High-Performance Mark Standards for Apparel & Footwear

Intertek Standard for High-Performance Mark for General Activewear / Athleisure Wear (International Market)

Descriptors

Testing

Method & Index

Requirement

Absorbency

Absorbency

AATCC 79, BS 4554, CNS 13905 L3246

Woven ≤5 seconds

Knit ≤2 seconds

Anti-Bacterial

Anti-Bacterial

ISO 20743, AATCC 100

≥95% bacterial reduction (as received) and ≥90% reduction (after 5 washes)

CNS 14945, CNS 14946

The reduction rate for bacteria is listed as

Grade A >99.9%, B = 99-99.9% before and after wash

Anti-Down Leakage

Down & Feather Penetration

SLHK-T-TMDB23 (SLHK – IHTM – 002)

Grade 4.0

FTMS 191 Method 5530 (tumble test)

≤5

EN 12132 Part 1 (rubbing test)

≤10

Fibre Proof Property of Fabric

EN 15586 (rubbing test)

≤10

Anti-Fungal

Anti-Fungal

AATCC 30 III

No growth

ASTM G21

≤ Rating 1

CNS 2690

1. Grade 甲, 乙 and 丙
2. Grading should consider:

a. the growth of mold

b. the physical strength of textile after contact with mold

Anti-Radiation

Anti-Radiation – RFID Blocking

SLHK – IHTM – 004 (base on ISO 14443 PCARD)

Non-detectable

Anti-Radiation – Electromagnetic Shielding

Flange Coaxial Method
ASTM D4935

For general use: ≥20 dB

Anti-Static

Anti-Static

AATCC 76

Surface resistivity: 1x10^9Ω to 1x10^13Ω

Anti-Weathering

Weathering

Xenon-arc: AATCC 16.3, ISO 105-B06

Color change ≥ Grade 4.0 or strength loss: <30%

UV: AATCC 186, ISO 4892-3

Color change ≥ Grade 4.0 or strength loss: <30%

Blood-Resistant

Synthetic Blood Resistance (not for activewear)

ASTM F1670

No droplets of the synthetic blood appear

CNS 14799

No penetration of blood

Breathable

Breathability

Ret method
(ISO 11092, BS EN 31092, ASTM F1868 Part B, CNS 15102 L3256)

≤20 pa.m2/W

ASTM E96 B)
water method (23±1)oC, RH (50±2)%

≥600g/m2/24h

ASTM E96 BW)
inverted water method (23±1)oC, RH (50±2)%

≥3000g/m2/24h

ASTM E96 E & JIS L 1099 A1) Desiccant method (38±1)oC, RH (90±2)%
CNS 12222 A-1

≥3500g/m2/24h

JIS L 1099 B1 & B2 Potassium acetate method
CNS 12222 B-1/B-2

≥10000g/m2/24h

BS 7209

≥60%

Compression

Compression

SLHK – IHTM – 005

Refer to test method of FZ/T 73031 clause 5.4.1.1 & 5.4.2

Cool-Touch

Instant Cooling

CNS 15687 L3272

Knit ≥0.130 W/cm2
Woven ≥0.170 W/cm2

Durable

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Far-Infrared

Far-Infrared

GB/T 30127-2013
Test wavelength: 5-14um; Temp. 34oC

For common specimens: Far infrared emission rate ≥0.88; temperature rise ≥1.4oC
For flocculus: Nonwoven or pile fabrics, far infrared emission rate ≥0.83; temperature rise ≥1.7oC;
Washing cycles if necessary: underwear ≥30 times; outerwear ≥11 times

Handfeel

Fabric Touch (FTT)

Smoothness SLHK – IHTM – 003

Min. Grade 3 and smoothness sensory index >0.4

Softness SLHK – IHTM – 003

Min. Grade 3 and softness sensory index >0.4

Heat-Generating

Moisture-Absorption & Heat-Generating

ISO 16533

Temperature difference: 2.5oC min.

