Main Materials - PU Leather / Reflective Len

Retro-reflective Performance - Tested to EN ISO 20471 and ANSI/ISEA 107, Reflection > 500 cd/lux/m2

Certificate -  OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Retro-Reflective Technology - Micro Glass Bead

Daytime Color - Silver

Reflective Color - Bright White

Home Wash - Normal Cycles (Read Home Wash Instructions)

Dry-Cleaning - N/A

Flame Resistant - N/A

Industrial Wash - N/A

Color Fasten - Engineered to maintain color richness, brightness and resist cracking after home washings.

Waterproof -  Yes

IMPORTANT: Test each application according to appropriate care instructions required for the finished product. Actual life of V-REFLEXTM LifeStyle Reflective Material - Reflective Leather depends on cleaning methods and wear conditions.


V-REFLEXTM Lifestyle Reflective Material - Reflective Leather is composed of wide angle, exposed retro-reflective lenses bonded to a durable, comfortable fabric

V-REFLEXTM Lifestyle Reflective Material - Reflective Leather is suitable for processing all types of shoes, hats, crafts, toys, cushions, pet mats and a variety of luggage leather goods, sports goods leisure and fashion accessories, etc. The leather will appear bright white, when illuminated by vehicle headlights, even when the wearer is situated at the side of the road.

V-REFLEXTM Lifestyle Reflective Material - Reflective Leather will help designers to expand their imagination, creativity and bring more visibility and safety to wearers. Fashion designers all around the world can not miss Reflective Leather for their collections.

Physical Performance

V-REFLEXTM LifeStyle Reflective Material - Reflective Leather meets or exceeds the following specifications as noted. All RA values are over 100 cd/lux/m2 measured at +5.0° entrance angle and 0.2° observation angle after tests are carried out according to following test method

Retro-reflectivity (initial): ANSI/ISEA 107, EN ISO 20471 | RA  > 500

Abrasion: 5000 cycles (EN 530 Method 2) | RA  > 100 

Flexing: 7500 cycles (ISO 7854 Method A) | RA  > 100 

Cold Fold: -20° (ISO 4675) | RA  > 100 

Temperature Variation: 50 hours @ 50 °C and 20 hours @ -30 °C | RA  > 100 

Dry-Cleaning: N/A

Industrial Wash: N/A

Flame Resistant and Fire Retardant: N/A

Reach: Free

SVHC (substances of Very High): 0.1%  (OEKO-TEX 100)

While use of V-REFLEX LifeStyle Reflective Material - Reflective Leather on various type of end-use products, customers and designers should pre-test the physical performance to determine all physical properties meet and fit end-user’s wearing and cleaning conditions.

The reflective layer is compose of micro-glass beads which is bonded to PU leather backing via a kind of ecofriendly adhesive. Reflective layer may be wear out bit by bit as time going. Please read other parts of this article to learn the maintenance instruction.

IMPORTANT: While use of reflective material - Reflective Leather enhances visibility, no reflective material can guarantee absolute visibility, particularly in adverse weather conditions. Performance will vary depending upon actual use, exposure conditions and maintenance. 

Meaning of product codes

RL: Reflective Leather

HW: Home Wash (Application, Dedication)

606000: Silver, White Backing Color

PU: PU Backing Material

Retro-reflective Performance

The coefficient of retro reflection (RA, in cd/lux/m2) is measured by methods based on either of the following retro-reflective intensity testing.


ASTM E809-02 and E810-03 (RA)

CIE 54.2:2001 (R’)

Retro reflective performance data was generated by RoadVista 932 and is based on testing new product.

Measured on new product at +5.0° entrance and 0.2° observation angles, V-REFLEX Reflective Material has retro reflective performance as below table.

Product Code

Daytime color 

Initial Average  RA




It is important to note that use, wear, laundering, and environmental conditions will affect performance.

Product Application Guideline

We recommend that all customers, in accordance with good manufacturing practices, establish an ongoing quality system which includes maintaining lot/roll identification throughout the garment production process.

Customer should also store input materials and final products in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, as well as implement continuous testing throughout their production and on their finished garments that reflects their garment needs.


Die-cutting is recommended, although it can also be hand-cut or guillotined.

Note: Use very sharp cutting knives only and cut from the reflective side.


For best results, use appropriate thread for desired applications. Sewing in place using a lockstitch and with no more than 12 stitches per inch (2.54 cm), and not less than 5/64in (2 mm) from the edge of the reflective leather.


