Spring is getting closer every day. The official start of spring isn’t for a few more weeks, but that doesn’t mean you should be ignoring how to change up your uniforms in time for it. One of the best ways to upgrade your employee uniforms is to make them waterproof, especially if they need to work outdoors when it rains day in and day out.
Rainwear isn’t as old as you might think it is. It only goes back to the 1970s, which was fifty years ago. After its first generation, the technology behind it has only continued to advance, so think about what five decades of development could do. It protects your clothes from getting wet due to rain or any liquid splashes while on the job. Hospitals, hotels, and restaurants, along with construction and road work jobs can all benefit from this technology. Also warmer temperatures are coming. That means your workers are more likely to start sweating. Waterproof fabric is also sweat-wicking, so it catches perspiration and releases it before anyone can get overheated.
So what happens on the inside? Laminates are often attached to the interior of the material to make it more waterproof than it was before. Depending on the brand and the manufacturer, you may find that your waterproof rainwear has a different application of similar moisture-resistant techniques. That’s where a liquid coating comes into play.
Now that we have covered that, let’s look at what happens on the outside. This part is going to seem more obvious, but sometimes you won’t be able to see it and understand what is actually happening. Many types of waterproof rainwear is treated with a finish called durable-water-repellent, or DWR. This method is used to prevent the insides of the jackets, coats, and ponchos from getting too wet, which would defeat the purpose of the rainwear.
Different brands are available for you to use. Some examples include Gore-Tex, eVent, Gore-Tex Pro, and Gore-Tex Performance. It all comes down to what you want and what you need.
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