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EN 511:2006

EN 511:2006

a b c

This standard applies to any gloves that protect hands against convective and contact cold down to -50°C.


Protection against cold is expressed by a pictogram followed by a series of three performance levels, relating to specific protective qualities.

a. Resistance to convective cold (performance level 0-4)


Convective cold resistance: based on the thermal insulation properties of the glove which are obtained by measuring the transfer of cold via convection.

b. Resistance to contact cold (performance level 0-4)


Contact cold resistance: based on the thermal resistance of the glove material when exposed to contact with a cold object.

c. Permeability by water (0-1)


Water impermeability:

0 = water penetration after 30 minutes of exposure

1 = no water penetration

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