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This specification covers the requirements for finger cots made from natural rubber latex. The purpose of this specification is to obtain consistent performance among products produced in various locations or at various times in the same location. The material shall be classified according to type; Type 1 and Type 2 and according to sizes; small, medium, large, and extra large. Test methods shall be performed to comply with the dimensions, physical properties, and inspection requirements of the material.
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Significance and Use
This specification is intended as a reference to the performance and safety of rubber surgical drainage tubes. The safe and proper use of rubber surgical drainage tubes is beyond the scope of this standard.
1.1 This specification covers the requirements for finger cots made from natural rubber latex. The purpose of this specification is to obtain consistent performance among products produced in various locations or at various times in the same location.
1.2 This specification does not cover the safe and proper use of finger cots or products of special construction for special use.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven
D865 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration by Heating in Air (Test Tube Enclosure)
D1076 Specification for Rubber--Concentrated, Ammonia Preserved, Creamed, and Centrifuged Natural Latex
D3767 Practice for Rubber--Measurement of Dimensions
ICS Number Code 11.140 (Hospital equipment)
UNSPSC Code 42132202(Finger cots)
ASTM D3772-01(2010), Standard Specification for Natural Rubber Finger Cots, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top