High-Visibility

Visibility – Hunter Orange

IHEA

Dominant Wavelength (nm): 595-605 nm;
Y Brightness / Luminance Factor (%): 40% min;
Excitation Purity (%): 85% min

Visibility – Chromaticity of Neon Color (non-PPE)

ANSI 107, ISO 20471, AS/NZS 1906.4, AS/NZS 4602.1, BS EN 1150, CAN/CSA-Z96, CNS 15909 L4165

Refers to BS EN 1150, it depends on colors and the requirements of standard

Visibility – Retroreflective (non-PPE)

ANSI 107, ISO 20471, AS/NZS 1906.4, AS/NZS 4602.1, BS EN 1150, CAN/CSA-Z96, CNS 15909 L4165

As received (retroreflective material):

RA≧100 cd/lx.m2

Visibility – Glow in Dark

IHTM-TWN-TC-001

Still glow

ISO 17398
JIS Z9107

3 mcd/m2 @60 mins for ISO 17398
7 mcd/m2 @60 mins for JIS Z9107

Visibility – Camouflage

MIL-DTL-44436B

Depends on the standard requirements

Liquid-Repellent

Aqueous Liquid Repellency

AATCC 193, BS ISO 23232

Grade 5.0

Moisture Management

Moisture Management

AATCC 195, CNS 15659-2 L1038-2

OMMC Overall Grade 3

Moisture Wicking

Moisture Wicking

AATCC 197 option B, CNS 15659-1 L1038-1 SEC 4.5

30 min. >10 cm

Odor-Repellent

Deodorization

ISO 17299-1&2&3

CNS 17299-1 L3274-1, CNS 17299-2 L3274-2, CNS 17299-3 L3274-3

1. ≥70% for Ammonia and Acetic acid or
2.  ≥75% for Nonenal; or
3.  ≥85% for Isovaleric acid

Oil-Repellent

Oil Repellency

AATCC 118, BS ISO 14419

Grade 5.0

Opaque

Opacity – Light Blocking

AATCC 203

Light transmittance ≤0.05%

Pathogen-Resistant

Blood-Borne Pathogens Resistance (not for activewear)

ASTM F1671

No penetration of bacteriophage

CNS 14800

Quick-Dry

Quick Dry

AATCC 199

≤90 min

AATCC 200

≥10 ml/h

AATCC 201

≤20 min or ≥0.6 ml/hr

Stain Release

Soil Release

AATCC 130, CNS 11309 L3218

Grade 3.5

Stretchable

Stretch & Recovery

Growth % after 30 minutes relaxation
(Knitted fabric: EN 14704-1, ASTM D2594, CNS 8039 L3139 Section 5.2 Method C, Modified Test
Woven fabric: EN 14704-1, ASTM D3107, CNS 8039 L3139 Section 5.2 Method C
Elastic fabric: EN 14704-1, ASTM D4964, ASTM D6614, CNS 8039 L3139 Section 5.2 Method C, Modified Test)

≤7%

Recovery % after 30 minutes relaxation
(Knitted fabric: EN 14704-1 method, ASTM D2594, CNS 8039 L3139 Section 5.2 Method C, Modified Test
Woven fabric: EN 14704-1 method, ASTM D3107, CNS 8039 L3139 Section 5.2 Method C
Elastic fabric: EN 14704-1, ASTM D4964, ASTM D6614)
Recovery % time fellows
(CNS 8039 L3139 Section 5.2 Method C, Modified Test)

>85%

Thermal Comfort

Thermal Conductivity

ASTM D7984

Feel warm: <200 Ws1/2/m2K
Cool touch: >250 Ws1/2/m2K

UV Protection

UV Protection

EN 13758-2, AATCC 183 (ASTM D6544 / ASTM D6603), AS/NZS 4399, CNS 15001 L1035

>UPF 40; UVA Transmittance <5%
should include the garment design

Warm-Feel

Thermal Resistance

ASTM D1518, ISO 11092, ASTM F1868 Part A, CNS 15102 L3256

Coat: CLO ≥0.6; Down Jacket: CLO ≥0.55;

Parka: CLO ≥0.7; Fibre-pelt Overall: CLO ≥0.55;

Sleeveless Vest Sweater: CLO ≥0.12;

Thin Sweater: CLO ≥0.2; Sweater: CLO ≥0.28;

Thick Sweater: CLO ≥0.35;
Light Summer Jacket: CLO ≥0.2;

Jacket: CLO ≥0.35; Smock: CLO ≥0.3;
Vest: CLO ≥0.2;

Boller Sult: CLO ≥0.9; Trouser CLO ≥0.35;

Highly Insulating Fibre-Pelt Jacket CLO ≥0.4

(Depends on the garment type)

Water-Repellent

Water Repellency

Spray tests
(AATCC 22, ISO 4920, JIS L1092, AS 2001-2-16, CAN/CGSB-4.2 No./N26.2, CNS 10461 L3202)

90 (4.0) AR; 80 (3.0) AF

Rain-shower tests
(ISO 9865, DIN EN 29865, CNS 10461-1 L3202-1)

