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This specification covers the requirements for gloves made of rubber-like latex, whether made of natural or synthetic materials, unsupported with or without a flock lining, intended for household, beautician, or general use. This specification serves as a guide to permit obtaining gloves of consistent performance, and does not address the safe and proper use of gloves. Sampled specimens shall be tested and conform accordingly to dimensions (width, length, and finger and palm thickness) in accordance to size, and physical requirements (tensile strength and ultimate elongation) before and after accelerated aging. Gloves shall have surfaces that may be smooth or textured, with or without a pattern on the finger surface, and may have a rolled, natural edge or cut cuff. In any case, the gloves shall either be ambidextrous, or in pairs (right and left hand) and matched in design.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements for gloves made of rubber-like latex, whether made of natural or synthetic materials, unsupported with or without a flock lining, intended for household, beautician use, or general use.
1.2 This specification is intended to serve as a guide to permit obtaining gloves of consistent performance. The safe and proper use of gloves is excluded from the scope of this specification.
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)
D3767 Practice for Rubber--Measurement of Dimensions
D5151 Test Method for Detection of Holes in Medical Gloves
ICS Number Code 61.040 (Headgear. Clothing accessories. Fastening of clothing); 83.060 (Rubber)
UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)
ASTM D4679-02(2007), Standard Specification for Rubber General Purpose, Household or Beautician Gloves, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top