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Monday, 27 November 2023 09:23 Personal Protective Equipment
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The mechanical properties for the determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects have been updated.

EN ISO 13997:2023 specifies a cut test method and calculations for use on materials and assemblies designed for protective clothing, including gloves.

The test determines the resistance to cutting by sharp edges, like knives, sheet metal parts, swarf, glass, bladed tools and castings.

When EN ISO 13997 has been mentioned in a material or product requirement standard, that standard contains the information to permit the application of this standard to the particular product.

This test does not provide data on the resistance to penetration by pointed objects like needles and thorns, or the point of sharp-edged blades.

It is not considered suitable for testing materials made from chain mail and metal plates.

Provisions for the safeguard of the operator are not included in this document.

 

Title:
EN ISO 13997:2023 Protective clothing - Mechanical properties - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects (ISO 13997:2023)

Date of Availability: 28.06.2023

Previous version harmonised under Personal protective equipment Regulation (EU) 2016/425:
EN ISO 13997:1999/AC:2000 Protective clothing - Mechanical properties - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects (ISO 13997:1999)
EN ISO 13997:1999 Protective clothing - Mechanical properties - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects (ISO 13997:1999)

More information here:
CEN website: EN ISO 13997:2023

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