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PROTECTING BEYOND EN 469,
GIVING YOU THE ADVANTAGE


Porelle® membranes offer both PU and PTFE bicomponent technologies that can be combined with thermally stable fabrics, either in a 2-layer or multi-layer construction, as a moisture barrier for use in firefighter clothing, gloves or footwear.
 

 

BEYOND EN 469 REQUIREMENTS FOR MOISTURE BARRIERS

The EN 469 standard covers the performance requirements for firefighter clothing.


Our membranes are compliant with the demanding requirements for a moisture barrier construction according to the EN 469 standard. Key requirements related to the performance of the membrane include:

 

  • Resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals – tested in accordance with EN ISO 6530

  • Thermally stable – tested at 180°C

  • Fire resistance – limited flame spread (FR options)

  • Dimensionally stable after wash

  • Waterproof – meeting level 2 requirements

  • Breathable – meeting level 2 requirements for water-vapour resistance (Ret).

 

BEYOND EN 469 REQUIREMENTS FOR MOISTURE BARRIERS

The EN 469 standard covers the performance requirements for firefighter clothing.


Our membranes are compliant with the demanding requirements for a moisture barrier construction according to the EN 469 standard. Key requirements related to the performance of the membrane include:

 

  • Resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals – tested in accordance with EN ISO 6530

  • Thermally stable – tested at 180°C

  • Fire resistance – limited flame spread (FR options)

  • Dimensionally stable after wash

  • Waterproof – meeting level 2 requirements

  • Breathable – meeting level 2 requirements for water-vapour resistance (Ret).