ISO and ASTM standards for the manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE)
For the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) it is mandatory that the technical textile complies with the relevant standard, ISO and/or ASTM. Use the options to search and filter through the available standards.
Requirements for fabric and materials for protective clothing for heat and flames
The EN ISO 11612 standard analyses protective properties of garments, their materials (protective fabrics) and accessories when presented with heat and flames. In addition, this standard analyses whether resistance, shrinkage and useful life meet minimum levels. All this is certified in official ILAC-MRA laboratories.
The EN ISO 13688 standard specifies the general performance requirements for ergonomics, innocuousness, size designation, ageing, compatibility, marking and information that must be provided to the manufacturer for protective clothing.
The EN ISO 13688 standard should only be used in combination with other standards that contain specific protection requirements and not autonomously.
Requirements for protective clothing for splashes of chemical products (Type 6 equipment)
The EN ISO 13034 standard specifies the requirements for protective clothing against splashes of chemical products. Feature requirements regarding abrasion, resistance and traction and penetration as well as repellancy of acid liquids are checked.
Garments classified under this standard are considered to be in Category III.
Requirements for fabric and materials for protective clothing for high visibility.
The EN ISO 20471 standard specifies high-visibility requirements for protective clothing that is capable of visually signalling the presence of the wearer. High-visibility clothing is made to make the wearer visible under any kind of light, to be seen by drivers of vehicles or other mechanised equipment in daylight and when illuminated by lamps in darkness.
Requirements for colour and retro-reflection features are checked, as well as those related to minimum area and availability of the materials used in the protective clothing.
Requirements for protective fabric and materials for arc flash.
The IEC 61482-2 standard specifies protection levels that garments and fabrics must meet when presented with electric arc. Protection levels may be used in conformance with the following standards: Open Arc IEC 61482-1-1 that records arc rating levels (ATPV or EBT) and Box Test EN IEC 61482-1-2 in Class 1 (4Ka) and/or Class 2 (7Ka).
Requirements for fabric and materials for protective clothing for forest firefighters.
The EN ISO 15384 standard specifies the test methods and minimum features for protective clothing designed to protect the body of the wearer, except for the head, hands and feet, when worn for forest firefighting and associated activities.
Requirements for protective clothing for heat and flames.
The EN ISO 14116 standard specifies a test method for the materials allotted for use in the manufacture of protective clothing or gloves with electrostatic dissipation to prevent incendiary discharges.
American requirements for protective suits for fires.
The NFPA 1971 standard specifies some characteristics for firefighting suits, establishes minimum protection levels against thermal, physical, environmental and bloodborne pathogen risks that come about during firefighting work.