Disposable Glove Testing – EN 455

Disposable Glove Testing – EN 455 is used against any microorganisms and it is also used as a protection against any harmful chemical exposure.

Disposable Glove also known as latex gloves, exam gloves, nitrile gloves and surgical gloves.

What is Disposable Glove Testing – EN 455?

The Disposable Glove Testing – EN 455 specifies the requirements and test methods for the physical properties of medical disposable gloves. To ensure an sufficient level of protection from contamination of both the patient and the user. The disposable glove must have a minimum dimension of 240 mm.

Disposable gloves are tested to make sure they have a high level of resistance from penetration. It should be strong enough to resist sharp objects, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. As well as being comfortable enough so they do not obstruct with normal hand function.

EN 455-2 specifies the flexibility test requirements of single-use disposable gloves. The glove flexibility strength and stretchability are important parameters of a glove’s quality and performance. Different glove materials have a different durability force at which they will break to ensure an acceptable performance.

TypeForce at Break
Surgical Gloves 9 N
Examination Gloves6 N
Thermoplastic Gloves  3.6 N
Types of Disposable gloves

Requirements needed for Disposable gloves Testing- EN 455

This Disposable Glove Testing – EN 455  covers all types of disposable gloves. whether it is  sterile and non-sterile and in all types of material, including latex,  vinyl, and nitrile.

As a glove has to pass EN 455 testing it has to pass thorough a set of tasks. which is just as tough as any other standard. It should be tested when people’s lives are at risk. It is to save your time from chase through endless rules and regulations. There are some requirements such as:-

The standard specifies requirements for:

Disposable Glove Testing - EN 455
standard EN 455 testing for Disposable gloves
  • Liquid tightness
  • Physical properties
  • Biocompatibility
  • Shelf-life

Also standard EN 374 testing covers protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and microorganisms.

The standard specifies requirements for:

  • Performance
  • Resistance to permeation
  • Resistance to permeation by chemicals

In addition, basic requirements are set for various specifications such as dimensions, marking, storage, touch, flexibility, etc.