FR fabric FIJI updates EN ISO 11612 to version: 2015

May 2019, AITEX lab (Spain) has tested FIJI fr fabric to the new version of safety standard for Protective clothing – Clothing to protect against heat and flame. FIJI confirmed its compliance to ISO EN 11612:2015 and received a new certificate, which you can see below.

FIJI protective fabric is recommended for use as a middle layer of FR-clothing, like shirts, vests, light pants, or even light overalls for hot climate. FR-clothing made of FIJI fabric in combination with fire-resistant underwear and fire-resistant outer clothes provides superb protection of workers in risk zones. Made of natural fibers it is soft and comfort to wear and at the same time FIJI FR-fabric protects from risks of Flash fire and ESD sparks. Carbon antistatic yarn integrated as stripes in the surface of FIJI makes it absolutely safe for use in explosive atmospheres. To prevent Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) sparks, antistatic fibers safely discharge static electricity eliminating the risk of fire and explosion.

According to EN ISO 11612:2015, Fiji has been successfully tested to the following tests:

  1. Heat Resistance (ISO 17493:2016) – performance level – PASS

    FIJI results for samples and after 5 washing cycles at 60ºC, according to the standard ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)

Test

Flame

Melting

Shrinking

Result

No

No

Warp -0,2%
Weft -0,1%

Requirement No layer can ignite No layer
can melt 
No layer shrinks more than 5%

 

  1. Limited Flame Spread (ISO 15025:2016, Method A) – performance level  A1

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

  • Flaming to top or either side edge: No – PASS
  • Hole formation: No – PASS
  • Loose waste: No – PASS
  • After flame time (s): No – PASS
  • Afterglow time (s): No – PASS

 

  1. Limited Flame Spread (ISO 15025:2016, Method B) – performance level  A2

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

  • Flaming to top or either side edge: No – PASS
  • Hole formation: No – PASS
  • Loose waste: No – PASS
  • After flame time (s): No – PASS
  • Afterglow time (s): No – PASS

 

  1. Determination of Dimensional Change in Domestic Washing and Drying (ISO 5077:2008) – performance level PASS
    In accordance with the Standard EN ISO 11612:2015, the dimensional change shall not exceed ±3%

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

  • Warp: -1,0 – PASS
  • Weft: +1,0 – PASS
  1. Fabric Tensile Strength and Rupture Elongation (EN ISO 13934-1:2013) – performance level  PASS
  • Wrap: 1200N PASS (must resist ≥ 300 N)
  • Weft: 430N PASS (must resist ≥ 300 N)

 

  1. Determination of Tear Resistance (EN ISO 13937-2:2000) – performance level – PASS
  • Warp: 21NPASS (must be ≥ 10N)
  • Weft: 24NPASS (must be ≥ 10N)

 

  1. Determining Heat Transmission on Exposure to Flame (ISO 9151:2016)  performance level B1
  • Average value for HTIa24 (s): 4,4 

Performance 
level

Range of HTIa24 
values (s)

 

Minimum Maximum

B1

4,0 < 10,0

B2

10,0 < 20,0

B3

20,0

a: Heat transfer index, as defined in ISO 9151.

 

  1. Radiant Heat (ISO 6942)  performance level C1
  • Average value for RHTI 24 (s): 14,1

Performance 
level

Range of HTIa24 
values (s)

 

Minimum Maximum

C1

7,0 < 20,0

C2

 20,0 < 50,0

C3

 50,0 < 95,0

C4

 95,0

ª: Heat transfer index, as defined in ISO 6942

 

  1. Assessment of Resistance of materials to Molten metal splash (EN ISO 9185:2007) – performance level E3
  • Average value Molten iron (g): > 204
Performance level Molten iron (g)
  Min. Max.
E1 60 < 120
E2 120 < 200
E3 200  

 

  1. Contact Heat (ISO 12127-1:2015)  – performance level F1
  • Average threshold time (S): 7,4

ISO 12127-1:2007 specifies a test method for the determination of contact heat transmission. It is applicable to protective clothing (including hand protectors) and its constituent materials intended to protect against high contact temperatures. ISO 12127-1:2007 is restricted to contact temperatures between 100°C and 500°C.

Performance 
level

Threshold time (s)

Minimum

Maximum

F1

5,0

< 10,0

F2

10,0

< 15,0

F3

15,0

 

The performance requirements set out in ISO 11612:2015 are applicable to garments which could be worn for a wide range of end uses, where there is a need for clothing with limited flame spread properties and where the user can be exposed to radiant or convective or contact heat or to molten metal splashes.

FIJI  is a light flame retardant fabric with classic twill weave, developed specially for light flame retardant clothing. Fiji protective fabric is recommended for use as a middle layer of FR-clothing, like shirts, vests, light pants, or even light overalls for hot climate. 

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