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PUBLIC REVIEW COPY – ANSI/ISEA 201, Insulation and Wash Durability Classification of Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments

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ISEA is seeking public comments in response to its proposed revision to the ANSI/ISEA 201-2012 standard.  Under a new working title, Insulation and Wash Durability Classification of Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments is used as a tool to assist garment selectors in determining appropriate apparel items for cold ambient environments based on temperature and the activity of the wearer.  The basis of this determination is the quantification and classification of the relative insulative effectiveness of the apparel items, the apparel’s appropriateness for the scenario, and optionally its durability in the use environment.  Specific criteria are included for thermal insulation (in units of clo) and thermal transport properties.  One key update to the proposed revision includes optional assessment and classification of garments after laundering.

Public review comments will be accepted from November 30, 2018 – January 14, 2019  and should be submitted to ISEA’s Director of Member and Technical Services, Cristine Fargo.