Standard EN ISO 21 420
Take aways :
- EN 420 became EN ISO 21420: 2020
- EN ISO 21420 additionally applies to : mittens, pot holders & arm protectors
limited content of DMFa (Dimethylformamide) in PU gloves - shall not exceed 1000 mg/kg
limited content of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) in the rubber of platsic materials - shall not exceed 1mg/kg
for ATEX area : NEW pictogram that shall be labeled on the gloves. The electrostatic properties shall be tested according to the EN 16350 standard (test method EN1149-2).
for other electrostatic properties : no pictogram. EN 1149-1 or EN 1149-3 test methods should be used.
Gloves sizing : No more minimum length required
Glove marking : For a better manufacturing batch traceability, gloves shall be marked with : manufacturing date & obsolescence date, if applicable.
Information that manufacturer shall supply on instructions for use :
Natural rubber content warning
Donning, doffing & glove adjustment instructions
Comfort & hygiene
Protection from contamination
IMPORTANT : The EU certificates obtained with the former EN 420 remain valid.