CE Standards

Parallèlement à la législation sur les EPI, les normes européennes ont elles aussi évoluées récemment. PIERCAN vous informe de façon détaillée sur ces évolutions importantes.

The CE standard: EN 420

This is the general standard for gloves. In particular, it describes the following criteria:
• The glove design
• The safety of protective gloves (including the PH value which must be between 3.5 and 9.5.)
• Comfort and effectiveness
• The
size and dimensions of the gloves hands:

Size of the hand

Round of the hand in mm

Hand length in mm

6

152

160

7

178

171

8

203

182

9

229

192

10

254

204

11

279

215

Dexterity (It is measured by the possibility of gripping a rod of variable diameter.):

Performance level

Diameter in mm of the smallest rod satisfying the conditions of the test

1

11

2

9,5

3

8

4

6,5

5

5

• the marking of the glove and the packaging. The standard defines the information to appear on the glove:
- The name, the trademark
- The designation of the glove, the size.
- The pictograms...

The CE standard: EN374

This is the standard for protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms. There are 3 pictograms. The choice of PIERCAN fell on EN 374-1 / type B in which the passage time is greater than or equal to 30 minutes for 3 tested products listed in the table below. (here is an example of a pictogram)

Code

Chemical product

CAS number

Class

A

Methanol

67-56-1

Primary alcohol

B

Acetone

67-64-1

Ketone

C

Acetonitrile

75-05-8

Nitrile compound

D

Dichloromethane

75-09-2

Chlorinated hydrocarbon

E

Carbon bisulfide

75-15-0

Organic compound containing sulfur

F

Toluene

108-88-3

Aromatic Hydrocarbon

G

Diethylamine

109-89-7

Amine

H

Tetrahydrofuran

109-99-9

Heterocyclic etheric compound

I

Ethyl acetate

141-78-6

Ester

J

n-Heptane

142-82-5

Saturated hydrocarbon

K

Sodium hydroxide 40%

1310-73-2

Inorganic base

L

Sulfuric acid 96%

7664-93-9

Inorganic mineral acid, oxidizing

M

Nitric acid 65%

7697-37-2

Inorganic mineral acid, oxidizing

N

Acetic Acid 99%

64-19-7

Organic acid

O

Ammonia 25%

1336-21-6

Organic base

P

Hydrogen peroxide 30%

7722-84-1

Peroxide

Q

40% Hydrofluoric acid

7664-39-3

Inorganic mineral acid

R

Formaldehyde 37%

50-00-0

Aldehyde

Protective gloves against microorganisms (EN374-5)
• The gloves must comply with the leakage test according to EN374-2.
• If the glove passes the ISO16604 2004, Method B test, it is then possible to claim protection against viruses (opposite). most PIERCAN gloves claim protection against viruses.

The CE standard: EN388

This is the standard for protective gloves against mechanical hazards.
To obtain the pictogram relating to this standard, the protective glove against mechanical risks must reach performance level 1 or higher for at least one of the properties (abrasion, slicing, tearing and perforation).

Test

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Abrasion resistance (cycles)

100

500

2000

8000

-

Resistance to cutting by slicing (index)

1,2

2,5

5,0

10,0

20,0

Tear resistance (Newton)

10

25

50

75

-

Puncture resistance (Newton)

20

60

100

150

-