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Tensile Test on Rubber Gloves

Tensile Test on Rubber Gloves

Single-use medical gloves provide protection in operations, examinations and caring activities. The most important requirement is preventing the entry of air, fluids and micro-organisms. Manufacture involves immersing molds in solutions
of natural rubber or latex mixtures. The number of immersion and drying processes is repeated until the required thickness is achieved, after which the gloves are vulcanized in curing ovens. So that they do not tear when being pulled on in use, the gloves must display sufficiently elastic behavior. Examples of stresses to which they are subjected include hooking on or holding pointed or sharp tools, foreign bodies or instruments. Methods used to guarantee the required operational reliability, include the following mechanical tests.          Tear-strength tests are performed on gloves with and without a seam, as well as on artificially aged gloves. zwicki-Line or ProLine testing machines are also used for this and testing takes place to ISO 37 and ASTM D412. Three shouldered test bars are punched out of the palm, back and cuff of the random sample glove, parallel to the longitudinal axis and avoiding structured areas.

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