3M™ Scotchlite™ silver reflective fabric 8940 with high reflection values and excellent washability for high-visibility clothing, especially firefighting garments and flame-resistant workwear.
The 3M™ Scotchlite™ silver reflective fabric 8940 on high-visibility clothing, especially firefighting garments and flame-resistant workwear, helps to enhance the visibility of the wearer at night or in low-light conditions. The material shines white when illuminated, even if the wearer is at the roadside. The product is characterised by a high degree of heat resistance and outstanding durability during use. 3M's reflective fabric is composed of exposed retroreflective glass beads bonded to a durable, inherently flame-retardant 100% aramid fabric with a special bonding layer. It meets ISO 20471 requirements but easily exceeds the minimum reflections values required at the highest performance level, thus greatly improving the visibility of people. As the base fabric is made of aramid fibres, the reflective material does not affect the flame-retardant properties of the garment, and it is renowned for its good long-term flame resistance as per EN 469. For this reason, it is a very good choice for flameproof protective clothing. It offers excellent product quality with simple maintenance. The reflective fabric with its high wear resistance and durability is easily washable at home at 60°C (50 cycles as per ISO 20471) and at 90°C (25 cycles as per ISO 6330 9N) and in industrial laundering applications at 75°C (25 cycles as per ISO 15797). Dry cleaning is also possible (30 cycles as per ISO 3175). The material itself can be used on delicate fabrics. When it comes to tough fabrics, the user can choose any care procedure. Another advantage: The material is available in various widths and can be printed on, embroidered on, embossed or used for piping or stamping parts. This means that individual designs can be implemented easily. In addition, the retroreflective properties of the material are independent of the grain on the garment and achieve a good impact even when wet. This means good visibility is ensured for many angles of incidence and even in poor weather conditions. The patented glass bead technology of 3M ensures a very textile appearance, making the fabric flexible and light and creating a high degree of wear comfort. The 3M™ Scotchlite™ brand is known for its high quality. 3M is one of the leading providers of reflective materials worldwide, offering extensive expertise and a wide array of safety solutions. The proven services provided by this multi-technology company include customer support in design development and identification of qualified partners, among other things.