14.6 RET so sits firmly in the highly breathable bracket. All these things added together gives you a collection of high visibility clothing that performs above and beyond the industry requirements for breathability, water resistance, durability and comfort.
Some of the most dangerous working conditions to work in can be the famous British weathers in the wet and cold. This means that workers need to trust the garments that they are wearing will keep them protected, visible and comfortable throughout the winter months.
With our full protect collection of waterproof garments, wearers can go about their daily tasks with full confidence in the protective clothing they're wearing.
Within the PULSAR® protect collection of waterproofs, PU coating is used throughout. PU coating is a protective film made of polyurethane, which when used in liquid form, can be transferred into a waterproof and breathable treatment. The coating also makes fabrics more resistant to tears and abrasion. Within our protect waterproof collection, PU coating is used throughout with optimum waterproof and breathable performance.
All 3 layers of EvoTECH fabric used in our Evolution collection are bonded and work together to protect the wearer against poorer weather conditions. The outer layer is designed to keep you visible in poor light conditions, the middle layer keeps the water out whilst allowing perspiration to pass through and the inner protection backing protects the middle layer from getting damaged. The Evolution collection is our highest performing waterproof collection.
PU coating is a protective film made of polyurethane, which when used in liquid form, can be transferred into a waterproof and breathable treatment. The coating also makes fabrics more resistant to tears and abrasion. Within our core waterproof collection, PU coating is used throughout with optimum waterproof and breathable performance.
WATERPROOF & BREATHABILITY
Breathability capabilities in a garment allows body moisture and vapours to be released, it is the degree to which a fabric permits air or moisture to pass through. Breathability is important as it prevents the wearer from overheating and feeling discomfort.
Breathability is measured in RET (Resistance of Evaporation of a Textile). The less resistance, the more breathable and the higher resistance, the less breathable. RET is measured on a numerical scale a score of 0-40 being highly breathable (Class 4), 15 under is breathable (Class 2) and between 25-15 being non breathable (Class 1) 40 and under.
All data is based on fabric technologies
All data is based on fabric technologies
All data is based on fabric technologies
TEAR RESISTANCE - Tear Resistant is the measurement of a samples ability to resist tearing
TENSILE STRENGTH - Tensile strength is the maximum load that a material can support without fracture when being stretched, divided by the original cross-sectional area of the material. Generally the more layers the fabric has, the less stretchy it becomes
WARP - Lengthwise yarns are called warp, these threads are held stationary
WEFT - Crosswise yarns are called weft, they are threaded over and under the warp threads
MID-LAYERS & STORM COATS
If two or more types of clothing are worn, they should not interfere with each other. At PULSAR® we have a multitude of garments that interact with one another maintaining safety standards. We can protect the wearer in whatever layer they choose to wear, in both wet and cold weather conditions as well as warmer, milder conditions.
At PULSAR® we pride ourselves on our multipurpose and versatile garments. Our Soft Shell Jacket, Body Warmer and Polar Fleece all interactive with our Unlined Storm Coat making one garment.
The PULSAR® Body Warmer, our only garment that comes with four different ways to wear. It conforms to the highest level of EN ISO:20471 and interacts as a layered system with the PULSAR® Unlined Storm Coats - ensuring its status as a high quality, high performance garment that people in the workplace can trust and rely upon.
The garment can be reveres to a soft grey touch micro fibre lining and sleeves can also be detached so the body warmer can be worn in a gilet style. Full length YKK zip fastenings also allows a smooth interaction with the PULSAR® Unlined Storm Coats.
The PULSAR® Polar Fleece conforms to the highest level of EN ISO:20471 and interacts as a layered system with the PULSAR Unlined Storm Coats - ensuring it's status as a high quality, high performance garment that workers can trust to keep them safe and protected to the maximum.
The garment incorporates a fixed mesh lining which reduces wind chill, therefore enhancing the warmth of the wearer, and features such as elasticated cuffs and shock cord at the waist ensure the wearer is comfortable.
PROTECT POLO SHIRTS
At PULSAR® we have a wide range of polo shirts for both mens and ladies in both long and short sleeves. Features such as the underarm mesh ventilation and added moisture wicking treatment keep the wearer cool and comfortable throughout the working day whilst the heat applied stretchy reflective tape provides unrestricted movement, unlike sew-on tapes.
CUT RESISTANT POLO SHIRTS
These polo shirts are very unique products which incorporate cut resistant sleeves from elbow to cuff for added protection. Made with High Tensile 350gm UHMWPE Fabric offering cut resistance of LEVEL C.
These polo shirts have all the features of our core polo shirts which maximise the comfort and flexibility of the wearer, such as knitted collar and cuffs, added moisture wicking treatment, extended back length and heat applied reflective tape.
