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Document ID (ISN)105745
CIS number 06-1159
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2242-202-06
Author(s) Martin P., Ferrari P., Pierrel M.
Title Testing the chemical resistance of gloves to four frequently-used glycol ethers
Original title Tests de résistance chimique des gants vis-à-vis de quatre éthers de glycol d'utilisation fréquente [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2006, No.202, p.23-30. Illus. 7 ref.
Internet access$File/ND2242.pdf [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the resistance of a set of gloves to four glycol ethers, namely 2PG1MEA (2-propylene glycol 1-methyl ether 2-acetate), EGBE (ethylene glycol n-butyl ether), DEGEE (diethylene glycol ethyl ether) and DEGBE (diethylene glycol butyl ether). The need to test protective gloves in relation to these glycol ethers required developing specific analytical methods implemented within the framework of European standards EN 369 and EN 374 testing procedures. This study led to determining permeation times for the different gloves, enabling users of these chemicals to protect themselves effectively against penetration of glycol ethers through the skin. The results revealed the superiority of two thicknesses (0.45 and 0.65mm) of butyl gloves made by two manufacturers. Permeation measurements for these gloves were interrupted after eight hours of recording without reaching the threshold concentration downstream of the sample. Permeation times for other materials were shorter and less uniform, depending on the glycol ether concerned.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; service life; glycol ethers
Descriptors (secondary) diethylene glycol butyl ether; 1-methoxy-2-propanol acetate; butoxyethanol; description of technique; butyl rubber; permeability testing; ethoxyethoxyethanol
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Glycol ethers
Hand and arm protection