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  • How do I become a distributor for MAXCOOL Workwear?

    Go to our Distributor page and fill in the Credit Application form. Send it off and we'll be in-touch.
  • Why does Maxcool use 100 wash tape?

    The additional reflective strip on the forearm of lightweight cotton shirts is a feature of MAXCOOL Workwear’s proactive design


    MAXCOOL’s workwear range offers differing safety features, where relevant, such as:

    • Biomotion taping – makes workers more visible, therefore safe
      The additional reflective strip added to the forearm (Biomotion taping) is industry best practice and is a recommendation in Australian Standard 4602.1.2011 to significantly enhance the long distance recognition of the wearer as a human figure when viewed by reflective light.
    • 100 wash premium quality tape on long sleeve cotton twill shirts.
    • Maxcool’s retroreflective tape has fabric backing for longevity and flexibility.
    • Not all reflective tapes are the same!
      Washing cycle Longevity:
      Reflective tapeHome Washing Cycles ISO 6330 Method 2A
      3MTM 8906 Silver fabric trim30
      3MTM 8910 Silver fabric trim 50
      CSR Silver fabric trim 50
      CSR Silver fabric trim, as used by Maxcool 100
      Perforated Silver fabric trim, as used by Maxcool 100

      In Australia we work approximately 230 days per year * therefore we need a shirt with enhanced longevity.
      (* 48 working weeks, less 96 days for weekends, less 10 days public holidays = 230 working days/year)

    • Photometric performance:
      Reflective tapeMinimum Requirement Photometric performance
      (c/d (lx.m2)
      Maxcool’s Measured Photometric performance
      (c/d (lx.m2)
      CSR Silver fabric trim,
      as used by Maxcool
      330497
      Perforated Silver fabric trim,
      as used by Maxcool
      330551

      Retroreflective materials and devices for road traffic control purposes for class R and class RF series materials.

  • What is perforated tape?

    • MAXCOOL’s perforated tape allows air flow and reduces hot spots caused by regular tapes which bake in the sun.
    • As close to 20 % of a shirt is covered by reflective tape – this causes heat to build up along the lines of the tape when the wearer is in the sun, causing heat-stress and fatigue. MAXCOOL’S perforated tape alleviates heat buildup by allowing air to flow through the tape, keeping you cooler, without sacrificing the safety of high-visibility reflective tape.
    • And best of all, MAXCOOL's perforated tape is just as hard wearing as their non-perforated 100-wash tape!
  • What’s so good about Maxcool fabrics?

    • 100 % cotton twill fabrics are used in Maxcool’s shirts.
    • The new Vortex range has an even higher thread count which offers more abrasion resistance, tear resistance and provides a softer smoother finish.
    • Test results on the colour of our Vortex fabrics show our colours are bright and long lasting:
      AS/NZS 1906.4:2010 - HI VISIBILITY FABRIC FOR SAFETY WORK WEAR
      Table 2.4 Chromacity: Luminance Facto, High Daytime Colour Chromaticity coordinates (instrument configuration and light source   AS/NZS 1906.4:2010
      Luminance Yellow Y Result
      0.57
      Minimum
      0.40
      Chromaticity co-ordinates   X 0.424  
          Y 0.485  
      AS/NZS 1906.4:2010 - HI VISIBILITY FABRIC FOR SAFETY WORK WEAR
      Table 2.4 Chromacity: Luminance Facto, High Daytime Colour Chromaticity coordinates (instrument configuration and light source   AS/NZS 1906.4:2010
      Luminance Orange Y Result
      0.26
      Minimum
      0.15
      Chromaticity co-ordinates   X 0.540  
          Y 0.378  
  • What’s twin needle stitching?

    Maxcool uses a five thread safety stitch on seams. Compare Maxcool’s strength with other providers:

  • Ethical Sourcing policy

    Maxcool will only purchase from providers who uphold fair and safe working conditions, human rights obligations and ethical environmental protection. All suppliers to Maxcool are required to confirm their commitment to complying with world industry best practise drawn from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions and provide details of audits such as Business Social Compliance Initiative and compliance with Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.