Maintenance, certificates & materials

WASH AND REMOVE THE TRACES OF HARD WORK

All tools and equipment need regular care – workwear included. Proper maintenance and washing retain the workwear’s qualities longer. Dirty workwear doesn’t only look bad but may also lose its protective and high visibility qualities. All workwear wear out eventually, so it’s also important to replace workwear frequently enough. To make the most out of your workwear, follow these simple instructions and tips.

  • Wash the clothes when necessary. Dirt wears fabric out faster than washing.
  • Close the Velcro straps, snap fasteners and zippers before washing.
  • Do not wash full loads (fill the machine only to 60–80 % of the capacity). This way, you can minimise possible damage caused by wrinkling or abrasion, and the clothes get cleaner.
  • Always wash the EN-coded protective clothing separately, inside out. This enables the reflective tapes to stay reflective longer.
  • Avoid soaking clothing items with reflective tapes.
  • Do not use steam when ironing reflective tapes.
  • Keep flame retardant clothing clean.
  • Do not use bar or liquid soap when cleaning flame retardant clothing.
  • Rinse carefully.
  • Drying the clothes in the dryer for too long may shrink the clothes. Remove the clothes from the dryer while they are still a bit damp.
  • Always wash in the temperature indicated on the washing label, and follow the washing instructions as well. (Note: Doesn’t apply to products 18121, 428, 429, 6550, 867, 648, or to Dimex+ products.)
  • Always follow the washing instructions marked in the labels.
  • Keep the clothes on hangers and, if possible, away from sunlight.

HOW DO I SELECT THE RIGHT SIZE OF A DIMEX WORK GARMENT?

All tools and equipment need regular care – workwear included. Proper maintenance and washing retain the workwear’s qualities longer. Dirty workwear doesn’t only look bad but may also lose its protective and high visibility qualities. All workwear wear out eventually, so it’s also important to replace workwear frequently enough.

STANDARDS

As of 30 September 2013, the standard EN ISO 20471 replaced the standard EN 471:2003 High-visibility clothing for professional use. High visibility clothing complying with standard EN 471 may still be manufactured, sold and used.

 

Dimex clothing has been certified as outfits, so that a class 2 jacket and class 1 trousers of the same outfit together add up to the highest class 3. This has been stated in the CE marking inside the product. Remember that a class 1+2 product doesn’t automatically correspond to class 3.

More information is available from your sales representative.

  • EN ISO 20471:2013 High-visibility clothing.
  • EN 471:2003 High-visibility clothing for professional use.
  • EN 1149–5 Protective clothing, electrostatic properties, material and model requirements.
  • EN ISO 11612 Protective clothing against heat and flame.
  • EN ISO 11611 Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes.
  • EN 13034, Type 6 Protective clothing against liquid chemicals.
  • EN 343 Protective clothing – protection against rain.
  • EN 342 Protective clothing – outfits and garments for protection against cold.
  • IEC 61482-2:2009 Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc.
  • EN 381-5 Protective clothing for users of hand-held chain saws.

BEST MATERIALS

“Great workwear is made from the best materials. That is why we have carefully chosen our fabrics and materials suppliers. For us, it’s important that our suppliers share our values in, for instance, corporate responsibility. Our fabric suppliers are Carrington, Foxa, Klopman and Wernerfelt, all of whom are specialised in workwear fabrics. We only use zippers from YKK, the world’s best known zipper maker. For reflective material, we use Scotchlite (TM) by 3M who also supply us with the Thinsulate (TM) insulation. “

TFJ918

70 % polyester, 30 % cotton, 245 g/m²

  • water and stain-resistant
  • durable, easy to care for
  • polyester on the outside, comfortable cotton on the inside (against the skin)
  • colourfast
  • functional general material for outdoor work, summer and winter

3M-REFLECTORS

  • ensure efficient and safe visibility
  • we mainly use YKK – the leading zipper brand on the market

3110

100 % cotton, 305 g/m2

  • comfortable cotton
  • highly breathable
  • suitable for working indoors, in summer, or outdoors

3111 PROBAN

100 % flame-retardant, cotton, 340 g/m²

  • durable and breathable
  • protects against heat and flame
  • flame retardant treatment reduces fabric flammability; in the event of fire, the fabric extinguishes by itself and does not continue burning
  • suitable for wearing while welding

3111

100 % cotton, 305 g/m2

  • comfortable cotton
  • highly breathable
  • suitable for working indoors, in summer, or outdoors

