FR-Pique-230 fr-fabric is certified to EN 11612 & EN 1149

September 2019 our modacrylic flame retardant fabric FR-Pique-230 has been successfully tested to EN 11612:2015.
According to EN ISO 11612:2015, FR-Pique-230 has been successfully tested to the following tests:

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

    FR-Pique-230 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 -0,7%
Weft -1,1%

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

    FR-Pique-230  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

    FR-Pique-230 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%

    FR-Pique-230 results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)

  • Warp: -2,0 – PASS
  • Weft: +1,0 – PASS
  1. Bursting Resistance (EN ISO 13938-1:1999) – performance level PASS
    The relative expanded uncertainty of Bursting resistance according to standard EN ISO 13938-1:1999 is ±8% assay value of the measured, for a probability of coverage of 95%.
    The minimun bursting resistance has to be 100 KPa.

  • Bursting strength: 175,2 KPa – PASS

  1. Determining Heat Transmission on Exposure to Flame (ISO 9151:2016)  performance level B1
  • Average value for HTIa24 (s): 5,4 

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): 13,7

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. Contact Heat (ISO 12127-1:2015)  – performance level F1
  • Average threshold time (S): 8,5

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.

FR-Pique-230 is a knitted modacrylic blend with cotton and antistatic yarn. It is light, comfortable and flame retardant. Modern pique design looks very stylish on FR-clothing and allows more air circulation.

You can find all the certificates and additional information on the FR-Pique-230 product page.

 

September 2019 our modacrylic flame retardant fabric FR-Pique-230 has been successfully tested EN 1149-5 (Protective clothing. Electrostatic properties) certificate.

EN 1149-5 is European standard for garments that protect against electrostatic discharge where there is a risk of explosion e.g. in oil refineries.
It is part of a series of standards for test methods and requirements for electrostatic properties of protective clothing.
EN 1143-3 is a test method, that uses induction charging to evaluate how fast a fabric discharge, i.e. looses its electrostatic charge via air. According to the Standard the charge decay value should be no more than 4 seconds according to test method EN 1149-3. It means that antistatic fabric should loose its electrostatic charge in less than 4s.

The testing was done at independent international laboratory AITEX (Spain).

Flame retardant fabric FR-Pique-230 60% Modacrylic, 38% Cotton, 2% AS 200gsm is used for fr base layer (FR underwear). This FR knitted fabric with Antistatic properties helps to increase fr protection when weared under fr clothing (fr-jacket and fr-pants).

 FR-Pique-230 has been successfully tested to the following test:
CHARGE DECAY (EN 1149-3:2004 – after 5 washing cycles at 400C, ISO 6330:2012, Tumble Dry, F) – performance level – PASS
According to Standard EN 1149-5:2008 for the induction charge method (EN 1149-3:2004) the requirements are:
t50< 4 s or S > 0,2
During the testing, Poseidon-300 has demonstrated the following results:

  • S = 0,85 – Shielding factor – PASS
  • t50 = < 0,01 – Decay half time – PASS

It means that when tested,  FR-Pique-230 fabric dissipated (lost) its electrostatic charge in less than 0,01 second. So it’s 400 times better, than EN 1149-5 requirements.

More info about  FR-Pique-230 fr fabric and its properties you can find at the product page