Evaluation of Safety Gloves from Goat, Cow and Synthetic Leathers made in Pakistan
This technical study deals with the experimental evaluation of four different leather safety gloves, collected from different exporters. The test samples were prepared and tested according to the standard test methods EN-388 and EN 420. The samples for EN388 were subjected to four physical tests; puncture resistance (N), abrasion resistance (cycles), tear resistance (N) and blade cut resistance while for EN 420; sizing (mm), dexterity (level), water vapour transmission (mg/cm2.h),water vapour absorption (mg/cm2), pH and chromium hexavalent (ppm). The results revealed that the performance levels of all goat leather and cow leather gloves were higher than basic requirement while chromium hexavalent was not detected in all samples proving them safe materials.
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