EN ISO 374:2016
EN ISO 374-1:2016
This standard specifies the capability of gloves to protect the user against chemicals and micro-organisms.
It is based on three methods:
Penetration test in accordance with standard EN 374-2: 2014
Permeation test in accordance with standard EN 16523-1: 2015 which replaces standard EN 374-3
Degradation test in accordance with standard EN 374-4: 2013
The "Chemical Resistant" gloves classified as Type A, B or C
Each chemical tested is classified in terms of breakthrough time (performance level 0 to 6):
Degradation test (deterioration of the physical properties of the glove in contact with the chemical) in accordance with EN 374-4: 2013
To be able to claim protection against a chemical on the list, permeation and degradation tests must be carried out. The results of the degradation test must appear in the information leaflet.
EN ISO 374-5:2016
Protective gloves against micro-organisms
Gloves must pass the penetration resistance test in accordance with standard EN 374-2: 2014. The possibility of claiming protection against virures was added, if the glove passes ISO 16604: 2004 (method B) test.