EN388 Mechanical Risk

The standard states gloves protective functions against physical harm and mechanical risk, including abrasion, blade cut resistance and puncture resistance.

Character Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Abrasion Resistance (No. of Cycles) 100 500 2000 8000
Blade Cut Resistance (index) 1.2 2.5 5 10 20
Tear Resistance (N) 10 25 50 75
Puncture Resistance 20 60 100 150

 

EN420 General Requirements

The standard indicates detailed requirements:

  • Ergonomic requirements.
  • Knitting.
  • Size.
  • Mark.
  • User’s Information.

Each pair of gloves needs to be marked with manufacturer’s name, style and CE. If level 3, testing laboratory name must be marked.
It has 5 levels. During testing, tester picks up metal bars of different diameters to judge dexterity level.
All gloves must be tested PH value, and it should be within range between 3.5 and 9.5.

Size Hand Size (mm) Minimum Length of glove (mm)
Palm Perimeter Length
6 152 160 220
7 178 171 230
8 203 182 240
9 229 192 250
10 254 204 260
11 279 215 270

 

EN374 Risks of Chemicals Penetration

The standard states general requirements, test methods, levels and marks for gloves function of resistance to chemicals penetration.

 

EN407 Functions of Fire-Proof and Heat Resistant

The standard states general requirements of gloves functions of heat/flame resistance, test methods, levels and properties marks of fire-proof and heat resistant (flame, contact heat, transitivity heat, radiation heat, metallic sparks and smelting metal).

 

EN511 Function of Low Temperature Resistant

The standard states gloves resistant characters of cold conduction and convection and test methods. Cold temperature is 50 degrees below zero.