Abrasion Resistance of Protective Gloves

Abrasion-resistant gloves must be used as personal protective equipment (PPE) in any environment where workers face a significant exposure to abrasive material. EN 420 – Occupational Protective Gloves, General Requirements – defines the requirements for all protective gloves (except electrical and medical gloves) for glove construction, cleaning, comfort and efficiency, marking and information.

Impact tester PPE (gloves)

The impact protection on the back of the hand of protective gloves is tested according to EN 388:2016 that includes an impact resistance test in accordance with clause 6.9 of EN 13594.

Cut resistance of Protective Gloves

Technical and high performance fibres are used to obtain a very high level of cut resistance. To take into account the continous innovetions and material developments, the testing procedures to assess the mechanical resistance of protective gloves has been adapted.

Evaluating PPE against infectious diseases

Centexbel is fully equipped to analyse these PPE and is a worldwide acknowledged expert in the evaluation of protective clothing against these infectious diseases.

Evaluation of medical textiles

As a medical device, textiles used in operating theatres have to be conform with the requirements of the European Medical Devices Regualtion 2017/745

Electrostatic safety

Testing materials intended to be used in the manufacturing of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing (or gloves) to avoid incendiary discharge.

Comfort assessment

The comfort of textiles and garments is the result of both psychological aspects (design, fit, quality, aesthetics) and physiological aspects, including thermophysiological and sensorial (softness, suppleness) comfort. Thermophysiological comfort is the result of the heat and moisture transfer through the textile that will regulate the body’s temperature, and is an important feature in clothing and especially in sportswear and professional (protective) clothing.

Burning behaviour of PPE

Assessments of the resistance of PPE to heat, fire, splashes of molten metal