Our range of needle resistant gloves are designed to offer protection from needle stick injuries.
Needle exposure puts you at risk of contracting disease such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV. Thus, it is vital to protect yourself with needle proof hand protection.
Below is some information on what needle protective gloves are and how they are tested.
Let’s start with puncture. We all know puncture is part of the EN388 standard which also tests for Abrasion, cut & tear.
CUT LEVEL 4 is the highest EN388 rating for puncture. Punctures can include knives, wood splinters, wires and so on.
But what about needle protection?
It is important to note puncture protection does not necessarily mean protection from needles!
Industries such as medical, waste management & recycling are at high risk of exposure to needles so an additional test was made specifically for needle stick puncture.
We have tested our anti needle 5 glove under the US ASTM F2878-10 to get a better understanding of how effective it is… the results were outstanding.
So what is the special test for needles labelled ‘ASTM F2878’?
The ASTM F2878 was an extension to the ANSI/ISEA 105. The ANSI/ISEA 105 is the equivalent to the EN388 standard used in the UK and Europe.
How the standard is labeled
The ASTM F2878 test scores from level 1-5. (Level 5 offering the highest protection).
The Anti- Needle 5 by Microlin Cooper:
Our anti needle 5 has scored both the highest level in the EN388 Puncture test (level 4) and the ANSI/ISEA – 105 ASTM F2878-10. (Level 5)
Anti needle 5 scores in more detail:
Reached a high of – 35.33 newtons on ASTM F2878 hypodermic needle test (minimum to achieve a level 5 is 10 newtons)
Reached a high of 177 newtons – EN 388 : 2016 (minimum to achieve a level 4 is 150 newtons).