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Glove-Sizing Standard

Information on the methods used by glove manufacturers to size knitted or “cut and sewn” industrial protective gloves is sought by the ASTM Human Factors Subcommittee within Committee F23 on Protective Clothing.

This research will back standard guidance initiated by ASTM that will offer a uniform range of measurement for protective gloves made with jersey knit fabric. Ranges of length and width, and their comparison to the anthropometric measurements of the hand will be addressed for the benefit of purchasers, safety officers, and manufacturers.

Contact the chair of Committee F23, Cherilyn N. Nelson, Vice President, Fiber Technology, Ansell Perry, Inc., Massillon, OH (phone: 330/833-2811, ext. 378). Committee F23 meets June 27-29 in Norfolk, Va. For meeting or membership details, contact Staff Manager Steve Mawn, ASTM (phone: 610/832-9726). //

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