ASTM D6977 - 04(2010)

    Standard Specification for Polychloroprene Examination Gloves for Medical Application

    Active Standard ASTM D6977 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.02

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    This specification covers certain requirements for polychloroprene rubber gloves intended for use in medical examinations and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Gloves shall be manufactured from any polychloroprene rubber compound, with the inside and outside surfaces of the examination gloves free of talc and with dimensions and physical properties that shall conform to the requirements specified. Tests for sterility, freedom from holes, physical dimensions, tensile strength and ultimate elongation (both before and after accelerated aging of gloves), powder-free residue, and powder amount shall be performed to assess the conformance of the gloves with the requirements specified.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification provides certain requirements for polychloroprene rubber gloves used in conducting medical examinations and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

    1.2 This specification covers polychloroprene rubber examination gloves that fit either hand, paired gloves, and gloves by size. It also provides for packaged sterile or non-sterile or bulk non-sterile polychloroprene rubber examination gloves.

    1.3 This specification is similar to that of D3578 Standard Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves, and D6319 Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Applications.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension

    D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven

    D3578 Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves

    D3767 Practice for Rubber--Measurement of Dimensions

    D5151 Test Method for Detection of Holes in Medical Gloves

    D6124 Test Method for Residual Powder on Medical Gloves

    D6319 Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Application

    D6355 Test Method for Human Repeat Insult Patch Testing of Medical Gloves

    Other Document


    ISO Standard

    ISO2859 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.140 (Hospital equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42132203(Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves)

    DOI: 10.1520/D6977-04R10

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