Aramid FR fabric Artex-210 updates EN ISO 11612 to version: 2015

January 2019, AITEX lab (Spain) has tested Gefest-420 fr fabric to the new version of safety standard for Protective clothing – Clothing to protect against heat and flame. Gefest-420 confirmed its compliance to ISO EN 11612:2015 and received a new certificate, which you can see below.

According to EN ISO 11612:2015, Gefest-420 has been successfully tested to the following tests:

  1. Heat Resistance (ISO 17493:2016) – performance level – PASS

    Gefest-420 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 -0,3%
Weft -0,4%

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

 

  1. Limited Flame Spread (ISO 15025:2016, Method A) – performance level  A1

    Gefest-420 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 15025:2016, Method B) – performance level  A2

    Gefest-420 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. Determination of Dimensional Change in Domestic Washing and Drying (ISO 5077:2008) – performance level PASS
    In accordance with the Standard EN ISO 11612:2015, the dimensional change shall not exceed ±3%

    Gefest-420 results for new samples and after 5 washes @60ºC ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)

  • Warp: +2,5 – PASS
  • Weft: -1,0 – PASS
  1. Fabric Tensile Strength and Rupture Elongation (EN ISO 13934-1:2013) – performance level  PASS
  • Wrap: 17000N PASS (must resist ≥ 300 N)
  • Weft: 1500N PASS (must resist ≥ 300 N)

 

  1. Determination of Tear Resistance (EN ISO 13937-2:2000) – performance level – PASS
  • Warp 36NPASS (must be ≥ 10N)
  • Weft 57NPASS (must be ≥ 10N)

 

  1. Determining Heat Transmission on Exposure to Flame (ISO 9151:2016)  performance level B1
  • Average value for HTIa24 (s): 8,0 

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): 14,9

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. Assessment of Resistance of materials to Molten metal splash (EN ISO 9185:2007) – performance level E3
  • Average value Molten iron (g): > 207
Performance level Molten iron (g)
  Min. Max.
E1 60 < 120
E2 120 < 200
E3 200  

 

  1. Contact Heat (ISO 12127-1:2015)  – performance level F1
  • Average threshold time (S): 7,9

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.

Gefest-420 flame retardant protective fabric is purposed for professional welders clothing in different areas such as Machinery, Metallurgy, Oil and Gas Pipeline construction, Automotive etc. 
Satin weave of Gefest-420 is extremely useful in protective overalls, bibs or aprons of welders letting molten metal drops go off easily from the smooth surface of the fabric. 
Made of natural fibers it is very soft and comfortable to wear and at the same time the fabric protects from the risks of Flash Fire and Electric Arc.

You can find all the certificates and additional information on the Gefest-420 product page.