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China issued a new mandatory national standard for protective clothing - static protective clothing GB12014-2019. The new standard will become effective on July 1, 2020.

SAFEGUARDS | Personal Protective EquipmentNO. 069/20

 SG 06920 Protective Clothing

The standardization administration of China issued its mandatory national standard GB12014-2019 for protective clothing - static protective clothing. The updated mandatory national standard will become effective on July 1, 2020. Being included in China’s No. 17 announcement on the newly approved national standards in 2019, this updated standard will replace GB 12014-2009 and GB/T 23464-2009.

Scope

This standard is applicable for static protective clothing that are used in dangerous place where electric shock, fire or explosion may be caused by static electricity. This standard is not applicable for static protective clothing that are made of nonwoven materials and protective against source voltages.

Main Technical Changes

GB 12014-2019 replaces GB 12014-2009 (Protective clothing - Static protective clothing) and GB/T 23464-2009 (Protective clothing - Static protective wool knitting clothing) and contains many revisions.

  • Included the main technical content of GB/T 23464-2009 (Protective clothing - Static protective wool knitting clothing);
  • Added the technical requirements for fabric tear strength, decomposable carcinogenic aromatic amines and odour;
  • Canceled the grade of static protective clothing;
  • Clarified the detailed test procedure and requirements for the electric charge and point-to-point resistance of the static protective clothing;
  • Revised and added the instruction for use for static protective clothing.

Main Technical Content

The main technical requirements include fabric quality and garment quality. 

Fabric quality consists of appearance requirements, physical and chemical performance for woven fabrics, physical and chemical performance for knitted fabrics.

For physical and chemical performance for woven fabrics, the test items are as follows:

Formaldehyde, pH value, decomposable carcinogenic aromatic amines, odour, dimensional stability, air permeability, colour fastness to laundering, colour fastness to dry rubbing, colour fastness to light, colour fastness to perspiration, breaking strength, tear strength, and point-to-point resistance.

For physical and chemical performance for knitted fabrics, the test items are as follows:
Formaldehyde, pH value, decomposable carcinogenic aromatic amines, odour, relaxation dimensional change rate, colour fastness to laundering, colour fastness to dry rubbing, colour fastness to light, colour fastness to perspiration, bursting strength, and pilling.

Garment quality consists of fabric requirements, garment structure and style, size and specification, dimensional difference in symmetrical position and neck opening stretchability, sewing, attachment, dimensional change rate, anti-static requirement for garment.

Details of the Technical Content

For more information, please refer to the China Product Standard GB12014-2019 <protective clothing-static protective clothing> or contact SGS directly.

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