Standard EN 374 - Chemical
BEFORE: Standard EN 374: 2003
NOW: Standard EN ISO 374-1: 2016
Protective gloves against chemicals
It is based on three test methods:
- Penetration test in accordance with standard EN 374-2: 2014
- Permeation test in accordance with standard EN 16523-1: 2015 which replaces standard EN 374-3
- Degradation test in accordance with standard EN 374-4: 2013.
To be able to claim protection against a chemical of the list, permeation and from now degradation tests must be carried out. The results of the degradation test must appear in the information leaflet.
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6 new chemicals have been added to the list of hazardous compounds
The standard EN ISO 374-5: 2016
Protective gloves against micro-organisms
Gloves must pass the penetration resistance test in accordance with standard EN 374-2: 2014. The possibility of claiming protection against viruses was added, if the glove passes ISO 16604: 2004 (method B) test.
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