European Standard for Protective Gloves Against Mechanical Risks
EN 388:2016 establishes performance levels, testing and classification for fabric or layers of fabric for their ability to resist abrasion.
Martindale Abrasion Tester
Using 180 grit
Glove Material Sample
Sample taken from glove palm and secured to a rubbing head of a fixed size and weight.
The rubbing head is then moved in an elliptical motion over a table covered with 180 grit abrasive material.
Each rotation across the surface is considered a cycle. The total number of cycles completed before a hole appears
in the material creates the rating.
When a glove is comprised of multiple unbonded layers, each layer is subjected to the test.
The level is based on the lowest individual result of the most resistant material
Based on the number of cycles required to abrade through a sample glove when rotating a flat cylindrical surface over 180 grit abrasive material.
Abrasion Resistant Gloves
Test results are represented by levels 0 to 4, as depicted on the gloves.
Level 4 is the highest level of protection.
For the latest safety standards, classifications, testing criteria and ratings information, please refer to the appropriate governing body or association.
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