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Comparison of gloves

  Surgical gloves Diagnostic gloves Protective gloves
Shape Anatomical shape, different for the right and left hand, the thumb pointing toward the palm part of the index finger. Universal (they fit both the right and left hand) Universal (they fit both the right and left hand)

Household and heavy-duty gloves, anatomical shape (opposable thumb; different for the right and left hand)
Packaging In pairs in an inner envelope and then in an outer envelope. Bulk cardboard box/dispenser with the number of gloves declared by the manufacturer, e.g. 50 pcs, 100 pcs, 200 pcs based on weight Bulk cardboard box/dispenser with the number of gloves declared by the manufacturer, e.g. 100 pcs; or packed in pairs in a plastic bag (for products different for the right and left hand)
Biological purity Sterile: radiation sterilisation (gamma rays) – marked with the symbol R

ethylene oxide sterilisation – marked with the symbol EO
Non-sterile (can also be sterile) Non-sterile
Glove length (in accordance with EN 455-2 or EN 420) Min. 260 mm Min. 240 mm The length varies depending on the size, as per table 13. If the length differs from these values, the following notice is required: "intended for special purposes"
External surface Textured on the whole grip surface / microtextured / additional texture at the finger tips Smooth / textured on the whole surface / microtexture or sponge cake texture + texture at the fingertips / textured fingertips Smooth / textured on the whole surface / microtexture or sponge cake texture + texture at the fingertips / textured fingertips / other variants
Recommended working time Up to 2 hours Up to 45 minutes In contact with chemical substances – in accordance with instructions for use
Application Invasive treatments which require sterile conditions (operating suite) For conducting medical tests; for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; for contact with infectious material (body fluids, secretions, excretions) For protection against dirt; contamination and damage to the skin; for protection against microbiological, chemical, mechanical, thermal threats, etc.
Sizes 5.0-9.0 XS-XL 6-11
Use single-use, single-use, single-use or reusable
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