FR-LINING is certified to EN 20471 (Contrast colours)

November 2017, XM FireLine™ new fr-fabric FR-Lining-150 has been certified to EN 20471 (Contrast colours). 

FR-Lining-150 is a very light flame retardant fabric made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester with density of 150 g/m2 and plain 1/1 weave. Thin, soft and pleasant to touch, yet durable and flame retardant. It can be used for warm winter FR-clothing (jacket and trousers). Internal lining fabric is an integral part of the heat protective package, and performs several functions: isolating membrane, protecting against abrasion, increases protection against heat and provides additional comfort of worker.

The Standard EN 20471:2013 specifies requirements for high visibility clothing. 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.

According to EN 20471, our fr fabric FR-Lining-150 has successfully passed the following tests:

COLOUR FASTNESS TO HOT PRESSING

Tests are given for hot pressing when the textile is dry, when it is wet, and when it is damp. The end-use of the textile usually determines which test should be made. A dry specimen (dry pressing) or a dry specimen covered with a wet cotton adjacent fabric (damp pressing) or a wet specimen covered with a wet cotton adjacent fabric (wet pressing) are pressed with a heating device at a specified temperature and pressure for a specified time.

Inmediate Appraisal after Testing

CHANGE IN COLOUR

  • Dry: 5
  • Damp: 5
  • Wet: 5

Appraisal after 4 Hours’ Conditions

Change in colour

  • Dry: 5
  • Damp: 5
  • Wet: 5

Staining

  • Dry: –
  • Damp: 4-5
  • Wet: 5: 4-5

 

The limit set by the Standard EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016 point (5.3.3) for testing of colour fastness to ironing, is 4 for staining.

COLOUR FASTNESS TO PERSPIRATION

This test is intended to determine the resistance of color of dyed textile to the action of acidic and alkaline perspiration. This criterion does not apply to white products, to products that are neither dyed nor printed, to furniture fabrics, curtains or similar textiles intended for interior decoration.

ALKALINE SOLUTION

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

ACID SOLUTION

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

COLOUR FASTNESS TO DRY CLEANING

The Specimens of the textile in contact with a cotton fabric together with non-corrodible steel discs is agitated in perchloroethylene, then squeezed or centrifuged and dried in hot air. The change in colour of the specimen is assessed with the grey scale for assessing change in colour. At the conclusion of the test, the staining of the solvent is assessed by comparing the filtered solvent with unused solvent by means of the grey scale for assessing staining.

This test covers colour fastness to drycleaning only; commercial drycleaning practice normally involves other operations, such as water spotting, solvent spotting and steam pressing, etc.

This method is neither suitable for the evaluation of the durability of textile finishes, nor is it intended for use in evaluating the resistance of colours to spot and stain removal procedures used by the drycleaner.

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

The limit set by the Standard EN ISO 20471:2013/A1:2016 point (5.3.3), for testing of colour fastness to dry cleaning, is 4 for staining.