Protective clothing - Ensembles and garments for protection against cold

This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the performance of clothing ensembles (i.e. g two piece suits or coveralls) for protection against the effects of cold environments equal to or below −5°C (see Annex C). These effects comprise not only low air temperatures but also humidity and air velocity.
Requirements and test methods of garments for protection against cool environments are specified in EN 14058.
The protective effects and requirements of footwear, gloves and separate head wear are excluded from the scope of this standard.

Schutzkleidung - Kleidungssysteme und Kleidungsstücke zum Schutz gegen Kälte

Diese Europäische Norm legt die Anforderungen an und die Prüfverfahren für die Gebrauchseigenschaften von Kleidungssystemen (d. h. zweiteilige Anzüge oder einteilige Anzüge) zum Schutz gegen die Auswirkungen von kalten Umgebungen mit Temperaturen von weniger oder gleich −5 °C fest (siehe Anhang C). Diese Effekte umfassen nicht nur niedrige Lufttemperaturen, sondern auch Luftfeuchte und Windgeschwindigkeit.
Anforderungen an und Prüfverfahren für Kleidungsstücke zum Schutz gegen kühle Umgebungen sind in EN 14058 festgelegt.
Die Schutzwirkungen und Anforderungen an Schuhe, Handschuhe sowie eine separate Kopfbedeckung fallen nicht in den Anwendungsbereich dieser Norm.

Habillement de protection - Ensembles vestimentaires et vêtements de protection contre le froid

La présente Norme européenne spécifie des exigences et des méthodes d'essai relatives aux
performances des ensembles vestimentaires (c'est-à-dire tenues deux-pièces ou combinaisons) pour la
protection contre les effets d’environnements froids à des températures inférieures ou égales à −5°C
(voir l’Annexe C). Ces effets comprennent non seulement les basses températures de l’air, mais également
l’humidité et la vitesse de l’air.
Les exigences et les méthodes d’essais relatives aux vêtements de protection contre les environnements
frais sont spécifiées dans l’EN 14058.
Les effets protecteurs des chaussures, des gants et des couvre-chefs indépendants, ainsi que les exigences
s'y rapportant, sont exclus du domaine d'application de la présente norme.

Varovalna obleka - Oblačila in kompleti za zaščito pred mrazom

Ta dokument določa zahteve in preskusne metode za učinkovitost kompletov oblačil (tj. dvodelna obleka ali kombinezon) in kosov oblačil za zaščito proti vplivom mrzlih okolij (glej dodatek B). TI vplivi vključujejo nizke temperature zraka, vlažnost in hitrost vetra. Prodor vode ni obravnavan v tem standardu, vendar lahko prisotnost vode močno vpliva na izolacijo oblačila. V primerih, ko se lahko vpliv vode predvidi, morajo biti oblačila ocenjena skladno s standardom EN 343. Zaščitni vplivi in zahteve za obutev, rokavice in ločena pokrivala ne spadajo na področje uporabe tega standarda. Za te vplive se uporabljajo standardi za posamezne izdelke.

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Protective clothing - Ensembles and garments for protection against cold
Schutzkleidung - Kleidungssysteme und Kleidungsstücke zum Schutz gegen Kälte
Vêtements de protection - Ensembles vestimentaires et articles d'habillement de
protection contre le froid
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 342:2017
ICS:
13.340.10 Varovalna obleka Protective clothing
SIST EN 342:2018 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 342
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
November 2017
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.340.10 Supersedes EN 342:2004
English Version
Protective clothing - Ensembles and garments for
protection against cold

Vêtements de protection - Ensembles vestimentaires et Schutzkleidung - Kleidungssysteme und

articles d'habillement de protection contre le froid Kleidungsstücke zum Schutz gegen Kälte

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 4 September 2017.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels

© 2017 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 342:2017 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

4 Performance assessment and requirements ........................................................................................ 9

4.1 General requirements and innocuousness ............................................................................................ 9

4.1.1 General requirements ................................................................................................................................... 9

4.1.2 Innocuousness .................................................................................................................................................. 9

4.2 Resultant effective thermal insulation I ............................................................................................ 9

cler

4.3 Air permeability, AP ....................................................................................................................................... 9

4.4 Resistance to water penetration, WP .................................................................................................... 10

4.5 Water vapour resistance, Ret and thermal resistance R ............................................................. 10

