EN 420

This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, comfort and efficiency, marking and information applicable to all protective gloves. This standard can also apply to arm guards.

  

EN 374

This standard specifies the capability of gloves to protect the user against chemicals and/or micro-organisms.

EN 407

This standard specifies thermal performance for protective gloves against heat and/or fire.

EN 511

This standard applies to any gloves to protect the hands against convective and contact cold down to –50 °C.

    

EN 388

Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific hazard.

    

EN 388

The cut resistance level is based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed.

ANSI

The Cut Protection Performance Test (CPPT) is an ASTM F 1790 standard cut test. The cut performance rating measures the amount of force (n grams) applied for failure to occur at a 24mm distance of travel for a standard cutting blade. The higher the value, the better the cut performance. The performance rating is classified by ANSI/ISEA 105-2005 from a 1-5 level based on the outcome of the CPPT test.

 

Alternative to leather gloves.