8 fr-fabrics have been tested for 100 industrial washes

In June 2018, fr-fabrics XM FireLine™ have been tested for 100 industrial washes.
We have chosen 8 (eight) most popular fr-fabrics from our range, washed them 100 times at 75°C by ISO 15797 and tested for  Vertical burn test ISO 15025 (EN ISO 11612).
The testing was done in Aitex lab (Spain) to confirm that our Flame Retardant fabrics keep FR properties after a hundred wash cycles.
All eight fr-fabrics have successfully passed the test.
XM FireLine™ fabrics are made with durable FR treatment, that keep flame resistance during the whole life cycle of fr-clothing. Our fr-fabrics are used in 51 countries for fr-clothing of Oil and Gas workers, Utility workers, Welders and others. To guarantee the quality of our fr-fabrics and durability of their FR properties, we regularly make such a testing for a hundred washes. The same testing we did in 2014 and as 4 years have already passed we made an update.
Following fr-fabrics have been tested: 

1.COTTON Flame Retardant fabrics

2.COTTON/POLYESTER Flame Retardant fabrics

3.COTTON/NYLON Flame Retardant fabrics

All tested fr-fabrics have kept Flame Resistance properties after 100 (one hundred) industrial wash cycles at 75°C, ISO 15797. Washing has been performed at 75°C as per ISO 15797 industrial wash standard. After that, the fr-fabrics have been tested for Edge ignition (Method A) and for Surface ignition (Method B) by Vertical burn test ISO 15025. ISO 15025 is a test method what is used as a part of EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 11611 standards for Protective clothing against Heat and Flame.
All eight fr-fabrics have successfully passed the test.

According to EN ISO 11612:2015 (Protective clothing. Clothing to protect against heat and flame) all fabrics have been successfully tested to the following tests:

Limited Flame Spread (ISO 15025:2002, Method A)performance level A1
100 washing cycles at 75ºC according to Standard ISO 15797:2002/COR.1:2004, method 8 and A type drying (tumble dryer).

Requisites to be met according to EN ISO 11612:2015

  • No specimen shall give flaming to top or either side edge: No – PASS
  • No specimen shall give hole formation in any layer of 5mm or greater in any direction: No – PASS
  • No specimen shall give flaming or molten debris: No – PASS
  • The afterflame time is ≤ 2s – PASS
  • The afterglow time is ≤ 2s – PASS

Limited Flame Spread (ISO 15025:2002, Method B)performance level A2
100 washing cycles at 75ºC according to Standard ISO 15797:2002/COR.1:2004, method 8 and A type drying (tumble dryer).

Requisites to be met according to EN ISO 11612:2015

  • No specimen shall give flaming to top or either side edge: No – PASS
  • No specimen shall give hole formation in any layer of 5mm or greater in any direction: No – PASS
  • No specimen shall give flaming or molten debris: No – PASS
  • The afterflame time is ≤ 2s – PASS
  • The afterglow time is ≤ 2s – PASS

You can buy XM FireLine™ fr-fabrics through our offices or from our distributors in Europe, South and North America, Africa, Australia and Asia.
More information about XM FireLine fr-fabrics you can find on products pages.