8151

100 % polyester, 305 g/m²

  • elastic rib-knit at the back brings more comfort

8209F

100 % polyester, 160 g/m²

  • lightweight and durable polyester fabric
  • easy to care for

99115MF

76 % polyamide, 24 % polyurethane, 210 g/m²

  • extremely durable material
  • waterproof

Action Jaguar

74 % polyester, 26 % polyurethane, 210 g/m²

  • waterproof and breathable material
  • suitable for outdoor work in the rain

AQUARIUS

100 % polyester, 200 g/m²

  • mechanically flexible
  • lightweight and durable polyester fabric
  • easy to care for
  • suitable for working in summer or outdoors

Cordura

100 % polyamide, 240 g/m², cordura

  • extremely durable material
  • used for reinforcing knee pad pockets and holster pockets, for example, where high wear resistance is required

DYNAMITE

65 % polyester, 35 % cotton, 300 g/m²

  • durable polyester/cotton mixture for more demanding use, products with holster pockets
  • crease-resistant and easy to care for
  • suitable for both indoors and outdoors

Foreman

67 % polyester, 33 % cotton, 240 g/m²

  • water and stain-resistant
  • durable
  • easy to care for
  • functional general material for outdoor work, summer and winter

Foxshell

86 % polyester, 12 % polyurethane, 2 % elastane, 320 g/m²

  • flexible
  • windproof
  • highly water-resistant

Indestructible

65 % polyester, 35 % cotton, 245 g/m²

  • durable polyester/cotton mixture
  • crease-resistant and easy to care for material
  • breathable
  • smart-looking
  • suitable for working in summer or indoors

Jaguar TPU

74 % polyester, 26 % polyurethane, 210 g/m²

  • waterproof and durable material
  • suitable for outdoor work in the rain

Jaguar

100 % polyester, 145 g/m2

  • wind and water-resistant
  • lightweight and durable polyester fabric
  • easy to care for
  • suitable for working in summer or outdoors

Jessgrove P103 & 6030

100 % polyester

  • basic wadding

NECK TRICOT, AURA

100 % polyester, 170 g/m²

  • pleasant, soft and warm inner neck material

Moisture barrier

100 % nylon, 140 g/m²

  • waterproof material
  • protects against moisture

LAGONDA

40 % cotton, 30 % polyester, 30 % EME (T400®fibre), 205 g/m²

  • highly flexible, lightweight and breathable
  • comfortable to use: because of its special composition, it transfers moisture from the skin onto the fabric surface; the material does not perspire, feels comfortable on the skin, and is breathable

Luminex 310

85 % polyester, 15 % cotton, 310 g/m²

  • durable polyester/cotton mixture
  • for more demanding use, products with holster pockets
  • crease-resistant and easy to care for
  • DuraClean stain-resistant finish, HI-VIS colours
  • suitable for both indoors and outdoors

MegatecPlus

75 % cotton, 24 % polyester, 1 % antistatic fibre, 310 g/m²

  • multi-protected fabric, extra-soft treatment for improved comfort
  • pleasant and durable
  • protects against heat and flame
  • conducts static electricity; the material is chemical-resistant and tested for protection against electric arc

Fire protected quilted lining

30 % cotton, 35 % viscose FR, 35 % modacrylic, 135 g/m², lining 100 % polyester, 100 g/m²

  • fire protected quilted lining, used in fire protected multi-winter products
  • warm
  • the slippery lining fabric surface facilitates dressing up

Basic wadding

100 % polyester, 60 g/m², 80 g/m²

  • warm basic wadding

Rib-knit cuff

75 % acrylic, 25 % polyester

  • warm and protective

TFT260

65 % polyester, 35 % cotton, 250 g/m²

  • mechanically flexible
  • durable polyester/cotton mixture
  • easy to care for
  • suitable for working in summer or indoors

THINSULATE TM-WADDING

100 % polyester (used only in winter protection wear)

  • comfortable in use: thinner wadding allows achieving the same thermal value as thicker basic wadding
  • very warm, breathable
  • thermal insulation does not deteriorate in the wash; the protection from cold provided by the clothing is retained

YKK-zippers

  • we mainly use YKK – the leading zipper brand on the market

Escalade

46 % cotton, 16 % polyester, 38 % EME (T400®fibre) 293 g/m²

  • highly flexible, durable and breathable 
  • fading in wash is a quality of the fabric 
  • comfortable to use: because of its special composition, it transfers moisture from the skin onto the fabric surface 
  • the material does not perspire, feels comfortable on the skin, and is breathable