COMBAT TROUSERS & COVERALL
The PULSAR® Combat Trousers conform to Class 2 of EN ISO:20471 - ensuring it's status as a high quality, high performance garment that people in the workplace can trust and rely upon. The trousers incorporate genuine Teflon coating, which further enhances the lifetime of the garment and safety of the wearer by offering resistance to dirt and light showers, whilst features such as the elasticated waistband ensure optimal comfort and flexibility.
Features include partially elasticated waistband enhancing the comfort of the wearer, twin need stitching and bar tacked at stress points, providing added strength, triple stitched inseam maximising durability and double stitched RFX® Reflective Tape. Available in both yellow, orange and mens and ladies.
The PULSAR® Combat Coverall conforms to Class 2 of EN ISO:20471 - ensuring it's status as a high quality, high performance garment that people in the workplace can trust and rely upon. The coverall incorporate genuine Teflon coating, which further enhances the lifetime of the garment and safety of the wearer by offering resistance to dirt and light showers, whilst features such as the elasticated waistband ensure optimal comfort and flexibility.
WHAT IS TEFLON ECOELITE™?
The number of consumers and apparel brands seeking environmentally friendly products rises each year. That's why Chemours developed Teflon EcoElite™ finish - the first renewably sourced, plant-based, non-fluoriated durable water and water-based stain repellency finish.
Teflon EcoElite™ finish is up to three times more durable than other non-fluorinated, water-repellent finished. Because many of its ingredients can be regrown and replaced over time it's production leaves a smaller environmental footprint.
The technology behind Teflon EcoElite™ repellent doesn't sacrifice quality. Many demanding applications rely on its dependable performance. A market leader, Teflon EcoElite™ finish continues to repel water and water-based stains for 30 or more washes, unlike non-fluorinated finishes.
A composition of 60% renewably sourced raw materials (ASTM D-6866-12)
The chemistry for Teflon EcoElite™ renewably sourced finish (Zelan™ R3) is bluesign approved
Our Ladies collection offers a premium, high quality selection of hi visibility clothing, tailored specifically to Ladies sizes. Ranging from Storm Coats, Soft Shell Jackets, Polo Shirts, Combat Trousers and Thermals. As with the rest of our high performance apparel, we do not want to stand still with the garments we offer to women. With plans in place to further extend the collection with a fully sustainable clothing collection.
For far too long, women across multiple industries and sectors - whether that be rail, construction, utilities etc - have been forced to settle for men's protective clothing. This has left women with clothes that are uncomfortable due to not fitting problem, which leaves the wearer at risk to potential hazards due to safety factors being diminished. The PULSAR® Ladies collection is helping change happen.
WHAT IS AN ARC FLASH?
ATPV VS ELIM
An ARC Thermal Value (ATPV) refers to the maximum incident energy (in calories per centimetre squared) that protective equipment can be exposes to and prevent to onsent of a second-degree burns where there is a 50% probability.
An Energy Limit Value (ELIM) is the point at which the clothing gives a 0% probability of enough energy getting through the garment to cause a second-degree burn. It is the new cal/cm2 measurement.
Ratings are based upon the total weight of the fabric and ratings can be stacked when using a layered system. A higher rating means better protection. To summarise both ELIM and ATPV are properties used to determine the effectiveness of ARC Flash clothing.
Working closely with Protal® and other partners, PULSAR® have been able to create highly innovative collection of FR & Electric ARC clothing. Protal® is a new super high-performance Protex fibre blend, supplied by Waxman fibres, ultimately giving the wearer a consistency of compliance not available with many other FR fabrics. Protal® has 3 different levels of fabrics -
Is the industry standard fibre blend, featuring the new generation of Protex fibre - the next generation in the FR PPE solutions
Takes modacrylic blends to be new technical level, providing enhanced protection for welding application at lighter weights, edge ignition and metal splash protection
Provides globally compliant super-strength light-weight fabrics. For the first time, comfort and safety are introduced to this market sector
The PULSAR® Blizzard thermal collection is designed to maximise the warmth and comfort of the wearer whilst they are working in cold weather and working environments. The collection is made up of Long Sleeve Tops, Short Sleeve T-shirts and Long Pants which are available in both men's and ladies fit across two colours - Navy and White. The range also includes two balaclavas, snood and Hijab in order to maximise wearer warmth even more.
The Blizzard thermals are all a polyester/VILOFT® mix. All VILOT® fibres are 100% natural and made from renewable materials, as well as being completely degradable. Features such as these have been increasingly important to us when we come to pick our suppliers.
COMOFRT IS VILOFT®
After almost 100 years of production of round cellulosic fibres, 1985 saw the creation of VIOLFT® - the world's first flat viscose fibre. The flat cross section delivers flexibility in the fibres and increases their surface area. When spun into a yarn, VIOLFT® fibres align in a random pattern and form hollow spaces filled with air.
The flat structure in combination with the hollow spaces in the yarn lends fabrics containing VIOLFT® extraordinary properties. They have a soft dry touch, excellent moisture management and high breathability. This makes VIOLFT® the ideal choice for adding functional comfort to apparel.