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V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material Descriptions Descriptions

V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Home Wash High Gloss Retro-Reflective Tape is designed for use on occupational safety garments, which are designed to be cleaned by home wash (domestic lanudry).

When properly used, V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Home Wash High Gloss Retro-Reflective Tape help enhance the visibility of the wearer in nighttime or low-light conditions when illuminated by a light source such as headlights, by returning the light back toward the original source and reaching the automobile driver's eye.

V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Home Wash High Gloss Retro-Reflective Tape consist of highly retroreflective microprisms formed on flexible, glossy and UV-stabilized polymeric film.

For those garments which are requiring properties of flame resistance or industrial laundry or combination of both, please select the series of retro-reflective tape which are coming with these functons.

V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Home Wash High Gloss Retro-Reflective Tape is classified into several grades of which are mainly determined by the durability (cycles) to washing resistance.

The Durability of washing resistance was determined by the tests which were carried out according to ISO 6330. Options of 25, 40, 50, 100 home wash cycles are available at present. The real durability of reflective tape in use may vary as the cleaning conditions are different from the time to time. Many more other conditions of using/exposing reflective tape effect the its real durability as well.



Physical Performance

V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - High Gloss Retro-Reflective Tape meets or exceeds the following specifications as noted. All RA values are over 100 cd/lux/m2 measured at +5.0° entrance angle and 0.2° observation angle after tests are carried out according to following test method

Retro-reflectivity (initial): ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 level 2 , EN ISO 20471

OEKO-TEX 100: Article Class II

Abrasion: 5000 cycles (EN 530 Method 2) | RA  > 100 

Flexing: 7500 cycles (ISO 7854 Method A) | RA  >  100 

Cold Fold: -20° (ISO 4675) | RA  > 100 

Temperature Variation: 50 hours @ 50 °C and 20 hours @ -30 °C | RA  >  100 

Home Wash: 25 cycles @ 40°C (ISO 6330) | RA  >  100 (Product Code# PVC-HW204000-FRO/FLY/WH)

Home Wash: 30 cycles @ 60°C (ISO 6330) | RA  >  100 (Product Code# PVC-HW306000-FRO/FLY/WH)

Home Wash: 50 cycles @ 60°C (ISO 6330) | RA  > 100 (Product Code# PVC-HW506000-FRO/FLY/WH)

Home Wash: 70 cycles @ 60°C (ISO 6330) | RA  >  100 (Product Code# PVC-HW706000-FRO/FLY/WH)

Home Wash: 80 cycles @ 60°C (ISO 6330) | RA  >  100 (Product Code# PVC-HW806000-FRO/FLY/WH)

Home Wash: 90 cycles @ 60°C (ISO 6330) | RA  >  100 (Product Code# PVC-HW906000-FRO/FLY/WH)

Home Wash: 50 cycles @ 92°C (ISO 6330) | RA  > 100 

Dry-Cleaning: 30 cycles (ISO 3175) | RA  > 100

Dry-Cleaning: 50 cycles (ISO 3175) | RA > 100

Dry-Cleaning: 100 cycles (ISO 3175) | RA  > 100 

Wet Reflectivity: ANSI/ISEA 107-2010, EN ISO 20471 | RA  > 100

Industrial Wash: 30 cycles @ 75°C (ISO 5797) | RA  > 100

Flame Resistant and Fire Retardant:

  • EN 469:2005; EN ISO 14116:2008; EN ISO 11611:2015; EN ISO 11612:2015;
  • NFPA 1971:2013; NFPA 1977:2016; NFPA 2112:2012


Retro-reflective Performance

V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Retro-Reflective Fabric/Tape exceeds the minimum reflectivity requirements of EN ISO 20471, ANSI/ISEA 107 Level 2, when tested at e = 0° or e = 90° in accordance with the procedures stated on standards. Minimum coefficients of retro-reflection required by standards are shown as below table.

Coefficient of Retro-reflection * (R' or RA ) cd/lux/m2

Observation Angle

Entrance Angle (?1, ?2=0)

20°

30°

40°

0,20°(12')

330

290

180

65

0,33°(20')

250

200

170

60

1,00°(1°)

25

15

12

10

1,50°(1°30')

10

7

5

4

 

Measured on new product at +5.0° entrance and 0.2° observation angles, V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material -  Retro-Reflective Fabric/Tape typically has retro reflective performance as below table.

Initial Average  RA

Minimum RA

500

330



Home Wash (Domestic Laundry) Guidelines

A colored clothing wash program without pre-wash should be used. Follow below recommendation could maintain the duability of retro-reflective to its maxium lifespan.