4.6 Mechanical and physical properties ..................................................................................................... 10

4.6.1 Tear resistance of outer shell material ................................................................................................ 10

4.6.2 Burst strength of knitted outer shell .................................................................................................... 10

4.6.3 Flexibility of coated or laminated material ........................................................................................ 10

4.7 Dimensional change due to cleaning..................................................................................................... 10

5 Pretreatment ................................................................................................................................................. 11

6 Test methods ................................................................................................................................................. 11

6.1 Sampling .......................................................................................................................................................... 11

6.2 General requirements and innocuousness ......................................................................................... 11

6.2.1 General requirements ................................................................................................................................ 11

6.2.2 Innocuousness ............................................................................................................................................... 11

6.3 Resultant effective thermal insulation I ......................................................................................... 11

cler

6.4 Air permeability, AP .................................................................................................................................... 11

6.5 Resistance to water penetration, WP .................................................................................................... 12

6.6 Water vapour resistance, R and thermal resistance R ............................................................... 12

et ct

6.7 Mechanical and physical properties ..................................................................................................... 12

6.7.1 Tear resistance of outer shell material ................................................................................................ 12

6.7.2 Burst strength of knitted outer shell material .................................................................................. 12

6.7.3 Flexibility of coated and laminated material ..................................................................................... 12

6.8 Dimensional change due to cleaning..................................................................................................... 12

7 Size designation ............................................................................................................................................ 12

8 Marking and care labelling ....................................................................................................................... 12

9 Information supplied by the manufacturer ........................................................................................ 13

Annex A (informative) Significant changes between this document and the previous edition .... 14

Annex B (normative) Standard clothing for the testing of protective clothing against cold ......... 15

Annex C (informative) Temperature ranges of utility ................................................................................. 17

Annex D (normative) Calibration and measurements for resultant effective thermal

insulation ........................................................................................................................................................ 19

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Annex E (normative) Calibration garments A, B and C ................................................................................. 20

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC aimed to be covered ............................................... 23

Annex ZB (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the

Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment aimed to be covered .............. 24

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 25

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European foreword

This document (EN 342:2017) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 162 “Protective

clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by May 2018, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by May 2018.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 342:2004.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annexes ZA and ZB, which are an integral part of

this document.

Regarding the most significant changes that have been made in this new edition, see Annex A.

According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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Introduction

This document is published to achieve a common basis in Europe for requirements and test methods for

protective clothing ensembles and garments against cold in the interest of manufacturers, test institutes

and end-users. The measured properties and their subsequent classification are intended to ensure an

adequate protection level under different user conditions. Thermal insulation of the ensemble or

garment and the air permeability are the essential properties to be tested and marked on the label.

Thermal insulation is the most important property and it is measured by using a full-sized thermal

manikin with the ensemble or garment and accompanying standard clothing in order to account for the

effect of layers, fit, drape, coverage and shape.

In this respect this standard differs from many other standards specifying only material properties. The

insulation is tested with complete ensembles and garments after a defined pretreatment ensuring that

processing the garment considers mechanical aspects making tests like flexibility or abrasion

unnecessary. It should be recognized that ensembles and garments in frequent use can lose significant

insulation capacity due to laundering and wear. In general high quality products and well maintained

clothing are less affected in this respect.

Wind can considerably increase convective heat losses. Therefore, the air permeability of the outer

garment material is an important factor to be taken into account in relation to the protection of the

wearer against cold.

In cold conditions as defined by the standard the possible exposure to water is seldom and considered

to be limited, therefore this standard contains only optional requirements to water penetration. In case

the exposure to water is not limited, EN 343 applies.
can be used to assess temperature ranges according
The resultant effective thermal insulation value Icler

to Tables C.1 and C.2. This guidance information for the selection of the appropriate cold protective

garment(s) is one of the benefits, if the resultant effective thermal insulation value I of the garment(s)

cler
has been measured on a thermal manikin.

