NCN - Nitrilon™ Nitrile Coated Glove White/Grey
Lightweight and low linting seamless knitted polyester liner with a tough nitrile coating for excellent dexterity and abrasion resistance. Close fitting, knit wrist style with built in Sanitized® hygiene function bringing increased freshness, comfort and protection to the wearer. Supple Nitrile palm coating gives excellent grip in dry applications and also provides excellent resistance to oils, fats and grease.
Abrasion ResistanceGeneral Purpose, Precision Handling, Waste & Recycling, MaintenanceOil Repellent, Low Linting, Sanitized®, High Dexterity, Superior GripNitrile Coating, Palm Coated.
Ideal for light detailed assembly, inspection, light fabrication and small parts handling.
EN388: 2016 Explained
Gloves when tested to the new standard will show on them (and their outer packaging) the EN388: 2016 rating.
Lookout for the EN388 2016 shield shaped symbol - underneath you will find 4 numbers followed by 1 to 2 letters - for example you should see markings like 3453E (Please note a few gloves may also show a P at the end of the digits).
What those numbers and letters mean...
1st [number]: Abrasion Resistance - based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the tested sample - 0 (lowest) 4 (highest).
2nd [number]: Coupe method circular blade cut resistance (the old test method) - based on the number of cycles to cut through the tested sample - 0 (lowest) 5 (highest)
3rd [number]: Tear resistance - based on the amount of force required to tear the tested sample - 0 (lowest) 4 (highest)
4th [number]: Puncture Resistance - based upon the amount of force required to pierce the tested sample with a standard sized point - 0 (lowest) 4 (highest)
5th [letter]: Straight blade cut test (the new test method) - using the new TDM ISO13997 testing method - based on the average load required to achieve a cut using a straight blade - A (lowest) F (highest) -
6th [letter]: Impact test - This is an optional test and will only be shown on certain types of gloves - Gloves will be marked with a P as the last letter of the markings.
Please note that not all gloves in circulation will show the markings for the new standard - manufacturers and distributors stocks will take some time to clear through.
The new cut test method gives you a much better idea of how the glove will perform in the real world. It's worth noting that many gloves that were tested cut level 5 to the old standard (so the highest possible score) were when tested to the new standard given scores of C to D (so a good cut rating but not the best) thus highlighting the need for the new cut test method.
A range of cut level E and F gloves are available.
Note: Some manufacturers where the gloves primary role is not cut resistance have opted to not have their gloves tested to the new cut standard - if this is the case then an "X" will be shown.