Protective Clothing

Evaluation is often required or recommended on gloves and other articles of Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) as well as on some medical devices. ARDL helps both CPC/device manufacturers and CPC/device users evaluate and minimize product failure to provide unsurpassed personal protection.

Available Methods

Coated Fabric Testing

Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

ASTM D 751

Coated Fabric Testing - Tear Strength

Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

ASTM D 624

Coated Fabric Testting - Abrasion Resistance

Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abrader)

ASTM D 3389

Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens - Membrane Permeability of Protective Clothing & Coated Fabrics Testing

Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System

ASTM F 1671

Penetration by Liquids - Protective Clothing & Coated Fabrics Testing

Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Liquids

ASTM F 903

Penetration by Synthetic Blood - Membrane Permeability of Protective Clothing & Coated Fabrics Testing

Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood

ASTM F 1670

Permeation by Liquids or Gases - Continuous Contact - Membrane Permeability of Protective Clothing & Coated Fabrics Testing

Standard Test Method for Resistance of Protective Clothing Materials to Permeation by Liquids or Gases Under Conditions of Continuous Contact

ASTM F 739

Permeation by Liquids or Gases - Intermittent Contact - Membrane Permeability of Protective Clothing & Coated Fabrics Testing

Standard Test Method for Resistance of Protective Clothing Materials to Permeation by Liquids or Gases Under Conditions of Intermittent Contact

ASTM F 1383

Permeation Testing - Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents

Standard Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents

ASTM D 543

Permeation Testing - Rubber

Standard Test Method for the Immunological Measurement of Antigenic Protein in Natural Rubber and its Products

ASTM D 6499

Permeation Testing - Rubber

Standard Test Method for Analysis of Aqueous Extractable Protein in Natural Rubber and Its Products Using the Modified Lowry Method

ASTM D 5712

Pressure Testing Vapor Protective Ensembles - Membrane Permeability of Protective Clothing & Coated Fabrics Testing

Standard Test Method for Pressure Testing Vapor Protective Ensembles

ASTM F 1052