Colombo flame retardant fabric certified to EN 13034

September 2019, our flame retardant fabric Colombo has been certified for EN 13034:2005+A1:2009 (Protection clothing against liquid chemicals).
EN 13034 Standard includes fabric testing in various ways to determine its physical parameters and resistance to chemicals. There were 4 chemical compounds (H2SO4, NaOH, n-heptane and isopropanol) used for the testing.
According to standard EN 13034 Colombo has been successfully passed all the following tests:
 

Abrasion resistance (EN 530:2010 Method 2)– performance levelLEVEL 5
Colombo results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
≥ 10 cycles ≥ 100 cycles ≥ 500 cycles ≥ 1000 cycles ≥ 1500 cycles ≥ 2000 cycles
  • Colombo Nº of cycles (n) – 1500<n<2000

 

    1. Determination of tear resistance (EN ISO 9073-4:1997)– performance levelLEVEL 3

Colombo results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
≥ 10N ≥ 20N ≥ 40N ≥ 60N ≥ 100N ≥ 150N
  • Warp 73.70N – PASS
  • Weft  43.29N – PASS

 

  1. Determination of breaking strength and elongation (EN ISO 13934-1:2013) – performance level LEVEL 6
    Colombo results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
≥ 30N ≥ 60N ≥ 100N ≥ 150N ≥ 500N ≥ 1000N

 

  • Warp: 1800N – PASS
  • Weft:  1100N – PASS

 

  1. Puncture resistance (EN 863:1995) – performance level – LEVEL 3
    Colombo results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
≥ 5N ≥ 10N ≥ 50N ≥ 100N ≥ 150N ≥ 250N

 

  • Colombo maximum force (N) – 78.11N

 

  1. Resistance of materials to penetration by liquid (EN ISO 6530:2005, EN 13034:2005+A1:2009) – performance level – PASS
    Colombo results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)
  • Sulphuric acid 30% (RI = 0.3; PI= 0.3)
  • Sodium hydroxide 10% (RI = 1.1; PI= 1.1)
  • O-Xilene (RI = 7.8; PI= 5)
  • 1-Butanol (RI = 5.4; PI= 5.8)

RI – Repellency Index
PI – Penetration Idex

Colombo is a middleweight 350 gsm protective fabric made of 100% long-staple cotton with flame retardant finishing. The fabric includes antistatic yarn. Original twill 2/2 weave. Examples of use of flame retardant FR fabric Colombo include but not limited to flame resistant clothing for welders, electricians and other professionals who should have heat, flame and antistatic protection. FR jackets, FR pants, flame retardant coveralls and other FR or FR clothing made from fire resistant fabric Colombo will give your employees maximum chance to be safe and protected when working at risk of fire, Electric Arc or impact of Heat and Flame.

You can find all certificates and additional information on the Colombo product page.