Hohenstein Institute offers protective glove testing and certification
SpecialtyFabricsReview.com | February 5, 2013
Protective gloves are important. For work in cold stores, on steel works, a building site or in a laboratory, people depend on perfectly fitting gloves to protect their hands. The Hohenstein Institute can now offer testing and certification of gloves in accordance with seven DIN standards. Some of the standards tested are for protective gloves against chemicals, mechanical risks and heat.
For the best possible protection, protective gloves are often made with several layers of different materials. Both ready-made gloves and additional material samples are used as text objects depending on what is prescribed in the individual test process. The certification is carried out in the same way as for other textile PPE in accordance with the European Directive 89/686/EEC.
To complement this the Hohenstein Institute is currently compiling a database of hand dimensions. State-of-the-art 3D scanner technology is used to compile precise and validated data such as the ratio of hand circumference to finger length, finger circumferences and even three-dimensional shape information. Glove manufacturers can create customized ergonomic adaptations by using the virtual 3D- models.