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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.
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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 Standard Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves, and Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Applications.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ISO StandardISO 2859
Other DocumentU.S. Pharmacopeia U.S. Pharmacopeia, latest editio
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension
D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration 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
ICS Number Code 11.140 (Hospital equipment)
UNSPSC Code 42132203(Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves)
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ASTM D6977-19, Standard Specification for Polychloroprene Examination Gloves for Medical Application, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top