If the COEX® fabric is stained or soiled, and the stains are not completely removed, it must be known that the residual substances could compromise the flameproofing properties of the
For information on the regeneration and maintenance of fireproof fabrics, consult the UNI EN ISO 6330:2012 standard (maintenance for domestic washing), the BS 5651:1989 standard (maintenance for domestic washing), the UNI EN ISO 10528 standard (maintenance for industrial washing) and the UNI EN ISO 3175 standard (dry cleaning).
If the fabric is washed following the recommended procedures, the fire resistance of the fabric is guaranteed throughout the normal life cycle of the fabric. The life span of the fabric varies according to the washing conditions.
COEX® fabrics can be washed at home - by carefully following the instructions. It is recommended to perform a special washing, separating it from other fabrics, to avoid contamination with non-fireproof fibres.
It is possible to use normal detergents, but you must be sure that they do NOT contain fabric softeners. The softeners can cover the fabric of a layer that inhibits its fireproof properties.
Softeners can also act as fuel in the event of a fire. Bleach and hydrogen peroxide are allowed instead. Always check the label of the garment first.
It is recommended to use deionised water to wash fireproof fabrics. Tap water can leave residues on the fabrics, compromising their resistance to fire. To avoid this, you can use the UAO softener, instead of normal softener, to remove residual salts.
If necessary, iron or use the dryer at the temperature indicated on the maintenance label.
Dry cleaning is recommended to remove stains.