Protective Equipment 2022/23

6 Kerbl’s cooperation with Bureau Veritas Taking responsibility is important for us. Nowadays, people are constantly being faced with toxic substances - whether they be in the workplace or outside. At the same time, the legal requirements regarding these substances and consumer awareness of them are increasing. State authorities and private organisations now monitor compliance with laws and standards. Particular attention is paid in this context to products that constantly come into contact with the skin: i.e. gloves. Very cheap gloves in particular have been found to contain high levels of harmful substances in the past (chromium IV, AZO dyes etc.). Kerbl has set itself the goal of taking on this challenge. Working with the Europe-wide accredited testing institute Bureau Veritas, we have developed inspection catalogues for pollutants. These inspection catalogues are tailored to each product group. The criteria go far beyond legal requirements. For example, the inspection catalogue for clothing (incl. gloves) below. Ongoing compliance with certified qualities is confirmed by the regular inspection of samples. Our gloves only pass the inspection because we work extremely carefully when selecting materials. All leather gloves from Kerbl are labelled with a batch number (EB-…). This means that the gloves can be identified and traced at all times. It is expected that the requirements regarding freedom from harmful substances will get tougher in future, not just in Germany but throughout the whole of Europe (REACH, etc.). Thanks to the collaboration with Bureau Veritas, Kerbl is ideally equipped for this. Requirement Base Method Limit Packaging ​ ​ ​ Metal Content in Packaging Material 94/62/EC Total digestion, ICP/MS 100 mg/kg per sum of Pb, Cd, Hg, CrVI Chemische Analyse ​ ​ ​ Azo Dyes EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII EN 14362-1 ISO 17234-1 30 mg/kg Carcinogenic dyes (synthetic fibres) EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII §30 LFGB Acc. to DIN 54231 3,3 mg/l (50 mg/kg) Allergenic/sensitizing disperse dyes +Disp.Yellow 23 EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII §30 LFGB DIN 54231 3,3 mg/l (50 mg/kg) Cadmium, total content EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII §30 LFGB DIN EN 16711-1 100 mg/kg Lead, total content EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII DIN EN 16711-1 100 mg/kg Chromium VI, extractable EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII DIN EN ISO 17075-1 or -2 < 3mg/kg Penta-, Tetra-, Trichlorophenol EU 2019/1021 ChemVerb ASE- or KOH extraction, determination acc to modified §64 LFGB B 82.02-08, EN ISO 17070 5 mg/kg Formaldehyde EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII DIN EN ISO 14184-1 DIN EN ISO 17226-2 75 mg/kg Phthalates acc. to ECHA Candidate list EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII & XIV, SVHC DIN EN ISO 14389, extraction with organic solvent / GC- or LC-MS analysis 0,10 % Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCP) (Only main materials) EU 2019/1021 DIN EN ISO 18219 (modified) 1000 mg/kg Nickel release (metals with direct skin contact) EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII EN 1811 0,5 μg/cm²/week PAH (plastic as main material) EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII Extraction with toluene / GC-MS (AfPS GS 2019 PAH) 1 mg/kg each PAH (listed under AfPS GS 2019 PAH); 10 mg/kg Sum APEO (NPEO and OPEO) in washable textiles EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII EN ISO 18254-1, using LC/MS or LC/MS/MS 100 mg/kg Perflurooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and related substances (materials with stain / water resistant finishing) EU 2019/1021 EN 23702-1 1µg/m2 Perflurooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts (materials with stain / water resistant finishing) EU 2019/1021 EN 23702-1 25 ppb Perflurooctanoic acid (PFOA) related substances (materials with stain / water resistant finishing) EU 2019/1021 EN 23702-1 1000 ppb Odour internal quality requirement SNV 195651 grade < 3 Dimethylfumarate EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII Textiles: EN 17130 Others: CEN ISO/TS 16186 0,1 mg/kg Extractable heavy metals (textile) EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII internal quality requirement EN 16711-2 (extraction with perspiration) Arsenic: 1 mg/kg Lead: 1 mg/ kg Cadmium: 1 mg/kg Chromium VI: 1mg/kg Chlorinated organic carrier (coloured synthetic fibres) EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII internal quality requirement EN 17137 1 mg/kg N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII & SVHC EN 17131 1000 mg/kg N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC) EC 1907/2006 Annex XVII & SVHC EN 17131 1000 mg/kg

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