Portwest A729 Features
- CE certified
- Specially designed for use in cold conditions
- Nitrile foam coating for excellent grip in wet and dry conditions
- 13 gauge liner for a perfect fit
- Level C cut resistance
- Excellent for jobs requiring high dexterity
- Hook and loop strap for safe secure fit
- Highly durable and impact resistant
- Low linting construction for minimal contamination
Portwest A729 Materials
HPPE, Glass fibre, TPR
AS/NZS 2161 .2
AS/NZS 2161 .3
AS/NZS 2161 .5
ANSI/ISEA 105 - 2016 CUT Level A4
ANSI/ISEA 138 - 2019 Level 2 – Pass
EN 388:2016 - 4.X.4.2.C.P.
EN 511 X.2.X.
Protective Gloves : General Requirements
EN420 : 2003 + A1 2009
This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, cleaning instructions, electrostatic properties, sizing, dexterity, water vapour transmission and absorption along with marking and information
Gloves giving protection from mechanical risks
Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific hazard.
1 Resistance to abrasion
Based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove (abrasion by sandpaper under a stipulated pressure). The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4 depending on how many revolutions are required to make a hole in the material. The higher the number, the better the glove. See table below.
2 Blade cut resistance
Based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.
3 Tear resistance
Based on the amount of force required to tear the sample.
The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.
4 Puncture resistance
Based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.
EN 388:2016 ONLY
EN 388:2003 Standards specifies physical and mechanical aggression caused by abrasion, blade cut, tearing and puncture. EN388:2016 updates the existing standard with this new test method for abrasion, blade cut & impact resistance. EN ISO 13997:1999 (TDM Test) records cut results as a Newton value – the force of the blade on the glove material needed to cut through the material 20mm. The results are represented on a scale A-F.
5 Straight blade cut resistance EN 388:2016 ONLY
Based on the amount of force to achieve the moment of cut-through. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from A to F
6 Impact resistance EN388:2016 ONLY
Impact-resistant properties to 5J, Performance Level P
American National a Standard for Hand Protection
This standard addresses the classification and testing of hand protection for specific performance properties related to chemical and industrials applications. Hand protection includes gloves, mittens, partial gloves, or other items covering the hand or a portion of the hand that are intended to provide protection against or resistance to a specific hazard.