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The dots indicate the temperature ranges for ironing (regulator, steam, travel irons and ironing machines).
The maximum temperature must be selected solely on the basis of the care label and not according to the fibre content of a textile article.
If no care label is provided, it is preferable to be guided by the number of dots rather than the fibre content. Caution is also appropriate when the fabrics have embossed effects or applications (note the care label).
However, some articles must not be ironed.
|Hot Iron. Iron at maximum sole plate temperature of 200 °C. Corresponding to the “Cotton/linen” setting; iron whilst damp; treat and if necessary moisten; shiny or pressure-sensitive pieces should be ironed with press cloth or ironed inside out. A steam iron may be used.|
|Iron at moderate temperature. Iron at maximum sole plate temperature of 150 °C. Corresponding to the “wool/silk/polyester/viscose” setting: iron under a moderately moist intermediate cloth. A steam iron can be used. Avoid heavy pressure.|
|Iron at low temperature. Iron at maximum sole plate temperature of 110 °C. Corresponding to the “Polyacryl, polyamide (nylon), acetate” setting: if necessary, shiny or pressure-sensitive pieces should be ironed with a press cloth or inside out. Caution when using steam irons (as a rule, work without steam).|
|Do not iron. Irreversible changes must be expected if an iron is used.|