Sweating should be avoided in continuous cold exposure, since moisture absorption will progressively

reduce insulation. This is best controlled by selecting optimal rather than maximal insulation and

flexible, adjustable garments rather than fixed and closed ensembles. It is more efficient to get rid of

heat and moisture by ventilation of clothing through adjustable openings and button-up, than by

passive diffusion through layers of garments. In some conditions with intermittent exposures (e.g. cold

store work) or in conditions close to and above 0 °C the water vapour resistance value of fabrics

become increasingly important and fabrics with a low value can contribute to improved heat balance

and thermal comfort.
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1 Scope

This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the performance of clothing

ensembles (i.e. g two piece suits or coveralls) for protection against the effects of cold environments

equal to or below −5°C (see Annex C). These effects comprise not only low air temperatures but also

humidity and air velocity.

Requirements and test methods of garments for protection against cool environments are specified in

EN 14058.

The protective effects and requirements of footwear, gloves and separate head wear are excluded from

the scope of this standard.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 20811:1992, Textiles — Determination of resistance to water penetration — Hydrostatic pressure test

EN ISO 4674-1:2016, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Determination of tear resistance — Part 1:

Constant rate of tear methods (ISO 4674-1:2016)

EN ISO 9237:1995, Textiles — Determination of permeability of fabrics to air (ISO 9237:1995)

EN ISO 11092:2014, Textiles — Physiological effects — Measurement of thermal and water-vapour

resistance under steady-state conditions (sweating guarded-hotplate test) (ISO 11092:2014)

EN ISO 13688:2013, Protective clothing — General requirements (ISO 13688:2013)

EN ISO 13938-1:1999, Textiles — Bursting properties of fabrics — Part 1: Hydraulic method for

determination of bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-1:1999)

EN ISO 13938-2:1999, Textiles — Bursting properties of fabrics — Part 2: Pneumatic method for

determination of bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-2:1999)

EN ISO 15831:2004, Clothing — Physiological effects — Measurement of thermal insulation by means of a

thermal manikin (ISO 15831:2004)
ISO 4675:2017, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Low-temperature bend test
ISO 7000:2014, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Registered symbols
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
cold environment

environment characterized by the combination of humidity and wind (wind-chill effect) at air

temperature equal to or less than −5 °C
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3.2
garment

individual component of a clothing ensemble covering a part of the body, except separate garment for

head, hands and feet and providing protection against hypothermia
3.3
ensemble

clothing consisting of a two-piece suit or one-piece suit (coverall) or a number of garments covering the

body, except separate garment for head, hands and feet and providing protection against hypothermia

3.4
thermal lining
non-watertight layer providing thermal insulation
3.5
thermal resistance
insulation

temperature difference between the two faces of a material divided by the resultant heat flux per unit

area in the direction of the gradient

Note 1 to entry: It is a quantity specific to textile materials or composites which determines the dry heat flux

across a given area in response to a steady applied temperature gradient. The dry heat flux can consist of one or

more conductive, convective and radiant components.

Note 2 to entry: The thermal resistance is expressed in square metres kelvin per watt.

[SOURCE: EN ISO 11092:2014, 2.1]
3.6
water vapour resistance

water-vapour pressure difference between the two faces of a material divided by the resultant

evaporative heat flux per unit area in the direction of the gradient

Note 1 to entry: It is a quantity specific to textile materials or composites, which determines the “latent”

evaporative heat flux across a given area in response to a steady applied water-vapour pressure gradient. The

evaporative heat flux can consist of both diffusive and convective components.

Note 2 to entry: The water-vapour resistance is expressed in square metres pascal per watt.

[SOURCE: EN ISO 11092:2014, 2.2]
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3.7
water-vapour permeability index
ratio of thermal and water-vapour resistances in accordance with Formula (1):
iS × (1)
where
S = 60 Pa/K

Note 1 to entry: The water-vapour permeability index is dimensionless and has values between 0 and 1. A value

of 0 implies that the material is water-vapour impermeable; that is, it has infinite water-vapour resistance, and a

material with a value of 1 has both the thermal resistance and water-vapour resistance of an air layer of the same

thickness.
[SOURCE: EN ISO 11092:2014, 2.3]
3.8
resultant effective thermal insulation
cler

thermal insulation from skin to outer clothing surface under defined conditions measured with or

calculated for a moving manikin determined in relation to the naked body surface area

