Quality Assurance

Hand Protection Standards

The Law
The wearing of protective gloves in hazardous environment is laid down in regulation of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992. Under these regulations, employers are required to provide such PPE as is suitable for those employees who working in hazardous conditions.

T h e H a z a r d s
Hand related hazards can come from many sources. These standards cover all the likely industrial hazards found in the work place such as mechanical, chemical and thermal. There are many other factors involved when selecting the correct hand protection and these should be taken into consideration along with the laboratory testing results which come from the glove standards.

Risk Categories
The PPE regulations classify products and hazards into three risk categories, minimal (category-I) intermediate (category II) and high (Category III). Handling operations and products can be Classed in any one of these categories. Below are some definitions of deciding how PPE should be classified.

M i n i m a l R i s k — C a t e g o r y I I I
—  Mechanical action whose effects are superficial (gardening gloves)
—  Where the user can easily assess the level of protection provided by the product
— Risk encountered in the handling of hot components not exceeding 50C
— Minor impacts which do not cause irreversible lesions.
— Cleaning materials of weak action (diluted detergent solutions)

I n t e r m e d i a t e R i s k — C a t e g o r y I I
—  This is where the majority of gloves will be classified unless they are specifically mentioned in the minimal or high risk categories. 
— Most general handling gloves to be used in mechanical hazards where no risk of irreversible damage is.
— Third party testing carried out by NAMS approved test house.

H i g h R i s k — C a t e g o r y I I I
Hazards that put the wearer in mortal danger or dangers that may seriously and irreversibly harm the health gloves for use in environments where there are temperatures in excess of 100C infra- red radiation, flames or molten metal splash (foundries and welding etc.) chemical resistant gloves. The European Standers In order to be approved for category ll ranking, protective gloves are subject to standardized Requirements.

They must meet the general requirements contained in EN 420, which are as follows:
— Respect harmlessness (PH, chrome Vl levels, etc.)
— Respect the size charts (see table below)
— Pass the dexterity test (adapting the product to the work station)
— Respect the labeling, information and indentation instructions



GENERAL REQUIREMENTS PROTECTIVE GLOVES: 

General requirements for Gloves EN 420 this standard defines the general requirement with which all gloves (no matter which category) must comply. Areas covered include: sizing make up innocuousness, cleaning and making. There are also optional dexterity and water vapor tests.  Most European standards concerning protective gloves are represented by a shield-shaped pictogram (facing risk protection symbol) associated with a list of performance levels obtained at one or several tests in laboratory.

1. EN420 : General Requirements
2. EN388 : Mechanical Risks
3. EN511 : Risks With Cold
4. EN407 : Thermal Risks Heat & Fire
5. EN659 : Fireman Gloves
6. EN374 : Chemical / Micro-organism Resistant Low Chemical Resistance
7. For Food Use

Standardized labeling/Identification
All our products meet the requirements in directive in directive 89/686/CEE. Each is clearly identified by a standardized label, on which you will see:

+ Suntex brand 
+ Logo 
+ Products Reference 
+ Size 
+ An information tag indication that instructions (in minimum of 4 languages) are available for the product; 

The standard pictogram(s) with their performance ratings and of course the data sheet for the product and the statement of compliance are available by simple request and on line 24 hours/day on our

website. www.suntex.come.pk




Gloves / Technology



Gloves Construction:
Our hand protection category offers you the right product for the right application. Without compromising value and quality. Our complete selection ensures the user greater protection.
The reference chart on the variety of gloves patterns and cuff styles in this section are useful tools to help you chose perfect solution for your need.

Safety cuff

Band top cuff

Knit wrist cuff

Gauntlet cuff

Slip-on cuff

Glove Cuff Materials
There is different cuff material use in different types of as per requirement use.
Cotton Knit - single-ply cotton knit tube material
Denim - economical single fabric 
Duck - single ply of cotton material 
Plasticized
- waterproof polyethylene layer laminated between two pieces of fabric 
Leather - for longer wear and more durable applications 
Rubberized
- two layers of fabric with a rubber material in between
Starched - two layers of fabric laminated, then starched

Quality Parameters
To calculate the good price level for keeping in mind the quality and AQL levels we have to discuss with the customers for rejection levels. For example all well known world brands keep their practice while taking the price that how much rejection level they will follow at final quality inspection process.

Because in every manufacturing company have defected goods the point is who take our and make pure supply and who don’t make because of price pressure. 

Our prices are based on Quantity level which we make standard by our self in accordance with market price level. As you may well aware for types of quality procedure one is General Quality Inspection carrying level I,II,III and second is Special Quality inspection caring level S1,S2,S3,S4

We follow General Quality Inspection Level II (two).  And according to lot size we follow Letter code to take sample size and for acceptance quality limits we follow 6.5 in % for taking decision of acceptance and rejection of lot. Further we have to make list of minor and major defect list with our customer consent.

There is no match of quality if material is changed. Poly cotton is of shinny and soft feeling but also have shrinkage issues but cotton is not shinny but can be more soft if use better quality of yarn.

The tables are attached with the report which is according to International Standards.
Most of the inspection companies like SGS follow the same.

We are happy if any customer discuss with us prices in this way. 



Packing & Accessories Information. 
We have set a General Accessory and Packing information.

Section 3.01 Packing 
In general we have 12 pairs per poly bag for most of the categories. Poly bag material of PP and PP gauge is 5 +-1
For carton Pack we have general packing as 120 pairs, 300 pairs, and 600 pairs as per category of Gloves.
And the material of carton is 5 ply even we can use 7 ply for better result if customer will pay

Section 3.02 Accessories 

In our General Accessory we include Label, and UIS.
 
a) Ref:
Label We cost the label as 1 label in a pair not by piece with standard size of 2cmWidth and 2.5cm length with placement of anywhere inside gloves which can easily show.
But if buyer/customer wants label per piece or any different size or any specified place of stitching we have to consider the cost.
 
b) Ref:
UIS We cost one UIS for each dozen on medium level paper quality with A4size. If customer has any other specifications we cost accordingly.

Any other accessories except label and UIS we have to be informed before making the price such as, printing polybag, tagging, etc.
If the article order quantity is less than accessories MOQ then we have to increase cost or increase the quantity with customer consent.