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 FLAME RETARDANT COTTON FABRICS

pdf bigCOLOMBO - 350gsm - 99% Cotton, 1% Antistatic FR-twill 2/2

pdf bigELECTRA - 320gsm - 98% Cotton, 2% Antistatic - FR-Satin 4/1

pdf bigETNA - 350gsm - 99% Cotton, 1% Antistatic - FR-Satin 4/1

pdf bigGEFEST-420 - 420gsm - 100% Cotton - FR-Satin 4/1

pdf bigGEFEST-480 - 480gsm - 100% Cotton - FR-Satin 5/2

pdf bigMADEIRA - 260gsm - 100% Cotton - FR-Twill 3/1

pdf bigMADEIRA - 320gsm - 100% Cotton - FR-Twill 3/1

pdf bigFIJI - 220gsm - 99% Cotton, 1% Antistatic - FR-Twill 2/1

  

FLAME RETARDANT COTTON / NYLON FABRICS

pdf bigVOLCANO - 260gsm - 87% Cotton, 12% Nylon, 1% Antistatic - FR-Satin 4/1

pdf bigSELENE-7 - 260gsm - 88% Cotton, 12% Nylon - FR-Twill 3/1

pdf bigSELENE-9 - 320gsm - 88% Cotton, 12% Nylon - FR-Twill 3/1

FLAME RETARDANT COTTON / POLYESTER FABRICS

pdf bigPOSEIDON-245 - 245gsm - 80% Cotton, 19% Polyester, 1% Antistatic - FR-Twill 2/2

pdf bigPOSEIDON-300 - 300gsm - 80% Cotton, 19% Polyester, 1% Antistatic - FR-Twill 2/2

pdf bigSONORA-185 - 185gsm - 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester - FR-Plain 1/1

pdf bigSONORA-185AS - 185gsm - 80% Cotton, 19% Polyester, 1%AS - FR-Plain 1/1

 

FLAME RETARDANT POLYESTER FABRICS

pdf bigFR-OXFORD - 250 gsm - 98% Polyester, 2% Antistatic - FR-Plain 1/1

 

FLAME RETARDANT ARAMID FABRICS

 

Flame retardant fabrics, fire resistant fabrics - Comparison

There are a lot of standards and norms regarding protective garments. Every country has its own method of approaching these standards. There have been efforts to uniform the standards towards International Standards. The latter are becoming the reference guidelines regarding standards and norms for protective garments. However, some countries (e.g. USA) still prefer to use their own standards.

The four most important institutes issuing standards and norms are: 

     • ISO – International Standards Organization (International) 

     • IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission (International) 

     • ASTM – American Society of Testing and Materials (USA) 

     • NFPA – National Fire Protection Association (USA)

We give you a brief overview of the most important standards regarding your advanced protective garments.

 

We encourage you to remember the following when considering Flame Resistant products:

Check that all garment components and layers (including interior layers of winter liners) that may be exposed to flame are truly flame resistant.

Verify that the product has been tested to an appropriate apparel test, and note:

• NFPA 701 is often misused, especially in vests and rainwear. This standard is not to be utilized in clothing. It is a standard for testing curtains.

• ASTM D6413 is not a standard, but rather, a test method and does not offer pass/fail criteria and therefore is only used as a part of a full-scale specification. D6413 was never intended to be used as a standalone test for flame resistant clothing.

• Choose the proper standard for FR clothing, which includes NFPA 2112, ASTM F1506, NFPA 1971, and NFPA 1975 among others (ANSI 107 and CSA Z96 both contain lists of the appropriate standards).   

