What are en374 gloves?

What are en374 gloves?

EN 374 is a chemical-resistant glove standard that was last modified in 2016. It has wide scope, testing a glove’s response to a wide range of chemicals while taking into account permeability, breakthrough time, shrinkage and more.

How can you tell if a glove is chemical-resistant?

Thickness and Length Thicker gauge gloves are heavier and have better chemical resistance than thinner gauge gloves. Thinner, lighter gloves offer better touch sensitivity and flexibility while chemical resistance is sacrificed.

What disposable gloves are chemical-resistant?

Soft nitrile disposable gloves provide high levels of comfort and splash resistance against hazardous chemicals. Disposable, nitrile gloves with extended cuff features splash protection against hazardous chemicals. Green, nitrile gloves feature a cotton-knit lining for added comfort and thermal insulation.

What is en455?

The EN 455 specifies the requirements and test methods for the physical properties of medical disposable gloves, to ensure an adequate level of protection from mutual contamination of the patient and the user.

What is en420?

EN 420 covers both Disposable Single Use Gloves and Reusable Gloves. The point in EN 420 is that it proves that the gloves will not be a harm to the user and that the gloves are comfortable to wear, something that when passed, will allow the gloves to be tested to EN 388, EN 374, EN 455 and other glove standards.

Does acetone go through latex gloves?

3) Are latex gloves acetone resistant? Acetone is “a volatile fragrant flammable liquid ketone C3H6O used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis and found in abnormal quantities in diabetic urine.” Latex gloves do offer some protection against acetone.

What are the important features of chemical resistant gloves?

Common chemical-resistant gloves include: Butyl gloves are made of a synthetic rubber and protect against many chemicals, such as peroxide, rocket fuels, highly corrosive acids and strong bases. These gloves also resist oxidation and abrasion, and stay flexible at low temperatures.

What do nitrile gloves not protect against?

Nitrile gloves resist gasoline, kerosene and other petroleum solvents well (making it a primary component in gasoline-pump hoses). In an effort to prevent latex allergies, medical gloves are often made out of nitrile because it is also resistant to oils and fats in the body, Groce explained.

What does AQL 1.5 medical grade mean?

An AQL result of 1.5 accepts the statistical probability that there are less than 1.5% of the products with defects in the batch of gloves. An AQL of 0.65 assumes a more stringent quality acceptance level, allowing the wearer to have a higher degree of personal protection.

Which is part of en 374 for chemical protective gloves?

EN 374 has several parts. The following parts are relevant for chemical protective gloves: 1. EN ISO 374-1:2016: Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms —Part 1: Terminology and performance requirements for chemical risks

Are there any disposable gloves that are chemical resistant?

Yes, we sell plenty of chemical resistant disposable gloves. They are most common in Nitrile, as nitrile tends to be better resistant to chemicals, oils, waters and grease. How Safe Are EN 374 Rated Gloves?

How many chemicals can a glove be tested for?

Most chemical resistant gloves will be tested to EN 374 – 1. EN 374 – 1 will test your gloves to a total of 18 different chemicals before awarding them with a certification of either A, B or C depending on how resistant the glove is to chemicals.

What kind of gloves are made of nitrile?

ANSELL Sol-Vex® nitrile gloves are embossed with a curved finger design and contoured palm for a secure wet grip. High-performance nitrile compound provides an outstanding combination of chemical resistance and strength.