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Protective gloves testing standards

Protective gloves testing standards

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1.1Abrasion resistance

Take the palm material of the glove and wear it with sandpaper under fixed pressure. Calculate the number of revolutions until a hole appears in the worn material. The number between 1 and 4 for the wear resistance level indicates that the higher the number of revolutions, the greater the resistance. The better the grindability.

1.2 Blade Cut Resistance-Coupe

By moving a rotating circular blade back and forth horizontally over the glove sample, the number of blade rotations is recorded as the blade penetrates the sample. Use the same blade to test the number of cuts through the standard canvas before and after the sample test. Compare the wear degree of the blade during the sample and canvas tests to determine the cut resistance level of the sample. The cut resistance performance is divided into levels 1-5, from 1-5 digital representation.

1.3Tear Resistance

The material in the palm of the glove is pulled using a tensioning device, and the tear resistance level of the product is judged by calculating the force required for tearing, which is represented by a number between 1 and 4. The greater the force value, the better the tear resistance. (Taking into account the characteristics of textile materials, the tear test includes transverse and longitudinal tests in the warp and weft directions.)

1.4Puncture Resistance

Use a standard needle to pierce the palm material of the glove, and calculate the force used to pierce it to determine the puncture resistance level of the product, represented by a number between 1 and 4. The greater the force value, the better the puncture resistance.

1.5 Cut Resistance - ISO 13997 TDM test

The TDM cutting test uses a blade to cut the glove palm material at a constant speed. It tests the walking length of the blade when it cuts through the sample under different loads. It uses precise mathematical formulas to calculate (slope) to get the amount of force that needs to be applied to make the blade travel 20mm. Cut the sample through. This test is a newly added item in the EN388:2016 version, and the result grades are expressed in A-F, with F being the highest grade. Compared with EN 388:2003 coupe test, TDM test can provide more accurate working cut resistance performance indicators.

1.6 Impact resistance Impact resistance-EN 13594

The sixth character represents impact protection, which is an optional test. If the glove has been tested for impact protection, this information is given by the letter P as the sixth and final symbol. Without P, the glove has no impact protection.

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