FR-Fleece-280 (HV Yellow) certified to EN 20471

June 2020, XM FireLine flame retardant fabric FR-Fleece-280 (HV Yellow) certified to EN 20471 (High visibility clothing).

FR-Fleece is designed to use the softness and warmth of Fleece fabric with adding some extra features such as Heat and Flame Resistance. We use 60% Modacrylic fibers and 39% Cotton together with 1% Antistatic carbon fibers to get our 280gsm FR-fleece. The part of Modacrylic fibers interwoven with Cotton provides to the the whole fabric its flame resistance. FR-Fleece can be used as a middle layer or warmer for winter FR-clothing. 

The Standard EN 20471:2013 specifies requirements for high visibility clothing which is capable of visually signaling the user’s presence. The high visibility clothing is intended to provide conspicuity of the wearer in any light condition when viewed by operators of vehicles or other mechanized equipment during daylight conditions and under illumination of headlights in the dark.

Performance requirements are included for colour and retroreflection as well as for the minimum areas and for the placement of the materials in protective clothing.
According to standard EN 20471 has been successfully passed all the following tests:

 

1.DETERMINATION OF COORDINATES (EN ISO 105 J01:1999)  – performance level – PASS
The chromatic coordinates must be situated within the area defined by the coordinates specified in the Standard EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016 and the luminance factor shall exceed 0,70 specified in the Standard EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016.

  • Original: 0,88- PASS
  • After exposure to Xenon light: 0,70 – PASS
  • After 5 washing cycles at 60ºC + tumble drying: 0,88 – PASS

 

2. COLOUR FASTNESS TO RUBBING (ISO 105-X12:2016) – performance level – PASS
The limit set by the Standard EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016 for color fastness to rubbing is 4, in dry.

  • Warp (dry staining): 4-5 – PASS
  • Weft (dry staining): 4-5 – PASS

 

3. COLOUR FASTNESS TO PERSPIRATION (EN ISO 105-E04:2013) – performance level – PASS
The limit set by the Standard EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016 point (5.3.2) for testing of colour fastness to perspiration, is 4 for degradation and 4 for staining

ALKALINE SOLUTION

  • change in colour: 5 – PASS
  • staining (cotton/acrylic): 4/4 – PASS

ACID SOLUTION

  • change in colour: 5 – PASS
  • staining (cotton/acrylic): 4/4 – PASS

 

4. COLOUR FASTNESS TO DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL LAUNDERING (EN ISO 105-C06:2010) – performance level – PASS
The limit set by the Standard EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016 point (5.3.3) for testing of colour fastness to washing, is 4-5 for degradation and 4 for staining.

  • change in colour: 5 – PASS
  • staining (cotton/acrylic): 4/5 – PASS

 

5. BURSTING RESISTANCE (EN ISO 13938-1:2000) – 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 minimum bursting resistance has to be 200 kPa

  • Bursting strength (KPA): 581.6N – PASS

 

6. WATER VAPOUR RESISTANCE (EN ISO 11092:2014) – performance level –  PASS
According to the requirements of EN ISO 20471:2013+EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016, if the water vapor resistance is higher than 5 m2Pa/W is to be measured the thermal resistance to determinate the water vapor permeability index. The water vapor permeability index to should be ≥ 0,15.

  • Water vapour resistance Ret (m2Pa/W): 9.20 – PASS

 

7. DETERMINATION OF DIMENSIONAL CHANGE IN DOMESTIC WASHING AND DRYING (EN ISO 5077:2008) – performance level – PASS

ISO 5077:2007 specifies a method for the determination of the dimensional change of fabrics, garments or other textile articles when subjected to an appropriate combination of specified washing and drying procedures.
Negative dimensional change indicates shrinkage
Positive dimensional change indicates lengthening

  • Warp: -1.0% – PASS
  • Weft: -3.0% – PASS

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