Both workwear and safety footwear have many technical details. We explain the most essential below. If you need further explanation – just ask!
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> Anti-pilling
Fabrics that do not pill. Products marked as anti-pilling have been laboratory tested and chosen specifically for their ability to prevent shedding or pilling.
> Abrasion resistance test
Laboratory tests are conducted on fabrics and are carried out in accordance with  international regulations on Martindale machines. The material being tested is rubbed mechanically against wool to measure how much abrasion the material can withstand before threads break or colours change, etc.  The tests are performed on all new fabrics, and a random sampling of existing fabrics, in MASCOT's laboratories in Denmark and Vietnam.  See also tear strength test and tensile strength test.
> Bamboo carbon dust
Products that contain carbon dust from burnt bamboo provide some unique characteristics.  First and foremost, bamboo carbon dust makes fabric extremely breathable, so your clothing always feels dry. Bamboo also has antibacterial and insulating properties. You can find bamboo carbon dust in five of MASCOT’s underwear products; the additional properties are particularly beneficial when the material is worn as a base layer.  Fabric quality 870, which contains bamboo carbon dust, also features a UV-ray protection in excess of 40.
> Bellows tongue
The tongue is the soft material of cloth or leather in footwear that protects the foot against the laced up area. A bellows tongue is attached on the inside of the shoe to the uppers, ensuring that dirt and sand cannot get into the footwear.
> Cavalry Twill
A specific twill weave that provides a characteristically distinct structure on the surface of the fabric. The name refers to the material’s common use in military uniforms - especially the military on horseback. MASCOT uses this method of weaving in fabric quality 203 with Tencel ®.
> Comfort Sole
The cushioning midsole, which sits between the nail protection and the part of the sole in contact with the ground.
> Denim
100% cotton jeans with a twill weave.
> Ergonomic aluminum toe cap

MASCOT has developed its own ergonomically formed toe cap that provides more protection in both the width and length, when compared to traditional toe caps, thereby increasing the protection of both the little and big toe whilst allowing a greater freedom of movement.  See more about toecaps.

> Fluorescent
Fabric dyed with fluorescent dyes makes the fabric more visible in daylight than other common colours and is, therefore, often used in safety clothing. Fluorescent fabrics with reflectors are certified to EN471.
> Form cut

Form cut means the product is designed for the body's natural movements. It is a guarantee of greater freedom of movement in an active and challenging work day.

> Fit
The way clothes or shoes are shaped.  A good fit at MASCOT is clothing that is shaped to the user's body and to the body's natural movements on a working day.
> Insole
All of MASCOT’s  shoes are provided with removable insoles. They are antibacterial and washable at 40 degrees C, ensuring optimal foot hygiene.
> Industrial Wash
Clothes that are washed in an industrial laundry are exposed to high washing temperatures and chemical agents. All of MASCOT’s products state whether or not they can withstand industrial washing. A selection of MASCOT’s products are tested according to ISO EN 15797 (of ETSA) - the leading industrial laundry standard. See more details under ISO EN 15797.
> ISO EN 20344
ISO EN 20344 covers all required test methods for safety footwear (EN stands for European Norm).
> ISO EN 20345
ISO EN 20345 covers all the basic requirements for safety shoes and safety boots (EN stands for European Norm).
> Jean Pockets
Jean pockets are front pockets in trousers. The name comes from the fact that this style of pocket is often used in jeans. Rounded edge pockets with easier access from above when compared to slanted front pockets. Very spacious and easy to get into.
> Last

The last is a molding tool that is a copy of the human foot, used in the design and  manufacture of footwear. The last must satisfy requirements relating to both fit and anatomically correct design. MASCOT places great emphasis on designing  ergonomically correct lasts. The fit is designed so there is plenty of room wherever there is a need for movement, whilst keeping the footwear close wherever there is a need for support.

