Key to the performance characteristics of Texon Technical Fabrics

Abrasion resistance

Texon fabrics are evaluated according to ENISO 20344 which specifies methods of testing footwear designed as personal protective equipment. Texon twisted fabrics range between 50,000 and over 200,000 cycles where standard use Polyester 600D usually performs around 25,000 to 40,000.

 

Tear Strength

Texon fabrics are evaluated according to EN ISO13937-2 which indicates the force to tear a trouser shaped test specimen. Our tables will indicate the values of each material on both directions WARP and WEFT. These are measured in Newtons. Twisted high tenacity (HT) yarns give the best result.

 

Pilling

Measured with the method ISO12497 and defines the determination of the visual resistance of fabrics to abrasive conditions, defining the durability. It indicates the persistence of looks of the fabric on a scale of 1to5 with 1 indicating very severe pilling or fuzzing and 5 No pilling or fuzzing/No visible alteration.

 

Tensile strength

Measured according to EN ISO13937-2 indicating the intrinsic strength properties of fabrics along both directions WARP and WEFT values of each material. The resistance of a material to breaking under direct tension along the direction of the fibre, usually related to stitching strength and robustness of the fabric when under constraint. These values are in Newtons.

 

Extension

Measured according to EN ISO13934-1 indicating the tensile properties of fabrics – the determination of maximum force and elongation at maximum force using the strip method.

Our tables indicate the WARP and WEFT values of each material. These are measured in Newtons, the higher the WARP and WEFT rating the stronger the material. Values over 50N are considered good. All our values are obtained using a very strong elastic yarn twisted with high tenacity (HT) yarns. Elongations are in %.

 

Spray test

A test designed to measure the water-repellent efficiency of finishes applied to fabrics. Texon materials are certified according to EN ISO/AATCC 4920, the determination of resistance to surface wetting by spray test. The ratings are shown on a scale of 1to5.

0 = complete wetting of the entire face of the specimen and 5 (ISO5) = no trace of water after spraying.

Vapour Permeability Resistance (Ret)

Breathability of the material measured the standard EN31092:2012 where the measurement of thermal and water vapour resistance under steady state conditions.
The standard is measured in metres squared Pascals per Watt (m2Pa/W). The smaller the value, the more breathable the fabric. <6 = Extremely breathable, 6-13 = Highly breathable, 13-12 = Satisfactory and >20 = Not Breathable.

Thermal Resistance (Rct)

The measurement of a temperature difference by which a material offers resistance to the propagation of heat or its diffusion, according to the standard EN31092:2012. It is measured in metres squared Pascals per Watt (m2Pa/W).