EN388 – MECHANICAL PROTECTION

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Note: The letter X means that "not tested" or "not applicable"

EN374 – CHEMICAL AND MICRO-ORGANISMS PROTECTION

This standard specifies the capability of gloves to protect the user from dangerous chemicals and/or micro-organisms.

PERMEATION

Permeation is the measure of the chemical substance penetration of the protective glove. A protective glove can be permeated within seconds. It is therefore necessary to measure breakthrough times for the chemical to come in contact with the skin. Each chemical tested is classified in terms of breakthrough time performance as below table:

CHEMICAL LIST

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Note: 6 new chemicals (M, N, O, P, S, T) have been added into chemical list of EN ISO 374:2016.

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EN ISO 374-1:2016 

EN ISO 374 Type A

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Minimum breakthrough times for a Type A glove is 30 mins (Level 2) against minimum 6 chemicals of the XYZ chemical list.

 

EN ISO 374 Type B

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Minimum breakthrough times for a Type B glove is 30 mins (Level 2) against minimum 3 chemicals of the chemical list.

 

EN ISO 374 Type C Minimum breakthrough times for a Type C glove is 10 mins (Level 1) against 1 chemical of the chemical list.

 

EN ISO 374-5 - MICRO-ORGANISMS

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For gloves protective against bacteria and fungi, the biohazard pictogram is applied.

For this the protective glove must be tested according to EN374- 2:2003 for leakage proofness.

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VIRUS

For gloves protective against bacteria, fungi and virus, the biohazard pictogram is accompanied with the term "VIRUS", underneath.

For this the protective standard, the glove must be tested according to ISO16604:2004 (Method B) using the bacteriophage penetration test.

 

EN511 – COLD PROTECTION

EN511:2006

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Fail: water penetrated after 30 min
Pass: no water penetrated after 30 min

 

EN407 – HEAT PROTECTION

EN407 2004

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EC FOOD DIRECTIVE

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This pictogram indicates that the materials used should not yield to food components in a quantity likely to present a danger to human health or to involve an unacceptable modification of the composition of the food products and there should not be deterioration of their organoleptic characters according to EU commission regulation 10/2011 on materials and articles in contact with food.

The gloves approved for food contact must comprise the following pictogram.

 

REACH

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007.

Within the field of application, only chemical substances are allowed to be put in circulation, which were registered before. Each manufacturer or importer intending to put his substances in the EU in circulation, must have an own registration number for these substances.

The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.