Artex-210 updates EN ISO 11612 to version: 2015

November 2018, AITEX lab (Spain) has tested Artex-210 fr fabric to the new version of safety standard for Protective clothing – Clothing to protect against heat and flame. Artex-210 confirmed its compliance to ISO EN 11612:2015 and received a new certificate, which you can see below.

According to EN ISO 11612:2015, Artex-210 has been successfully tested to the following tests:

  1. Heat Resistance (ISO 17493:2000) – performance level – PASS

    Artex-210 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 -0,4%
Weft -0,6%

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

 

  1. Determination of dimensional change in domestic washing and drying (ISO 5077:2008) – performance level  PASS

    Artex-210 results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)

Direction Dimensional
change (%)
Warp -0,0
Weft -0,5

 

  1. Limited Flame Spread (ISO 15025:2002, Method A) – performance level  A1

    Artex-210 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 15025:2002, Method B) – performance level  A2

    Artex-210 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. Fabric Tensile Strength and Rupture Elongation (EN ISO 13934-1:2013) – performance level  PASS
  • Wrap: 1400N PASS (must resist ≥ 300 N)
  • Weft: 1500 – PASS (must resist ≥ 300 N)

 

  1. Determination of Tear Resistance (EN ISO 13937-2:2000) – performance level – PASS
  • Warp 50NPASS (must be ≥ 10N)
  • Weft 49NPASS (must be ≥ 10N)

 

  1. Method of Determining Heat Transmission on Exposure to Flame (ISO 9151:2016)  performance level B1
  • Average value for HTIa24 (s): 6,8 

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): 10,3

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 12127-1:2007)  – performance level F1
  • Average threshold time (S): 8,1

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.

Artex-210 is an innovative inherent flame resistant fabric for protective and fr clothing.
This fabric is best used for emergency services (EMS clothing), for firefighters gear as well as for special forces, for marines uniform, for military pilots flight suits. Artex-210 is also suitable for FR bibs and FR overalls for workers in the oil and gas, chemical and power industries. 
Artex-210 fabric provides protection against Fire, open Flame and Electric Arc. Inherent thermal protection cannot be washed away. The fabric is very durable and super-resistant to abrasion. 

You can find all the certificates and additional information on the Artex-210 product page.