We offer testing of gloves against the European standards shown below.

Those shown below are not exhaustive lists, but do indicate some of our capabilities.

If you require testing to a standard not listed - or against your own bespoke specification - please contact us.



Protective gloves - Performance requirements

EN 420, Protective gloves – General requirements

This is the 'basic' standard for gloves and we can cover all of the requirements.

EN 388, Gloves against mechanical risks

We can perform four of the mechanical tests specified: abrasion resistance, cut resistance (Coupe test), tear resistance and puncture resistance.  We can arrange subcontracting of the additional cut test for highly cut-resistant material.

EN 374-1, Gloves against chemicals micro-organisms – General requirements

We can cover all tests, including the full list of chemicals in Table 2 (previously Annex A).

Test methods

EN 374-2, Resistance to penetration

We can perform both specified test methods.

EN 374-3 (now EN 16523-1 and -2), Resistance to permeation

We can perform tests for organic liquids and gases (by gas chromatography), inorganic solutions or gases (by electrical conductivity or by electrochemical gas detectors) and many other chemicals by ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy or by specialised wet chemical techniques. We cover all of the chemicals listed in Table 2 of EN 374-1 and many others not specified, depending upon their chemistry. We have undertaken several bespoke contracts using this equipment and the expertise behind it. We are also investigating additional equipment and methods to expand our scope of this testing.

 ISO 3071, Determination of pH of aqueous extract

Other standards

A full range of sub-contract testing is available covering heat, cold, fire, welding, electrical etc.

Example standards are EN 407, EN 421, EN 511, EN 659 and EN 60903.


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