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Microgard® and Microchem® products are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the European Norms specified in Category III of the PPE directive for chemical protective clothing, and therefore they carry the CE mark.
To carry the CE mark, chemical protective clothing must;
• Pass one or more of the six specified “Type” tests
• Be correctly labelled
• Meet or exceed the minimum requirements expected from the physical and chemical barrier properties of the materials used.
|To use the CE mark, the manufacturer of chemical protective clothing must;|
• Manufacture products that consistently reach an acceptable level of quality
• Hold an ISO 9001 quality certificate or suitable alternative. ISO certification means that the manufacturer is subject to regular inspections by an approved authority.
....there's more to it than simply stitching together a coverall
The management systems of Microgard Ltd & Microgard Xiamen Limited are assessed and certified by SGS (notified body CE0120) as meeting the requirements of PPE Directive 89/686/EEC (Article 11B) to manufacture personal protective clothing.
Microgard® Guide to European Norms for Chemical Protective Clothing
To assist you with the selection of chemical protective clothing the EU has identified six “types” of protective garments within Category III of the PPE directive.
Certification to a particular “type” offers an indication of your suits protection against a particular hazard (gas, liquid or dust). As a manufacturer it is our responsibility to ensure that our products meet the requirements of the applicable standards.
|However, even after all this stringent testing and certification CE marking only indicates that the chemical protective clothing meets certain minimum requirements. |
Specifiers of protective clothing should be aware that conformance to “Type” standards does not necessarily mean that the garment is 100% impervious to their hazard. In the case of the Type 5 particulate test garments are allowed individual leakages of up to 30%, providing the average for the suits tested is less than 15%.
To that end protective performance levels may differ from one manufacturer to another, even if their products are certified with the same Type.
At Microgard Ltd we can provide you with guidance on selecting the appropriate type of garment for your application.
Microgard® Guide to other European Norms
In this section we have provided you with information on the additional European Norms featured in the Microgard® Product Range
|If you require specific guidance on the selection, care and maintenance of our products in relation to your workplace then please don't hesitate to contact us |