EN 511:2006

 EN 511:2016


       a b c

This standard applies to any gloves to protect the hands against convective and contact cold down to -50℃.


Protection against cold is expressed by a pictogram followed by a series of 3 performance levels, relating to specific protective qualities.

a. Resistance to convective cold (performance level 0-4)

Convective cold resistance: based on the thermal insulation properties of the glove which are obtained by measuring the transfer of cold via convection.

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b. Resistance to contact cold (performance level 0-4)

Contact cold resistance: based on the thermal resistance of the glove material when exposed to contact with a cold object.

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c. Permeability by water (0 or 1)

Water impermeability: 

0 = water penetration after 30 minutes of exposure 

1 = no water penetration