 

Heat & Flame Retardancy Electric Arc Protection Electrostatic environments Other Standards
European StandardsEuropean standards: European StandardsEuropean standards: European StandardsEuropean standards: European StandardsEuropean standards:
EN ISO 11612 (ex. EN 531)  IEC 61482-2  EN 1149 EN 13034
EN ISO 11611 (ex. EN 470-1)     ISO 6530:2005
EN 469     ISO 14419:2010
ENISO 14116 (ex. EN 533)     AATCC Test Method 22-2010
EN ISO 15025 (ex. EN 532)      
EN 15614:2007

 

 

USA standardsUSA standards: USA standardsUSA standards: USA standardsUSA standards: USA standardsUSA standards:
NFPA 2112  NFPA 70E    
NFPA 1975  ASTM F1959    
NFPA 701  ASTM F2621    
NFPA 1971  ASTM F1891    
NFPA 1951      
ASTM F1506      
ASTM D6413      
ASTM F1930      
ASTM D4108-87 "Standard Test Method for Thermal Protective Performance of Materials for Clothing by Open-Flame Method"

 

   
CanadaCanadian Standards: CanadaCanadian Standards: CanadaCanadian Standards: CanadaCanadian Standards:
CGSB-155.20-2000 CSA Z462   CAN/CSA-Z96-02 (High-Visibility Safety Apparel)
CGSB-155.22-97    

ChinaChinese Standards: ChinaChinese Standards:    

GA10-2002

GB12014-89    

GB8965-1998

     
BrasilBrazilian Standards:      
NR10E      
RussiaRussian Standards: RussiaRussian Standards:    
GOST 11209-85
GOST R ISO 11611-2011 (А1+А2),
GOST R ISO 11612-2007 (А1, А2, В1, С1, Е3, F1)
GOST 12.4.011    
      AustraliaAustralian standards:
      AS/NZS 4602.1:2011
 

Care and Laundering
 
It is imperative to take proper care of FR apparel to protect the life of the garment and keep workers safe. Inherently FR fabrics cannot be compromised during laundering. For treated FR apparel, washing with regular chlorine bleach can remove the flame-retardant properties. Additionally, treated fabrics may lose flame resistance if washed with the combination of hydrogen peroxide and hard water or if exposed to oxidizers, such as hydrogen peroxide, sulfuric acid, and chlorine-containing chemicals.
Inherent and treated FR garments require separate laundering from traditional fabrics and use of approved wash formulas for FR apparel. If proper precautions are taken during laundering, it can be safe to home-launder FR items.

 

Standards for different types of textile care Reference washing and drying procedures for testing textiles Care label symbols
European StandardsEuropean standards: European Standards European standards: European Standards European standards:
Domestic washing ISO 6330 ISO 3758
Dry cleaning (+"wet" cleaning) ISO 3175 ISO 30023 system of graphic symbols, intended for use in the marking of textile articles
Industrial Laundry ISO 15797  
USAUSA standards: USAUSA standards: USAUSA standards:
Domestic washing ASTM F2757 - 09 ASTM D5489
Dry cleaning (+"wet" cleaning)    
Industrial Laundry ASTM F1449  
ChinaChinese standards: China Chinese standards: China Chinese standards:
Domestic washing GB/T 8629-2001 GB/T 8685-2008
Dry cleaning (+"wet" cleaning)    
Industrial Laundry    
AustraliaAustralian standards: Australia Australian standards: Australia Australian standards:
    AS/NZS 1957:1998
AS/NZS 2621

 

Tips for Cleaning Protective Garments at Home

•Wash FR clothing separate from the home laundry to avoid transferring contaminants or non-FR fibers to the FR garment. This form of hydrocarbon loading may decrease protective value of the garment. (No documented government study is currently available, but one company’s internal anecdotal research is commonly cited that states protection is reduced by about 3% when FR garments are laundered with non-FR cotton clothing.)

•Use warm water and any liquid or dry detergent that docs not contain bleach.

•Dry the garment on medium or low heat.

•Launder the garments when they become visibly contaminated with any grease, oil, hydraulic fluid, petroleum product, paint, or chemical.

•Follow manufacturer s washing instructions printed on the garment’s label.