Choosing the correct glove for the job at hand is more than a personal preference. The table below illustrates the importance of the material for determining the comfort, chemical resistance, strength and allergenic properties of your hand protection. Our team at Rowe Scientific can help recommend the right glove for your specific application.
Acceptable Quality Level, Chemical permeation and ergonomics testing.
Each line of Ansell gloves undergoes a series of stringent tests to conform to European standards, including EN374 -2 Resistance to penetration, EN374 -3 Resistance to chemical permeation and EN374 -5 Protection against micro-organisms.
AQL test: Method ASTM D 5151 EN 374-2
AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) is the percentage of defective gloves in a sampled batch considered to be acceptable.
Ansells low AQL demonstrates a high level of consistency and process capability.
Designed to improve comfort and fit, Ansell gloves minimise the risk factors that may contribute to the development of ergonomic injuries. Factors considered include muscle strain, hand fatigue, pain and injury. Failure to consider these factors may lead to increased medical costs, decreased productivity and lost wages.
Wearing the right glove reduces the risk of injuries.
Chemical Permeation test: Method EN374
The process by which a chemical moves through a protective material on a molecular or microscopic level.
Resistance to permeation by a chemical is determined by measuring the permeation breakthrough time (1µg/min/cm2).
Tensile strength test: Method ASTM D 412-06A
The force measured over a cross-sectional area of a given material under strain. Measured at the instant the material fails in megapascals (MPa).
A higher tensile value indicates a stronger material while taking the thickness of the glove into consideration.