EN ISO 13688

EN 13688 protection fabric minimum requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Standard EN ISO 13688 specifies general performance requirements for ergonomics, safety, size designation, ageing, compatibility and protective clothing markings, as well as information to be supplied by the manufacturer with protective clothing.

The EN ISO 13688 standard must only be used when combined with other standards that have specific protection requirements and not autonomously.

EN ISO 13688 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

TEST METHOD
DESCRIPTION
MINIMUM COMPLIANCE VALUES

Directive 89/686/CEE, Article 11A · ISO 17075 · EN 1811 · EN 1413 · EN 14362-1 · EN 5077 · EN 13402 · EN 23758 

General requirements for protective clothing.
  • Chromo Content < 3 mg/Kg
  • Nickel Discharge > 0.5 µg/cm² per week.
  • PH between 3.5 and 9.5
  • Forbidden azoic colouring content: none detected.
  • Design: standard point 4.4.
  • Ergonomics: standard point 4 .
  • Shrinkage < 3% (woven fabric) < 5% (knit fabric).
  • Sizing: standard point 6.

Sectors where EN ISO 13688 is applied

ELECTRIC COMPANIES

GAS INDUSTRY

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRIES

some of the Marina Textil fabrics that are EN ISO 13688 compliant