MASCOT uses a series of symbols in relation to the workwear in order to provide you with a quick overview of the workwear’s special properties. Here, you can get information about what the various symbols stand for.
Products with this symbol are made with four-way stretch. The stretch material is flexible in all directions giving you an extraordinary freedom of movement. Products with four-way stretch are soft and comfortable to wear and follow your every move providing extra comfort for your work day.
The trousers are very comfortable to wear because of the stretch zones that are placed where you need extra flexibility in an active workday. The stretch inserts, especially around the knees and the lower back, lead to increased freedom of movement, particularly when working on your knees.
Breathability in waterproof/water-repellent clothing is especially important if you sweat while working in cold environments. If you do not get rid of the moisture, there is a great risk that your wet clothes will get cold and you will freeze as a result.
Most fabrics can absorb sweat, but some materials can do more than that – particularly, transport sweat away from your body so you do not experience wet and cold to your innermost layer. A moisture-wicking innermost layer is crucial.
An important characteristic of moisture wicking clothing is that it also dries quickly. If moisture is allowed to remain on the fabric there is the danger that it could freeze and subsequently lead to hypothermia. With the combination of moisture-wicking technology and quick-drying material, you are assured of maximum comfort regardless of your activity level.
When your clothing is windproof you hold heat more easily. Choose products with this symbol when you don’t want the wind to disrupt your everyday comfort.
100 percent waterproof. This symbol is your assurance that MASCOT does not allow as much as a single drop of water penetrate. Zippers are waterproof and seams are taped on the back.
Clothes carrying this symbol are made of waterproof material. However, it is not possible to put tape on the back of the seams of certain fabrics. Therefore the product cannot be classified as being entirely 100% waterproof, just water-repellent.
This symbol on clothing indicates that you have a product that helps to keep you warm when the surroundings are cool.
Your fluorescent clothing keeps you visible, but it must be kept clean to be seen, which is not always easy. MASCOT helps to keep your clothing dirt free with a stain-resistant treatment. When your clothes are stain resistant, you will be more visible and therefore safer for longer.
All of MASCOT's clothes are, of course, designed for movement. But if you have a particular need for clothing that supports, assists and just plain fits, in all body positions, then go for the ergonomic fit.
If you already use kneepads, then you know how important comfort is in your workday. MASCOT’s kneepad pocket design ensures that the kneepads sit perfectly every time you kneel.
An indispensable feature for anyone using nails, screws and bits. Select a version with magnets at the top so you do not have to dig down into your pocket every time you need to grab something. Holster Pockets can also be purchased separately.
The symbol indicates that the workwear is light in weight. The garment remains highly durable. You should choose products carrying this symbol if you want durable workwear in a light fabric, for example if you work indoors and/or in hot environments.
Triple stitched seams are your guarantee for high wear resistance. MASCOT places them on your clothes most exposed areas, such as the shoulders and the outside and inside of the leg, prolonging the wearability of your clothing.
Small reflective strips on your clothing can be crucial to your safety. Regardless of where you work, traffic can be a factor. In this environment, reflectivity increases your chance of being seen.
This symbol can be found in clothing without side seams. Such clothing is normally worn as the innermost layer, i.e. garments closest to the body. Clothes without side seams are extra comfortable to wear - there are no seams or sewn-in labels that can annoy or scratch.
MASCOT’s safety footwear has a number of symbols that make it simple for you to get an overview of the footwear’s properties and features. Take a closer look at the meanings of the various symbols here.
Footwear with this symbol is extremely flexible where the shoes bend. This gives you more freedom to move around as you need to during the workday. Freedom for your feet.
Look out for this symbol if you want footwear that is waterproof. Footwear bearing this symbol will keep your feet dry throughout the entire working day.
A scuff cap is an extra toe reinforcement on the outside of the upper leather. The toe reinforcement increases durability significantly, which prolongs the lifetime of the footwear. The footwear is suitable for kneeling work.
A sole edge under the sole prevents slippage on a ladder.
The wearer's ankle is protected against blows from the side by MASCOT's specially developed protection pad at the ankle bone on the inner and outer side of the footwear.
The sole is oil and petrol resistant.
Footwear with this symbol contains no metal. The midsole, toe cap and eyelets are entirely metal-free. As such, the footwear is very useful, for example, in airports.
The purpose of the toe cap is to protect the toes against external blows and pressure. The cap has been tested and can resist blows and pressure of 200 joules (EN 12568). The composite toe cap does not contain metal. As composite is not thermally conductive it provides comfort in cold and warm environments.
The TPU reinforcement on the toe is an extra sewn on reinforcement on the outside of the upper leather. The reinforcement increases durability significantly, which prolongs the lifetime of the footwear.
The specially developed multi-functional shank is made of a stiff nylon material. The shank stabilises the middle part of the foot and makes the footwear bend at the right position. This shank includes a small shock-absorbing cushioning pad. The position of the shank ensures that the heel is in constant contact with this cushioning area, which provides a good foothold.
Nail protection made of special fibres. The nail protection is certified under EN ISO 20345, and complies with the demands for S3-footwear. The advantage is that the footwear is more flexible and gives better protection in warm and cold conditions which provides a high degree of comfort for the wearer.
The sole of the footwear is equipped with a thin steel plate, which prevents nails and sharp objects from penetrating the shoe and foot. Steel mid-sole protection has been tested in accordance with norm: EN ISO 12568.
Footwear with metatarsal protection gives the user extra peace of mind as it protects against impact and pressure to the metatarsus. The inbuilt metatarsal protection is made from a specially-developed EVA material, has shock-absorbing properties and feels soft and comfy in the shoe. Moreover, it is designed so that you hardly even notice it is there when walking or working.
All of MASCOT’s comfort soles are shock-absorbing in the entire sole. This provides good walking comfort.
Look for this symbol if you want to be absolutely sure that your footwear does not leave marks on the floor. Footwear with this symbol is provided with a sole of PU/PU, which leaves no scuff marks.
The comfort sole is made of PU and the sole is made of TPU. The soles are resistant to 120°C. TPU is a thermoplastic material with a very high wearability. All MASCOT PU/TPU soles are oil and petrol resistant.
Comfort soles as well as running soles are made of PU. The soles are resistant to 140°C. PU is a foam material, which is very shock-absorbing and slip-resistant. All MASCOT PU/PU soles are oil and petrol resistant.
The comfort sole is made of PU and the running sole is made of rubber. Rubber is very heat resistant and can resist temperatures up to 300°C contact heat. All MASCOT PU/rubber soles are oil and petrol resistant as well as resistant to certain chemicals.