Note 1 to entry: Icler is expressed in square metres Kelvin per watt.
3.9
resistance to water penetration

hydrostatic pressure supported by a material as a measure of the opposition to the passage of water

through material
Note 1 to entry: WP is expressed in pascal.
3.10
air permeability

velocity of an air flow passing perpendicularly through a test specimen under specified conditions of

test area, pressure drop and time
Note 1 to entry: AP is expressed in millimetre per second.
[SOURCE: EN ISO 9237:1995, 3.1]
3.11
outer shell material
outermost material of which the protective clothing is made
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4 Performance assessment and requirements
4.1 General requirements and innocuousness
4.1.1 General requirements
When tested in accordance with 6.2.1 the following requirements shall be met:

— the garment shall not have rough, sharp or hard surfaces that irritate or injure the user;

— the jacket/coat or coverall shall be closable up to the collar or neckband;

— the jacket/coat or coverall shall be long enough to cover the tops of the trousers;

— external pockets intended to be used in wet conditions (see 4.4) shall be closable;

— closures, such as slide fasteners, fasteners, buttons etc. shall not open inadvertently;

— slide fasteners shall lock when completely closed.

In situations where the comfort can be reduced by the weight of the garment, preliminary wearing tests

are recommended.
4.1.2 Innocuousness

When tested in accordance with 6.2.2 the requirements of EN ISO 13688:2013, 4.2, shall be met with

regard to innocuousness.
4.2 Resultant effective thermal insulation Icler

The resultant effective thermal insulation shall be calculated by Formula (2) and shall have a minimum

value of 0,265 m K/W when measured in accordance with 6.3:
(2)
I I − I
cler tr ar
where

I is the total thermal insulation from skin to ambient atmosphere, including clothing and

boundary air layer, under defined conditions measured with a manikin moving its legs and

arms under the conditions defined in EN ISO 15831:2004 in m K/W;

I is the result total thermal insulation of the boundary air layer with a manikin moving under

the conditions defined in EN ISO 15831:2004 in m K/W.

NOTE For temperature ranges of utility of the garment ensemble considering wearing time and wind speed,

see Annex C.
4.3 Air permeability, AP

When tested in accordance with 6.4, the air permeability AP shall be in accordance with Table 1.

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Table 1 — Classification of air permeability AP
AP mm/s Class
AP > 100 1
5 < AP ≤ 100 2
AP ≤ 5 3

NOTE 1 Class 1 material layers of a garment will be considered as appropriate for low air velocities of less than

1 m/s as e.g. in cold indoor environments.

NOTE 2 Class 2 material layers will be considered as appropriate for air velocities of less than 5 m/s.

NOTE 3 Class 3 material layers are appropriate for high air velocities ≥ 5 m/s as e.g. common in outdoor

activities.
4.4 Resistance to water penetration, WP

If the manufacturer claims in his information leaflet resistance to water penetration, the material shall

have a minimum value of 8 000 Pa when tested according to 6.5.
4.5 Water vapour resistance, Ret and thermal resistance R

If the manufacturer claims protection against water penetration as in 4.4, the water vapour resistance

R shall be measured in accordance with 6.6. The water vapour resistance R of the combination of all

et et

layers of the garment together shall be less than 55 m Pa/W. If any individual water vapour resistance

value exceeds 55 m Pa/W, the thermal resistance (R ) according to EN ISO 11092:2014 shall be

measured and the water-vapour permeability index i shall be determined in accordance with

EN ISO 11092:2014 and shall be ≥ 0,15.
4.6 Mechanical and physical properties
4.6.1 Tear resistance of outer shell material

When tested in accordance with 6.7.1, the tear resistance of the outer shell material (excluding knitted

materials) shall be at minimum 20 N in both orthogonal directions of the material for each specimen.

For materials with an elongation of more than 50 %, this requirement is not applicable.

4.6.2 Burst strength of knitted outer shell

When tested in accordance with 6.7.2 using a 50 cm test area, the burst strength of knitted outer

material shall have a minimum of 100 kPa or, using a 7,3 cm test area, shall have a minimum of

200 kPa.
4.6.3 Flexibility of coated or laminated material

If clothing is intended to be used in air temperatures below −50 °C flexibility testing shall be done

according to 6.7.3. No cracks shall appear at the fold.
4.7 Dimensional change due to cleaning

The dimensional change due to cleaning shall be assessed in accordance with 6.8. The dimensional

change due to cleaning shall meet the requirements in accordance with EN ISO 13688:2013, 5.3.

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5 Pretreatment

The specimens used for the tests specified in 6.2 to 6.5 shall be pretreated by cleaning, which shall be in

line with the manufacturer’s instructions on the basis of standardized processes.

