Classification of thermoregulatory properties

This Technical Report outlines test methods available for the measurement of thermoregulatory properties of textile materials for use in clothing, and provides guidance on the most suitable methods for selection where choices are available to the user.
The document also provides classification of the thermoregulatory properties in three performance levels.
This Technical Report excludes consideration for the thermoregulatory properties of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clothing items or textile products for which a standard already specifies a particular requirement.
This Technical Report excludes also phase change materials (PCM) and similar smart materials for thermoregulation, for which CEN/TR 16298 may give better guidance.

Klassifizierung von thermoregulierenden Eigenschaften

Classement des propriétés de thermorégulation

Le présent Rapport technique indique les méthodes d'essai disponibles pour le mesurage des propriétés de
thermorégulation des matières textiles utilisées dans les vêtements et fournit des recommandations
concernant les méthodes les mieux adaptées, lorsque plusieurs choix s'offrent à l'utilisateur.
Ce Rapport technique propose également une classification des propriétés de thermorégulation en trois
niveaux de performance.
Le présent Rapport technique exclut l'étude des propriétés de thermorégulation des équipements de
protection individuelle (ÉPI) et des vêtements ou produits textiles pour lesquels une norme spécifie déjà une
exigence spécifique.
Le présent Rapport technique exclut également les matières à changement de phase (MCP) et les matières
intelligentes de thermorégulation similaires, pour lesquels le Rapport technique CEN/TR 16298 peut donner
de meilleures orientations

Klasifikacija termoregulacijskih lastnosti

To tehnično poročilo določa preskusne metode, ki so na voljo za merjenje termoregulacijskih lastnosti tekstilnih materialov za uporabo pri oblačilih, in podaja smernice glede najprimernejših metod za izbiranje, kjer ima uporabnik možnost izbire. Poleg tega dokument razvršča termoregulacijske lastnosti v tri ravni funkcionalnosti. To tehnično poročilo izključuje obravnavo termoregulacijskih lastnosti osebne zaščitne opreme (PPE) in oblačil ali tekstilnih izdelkov, za katere standard že vsebuje določeno zahtevo. To tehnično poročilo izključuje tudi fazno spremenljive materiale (PCM) in podobne pametne materiale za termoregulacijo, za katere so podane smernice v standardu CEN/TR 16298.

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SIST-TP CEN/TR 16422:2013
Klasifikacija termoregulacijskih lastnosti
Classification of thermoregulatory properties
Klassifizierung von thermoregulierenden Eigenschaften
Classement des propriétés de thermorégulation
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: CEN/TR 16422:2012
59.080.30 Tkanine Textile fabrics
SIST-TP CEN/TR 16422:2013 en
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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CEN/TR 16422


October 2012
ICS 59.080.30
English Version
Classification of thermoregulatory properties
Classement des propriétés de thermorégulation Klassifizierung von thermoregulierenden Eigenschaften

This Technical Report was approved by CEN on 27 August 2012. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 248.

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Contents Page
Foreword .3
Introduction .4
1 Scope .5
2 Normative references .5
3 Terms and definitions .5
4 Test methods .7
5 Performance levels of material properties . 11
6 Marking . 18
Annex A (informative) Examples of application . 19
Annex B (informative) Liquid sweat transport and liquid sweat buffering. 23
Bibliography . 31


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CEN/TR 16422:2012 (E)
This document (CEN/TR 16422:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 248 “Textiles and
textile products”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI.
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent
rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

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CEN/TR 16422:2012 (E)
This Technical Report has been developed to help retailers, manufacturers and consumers with the evaluation
of thermoregulatory properties of textiles, and selection of the most appropriate methods to define their
individual material performance requirements.
In order to encourage the use of the widest possible selection of materials and technologies, this report takes
the form of advice and guidance on the tests or groups of tests which would verify the defined performance
characteristics of a material or a product composite. It summarises the scope and application of the test
described, and provides an indication of suggested range of results for the referred test method or methods to
allow the user to grade performance of the material under evalua

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