Water Absorbency: 15% max
Visual Grade: 4 min.
Penetration: 0 gram

Water-Resistant

Water Resistance

Hydrostatic pressure methods
(AATCC 127, ISO 811, JIS L1092 method A, CAN/CGSB-4.2 No./N26.3, AS 1066 method 2, CNS 10460 L3201)

≥1000 mmH2O (150mbar)

Rain test
(AATCC 35, ISO 22958, CNS 10462 L3203)

Max. 1 gram

Impact penetration
(AATCC 42)

Max. 1 gram

Waterproof

Waterproof

Hydrostatic pressure methods
(AATCC 127, ISO 811, JIS L1092 method A, CAN/CGSB-4.2 No./N26.3, AS 1066 method 2, CNS 10460 L3201)

≥3000 mmH2O (300mbar)

Wind-Proof

Wind Proof

ASTM D737

<1 cfm

ISO 9237, CNS 5612 L3081

≤10 mm/sec

Wind-Resistant

Wind Resistance

ASTM D737

<15 cfm

ISO 9237, CNS 5612 L3081

≤30 mm/sec

Wool-Comfort

Fabric Handfeel Test – by Wool Comfort Tester (Prickle Factor)

SLHK – IHTM – 001

Prickle factor ≤450;
or Min. Rating 4.0

Wrinkle-Free

Wrinkle Resistance

Smooth appearance: AATCC 124, ISO 7769, CNS 8313 L3149

 Grade 3.5

Seam appearance: AATCC 88B, ISO 7770, CNS 13906 L3247

 Grade 3.5

Crease retention: AATCC 88C, ISO 7769, CNS 13980 L3251

 Grade 3.5

Wrinkle recovery: AATCC 128, ISO 9867

Grade 3.5

Remark:

Sample will be tested in as receive and after 5 washes when pre-treatment is not specified in the standard

 

Intertek Standard for High-Performance Mark for Footwear

Descriptors

Testing

Method & Index

Requirement

Anti-Bacterial

Anti-Bacterial

AATCC TM100, ASTM E2149, ASTM E2180, ISO 22196

>95% reduction in bacterial growth

Breathable

Breathability

ISO 17699

Upper: min 0.8mg/cm².hour

Lining: min 2.0mg/cm².hour

Cushioning

Cushioning

Whole shoe: EN ISO 20344,5.14

Min 20 Joules

Moisture Wicking

Wicking

AATCC TM197, 4 hours

Wicking height: max 10mm

Odor-Repellent

Deodorization

ISO 17299-1&2&3

CNS 17299-1 L3274-1, CNS 17299-2 L3274-2, CNS 17299-3 L3274-3

1.≥70% for Ammonia and Acetic acid or

2. ≥75% for Nonenal; or

3.≥ 85% for lsovaleric acid

Oil-Repellent

Oil Repellency

AATCC TM118

Min grade 3

Shock-Absorbing

Shock Absorption

ASTM F1976, ASTM F1614

Sneakers/Trainers/Racket Sports:

Forepart: Max 200m/s²; Heel part: Max 150m/s²;

Casual Shoes:

Forepart: Max 250m/s²; Heel part: Max 200m/s²;

Town Shoes:

Forepart: Max 350m/s²; Heel part: Max 300m/s²;

Slip -Resistant

Slip Resistant

EN ISO 13287

Ceramic tile with NaSL: Flat: Min.0.30; Heel: Min.0.28

ASTM F2913

Clay Tile Surface,

for children:

Forepart/heel: dry & wet: Min.0.30

Flat: dry & wet: Min.0.40

Other shoes:

Forepart/heel: dry & wet: Min.0.30

ASTM F1677

Olean quarry tile, Min. Dry:0.8; wet:0.7;

0.05g oil/0.05g oil+water:0.4; 0.2g oil/0.2g oil+water:0.35

Insulation against Cold

Thermal Insulation

ISO 20877

Max. 10 °C temperature decrease on the upper surface of the insole

Washable

Washable shoe

ISO 19954

EN ISO 6330:2012; Washing Procedure 4N

No Damage and No Obvious Change in Dimension.

Less than one half size shrinkage, No loss of adhesion, No significant colour loss or other damage

Waterproof

Waterproof

EN ISO 20344,5.15.2

Water level is 5mm above feather line or 25mm above ground, whichever is the least

No penetration after 20,000 cycles

GB/T 16641

Water level: the half distance between sole to upper junction and upper to tongue stitching point, flexing angle: 45°, 60 cycles/min

No penetration after 20,000 cycles

EN 13073

Total Area of Water Penetration After 100 Trough Lengths Shall Be Not Greater Than 3 cm²

ISO 2023 for rain boots

No leakage

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