FAQs PPE – Gloves – Surgical – Sterile

FAQs PPE List – Gloves – Surgical – Sterile

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Gloves, Surgical (Sterile)

 Europe (EN 455)US (ASTM material specific)
 EN 455-1, EN 455-2, EN 455-3, EN 455-4D3577
Freedom from holesAQL < 1.5 (ISO 2859)AQL < 1.5 (ISO 2859)
Force at break (N) / Tensile strength (MPa) (after aging)AQL – N/A All materials > 9.0N  AQL < 4.0 (ISO 2859) Type 1- Latex (natural) >18MPa Type 2- Polyisoprene, Polychloroprene, Nitrile >12MPa
Powder residue content<2.0mg<2.0mg
Aqueous soluble protein content<10 μg per g of glove      <200 µg/dm2  
Extractable antigenic protein content<10 µg/dm2
SterilityASTM refers o U.S. Pharmacopeia: pass/fail EN 455 refers to EN ISO 11607