FR-Pique-230 certified to EN 20471

In October 2021 XM FireLine modacrylic fabric FR-Pique-230 has been successfully tested and certified to EN 20471 (High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements).


FR-Pique-230 is a knitted modacrylic blend with cotton and antistatic yarn. It is light, comfortable and flame retardant. Modern pique design looks very stylish on FR-clothing and allows more air circulation.

The Standard EN 20471:2013 specifies requirements for high visibility clothing which is capable of visually signaling the user’s presence. The high visibility clothing is intended to provide conspicuity of the wearer in any light condition when viewed by operators of vehicles or other mechanized equipment during daylight conditions and under illumination of headlights in the dark.
EN 20471 certification involved tests for colour performance requirements and color fastness as new and after different test exposures like Rubbing, Perspiration, Laundry and Water vapour resistance, Domestic washing 5 cycles at 60C.

FR-Pique-230 EN 20471 (5×40°C)

Reference x y Y minimum
Coordinate 1 0.387 0.610 0.70
Coordinate 2 0.356 0.494
Coordinate 3 0.398 0.452
Coordinate 4 0.460 0.540
FABRIC (Original) 0.87 0.380 0.527
FABRIC (After fading) 0.72 0.385 0.482
FABRIC (After 5 washing cycles 6N + F) 0.87 0.378 0.525
Luminance / Coordinates Pass Pass Pass
Length / Width
Grade for dry rubat least 44-5 / 4Probable Pass
pH 5.544-54-554-545
pH 8.044-54-554-545
SpecificationMean (kPa at 7.3cm2)Pass/Fail
Minimum 200kPa525.4Pass

Water Vapour Resistance, Ret (m2.Pa/W)Maximum 54.14Pass

More information about the fabric you can find on product page.

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