BS EN 455-2 Testing Physical Properties Medical Gloves
BS EN 455-2 describes the testing requirements for determination of physical properties, including break strength, before and after accelerated aging, of medical gloves for single use, surgical gloves, examination/procedure gloves, long-cuff medical gloves, and seemed/welded gloves.
For this test, we recommend either of the following grips: pneumatic side acting grips (as shown in the image) or mechanical elastomeric grips. Pneumatic grips have the advantage because they allow increased productivity and ensure that these high-elongation materials don't slip from the grips during a test. Bluehill® 3 Software can adequately perform this test since only peak load is required.
In some cases, elongation values are also desired, although not required by the standard. For this we recommend a long-travel extensometer that can handle over 1000% strain to ensure calculation of strain at break.
The Instron® model XL (long travel) extensometer is a precise device for measuring strain in highly extensible materials such as elastomers, semi-rigid plastics and films.
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Bluehill 3 testing software is designed to meet the demands of any level of user. Only version updates are available at this time.
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