In September 2019, our new reflective tape XM-6007C Pro has been certified to EN 20471 in SATRA Laboratory (UK).
This is the first segmented tape with durability to 100 domestic wash cycles at 60°C.
XM-6007C Pro is an enhanced version of our XM-6007C reflective tape. Reflective tape XM-6007C Pro has been modified to increase resistance to multiple washes on HiVis clothing. The tape is segmented and more elastic when applied to HiVis garments. Better elasticity gives to the wearer more freedom in movement and better comfort.
Enhanced durability of the tape allows longer life circle of HiVis clothing and better efficiency of its use.
The performance of XM-6007C Pro goes along with its durability, providing high reflectivity after tens of washes. Initial reflectivity of the tape is very high for a segmented tape, R=465 cd/lx*m2 and after 50 washes it is still relatively high, R=170 cd/lx*m2.
This reflective tape is especially useful when applied to soft-shell kind of jackets or pants. As soft-shell fabric stretching, XM-6007C Pro tape is easily stretching along with the fabric. The tape can be applied by Heat Transfer to EN 20471 vests, jackets, pants and increases the visibility of workers.
All the following tests has been passed, what confirms the high quality of reflective tape XM-6007C Pro:
- 7500 Flexion cycles – PASS (R=320 cd/lxm2),
- 5000 Abrasion cycles – PASS (R=293 cd/lxm2),
- Folding at cold temperatures at -20°C – PASS (R=275 cd/lxm2),
- Temperature variation – PASS (R=278 cd/lxm2),
- Rainfall influence tests – PASS (R=109 cd/lxm2),
- Washing 60°C: 100 cycles – PASS (R=109 cd/lxm2).
The last point is most important. It confirms the high quality of reflective tape. It is important that the reflective tape keeps it reflective performance even after repeat washes. XM-6007C Pro has had a reflective performance R>109 cd/lxm2 after 100 domestic washings at 60°C.
This value is above the requirement of EN 20471 norm (R>100 cd/lxm2).
You can have a look at several different types of design of reflective tape XM-6007C Pro on the product page.
Here you can also check the certificate EN 20471 and instructions how to apply it to HiVis clothes.