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Workwear that won’t shock

My Workwear has been supplying technical garments for all types of industry from it’s base in Telford since 1976.

My Workwear has been supplying technical garments for all types of industry from it’s base in Telford since 1976

The company continues to strive to make sure that they offer each and every one of their customers high quality, durable workwear that not only fits the purpose of its job, but is also comfortable for the worker to wear.

Along with catering for many aspects of different industries, they also offer a specific range of anti static clothing.

The Japanese blue chip electronics company Maxell – who were making floppy discs at the time – were their first anti static customer. The fabric that was used was a product made by Teijin of Japan, a blend of 99% polyester with a carbon-encapsulated stripe running through it.

Technically this was one of the first cleanroom fabrics, but the construction that was used, called ‘over locking’, was not. As such, the garments, which at the time were jackets and trousers, were over specified and a little uncomfortable for the user to wear in a warm environment.

Moving forward, Myworkwear sourced a French fabric called Linstat. Manufactured by Gauthier, this 99% polyester material has been combined with a 1% carbon fibre grid to achieve static dissipation by induction without the need for earthing.

Being extremely comfortable to wear, and with the hollow polyester absorbing perspiration, My Workwear were able to supply Maxell and other companies with a product that was both comfortable and fit for purpose. This became their primary anti static fabric for many years, supplying such companies as Alstom, Icon, Omron, Hoshizaki and Yaskawa.

However, in early 2000 with increasing production costs and the continued rise of the Euro, appeal of this fabric began to erode. This presented My Workwear with a new set of challenges. Never wanting to turn down a challenge, the company went out to find an affordable, comfortable material that was suitable for both the task and the worker.

These efforts soon paid off when they were able to source an anti-static fabric called Deltastat, which is made in the UK. With its reasonable price tag and being readily available, it quickly became the fabric of choice. Moving forward to 2012, this is still the preferred anti-static fabric for the workwear manufacturer.

My Workwear has managed to maintain it’s niche in supplying anti-static garments to the industry and now tend to make standard garments such as lab coats, jackets, trousers and shirts. However, they also have a bespoke facility and can make anything from covers to coveralls.

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