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UNDERSTANDING GLOVE CERTIFICATION

Choosing the right brand of glove

Nitrile gloves have become increasingly popular among a variety of different industries , but the full effect of them is only achieved when used for the correct purpose. With so many different kinds of gloves on the market, it can be difficult to know which one suits your requirements.  If you’re struggling to find the best nitrile gloves for you, our nitrile glove experts at Hannaford PPE are here to help.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE RIGHT GLOVE:

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EN Standards

Understanding numeric codes and symbols used for specifying protection levels

The EN number provides information on a glove’s performance against mechanical hazards such as abrasion, blade cut, tear, puncture and impact.

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CE Marking

A certification mark showing the product meets all the requirements regarding health, safety, and the environment.

To gain a CE marking, protective gloves for sale in Europe must meet a number of European Standards, each with its own EN code.

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Thickness

Nitrile gloves come in a variety of thicknesses so it's important to choose the right thickness for your industry

Most disposable nitrile gloves come in different thicknesses, or gauges, ranging from four to eight mil thick.

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Safety Symbols

Understanding the safety pictograms on your protective gloves to ensure you will be protected from potential hazards

Gloves or their packaging must show pictograms to ensure that the level of protection is correct for the categories of hazard to which they will be exposed to.

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Materials & Extras

How to choose the right glove based on the material of the glove

Understanding the difference between nitrile, latex, vinyl, powdered/non-powdered, sterile/non-sterile, synthetic and more.