REGULATION (EU) 2016/425
EN420:2003+A1:2009 General requirements
|5||Dexterity (from 1 to 5)|
• Conform to harmlessness (pH, chrome VI levels, etc…).
• Conform to the size charts (see chart on below).
• Pass the dexterity test.
• Conform to the labelling, information and identification instructions.
Each protective glove is clearly identified by a standardized label containing the following elements:
– Our brand logo.
– The product reference or the trade name.
– The size.
– An information tag indicating that instructions on the product are available.
– The standardization pictogram(s) with their performance ratings.
EN ISO 374-1:2016 Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro- organisms – Part 1: Terminology and performance requirements for chemical risks.
|TYPE||C||Type C – Water and air tightness according to EN ISO 374-2:2019. Permeation resistance to at least 1 chemicals at level 1 according to EN16523-1: 2015 (from 1 to 6).|
|.||Determination of resistance to degradation by chemicals according to EN ISO 374-4: 2019. Part 4: Determination of resistance to degradation by chemicals.|
|K||6 > 480 mn||Caustic soda 40% (K) CAS 1310-73-2|
|T||6 > 480 mn||Formaldehyde 37% (T) CAS 50-00-0|
• Penetration (tested as per standard EN374-2) :
Diffusion of water or air, to check the impermeability, on a non-molecular level, of a chemical product and/or micro-organism through the porosities, seams, micro-holes or other imperfections present in the material of the protective glove.
• Degradation (tested as per standard EN374-4) :
Determination of the physical resistance of materials to degradation after continuous contact with hazardous chemicals.
• Permeation (tested as per standard EN374-3 or EN16523) :
Process by which a chemical product diffuses through the material of a protective glove, by continuous contact, on a molecular level.
The EN ISO version of stadard EN374-1 introduces the concept of three types of protection agains the permeation of chemicals :
-Type A : The glove gives a performance index to permeation at least qual to 2 for 6 chemical test substances taken from the list of chemicals specified in the standard.
-Type B : The glove gives a performance index to permeation at least equal to 2 for 3 chemical test substances taken from the list of chemicals specified in the standard.
-Type C : The glove gives a performance index to permeation at least equal to 1 for 1 chemical test substances taken frome the list of chemicals specified in the standard.
EN ISO 374-5: 2016 Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms – Part 5: Terminology and performance requirements against micro- organisms risks: VIRUS.
|BACTERIA + FUNGI||.||BACTERIA + FUNGI : Water and air tightness according to EN ISO 374-2:2019.|
|.||VIRUSES : Determination of resistance to penetration by bloodborne pathogens according to ISO 16604.|
Penetration of molds and bacteria (tested according to EN374-2): Test by which the water and airtightness of a glove is checked.
Penetration of viruses (tested according to method B of ISO 16604) : Process that determines the resistance to penetration by blood-borne pathogens – Test method using the Phi-X174 bacteriophage :
Examples of application :
The field of use is decisive because, depending on the case, the glove may have to combine several properties in order to meet the necessary protection requirements. It is therefore very important to refer to the recommended areas of use and the results of the laboratory tests found in the instructions for use. However, it is recommended to check that the gloves are suitable for the intented purpose by carrying out tests beforehand, because the conditions at the workplace may differ from those of the standard test, depending on the temperature, abraion and degradation.
Regulation (EU) 1935/2004 Contact with food products
GLOB MIGR Food contact – Overall Migration
|.||Contact with any type of food|
Specific qualifying conformances
EN455-1 Single use medical gloves – Hole detection
EN455-2 Single use medical gloves – Physical properties
EN455-3 Single use medical gloves – biological evaluation