If the number of cleaning cycles is not specified, the tests shall be carried out – in case of laundering

after 5 laundering cycles (one laundering cycle consisting of one washing and one drying), or – in case

of dry cleaning after 5 cycles of dry cleaning. This shall be reflected in the information supplied by the

manufacturer.

If the manufacturer’s instructions indicate that both cleaning methods are allowed, the test specimen

shall undergo the laundering procedure only.

NOTE Manufacturer’s instructions typically indicate one or several of the various methods and processes of

EN ISO 6330, EN ISO 3175, EN ISO 15797 and a qualification label according to EN ISO 30023 or equivalent as

standardized processes for cleaning.
6 Test methods
6.1 Sampling

Specimens shall be taken from the garment or, if this is not possible, from the material or materials used

in the finished garment. Size and shape shall be as required for each test procedure.

6.2 General requirements and innocuousness
6.2.1 General requirements
The general requirements shall be assessed by visual inspection and by hand.
6.2.2 Innocuousness

The innocuousness of the protective clothing shall be tested according to EN ISO 13688:2013, 4.2.

6.3 Resultant effective thermal insulation I
cler

The resultant effective thermal insulation shall be measured with a moving manikin calibrated

according to Annex D. The test procedure shall be in accordance with EN ISO 15831:2004, and

calculations shall be carried out according to the parallel method as given in EN ISO 15831:2004. Tests

may be carried out on one clothing ensemble.

The resultant effective thermal insulation of the protective clothing ensemble shall be measured with

standard underwear C as specified by the manufacturer. If the manufacturer doesn`t specify any

underwear, standard underwear B (see Table B.1) shall be used.
Garments shall be tested with standard ensemble R as specified in Table B.1.

During the test with underwear B or a garment the manikin shall not be dressed with any hood not

attached to the garment, gloves or boots other than the standard items.
6.4 Air permeability, AP

Air permeability shall be measured from outside to inside in accordance with EN ISO 9237:1995 as the

arithmetic mean value out of 10 specimens. The mean value shall be used for classification of the

garment. Measurements shall be carried out at a pressure differential of 100 Pa and a test area of

20 cm .

In case that the composite material cannot be tested in one piece because of e.g. thick multilayer

samples, it is necessary to separate the individual components and measure the component with the

lowest value.
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6.5 Resistance to water penetration, WP

5 specimens of the watertight layer of the garment shall be tested in accordance with EN 20811:1992,

with an increase of water pressure of (980 ± 50) Pa/min.

The result of the test is the lowest individual value, in Pa, of penetration of the first water drop on

material.
6.6 Water vapour resistance, R and thermal resistance R
et ct
3 specimens shall be tested in accordance with EN ISO 11092:2014.
6.7 Mechanical and physical properties
6.7.1 Tear resistance of outer shell material

10 specimens shall be tested in accordance with EN ISO 4674-1:2016, Method A. The testing speed of

the moving jaw is (100 ± 10) mm/min.
6.7.2 Burst strength of knitted outer shell material

5 specimens shall be tested in accordance with EN ISO 13938-1:1999 or EN ISO 13938-2:1999. The

lowest value shall be noted.
6.7.3 Flexibility of coated and laminated material

Four specimens shall be tested at – 50 °C (± 2°C) in accordance with ISO 4675:2017.

6.8 Dimensional change due to cleaning
Testing shall be in accordance with EN ISO 13688:2013, 5.3.
7 Size designation
The size designation shall be in accordance with EN ISO 13688:2013, Clause 6.
8 Marking and care labelling

Marking and care labelling shall be in accordance with EN ISO 13688:2013, Clause 7.

The pictogram indicating that protection against cold is offered shall be as follows with the appropriate

performance levels added:
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Y(B)/Y(C)/Y(R) I in m ·K/W of the ensemble (with
cler
underwear B or with underwear C of
the manufacturer) or of the single
garment (with standard clothing R)
AP air permeability class
WP Water penetration, optional
Figure 1 — Protection against cold (ISO 7000-2412)

NOTE X indicates that the garment has not been submitted to testing. If the water penetration WP has not

been tested, because it is irrelevant for the intended use of the garment, on the label WP will be replaced by X.

9 Information supplied by the manufacturer
The information supplied with the protective
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