During all these phases of developments, we have maintained the most possible quality standards and frequently tested our products.
We are registered with D&B’s global under RMS D-U-N-S No 64-552-0545.
We have many of our important gloves tested against many risks and have them CE certified for different categories. Our gloves are mainly tested against, Mechanical risks, Heat, Cold and Chainsaw cut.
Protective gloves can be divided into 3 categories depending on type and which risk or danger the gloves should protect against.
Gloves of simple design, for minimal risks only. Example of gloves in this category are house-hold gloves used for cleaning and for protection against warm objects or temperatures not exceeding +50° C.
Additional gloves in this category can include light-duty gardening gloves or other work where the risk for injury is minimal.
Gloves of intermediate design, for intermediate risks. Gloves are placed in this category when the risk is not classified as minimal or irreversible. The gloves must be subjected to independent testing and certification by a Notified Body, whom then issues a CE marking showing the gloves protective capacities. In this category you will find general handling gloves requiring good puncture and abrasion performance according to EN 388.
Gloves of complex design, for irreversible or mortal risks Gloves in this category are designed to protect against the highest levels of risk e.g. highly corrosive acids. Gloves in this category must also be independently tested and certified by a Notified Body (approved by the EU commission).
This standard defines the general requirements for protective gloves in terms of construction, fitness of purpose, safety, etc
The gloves themselves should not impose a risk or cause injury.
The pH of the gloves should be as close as possible to neutral.
Leather gloves should have a pH value between 3.5 – 9.5.
The highest permitted value for chromium is 3 mg/kg (chrome VI).
Specific details of any substance used in the glove which is known to cause allergies
Sized by reference to an agreed common European hand size, for example minimum length.
Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific hazard.
Based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove (abrasion by sandpaper under a stipulated pressure). The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4 depending on how many revolutions are required to make a hole in the material. The higher the number, the better the glove. See table below.
Based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.
Based on the amount of force required to tear the sample.
The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.
Based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.
If some of the results are marked with a X means that this test performance is not tested.
If some of the results are marked with a O means that the glove did not pass the test.
Two things are measured with the glove: 1. how the glove’s material leads cold, and 2. the material’s insulating capacity (with contact).
The last digit next to the pictogram shows if water penetrates the glove after 30 minutes. The pictogram will be accompanied by a 3-digit code
• The first digit show resistance to convective cold (performance level 0-4)
• The second digit show resistance to contact cold (performance level 0-4)
The higher performance level the better insulating capacity.
• The third digit show permeability to water (performance level 0 or 1)
0 = water penetration after 30 minutes
1 = no water penetration after 30 minutes.
This standard describes how the gloves are designed to provide protection for both hand and wrist while welding or similar work, this is a combination from testing EN 388 and EN 407. Welding gloves shall provide resistance to small splashes of molten metal, short exposure to convective heat, to radiant heat and to contact heat. The welding gloves shall give protection from mechanical risks as well.
Type A refer to gloves that shall provide a higher protection against heat.
Type B refer to gloves that provide a lower protection against heat but they are more flexible and pliable.
Gloves for protection against Hand Held Chain Saw, EN 381-7 , In this standard, the glove is tested against following risk: Glove is tested for EN 420 and resistance to Chainsaw Cut. There are three classes as class 0, 1 and 2.