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Comfort and flexibility based on the accordion principle!
Transfer of the multi-width character to movement-intense zones in the shoulder and back areas. Moves easily with the wearer and adapts ideally to various shoulder widths. Microfine pores ensure better circulation and a pleasant climate inside the garment.
Elastane fibres are highly elastic and can reach up to seven times their original length. After being stretched, the fibres retract to their original length. Usually, the elastane is mixed with other fibres to enhance their properties with the elasticity of elastane. The functional properties of elastane make these highly elastic fibres highly interesting for the sports sector: fast drying, precise fitting and the material keeps its shape. These are exactly the same functions that workwear needs to fulfil. Elastane ensures that our workwear stays in shape and allows absolute flexibility. The combination of cotton and elastane is a guarantee for flexibility and a sense of well-being. The natural benefits of cotton – soft, kind to skin and enormously moisture-absorbing – mixed with elastane and its elastic properties make cotton textiles less likely to crease, and ensure that they are lightweight and fast drying.
Care: Materials that contain elastane should be washed with a mild detergent. Always check the care instructions on the label before drying and ironing.
Synthetically produced fibres that are extremely elastic
Elastomultiester is a generic term for elastic, spun bi-component fibres. The single filaments of these fibres comprise two different partially endless fibres, which in turn are made of two different polyester polymers. This special composition achieves a superior elastic and rebound behaviour. Excellent material stability, low shrinkage, easy-care and wash-and-wear are the greatest advantages of textiles with Elastomultiester. In particular, we produce workwear with Elastomultiester for the gastronomy and health sectors.
ELTEN AIR-FLEX is a proven, further refined damping system that ensures optimised impact absorption especially in the heel area. At the same time, the system prevents joint degeneration and slipped disc problems.
Heel damping system
The system offers the optimum support and energy absorption of the foot by means of stable impact protection in the heel area. It reduces the energy exerted when walking, ensures even roll-off movements and helps to correct incorrect movements of the foot. This specifically improves propulsion and step stabilisation on different floorings.
Weather protection is one of the central properties of high-quality workwear. Permanent protection against poor weather in the respective work environment is the goal. At the same time, durability and wear-resistance are decisive for us on a day-to-day basis to satisfy the specific requirements at work. Certification in compliance with DIN EN 343:2003 is therefore decisive for weatherproof clothing by engelbert strauss.
EN 381-5 Cut protection class 1 Form A KWF Profi tested and FPA certified
e.s. protective clothing according to EN 381-5 protects the wearer against leg injuries resulting from cuts caused by manual chainsaws.
The standard EN 381 defines the special requirements made of protective clothing for users of manual chainsaws; part 5 addresses the specific leg protection requirements.
Cut protection clothing is classified according to chain speeds up to which the protection exists. Cut protection class 1 corresponds to a chain speed of 20 m/s.
The shape of cut protection trousers provides information about the areas of the leg that are to be protected. Shape A is typical for cut protection trousers in the forestry field – the front part of the leg is equipped with cut protection material. Form A: partially protects both feet; the protection starts more than 5 cm above the lower side of the leg and ends at least 20 cm above the crotch seam, goes 5 cm into the inside of the right leg and 5 cm into the outer part of the left leg.
e.s. cut protection trousers bear the KWF Profi symbol and are FPA-certified. Only work equipment and protective clothing that have been fully tested by the Curatorship for Forest Operation and Forestry are given this symbol. They meet all state-of-the-art requirements. This includes efficiency and occupational safety standards, ergonomics and environmental compatibility. The tests comprise extensive technical measurements, forestry application tests and practical surveys. If the result is positive, the responsible test committee makes a decision to award the ‘FPA-recognised’ accreditation.
With the e.s. clima concept, you select the ideal thermal level depending on the physical activity. The e.s. Functional underwear offers the matching solution whatever the thermal requirements.
Workplaces that need to be protected from electrostatic discharges are called Electrostatic Protected Area or ESD workplaces. Thanks to anti-static equipment, e.g. anti-static work clothing and ESD safety shoes, electrostatic charging usually caused by friction is prevented in these areas. In line with the current ESD norms, the maximum electrostatic charges are stated for ESD protected areas. This serves to protect against electrostatic discharges that could damage or destroy sensitive electronic parts. Work and protection shoes with ESD features must satisfy the requirements of the DIN EN 61340 standard with a bleeder resistance of between > 100 kilo ohms (1.0 x 10⁵ Ohm) and < 35 mega ohms (35 x 10⁷ Ohm). EN 1149-5:2008 in conjunction with EN 1149-3:2004 governs the properties of protective clothing with electrostatic properties.