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Regular and appropriate care of TEXPORT clothing will ensure optimal functionality and safety, guaranteeing a long service life for the material. Please comply therefore with the care instructions attached to the clothing in question.

General care instructions

General care instructions for TEXPORT products can be found in the supplied user information and downloaded here.

Also find several different and detailed recommendations from our material manufacturers concerning the care and laundry of the clothings.

GORE®, GORE-TEX®, WINDSTOPPER® and AIRLOCK® are brands of the W.L. Gore & Associates DuPontTM®, Nomex® and Kevlar® and are registered trademarks or trademarks from E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or by its partners. PBI® and PBI® Matrix are registered brands from PBI Performance Products, Inc.


Washing

  • Wash in washing machine (at 40 degrees, other temperatures where stated)

  • Bar below a washtub: Easy-care or delicate wash cycle (at 40 degrees, other temperatures where stated)

  • Double bar below a washtub: Extremely delicate washing - only delicate or wool wash cycle (at 40 degrees, other temperatures where stated)

  • Do not wash

Bleaching

  • Do not bleach

Ironing

  • Do not iron hot (caution when ironing with steam)

  • Iron moderately hot

  • Iron hot

  • Do not iron

Dry-cleaning

  • Cleaning with Perchloroethylene

  • Bar below a circle: Gentle dry-cleaning with Perchloroethylene (i.e. the mechanical stress, added moisture and/or the temperature should be restricted)

  • No chemical dry-cleaning

Drying

  • Dry in drier at low temperatures (gentle)

  • Dry in drier at normal/high temperatures

  • Do not dry in clothes dryer

Sizes

We use various size systems here at TEXPORT® to ensure that your TEXPORT® clothing fits properly.

Figurines are available for special sizes with which any person can be measured. How that works is also shown (see forms below for size determination). You can also complete and print out these forms yourself.

Repair-Service

If it ever happens that your high-quality TEXPORT® functional clothing gets damaged during the hard daily work, no problem: We will gladly repair it, that is part of our professional TEXPORT® repair service.

Please send us your cleaned TEXPORT® clothing by post, enclosing a repair note. Fill in the repair note with your information and the type of repair required. We will immediately implement the necessary repairs and then send your TEXPORT® clothing back to you.

Repairs to your TEXPORT® functional clothing will be charged at cost price. Your daily security and comfort are of course our main concern!

Service Repair Ticket to fill in

If you cannot temporarily do without your TEXPORT® clothing:
You can temporarily repair small tears and rents with the GORE-TEX® repair set, so to speak as "first aid".

However, to ensure your functional clothing provides you with long-term protection, you should send it in to TEXPORT® for professional repairs.

Request a repair set

Delivery of TEXPORT clothing for repairs, together with the repair note.

Simply send us your goods to the appropriate adress. Do you have goods to be returned (samples, repairs, etc.) and dispatch is from within Germany? Then simply use our service location in Germany in order to save forwarding costs.

TEXPORT HandelsGmbH
Franz Sauer Straße 30
5020 Salzburg
Österreich

TEXPORT HandelsGmbH
Haydnstrasse 6
83395 Freilassing
DEUTSCHLAND

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Firefighting protective
clothing

  • Service life

    In general, there are no legal replacement rules for firefighting clothing as is the case for e.g. helmets or straps. Service life is greatly dependent on the actual level of use. In most cases, clothing in the sector of voluntary fire brigades has a longer service life than that of professional fire brigades as the professionals tend to use their clothing more frequently.

    Rule of thumb (without guarantee): An average service life of ca. 10 years. This is calculated based on the various levels of use and stresses recorded by fire brigades and institutions.

    Hint: Once 10 years have elapsed, consideration should be given to using the latest technologies!

  • Impregnation

    Protective clothing at TEXPORT is usually impregnated with fluorocarbon (FC). Rule of thumb: Clothing should be re-impregnated after 5 washes. The surface material impregnation has no effect on the water tightness of the clothing.

    This results solely from the membrane. If the surface material is not treated, the fabric can absorb more water which leads to the clothing gaining in weight.

    Hint: We recommend impregnation exclusively with FC resins.

