Our High Performance Polymeric Coating
Our exclusive Ultra-Shield ™ high performance polymeric coating provides improved functionality to the hose constructions, while also providing a means of vivid color coding in order to simplify hose identification.
Ultra-Shield ™ is applied in a multi-step process, which starts by thoroughly impregnating the outer jacket under tremendous pressure in order to completely saturate the fabric cross-section with the polymer rich polymeric coating, followed by heat set curing in a two-stage process for maximum adhesion and durability.
The Ultra-Shield™ formulation seals each and every fiber in the yarn bundle to create a very tough and ultra-violet light stable polymeric matrix, further improving abrasion resistance, reducing moisture absorption, and increasing the chemical resistance of our products. In addition, the Ultra-Shield™ coatings are available in a wide range of vivid colors to enable color-coded identification methods.
Ultra-Shield™ is standard on America’s Finest products and is optional on most other woven jacket items.
Formulated, developed and manufactured by North American Fire Hose Corporation, Ultra-Shield ™ is the most effective and the highest quality coating system available in the industry today.
STANDARD COLORS: Yellow, Red, Tan, Orange
COLORS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: Blue, Green, Black, White