Project Description

XW4002-C Spandex Perforated reflective fabric for active lifestyles

  • reflective mesh fabric for clothing
  • perforated reflective fabric
  • perforated reflective fabric for clothing and hat
Attachment Trim
Daytime Color Grey Perforated reflective fabric
Backing fabric 86% polyester and 14% spandex reflective fabric
Width customized perforated reflective fabric size available up to 140CM
Home wash cycle 15 cycles ( 60°C/140°F )
Reflectivity R>250 CD/LUX
Application Suitable for fashion clothing, sportswear, cycling, other road related sports, shoes hats, various accessories, arts and crafts

XW4002-C Perforated Reflective Fabric for Clothing Description

XW4002- C perforated reflective fabric is made with backing material of spandex and polyester fabric with silver retro-reflective coating, has high retro reflectivity brighter than 250 cd/(lx.m2). This breathable reflective fabric show white under the light of headlights or flash light, and show silver in daylight. In additional, this reflective fabric have a good stretachable feature, can made as a functional reflective body garments and accessories.

This perforated reflective fabric works great for fashion clothing, sportswear, cycling, running, and other road related sports, shoes, hats, various accessories, arts and crafts, which increase safety in our daily life.

reflective fabric for outdoor clothing

Technical Data

  • Attachment type: Trim
  • Daytime color: silver reflective fabric
  • Backing fabric: 86% polyester and 14% spandex reflective fabric
  • Reflectivity: R>250 CD/LUX
  • Home wash cycles: 15 cycles ( 60°C/140°F )
  • Width: up to 140CM, customized reflective fabric size available
  • Certification:  OEKO-TEX 100
  • Application: Suitable for reflective fashion clothing, safety sportswear, reflective cycling, reflective running parts, and other reflective road related sports, reflective shoes, reflective hats, various accessories, arts and crafts

Care Instructions

  • Max. Washing temperature: 40°C
  • Max. programme time: 50 minutes
  • Tumble Dry: Low, Do not over-dry, always hang damp
  • Do not Bleach
  • Do not Dry Clean
  • Air drying recommended when possible

Reflective Fabric Introduction

Reflective fabric for clothing is made of substrate, composite glue, reflective layer, and glass beads, widely used for outdoor safety reflective products, such as safety equipment, safety uniforms, work clothing, sanitation clothing. and these reflective safety products’ application benefits from the reflective effect of the reflective fabric tape.

So XW Reflective transfers the microbeads to the cloth base through the aluminized plant film to achieve the reflective effect of reflective fabric tape. Moreover, whether day or night, Reflective fabric always express excellent retroreflective feature, can reflect the direct light from a long distance back to the luminous place.

As we all know, there are kinds of reflective material in the market, the most common reflective fabric materials are reflective chemical fiber cloth and reflective T / C cloth. XW Reflective is one of a leading reflective fabric supplier in China, mainly manufacture and provide glossy reflective clothing, high gloss reflective fabric, reflective hear transfer film, reflective fireproof fabric, reflective tape, reflective glass bead tape, elastic reflective fabric, reflective lattice belt and so on. All of these reflective products have different features & application, with different reflection value and parameters, already passed TUV testing and American ANSI certification, top quality exceeding European (EN471) standards.

Features of Reflective Fabric Material

Reflective material categories into reflective sheeting and reflective fabric, reflective fabric tape applies for personal safety and fashion application. Reflective fabric always shows in our daily life as we all know, such as reflective clothing, safety vest, reflective hat, reflective bag, etc. And reflective material has 4 points features as below:

feature of reflective fabric material

Material of Reflective Fabric

Reflective fabric is one of the essential materials for personal safety, now days, this reflective material also gets more popular in the fashion industry. Reflective tape is composed of lens glass beads with different backing fabric, the most common materials are polyester, T/C, spandex. For fashion garments, we also supply reflective heat transfer vinyl, rainbow reflective fabric, and reflective printing fabric.

material of reflective fabric

Diversity of reflective material

In order to match the characteristics and uses of other products, reflective material is manufactured as different reflectivity, backing fabric, washing cycles reflective tape for daily necessaries application, usually divide into reflective cloth, reflective thermosensitive film, reflective yarn, reflective logo and other products for various style of application.

Washing cycles of reflective fabric

Reflective fabric generally requires to pass the washing cycles, normally we are talking about domestic washing cycles for most of reflective fabric. Domestic washing ISO 6330, 6n, at 60℃ for 25 washing cycles, the reflective fabric remains the minimum coefficient of retro-reflection after domestic washing cycles, rainfall, and cold temperature. Moreover, some specific reflective fabric is requiring to qualify for industrial wash, this reflective material is applied for reflective garments for oil, petrol, or mining application.

Reflectivity of reflective material tape

Reflective material tape can reflect original light under the lighting of headlamp light or road light. I think many drivers know that when you are driving on the highway. As the name suggests, reflectivity is one of the most important characteristics of reflective materials.

It is precisely because of the reflective nature that reflective materials can provide the most effective and reliable personal safety guarantee at night or in poor sight environments.

Wide-angle of reflective material

Reflective material usually has a better wide-angle, so that reflective fabric also can keep a good reflective effect, reflect light directly even there is a wide-angle between reflective film and lighting.

This wide-angle feature of reflective fabric material is applied to the production of reflective work clothes like uniforms of traffic police, which can well improve the personal safety in the dark situation, such as roadway, construction work zone, etc.

wide angle reflective materia

Service life of reflective fabric

Generally speaking, the service life of reflective fabric is different from reflective sheeting, reflective fabric applies for garments, vests, shoes, hats, etc, thus washing cycles for either domestic wash or industrial wash is more essential. For example, XW2606-2B polyester reflective fabric tape has 25 domestic washing cycles, whereas, XW2720-6 TC reflective fabric meets 100 domestic washing cycles.