  • Cleaning & Care

    The correct cleaning and care of your protective clothing is very important. Correct treatment guarantees optimal protection and prolongs the service life of the clothing. It is therefore essential to comply with the care instructions.

  • Safety vest exemption

    Many European countries have not yet issued any statements on this topic. In Germany specifically, this topic is uniformly regulated for the whole of the Federal Republic by the DGUV paper (German Social Accident Insurance).

    This paper refers to Appendix B, EN 469:2005, which regulates the minimum quantity and positioning of reflective stripes. This DGUV paper specifies that persons are exempted from wearing warning vests in secured accident areas.

    Other countries are already taking this topic into consideration, further developments are to be expected.

GORE-TEX® clothing

  • Washing

    In general, GORE-TEX® membrane can be washed at 60°C! Please refer to the enclosed user information of the relevant clothing articles for the precise care instructions.

  • Repairs

    You can repair holes or tears that result during operations using the GORE-TEX® repair set.

    However, in order to ensure full functionality of your clothing again, we recommend that you send the clothing to our TEXPORT® Service Team wherever possible for repairs.

    Order the repair set from GORE-TEX® just now.

Standards

  • Standards

    The information provided here about various European standards (EN) is not complete and is intended only to provide a general overview of the contents of the respective standards. For more detailed information, please contact a standards institute. 

     EN 340    Protective clothing - General requirements
     EN 343     Protective clothing ― Protection against rain  
     EN 443 Helmets for fire fighting in buildings and other structures
     EN 469 Protective clothing for firefighters ― Performance requirements for protective clothing for firefighting
     EN 471   High-visibility warning clothing for professional use ― Test methods and requirements
     EN 659 Protective gloves for firefighters
     EN 1149-1 Protective clothing – Electrostatic properties – Part 1: Test method for measurement of surface resistivity 
     EN 1149-3 Protective clothing - Electrostatic properties – Part 3: Test methods for measurement of charge decay
     EN 1149-5 Protective clothing ― Electrostatic properties – Part 5: Material performance and design requirements
     EN 11611 Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes
     EN 11612 Protective clothing ― Clothing to protect against heat and flame
     EN 13034 Protective clothing against liquid chemicals ― Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (Type 6 and Type PB [6] equipment)
     EN 13911 Protective clothing for firefighters - Requirements and test methods for fire hoods for firefighters 
     EN 14058 Protective clothing - Garments for protection against cool environments
     EN 14116 Protective clothing ― Protection against heat and flame ― Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing
     EN 1498 Personal fall protection equipment ― Rescue loops
     EN 15090 Footwear for firefighters
     EN 15614 Protective clothing for firefighters ― Laboratory test methods and performance reqirements for wildland firefighters
     EN 50286 Electrical insulating protective clothing for work on low-voltage installations
     EN 61482-1/2 Live working - Protective clothing against the termal hazards of an electric arc - Part 1-2: Test methods - Method 2: Determination of arc protection class of material and clothing by using a constrained and directed arc (box test) (IEC 61482-1-2:2007)

Other

  • Sizes

    Clothing is only good if it fits properly. We have invested a lot over the past years specifically in this area to supply you with optimally fitting clothing.

    Size determination at the customers is implemented by means of sizing sets provided for this purpose. Customised products are possible by providing the relevant dimensions.

  • Wicking barrier

    The original water and oil-repelling impregnation of the surface material will decrease in effect after several washes or longer periods of wear. Rain and other liquids can be drawn into the interior and the insulating lining via the seams.

    Wear comfort drops rapidly with wet inner linings, the clothing increases in weight and there is even a risk of scalding when used in the firefighting sector.

    This is why Texport® uses specially developed suction seals in the front, arm and seam areas. These permanently prevent the penetration of liquids via the hem seams. Texport® uses suction seals in both the firefighting (with flame-retardant materials) and workwear sectors.

    Example: Front closure: The jacket closure is covered by two panels (double cover trim) and functions like a rain gutter. The lateral penetration of water is thus prevented.

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General information on usage, storage, cleaning and repair of TEXPORT firefighting protective clothing as per EN 469.

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