FABRIC AND MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH-VISIBILITY IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
The EN ISO 20471 standard specifies the requirements for high-visibility 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.
EN ISO 20471 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM COMPLIANCE VALUES
Colour after xenon test.
EN ISO 105-C6
Industrial laundry fastness.
Discharge ≥ 4 Colour degradation ≥ 4-5
Colour after dry cleaning.
Discharge ≥ 4
Fastness when presented with sweat.
Discharge ≥ 4 Colour degradation ≥ 4
Garment dimensional stability, labelling and tagging as per tested certificates.
3% woven fabric 5% knit fabric
> 100 N
Comfort. Thermal and water vapour resistance measurement in stationary conditions (transpiration-protected hot place test).
RET ≤ 5 m² Pa/W
Sectors where EN ISO 20471 is applied
POLICE AND MILITARY
some of the Marina Textil fabrics that are EN ISO 20471 compliant
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