Quality Assurance

As part of our quality control practices we regularly test our fabrics in independent laboratories to make sure that they comply with our own or required Standards (as appropriate).
Part customer require our products tested to the appropriate international standards includeing ISO, ANSI, EN and more. But what do the standards actually mean? Here have some text to explain them briefly.

Standard

The European standard regulates each other the requirements for the reflective material that is to be used for warning clothing, as well as the minimum areas and the arrangement of materials. The minimum area of the visible material, ie the fluorescent background material in combination with the reflective material is divided into three classes: Class 3 is the highest class, with the highest visibility. Class 1 is the lowest visibility class that must be achieved at least to receive a certificate. The reflective tape is divided into two classes according to the minimum retroreflective values. Class 2 is the highest class, which can achieve a reflective tape.

The protective clothing is worn when working in cold stores. To provide optimum protection to the clothing must as a suit (Parka - dungarees, jacket - dungarees or overalls) is worn. Furthermore, corresponding head and hand cover and protective shoes. In the test procedure according to EN 342, the heat insulation and the air permeability is tested. 
The icon provides information about the degree of protection. The numbers are lower, mean, for example, 0.477 (B) measured resulting ground heat insulation when standing activity, very light and medium load. Appropriate use of time at different ambient temperatures, refer, based on the measured value.

The European Standard clarifies the requirements for protective clothing against foul weather. The parameters of this standard are the water resistance (water tightness) and the water vapor resistance (breathability). 
These two parameters are also classified into 3 classes. 
For the water volume resistance are required: 
Class 1 => 8000 Pa before the pretreatment of the tissue 
Class 2 => 8000 Pa after the pre-treatment and before the pre-treatment of the fabric and the seam 
Class 3 (best) => 13000 Pa after pretreatment of the fabric and the seams and the seams before pretreatment 
For the water vapor resistance: 
Class 1 Ret> 150 
Class 2 Ret 20> = 150 
Class 3 (best) Ret 0> = 20

Protective clothing that is designed to protect against brief contact with flames and at least one type of heat. The heat may convective, radiant or caused by large splashes of molten metal - or enter into combination of these effects. The requirements for the limited flame spread must always be fulfilled. An increased oxygen content of the air decreases the protective clothing against fire. 
Warning: The limited flame spread will be lost if the clothing is contaminated with flammable substances. Contaminated clothing may lead to a reduction of protection.

Measurement of the reduction of electrostatic charge from the surface of clothing materials. Charge = the transfer of charge over or through a material, whereby the charge density or surface potential is reduced to the point at which the charge was located. 
Typical applications include utilities (eg gas, liquid fuels), petrochemical, gas stations, tank cleaning etc. 
On safe ground, for example by conductive footwear (vertical resistance of the shoe <= 10ex8) to look for. Full body coverage (also worn underneath clothing), did not take off in hazardous areas. Clothes wear always closed. A use in explosion zone 0 and for Gas-/Dampf- and air mixture explosion group IIC requires additional work-related risk analyzes.

The OEKO-TEX ® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of processing. Examples of certifiable products: raw and dyed / finished yarns, raw and dyed / finished fabric and knitted fabrics, made-up articles (clothing of all kinds, home and household textiles, bed linen, towels, textile toys etc.) criteria 
The tests for harmful substances comprise: 
legally banned substances 
legally controlled substances 
known to be harmful to health (but not yet legally regulated chemicals) 
as well as parameters for health care 
In their entirety, the requirements go far beyond existing national laws.