Recommendation:

  1. Detergent: Brand powdered household detergents should be used.
    • Refer to the detergent manufacturer's recommendations for dosage in areas of high water hardness and for various degrees of garment soiling.
  2. Wash temperature range: 15°C to 60°C
    • Some items could be extended to be home-washed with a wider range of washing temperature than above.
    • Some items could be applicable to wash temperature ranging from 0°C to 90°C for those garment requiring harsher cleaning. Read the physical performance of each reflective tape for the details.
  3. Max. Wash time at highest wash temperature: 12 minutes
  4. Max. Program time: 50 minutes
  5. Use of temperatures lower than 60°C will increase the lifetime of the reflective material.
  6. Actual lifetime will be dependent upon the detergent system and list dosage level.
  7. Load factor higher than 65% might lead to enhanced abrasion of the retro-reflective material

Drying Conditions

Tumble Dry: Tumble drying should be performed in a commercially available household dryer

Air Drying: Line drying is recommended where possible.

Hang-Up Drying: on line or rack

Tumble drying and tunnel/air drying are both recommended and applicable to this series of retro-reflective tape. Follow below recommendation will prolong the durability of product.

    • Using the medium dry setting.
    • Exhaust temperature should not exceed 90°C.
    • Do not overdry.

Dry Cleaning Conditions

Cleaning process should be based on a pre- and main-bath only.

For P it is recommended to only use pure perchloroethylene.

Adjust load and solvent level to give a moderate mechanical action.

  • Max. solvent temperature: 30°C
  • Recommended drying temperature: 48°C

Care and Maintenance Instructions 

Washing/cleaning conditions harsher than those recommended below could significantly diminish the brilliance of the retro-reflective performance and shorten the product?s lifetime. Therefore, the instructions must be strictly followed.

  • No pre-soaking. 
  • No application of high alkaline products (e.g. heavy duty products or stain removal products).
  • No application of solvent detergents or micro-emulsions.
  • No additional bleaches.
  • Do not over-dry. Reflective material temperature should not exceed 90°C at any time during drying.

Special Cleaning Instructions  

  • For application on rainwear, a regular fluorocarbon treatment of the garment is recommended.
  • Chemical splashes should be removed with a soft, dry cloth. Cleaning the garment the same day is recommended.
  • Splashes of strong acids or alkalis should immediately be neutralized with plenty of water.
  • Contamination with toxic or poisonous substances or biocontamination will require the application of a specific decontamination process.
  • Application of high alkaline products, high pH-products, bleaches etc. is not recommended.
  • Do not over-dry. The temperature of the material should not exceed 90°C at any time during drying.

Don't Use Additional Bleach

  • No chlorine bleach.
  • No bleaches on oxygenic basis (e.g. sodium perborate bleaches).
  • Do not store a wash batch even in a low concentration of bleach.


Handling Precautions

V-REFLEXTM  Reflective Material - Retro-Reflective Fabric/Tape contains an aluminum layer as part of their construction. Blemishing of this aluminum layer can occur if surface of the product has direct contact from hands during application and is then exposed to hot and humid conditions, greater than 26.7 °C (80 °F) and greater than 70% relative humidity, for a period of weeks. These blemishes do not affect performance of the product. But potential blemishes should be carefully considered as an important risk in marketing of end-use products.

V-REFLEXTM  Reflective Material - Retro-Reflective Fabric/Tape contains an sand-feeling reflective layer which is bonded to a textile fabric via an eco-friendly adhesive. Chemical moisture, liquid, oil, or other chemical elements may lead to a series of chemical reactions for a certain period of time, then result in a series unexpected subsequence on the reflective layer of fabric. Any remains of chemical elements happen to direct contacting to surface of fabric should be cleaned immediately.

We recommend that all customers, in accordance with good manufacturing practices, establish an ongoing quality system which includes maintaining lot/roll identification throughout the garment production process.

Customer should also store input materials and final products in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, as well as implement continuous testing throughout their production and on their finished garments that reflects their garment needs.

For lamination operations, customers should periodically check their equipment to ensure that the temperature set point matches the platen or roll temperature and that the temperature is uniform across the lamination area.



Specific Safety Information

Various environmental factors, like line of sight, rain, fog, smoke, dust and visual noise can influence retroreflectivity.

  • The reflective intentsity of retro-reflective tape can also be diminished in extreme weather conditions.
  • Fog, mist, smoke and dust can scatter the light from headlights, the wearer must be aware that detection distance will be severely reduced.
  • Visual noise (contrast variations in the visual field) decreases the contrast of the reflective material with the background and affects the visibility in low-light conditions.  

V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Industrial Wash Reflective Fabric/Tape exceeds the retro-reflective performance requirements in rainfall conditions as defined in EN ISO 20471 and ANSI/ISEA 107.

Initial brightness levels return as the material dries.

Maintenance Misuse

No harsh mechanical treatment, e.g. abrasion with wire brushes or sand paper.

No uniform coating or spraying of oils, protective waxes, inks or paint.

No application of products such as leather spray or shoe shine.   

Product Storage

Store in a cool, dry area and use within 1 year of receipt.

Rolls should be stored in their original cartons, whilst partially used rolls should be returned to their carton or suspended horizontally from the core via a rod or pipe.

Cut sheets should be stored flat.