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3M Reflective Tape

Hot Chilli Source stocks garments with two grades of the internationally recognized 3M Retroreflective Tape: 8910 for general domestic washing and safety use, and 3M 8935 for flame resistant garments.

AF
Anti Fog
Base Lens
Refers to the curvature of a lens with the number prefix indicating the gradient of curve to a lens – the higher the number the greater the curve. Most wrap around lenses have a rating of 8 – 10.
Blue Light
Unlike UV light, blue light is visible to us. Blue light waves are what makes the sky, or any object, appear blue. Blue light waves are also very short and scatter easily, so a great deal of the glare we experience from sunlight also comes from blue light. This light causes eyestrain and fatigue with the main sources being sunlight and neon light.
Co-Moulded
Double shot, multi-shot injection moulding often known as co-moulding is the process of injection moulding a part having more than one type of colour or material within the one injection moulding tool. The different materials are injected in sequence, each one attaching to, or over moulding the previous shots. Special multi-shot injection moulding machines are required to carry out this type of moulding.
Cool Lightweight
Mesh ventilation is added to garments to key perspiration points and create breathable garments.
D
Dolomite dust tested.
DuPont Kevlar
Offering a high strength-to-weight ratio (About 5 times that of steel with the same weight), Kevlar is able to reduce the risks associated with cutting, snagging and tearing of fabrics.
Flame Resistant
Garments made with fabrics that self-extinguish when the source of ignition is removed. The most commonly used test method is ASTM D6413.
HC
Hard Coat
Hi Vis Day Only

Day Only garments are developed to be worn during the day time only and never at night. Hi-Vis colours are used to ensure you're seen in high-risk environments.

The design of garments for this Standard are based primarily on the needs of workers in situations where vehicles may be approaching them at speed, in time for any necessary safety action to be taken, or any other industrial situation of similar risk levels where workers need to be seen at distance, against a complex visual background, in conditions of poor visibility or where they may appear suddenly in the path of moving plant equipment. Garments designed to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 must have at least 0.2m2 of high visibility fabric (AS/NZS 1906.4:2010) on the front and on the back to meet the Day and/ or Day/ Night Standard. Garments designed to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 for Day/ Night or Night Standard must have a compliant retroreflective taping configuration in, what is commonly known as, a 'H' Pattern or 'Hoop' Pattern. High visibility material must encircle the upper body, underarm ventilation panels must be no more than 10cm wide x 10cm high.

Hi Vis DAY or NIGHT

Day/ Night (D/N) garments are developed to be worn both during the day and also at night. Hi-Vis colours accompanied with retroreflective taping offer maximum protection.

The design of garments for this Standard are based primarily on the needs of workers in situations where vehicles may be approaching them at speed, in time for any necessary safety action to be taken, or any other industrial situation of similar risk levels where workers need to be seen at distance, against a complex visual background, in conditions of poor visibility or where they may appear suddenly in the path of moving plant equipment. Garments designed to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 must have at least 0.2m2 of high visibility fabric (AS/NZS 1906.4:2010) on the front and on the back to meet the Day and/ or Day/ Night Standard. Garments designed to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 for Day/ Night or Night Standard must have a compliant retroreflective taping configuration in, what is commonly known as, a 'H' Pattern or 'Hoop' Pattern. High visibility material must encircle the upper body, underarm ventilation panels must be no more than 10cm wide x 10cm high.

Hi Vis Night Only

Night (N) Only garments are developed to be worn during the night time only as the retroreflective taping offers visibility from vehicle headlights.

The design of garments for this Standard are based primarily on the needs of workers in situations where vehicles may be approaching them at speed, in time for any necessary safety action to be taken, or any other industrial situation of similar risk levels where workers need to be seen at distance, against a complex visual background, in conditions of poor visibility or where they may appear suddenly in the path of moving plant equipment. Garments designed to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 must have at least 0.2m2 of high visibility fabric (AS/NZS 1906.4:2010) on the front and on the back to meet the Day and/ or Day/ Night Standard. Garments designed to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 for Day/ Night or Night Standard must have a compliant retroreflective taping configuration in, what is commonly known as, a 'H' Pattern or 'Hoop' Pattern. High visibility material must encircle the upper body, underarm ventilation panels must be no more than 10cm wide x 10cm high.

High Visibility Material

High Visibility garments are developed to be seen in high-risk environments and protect you from work place hazards.

Industrial
Reinforced stitching, bartacks, rivets and heavy-duty fabrics developed for industrial environments or work places.
IR – Infra Red
The heat that we feel from sunlight, a fire, and mechanical generation such as gas welding is infrared and damages the cornea if unprotected and causes a drying effect.
Medium Impact Approved
When an eye protector is subjected to and passes a series of accredited test procedures where a 6.35mm diameter steel ball is projected at a velocity of 40m/sec
Nm
The nanometre is commonly used to measure the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation near the visible part of the spectrum: visible light, in particular, ranges from 400 to 700 nm.
OR
Odour Removal
Photochromatic
A photochromic lens is the type of lens that changes its colour/tint depending on the amount of light (ultraviolet rays) that are cast upon the lens. When more light is encountered, the lens becomes darker. Conversely, when less light is shined then the lens becomes lighter in colour.
PC (Polycarbonate)
Polycarbonate is a versatile, tough plastic used for a variety of applications, from bulletproof windows to compact disks (CDs). The main advantage of polycarbonate over other types of plastic is unbeatable strength combined with light weight.
PU (Polyurethane)
Polyurethane is an incredibly resilient, flexible, and durable manufactured material that can take the place of paint, cotton, rubber, metal, and wood in thousands of applications across all fields. Polyurethane might be hard, like fibreglass, squishy like upholstery foam, protective like varnish, bouncy like rubber wheels, or sticky like glue.
Static Control
Certain natural fibres do not attract static electricity (static neutral) and therefore reduce the risk of an electric shock to the body. 100% Cotton is the most common static control in garments.
Sun Protection

The Ultraviolet Radiation transmitted through a fabric to the skin is measured and given a rating of 15 (good protection), 30 (very good protection), 50+ (excellent protection).

Garments that comply to this standard provide protection against ultraviolet radiation transmitted from the sun, tested in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 4399:1996. The sun protection rating shown is rated at: Good Protection (UPF 15, 20), Very Good Protection (UPF 25, 30, 35), or Excellent Protection (40, 45, 50, 50+). Only areas of the body which are covered by material are protected. When the most effective sun protection is required, we recommend a garment which covers the full arm and leg area and has a sun protection rating of UPF 50+.

UV Ultra Violet
Is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than X-rays, these invisible light rays are considered harmful to the human eye and if not protected will cause cataract.
UV 380 Lenses
Blocks out 99.9% - 100% of UV rays up to 380 nanometres – mainly used in clear lenses.
UV 400 Lenses
Blocks out 99.9 – 100% of UV rays up to 400 nanometres – mainly used in tinted lenses.
V
With exhalation valve
Water Resistant Fabric

Water resistant membranes are often added to the reverse side of rainwear fabrics to ensure that no water can penetrate from outside, keeping you dry in wet weather.

Zero Power
Indicates that there is no lens magnification and is distortion free, providing perfect optical clarity