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|
• 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|
• 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...
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|
|E||Carbon bisulfide||75-15-0||Organic compound containing sulfur|
|H||Tetrahydrofuran||109-99-9||Heterocyclic etheric compound|
|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|
Protective gloves against microorganisms (EN374-5 2016)
• The gloves must comply with the leakage test according to EN374-2 2014.
• 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.
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||-|