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Portwest A730 Supergrip High Performance Glove

 

  
 

Product Code:  A730
Brand:  Portwest

Portwest

Portwest A730 Supergrip - High Performance Glove

The Portwest A730 is designed for maximum grip performance. This glove has an extra grip silcon covered palm with reinforced thumb and breathable sidewalls.

EN 420, EN 388

Protective Gloves : General Requirements

EN420 : 2003 + A1 2009

This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, cleaning instructions, electrostatic properties, sizing, dexterity, water vapour transmission and absorption along with marking and information

EN 388
Gloves giving protection from mechanical risks


Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific hazard.

1 Resistance to abrasion
Based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove (abrasion by sandpaper under a stipulated pressure). The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4 depending on how many revolutions are required to make a hole in the material. The higher the number, the better the glove. See table below.

2 Blade cut resistance
Based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

3 Tear resistance
Based on the amount of force required to tear the sample. 
The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

4 Puncture resistance
Based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

Test Performance level
  1 2 3 4 5
Abrasion resistance (cycles)
100 500 2000 8000  
Blade cut resistance (factor)
1,2 2,5 5 10 20
Tear resistance (newton)
10 25 50 75  
Puncture resistance (newton)
20 60 100 150  

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