Coronavirus community mask - testing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of washable fabric face masks is recommended for the population. What criteria can apply to these masks to provide optimal protection?

Cut resistance of Protective Gloves

Technical and high performance fibres are used to obtain a very high level of cut resistance. To take into account the continous innovetions and material developments, the testing procedures to assess the mechanical resistance of protective gloves has been adapted.

Impact tester PPE (gloves)

The impact protection on the back of the hand of protective gloves is tested according to EN 388:2016 that includes an impact resistance test in accordance with clause 6.9 of EN 13594.

Permeation test

Resistance to penetration and permeation are two variables related to the barrier properties of materials.

Electrostatic safety

Testing materials intended to be used in the manufacturing of electrostatic dissipative protective clothing (or gloves) to avoid incendiary discharge.

Burning behaviour of PPE

Assessments of the resistance of PPE to heat, fire, splashes of molten metal

Barrier properties of textiles

Centexbel has the knowhow and equipment to assess the barrier properties of textiles, surgical gowns, masks and drapes, against microorganisms and blood.