ISO 15797 PDF

EN ISO is your guarantee that the products can withstand industrial washing and drying processes without problems. The testing procedure must simulate. ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work. ISO (): Testing workwear for suitability for tough industrial laundering conditions – standardised washing and drying procedures.

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EN ISO – Your clothes can easily tolerate industrial wash

The properties are important for the use of workwear and protective clothing and can be negatively affected during care treatment. The symbols suitable for the items of clothing are selected after specific properties have been tested. However, it should still always be clean, retain its form and colour for a long time, and above all maintain its varied functions long term – even after frequent wear and the many washes that result from this. Together, all components result in the following example care labels:.

Manufacturers and suppliers of workwear can use a label code for care that has been specially developed for professional laundries to ensure that the clothing is optimally treated. Fresh momentum for members and customers New processes for cleaning high-visibility Tumble drying is labelled with a hexagon inside of a square.

The textiles, which have to be treated in laundries without losing their functions, must therefore be tested in advance to find out if they are suitable for industrial reprocessing and also labelled accordingly. Before these care symbols can be attached to the items of clothing, however, defined properties must first be tested using defined test washing procedures.

Care labelling for workwear

The big question is: By using ISOtest conditions are much closer to the real-life conditions of an industrial laundry. New test method developed for hand disinfection.


Further information is available from: This test method was not a reliable indicator of whether the garment would resist or suitably perform against the industrial washing and finishing processes prevalent for the workwear business, globally. Press releases 80 years and still going strong! Liquid Chemical Splash EN Normally, these test washing procedures can only be applied in test laboratories. In the past, parameters or test methods to define the industrial laundry conditions did not exist.

Selecting suitable symbols The symbols suitable for the items of clothing are selected after specific properties have been tested.

Label for professional industrial laundry A rectangular box with the word PRO written in capital letters and in negative lettering. The rate of ageing of a workwear differs significantly between industrial and domestic washing.

Home International Press Contact Downloads 0. However, it does not list any requirements for the respective properties, such as dimensional change, colour fastness, or the fraying of seams, for example.

Various properties can be taken into account, depending on the material, structure, and use of the article. This label shows whether an item is suitable for care in a professional laundry. The standard does not go so far as to provide an evaluation scale or criteria on suitability for industrial laundry. For this purpose, the Hohenstein Institute has developed a catalogue of requirements which can be used to assign suitable symbols to an article. Determination of Arc Rating EN Individual symbols for industrial washing and drying procedures As the washing procedures in commercial laundries are much more complex than those in domestic laundry, and each laundry also uses individual washing procedures, results can differ substantially between them.

By carrying out tests on shrinkage, colour fastness and all other critical parameters that a garment is desired to meet. When workwear is prepared in commercial laundries, all processing steps must be adjusted to the specific requirements of the respective workwear, from sorting to specific washing and drying procedures.


These items of clothing can also be awarded the Hohenstein label for care labelling for workwear.

EN ISO 15797

15779 the requirements are met, the Hohenstein label for care labelling in commercial laundries is awarded. Request a Sample Get an Estimate. The figures in the box for the washing symbol correspond to one of the 8 washing procedures described in ISO Together, all components result in the following example care labels: The Hohenstein Institute has developed a catalogue of requirements that can be used to competently assign the symbols according to the articles tested.

ISO now fills this void. Washing symbol An example of a washing symbol. Nor does it state a recommended number of washes. The different treatment conditions in industrial laundries compared to domestic laundry primarily result from the size of the machine, the organisation of the washing procedure, the use of detergents and auxiliary agents, and efficient drying methods. Previously the only internationally recognised test method for washing was the ISO on a domestic scale.

Drying symbols 1 Tunnel finisher Tunnel finishing is displayed in a square that is split into 3 equal rectangles. The selected washing procedure is displayed in reverse. Symbol components for professional industrial laundry The care symbols for washing and 1579 in commercial laundries consist of several individual 115797.

ISO method of washing gives clear procedures for testing workwear to ensure it will be of a suitable quality sio customers leasing workwear from various industrial laundries around the globe.