Work Item
ASTM WK60740

New Specification for Biodegradable Medical Gloves

1. Scope

The formulation of the test methods, definitions, specifications, practices, and classifications pertaining to rubber, rubber products, and systems and services appropriate to rubber technology. Tires, insulated wire and cable, electrical protective equipment, and insulated tape are excluded since they are the responsibility of other ASTM Committees.

The Committee shall encourage research concerning the properties of such materials, products, and systems. Both standardization and research activities will be coordinated with other relevant Committees.


biodegradable; medical gloves; therapeutic; diagnostic


This specification covers certain requirements for biodegradable gloves used in conducting medical examinations and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This specification covers biodegradable medical gloves that fit either hand, paired gloves, and gloves by size. It also provides for packaged sterile or nonsterile or bulk nonsterile medical gloves.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40

Committee: D11

Staff Manager: Melissa Marcinowski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-11-2017

Technical Contact: Tom Gaff

Item: 006

Ballot: D11 (18-03)