Glove Selection Guide
Scan provide a range of gloves for protecting the hands with emphasis on the needs of workers in commercial industries where the combination
of good protection and user comfort are main requirements.
Standard EN ISO 21420
The EN 420 standard was revised in March 2020 becoming standard EN ISO 21420: 2020.
This standard defines the general requirements for protective gloves in terms of construction, fitness of purpose, safety, etc.
Providing protection for mechanical risks.
This standard applies to all kinds of protective gloves in respect of physical and mechanical aggressions caused by abrasion, blade cut, tearing, puncture and impact.
3 = Abrasion Rating 1-4
1 = Blade Cut Rating 1-5
2 = Tear Rating 1-4
1 = Puncture Rating 1-4
X = 2nd Cut Rating A-F
P = Impact P Pass or Fail
Protection against mechanical risks is expressed by a pictogram followed by a number rating representing test performance against a specific risk.
The performance level is from 1-5, where 4 or 5 is the best result. X = not tested. P = Impact test passed.
The level of performance is based on the number of cycles/force required to penetrate the sample.
Abrasion resistance: based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove.
Blade cut resistance: based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed.
Tear resistance: based on the amount of force required to tear the sample.
Puncture resistance: based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point.
2nd Cut resistance: based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample.
Impact protection: the area of protection is secured over a domed anvil and is impacted at an impact energy of 5J.
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