Loading... Please wait...

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Last Updated: 11/19/2014

 

  1. The product says Made in the U.S., where exactly are the products made?
  2. Do your products have a Patent?
  3. What is flame resistant (FR) fabric?
  4. What is the difference between “inherently” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics?
  5. What type of FR fabric does DeHaus use in its products?
  6. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary protection with regard to FR clothing?
  7. What standards do DeHaus inherent flame resistant products meet?
  8. Which industries benefit most from flame resistant clothing?
  9. What is your warranty policy?
  10. How do I know which size to purchase?

 

Q1. The product says Made in the U.S., where exactly are the products made?

A1. DeHaus, Inc. believes there is great value in keeping manufacturing here in the United States. We; therefore, are committed to generating a product that has been created, designed and manufactured with excellence right here in the USA.

Design: Holding true to our commitment we conceptualize, design & test all of our products in house and in conjunction with MGD Welding out of Pardeeville, Wisconsin.

Manufacturing: All of our custom sewn products are contract manufactured by a small ISO compliant, woman owned business, celebrating over 166 years of excellence in quality-sewn products- noted as the oldest manufacturer in Milwaukee, established in 1844.

Sourcing: In addition to manufacturing our products right here in Wisconsin, United States- we painstakingly search to align & source our raw materials from companies who share our same commitment to the ‘Reshoring’ indicative.

By keeping true to this commitment we will do our part to help generate jobs and bolster the economy for our fellow users and sellers of DeHaus Performance Work Gear products. We will accomplish this through a unique combination of tenacity, focus, and the pursuit of excellence.Erie PA - The caps are made start to finish from design, manufacture and fulfillment!

 

Q2.  Do your products have a Patent?

A2.Yes, DeHaus, Inc. holds a US Patent issued back in 2003, Patent Number US6654962 for the “Protective Knee Pad System”. We have re-branded the product name to reflect a more encompassing product title the “Chap-Style” Knee Pad System is the same great product- just a refreshed name.

Here are links to view the full patent:

  1. http://www.google.com/patents/US6654962
  2. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=22&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&S1=6654962&OS=6654962&RS=6654962

In addition: We also hold Provisional and Patent Pending Status on several other DeHaus Performance Work Gear products; for example, the “Flex-Fit” Welding Cap, “Hands-Free” LED Light Kit, & Welding Rod Canister Stand. All these innovative products can be seen right here at http://dehaus.biz/products/.

 

Q3. What is flame resistant (FR) fabric?

A3. FR is a short name for Flame Resistant. Flame resistant fabric refers to the ability of a material to self-extinguish upon the removal of an ignition source, either a flame or an electric arc. Essentially, the fabric self-extinguishes and the secondary source of potential injury – clothes burning against the skin – is removed. All DeHaus, Inc. FR fabric passes the ASTM D6415 vertical flame test and meets the stringent requirements of ASTM F1506.

 

Q4. What is the difference between “inherently” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics?

A4. The difference between “Inherent” and “Treated” relates to the process used in making the final product flame resistant.

Treated: FR fabrics are given a flame resistant chemical application, which the originally non-FR fabric is immersed in after it is woven together.

Inherent: FR fabrics contain fibers with an FR polymer base, so that there is no need for a topical treatment.

More information and to further clarify the difference between these two process- follow the link below.

http://www.westex.com/wp-content/uploads/WestexWhitePaper1.pdf

 

Q5. What type of FR fabric does DeHaus use in its products?

A5. Here at DeHaus, Inc, we choose to use only “Inherent” FR Fabrics from a proven Industry Leader. by Milliken, the two most trusted names in FR, are now one. Westex by Milliken continues to offer extremely comfortable, market-proven fabrics that are specified by name by thousands of companies globally. They are dedicated to providing advanced FR fabrics now and in the future. Milliken’s extensive history of innovation and Westex’s FR expertise strengthen their capabilities to deliver the most innovative FR fabrics for the millions of industrial workers who need protection from arc flash, flash fire and other thermal hazards.

 

Q6. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary protection with regard to FR clothing?

A6. Primary protective clothing is designed to be worn for activities where significant exposure to molten substance splash, radiant heat and flame is likely to occur. An example of primary protective clothing is firefighter turnout gear or aluminized suits. DeHaus FR Performance Work Gear is not designed for use as primary protective clothing. Secondary protective clothing is designed for continuous wear in designated locations where intermittent exposure to molten substance splash, radiant heat and flame is possible (as defined by ASTM Standard F1002). DeHaus FR Performance Work Gear is designed for use as secondary protective clothing.

 

Q7. What standards do DeHaus inherent flame resistant products meet?

A7. Any products that DeHaus, Inc markets as Inherent Flame-Resistant are designed to meet the minimum standard for NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70 E for HRC2.

 

Q8. Which industries benefit most from flame resistant clothing?

A8. Dozens of industries may potentially benefit from the use of FR clothing. Some of them include: electric utilities, electrical contractors, refineries, drilling companies, chemical companies, manufacturing companies, construction companies, pipelines, and welding contractors. Wherever a known flash fire or arc flash hazard exists, FR clothing may keep workers from suffering severe burn injuries. DeHaus FR Performance Work Gear can benefit many industries beyond those mentioned above which are not only affected by arc flash, flash fire, and low visibility hazards but require a superior balance of Safety, Protection, Comfort, Quality, and Value. Through combining these elements, we are able to enhance productivity for workers in the most varied of work environments.

 

Q9. What is your warranty policy?

A9. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase. DeHaus, Inc. will replace any of our products caused by a defect in the original materials or workmanship. Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. If the product is no longer available, we will replace it with a comparable DeHaus Performance Work Gear product.

A more comprehensive explanation of this policy can be viewed under our Company Policy’s section.

 

Q10. How do I know which size to purchase?

A10. It's easy to find the right fit by viewing our convenient size charts:

DH100 Work Series- “Chap-Style” Knee Pad System:

http://dehaus.biz/content/DH100_Chaps_SizeChart_web.pdf

DH400 Work Series- FR “Chap-Style” Knee Pad System:

http://dehaus.biz/content/DH400_Chaps_SizeChart_web.pdf

DH5000 Work Series- “Flex-Fit” Welding Cap:

http://dehaus.biz/content/DH5000_Flex-Fit_SizeChart_web.pdf

 

If you still think that you might need assistance finding the proper fit, for any of our DeHaus Performance Work Gear Products, just contact us and we will be more than glad to assist you.

 

*If you have any more questions that you feel have not been answered on this page, please feel free to contact us at info@dehaus.biz.