Prior to printing, wiping the surface with a soft cloth lightly dampened with isopropyl alcohol may help ink adhesion

Printed areas will not be retro-reflective.

  • Screen Printing - Images may be printed on the surface of V-REFLEXTM  Reflective Material - Reflective Leather. 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 areas will not be retro-reflective. 
  • Sublimation Printing - This printing method is applicable to V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Reflective Leather.


To ensure that you get the best possible results when sewing reflective leather, choose an appropriate sewing machine needle, select settings meant for reflective leather on your sewing machine, and use some special techniques for working with reflective leather.

Test each application according to appropriate care instructions required for the finished product.

Actual life of reflective leather depends on cleaning methods and wear conditions.

Home Wash (Domestic Laundry) Guidelines

A colored clothing wash program without pre-wash should be used. Follow below recommendation could maintain the duability of retro-reflective to its maxium lifespan.


  1. Detergent: Brand powdered household detergents should be used.
    • Refer to the detergent manufacturer's recommendations for dosage in areas of high water hardness and for various degrees of garment soiling.
  2. Wash temperature range: 15°C to 40°C
    • Some items could be extended to be home-washed with a wider range of washing temperature than above.
    • Some items could be applicable to wash temperature ranging from 0°C to 90°C for those garment requiring harsher cleaning. Read the physical performance of each reflective tape for the details.
  3. Max. Wash time at highest wash temperature: 10 minutes
  4. Max. Program time: 15 minutes
  5. Use of temperatures lower than 60°C will increase the lifetime of the reflective material.
  6. Actual lifetime will be dependent upon the detergent system and list dosage level.
  7. Load factor higher than 65% might lead to enhanced abrasion of the retro-reflective material

Drying Conditions

Tumble Dry: Tumble drying should be performed in a commercially available household dryer

Air Drying: Line drying is recommended where possible.

Hang-Up Drying: on line or rack

Tumble drying and tunnel/air drying are both recommended and applicable to this series of retro-reflective tape. Follow below recommendation will prolong the durability of product.

  • Using the medium dry setting.
  • Exhaust temperature should not exceed 90°C.
  • Do not overdry.


Test each application according to appropriate care instructions required for the finished product. Actual life of V-REFLEXTM Reflective Material - Reflective Leather depends on cleaning methods and wear conditions.

Care and Maintenance Instructions

Care and Maintenance Instructions 

Washing/cleaning conditions harsher than those recommended below could significantly diminish the brilliance of the retro-reflective performance and shorten the product's lifetime. Therefore, the instructions must be strictly followed.

  • No pre-soaking. 
  • No application of high alkaline products (e.g. heavy duty products or stain removal products).
  • No application of solvent detergents or micro-emulsions.
  • No additional bleaches.
  • Do not over-dry. The temperature of the material should not exceed 90°C at any time during drying.

Special Cleaning Instructions  

  • For application on rainwear, a regular fluorocarbon treatment of the garment is recommended.
  • Chemical splashes should be removed with a soft, dry cloth. Cleaning the garment the same day is recommended.
  • Splashes of strong acids or alkalis should immediately be neutralized with plenty of water.
  • Contamination with toxic or poisonous substances or biocontamination will require the application of a specific decontamination process.
  • Application of high alkaline products, high pH-products, bleaches etc. is not recommended.

Don't Use Additional Bleach

  • No chlorine bleach.
  • No bleaches on oxygenic basis (e.g. sodium perborate bleaches).
  • Do not store a wash batch even in a low concentration of bleach.

Other Important Information

Specific Safety Information

Various environmental factors, like line of sight, rain, fog, smoke, dust and visual noise can influence retroreflectivity.

  • The reflective intentsity of retro-reflective tape can also be diminished in extreme weather conditions.
  • Fog, mist, smoke and dust can scatter the light from headlights, the wearer must be aware that detection distance will be severely reduced.
  • Visual noise (contrast variations in the visual field) decreases the contrast of the reflective material with the background and affects the visibility in low-light conditions.  

Maintenance Misuse

No harsh mechanical treatment, e.g. abrasion with wire brushes or sand paper.

No uniform coating or spraying of oils, protective waxes, inks or paint.

No application of products such as leather spray or shoe shine.   

Product Storage

Store in a cool, dry area and use within 1 year of receipt.

Rolls should be stored in their original cartons, whilst partially used rolls should be returned to their carton or suspended horizontally from the core via a rod or pipe.

Cut sheets should be stored flat.

Why Choose This Item?


Good Waterproof


Excellent Retro-Reflective Performance


Long Durability


OEM Color is Available

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