Standards of reflective fabric tape.

The grade of reflective fabric can usually be followed by polyester, T/C and aramid other categories.

Of course, the raw reflective material using and selling price of reflective tape is different due to the different requirements of reflection value and service life. For example, the aramid flame resistant reflective tape has a feature of flame and heat resistant, this is important material for fireman garments. In a word, you can choose a different standards of reflective tape according to your needs.

standards of reflective fabric tape

Reflective fabric storage

Reflective fabric is 50cm height a roll, you can package them in a hard carton in order, reflective fabric rolls are easy to package and storage. When you order reflective fabric from XW Reflective manufacturer or other reflective material suppliers, they will package your reflective fabric products well, therefore, you don’t worry more about extrusion deformation.

reflective fabric material storage

Application of reflective fabric

Reflective fabric doesn’t use single backing fabric material, usually use different backing material according to different requirements of application. such as polyester, T/C, aramid, BPU, PES, etc. For example, elastic reflective tape XW2606-8 with backing material polyester and spandex, the process is sewing on different garments; whereas, reflective heat transfer vinyl XW8006, it is BPU backing, thus the process is hot pressing. All reflective fabric can apply for reflective clothing, reflective shirts, reflective fashion shirts, reflective vest, glow in the dark tape, security vest, reflective triangles, reflective jacket.

application of reflective fabric (2)

The operating temperature of the reflective fabric

We strongly recommend handling the reflective fabric with protected gloves and keep them in the environment of below 26.7℃ and 30 -50 % relative humidity.

Leading Time of Reflecitve Fabric Product

  • We have regular stock of reflective fabric products for sale in the warehouse, if not, it will take 7-10 days to arrange reflective fabric production & shipment after deposits receive. Thus, please confirm with XW Reflective maufacturer before ordering our reflective tape material.

OEM & ODM Available

  • Customized reflective fabric width available( Can’t over the Maximum width).
  • Customized reflective tape fabric package mark service.
  • For any client’s who want printing LOGO on retro refelctive fabric, please contact with our staff and it request a high quantity.

Quality Control for Reflective Fabric

  • Raw reflective material inspection

XW Reflective has a strict quality control for reflective fabric material production, from face film to release paper, all the maufcturing material of reflective taple vinyl will be strictly inspected before putting into production.

XW Reflective always check reflective manufacturing materials, and must ensure these raw reflective fabric is in line with standard of reflective stickers production, then take away the disqualified raw reflective material, finally, XW Reflective will arrange reflective sheets manufacturing by the leftover reflective initial material.

  • Reflective material check during production

QC department will cut reflective production samples, bring it to our own lab then inspect brightness, stretch, thickness, etc.,also they will bring Brightness detector to production line and check for brightness.

XW Reflective arrange 3 technical staff to inspect reflective fabric tape manufacturing in every reflective material production line, they can take measures quickly and adjust reflective sheets production once reflective pinstripe tape production occurs some quality problem, in addition, they will paste poor quality signs on these problem reflective products, deliver them to QC lab for a quality analysis.

  • Final inspection of reflective fabrics

When Rolling the final product, workers will check and remove the poor quality sheeting and mark the joint. Each joint we arrange extra reflective sheeting for clients.  If the joints out of allowable range, we label the roll as B grade.

We will sample test the final product, and also do inspection under client’s requested.

After Sales

XW Reflective try our best to reduce the quality problem for our reflective glow in the dark heat transfer vinyl, but if you still find quality problem in our heat reflective fabric, please don’t hesitate to contact us for best after sale service, and XW Reflective will provide best after service until you are satisfied with our service.

If you find your product has poor quality reflective fabric – whatever how many they are. Take a picture or video for it, show us, and our team will reply within 24 hours.

Package of Reflective Fabric for Clothing

  • Inner packing: ( Plastic seal )+ Plastic bag
  • Outer packing: Export carton box
  • *This data only for reference
  • *Please contact our staff for customized products.
  • *The data does not include the pallet size, we recommended increasing the pallet to protect the goods.
  • Loading Port:Ningbo/Shanghai or other China port

Care and Maintenance

  • The actual life of reflective pattern printing fabric depends on the cleaning method and wear conditions.
    • Do not presoak, Machine washes warm 40℃ ( 105℉ ). You may use a mild detergent, but No Bleach or Fabric Softener!
    • Try to avoid washing the reflective products with your work jeans or any clothing with rough fabric or edges. The microscopic glass beads on the reflective fabric can be worn off by rough texture.
    • Try to line dry your reflective products. If you choose to machine dry, try to remove the product immediately. The added heat can damage the reflective fabric.
    • Most of our reflective fabric contains aluminum layer, and sweat /oil/ water stains may occur if the surface of the product has direct contact with hands during application and is then exposed to hot and humid conditions. Even though these blemishes won’t affect the performance of the product, we strongly recommend handling the reflective fabric with gloves and keeping them in the environment of below 26.7 °C (80 °F) and lowering than 70% relative humidity


Related product

Model Fabric backing Reflectivity Reflective side Home Wash cycles Standard

( EN20471, ANSI107 )

Width Color
XW4000-B 86% polyester + 14% spandex R>420 Single >25  Up to 140cm, customized Silver
XW4000-D 86% polyester + 14% spandex R>420 Double >25 Up to 135cm, customized Silver
XW4002 (86% polyester + 14% spandex R>250 Single >15 Up to 140cm, customized Silver
XW4202 86% polyester + 14% spandex R>250 Double >15 Up to 135cm, customized Silver
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