> Multifunctional shank
An elongated rigid material that is placed under the heel of the sole of the footwear. The shank is inserted to stabilise the shoe and protect the foot from pressure. The multifunctional shank integrates a shock absorber to provide a stable and comfortable walk.  At the same time, the shank supports the sole as it bends so the footwear bends in the right places. MASCOT has developed these multifunctional shanks.
> Outsole
The bottom most sole of the shoe that has direct contact with the ground. Also called the outer sole, or simply sole.
> Outer sole
The bottom of the shoe that has contact with the ground. Also refered to as outsole, running sole or just sole.
> Preshrunk
The fabric has undergone a shrinking process during manufacture so that when you wash the product, it will not shrink.
> Pilling
Pilling is when the clothes shed or pill. MASCOT tests both new and existing fabric for  their pilling value, before approval. Some products are labeled as anti-pilling.   This is a guarantee that pilling is kept to a very low level. See also anti-pilling.
> Polyester
A highly durable artificial material, frequently used in combination with cotton. The mixture means MASCOT's workwear has high durability and retains its shape and colour wash after wash.
> Polyurethane
See PU.
> PU
The abbreviation of the word polyurethane. It is a foam, which is used to create intermediate and outer soles. PU is temperature resistant from -30 degrees to +140 degrees Celsius and has a good resistance to microorganisms and chemicals.
> Shank
An elongated rigid material placed under the heel of the sole of the footwear. The shank is inserted to stabilize the shoe and protect the foot from pressure, e.g. when standing on a ladder. At the same time the shank supports the sole, so the shoe bends in the right places.
> Scuff cap
An additional robust reinforcement on the toe of the shoe.  The scuff cap is made of PU making it extremely durable and giving the shoe a longer life.  A scuff cap is especially important for wearers who frequently work on their knees.
> Slip Resistant
A declaration on MASCOT's safety footwear. MASCOT’s slip-resistant soles help to  prevent slips and falls and increase safety in the workplace. The composition of the material and the shape of the profile are the decisive factors in improving slip resistance. See more under SRC.
> Tensile strength test
Laboratory conducted testing on fabrics, performed according to international regulations, evaluate the fabric’s ability to withstand breakage when stretched.  Strength tests are performed in MASCOT’s laboratories in Denmark and Vietnam on all new fabrics and on random samples of existing fabrics. See also tear strength test and abrasion resistance test.
> Tongue
The tongue is the soft material of cloth or leather under the laces of a shoe or boot that protects the foot against the laced closure.
> Tear strength test
Laboratory tests are conducted on fabrics and are carried out in accordance with  international regulations.  The tear strength test says something about the fabric's resilience to ripping as a result of a tear. The tests are performed on all new fabrics, and a random sampling of existing fabrics, in MASCOT's laboratories in Denmark and Vietnam.  See also tensile strength test and Abrasion resistance test.
> Taped seams
Used on products that are made of waterproof fabric.  On the back of all seams, a wide laminate is applied under high heat to cover the entire seam. This ensures that no water can penetrate the seams.
Abbreviation of thermoplastic polyurethane. More robust, durable and flexible than PU. TPU is used in running soles, which ensures increased durability, slip resistance and excellent bending properties.
> Toe cap
A protection at the front and over the toes in safety footwear. MASCOT’s shoes have toe caps made of either aluminum or steel. To be approved, the toe cap must pass a drop and pressure test of 200 Joules. MASCOT has developed its own anatomically shaped toe caps, providing significantly more protection in both width and length of the foot, when compared to standard toecaps on the market, whilst giving the user greater freedom of movement.
> UV Standard 801 - Protection from UV rays
Your workwear can provide you with certified protection from the sun's harmful UV rays. Look for UV Standard 801. A selection of MASCOT’s products are certified to this standard, and this means that the clothing protects longer and better than even the strongest sunscreen. MASCOT products are UV tested by the Hohenstein Institute, where individual products are tested in both new and used (washed, damp, stretched and worn) condition.
> Water-resistant
Light rain won't penetrate this material but the material cannot withstand large amounts of rain and water.
> Water resistancy
Specifies how high a water pressure/how much water the material can withstand without water seeping through the material.
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3, Hardman Street
Manchester M3 3HF, UK

Tel. +45 8724 4799
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