V-REFLEX™ Reflective Material - Metal Silver Reflective Transfer Film TF-HW254002 exceeds the minimum reflectivity requirements of EN ISO 20471, ANSI-ISAE 107 Level 2, when tested at e = 0° or e = 90° in accordance with the procedures stated on standards. Minimum coefficients of retro-reflection required by standards are shown as below table.
Coefficient of Retro-reflection * (R’ or RA) cd/lux/m2
Entrance Angle (β1, β2=0)
Measured on new product at +5.0° entrance and 0.2° observation angles, V-REFLEX™ Reflective Material - Metal Silver Reflective Transfer Film TF-HW254002 typical has retro reflective performance as below table.
Initial Average RA
V-REFLEX™ Reflective Material - Metal Silver Reflective Transfer Film TF-HW254002 will meet or exceed the following physical performance as noted. All RA values are at +5° entrance angle and 0.2° observation angle.
Retro Reflectivity : (Initial)
EN ISO 20471
ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 Level 2
Abrasion : RA ≥ 100
5000 Cycles (EN 530 Method 2)
Flexing : RA ≥ 100
7500 Cycles (ISO 7854 Method A)
Cold Fold: RA ≥ 100
-20 °C (-4 °F)( ISO 4675)
Temperature Cycle : RA ≥ 100
12 hours @ 50 °C (122 °F);
20 hours @ -30 °C (-22 °F)
Home Wash : RA ≥ 100
50 cycles @ 60 °C (140 °F)( ISO 6330)
Dry-Cleaning : RA ≥ 100
2 cycles per ISO 3175-2
Cutting and Plotting -
Die-cutting is recommended, although it can also be hand-cut or guillotined. When apply
V-REFLEX™ Reflective Material – Transfer Film to plotter for images cutting, remove adhesive side liner (if that product has one), the protective PET film on the surface of reflective side should be used as the carrier until plotted images are applying (laminating) to target substrate.
REMARK: Choose the recommended V-REFLEX™ Reflective Material - Transfer Film for plotter cutting. TF-HW254002 is NOT recommended for plotter cutting.
Images may be printed on the surface of some V-REFLEX™ Reflective Material – Transfer Film. All inks should be continuously tested to ensure acceptable adhesion in the event of change occurring in the manufacturing process or composition of the ink. Prior to printing, wiping the surface with a soft cloth lightly dampened with isopropyl alcohol may help ink adhesion. Printed are as will not be retro reflective.
Adhesive Side Liner
Reflective Side Liner
1- Work on a flat surface where uniform heat and pressure can be applied. Avoid applying film over seams and stitches.
2- Remove adhesive side line (if that product has one), exposing dry adhesive. Do not remove reflective side liner.
3- Place V-REFLEX™Reflective Material - Transfer Film on substrate with the adhesive side down and apply heat and pressure as described in the table below. Place a non-stick slip sheet between the platen and laminating surface to prevent any excess adhesive transfer contamination.
4- Allow application to cool to room temperature before removing the liner covering the reflective side (if that product has one). Place application on a flat surface and remove the liner by lifting one corner and pulling (about 45o angle) in a continuous, smooth manner.
A colored clothing wash program without pre-wash should be used.
• Wash temperature range: 0°C to 30°C
• Max. Wash time at highest wash temperature: 12 minutes
• Max. Program time: 50 minutes
• Detergent: Brand powdered household detergents should be used. Recommended are detergents for delicate or coloured laundry. Refer to the detergent manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage in areas of high water hardness and for various degrees of garment soiling.
Wash temperatures higher than 40°C and industrial laundering processes are not recommended. The use of bleach or detergents containing organic solvent will result in a reduction in retro reflective performance.
Use of temperatures lower than 30°C will increase the lifetime of the reflective fabric. Actual lifetime will be dependent upon the detergent system and its dosage level.
Do not use additional bleach
• No chlorine bleach.
• No bleaches on oxygen basis (e.g. sodium perborate).
Do not pre-soak laundry even in a low concentration of bleach.
• Tumble Dry: Tumble drying should be performed in a commercially available household dryer using the medium dry setting.
• Exhaust temperature should not exceed 70°C.
• Do not over-dry. Damp dry only.
• Air Drying: Line drying is recommended where possible.