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Marcado CE

It is commonly considered that all marketed products in the European Union must have the CE marking. For sure, CE marking is compulsory in products when their regulations establish it as a requirement. In this case, it must appear on the containers and packaging to show the user that the product follows the essential security and health criteria. Nevertheless, not all products have to include it.

 Products which are conditioned to marking are regulated by European Directives and they are generally products/instruments/materials with a risky utilization for the user or which are going to be used in situations that can involve a risk for health.

In the following link you can find the Directives which define the CE marketed products requirements:

CV protection only commercialize with two categories of the products listed:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (EPI): regulated by the European Directive 89/686/CEE (transposed by the Royal Decree 1407/1992).
    In this category, Globes, Protection Clothes and Face Masks (FFP) are found.
  • Medical Devices (PS): regulated by the Directive 93/42/CEE (transposed by the Royal Decree 1591/2009).
    Here Globes are found again as well as determined disposable clothes, such as, White Coats and Surgical Masks.

As you can see, Gloves appear in both categories, for that reason, they are considered dual products, which must obey the requirements of both.

According to the compliance proof of the CE marking requirements, both Directives demand to write and sign a declaration, named Approval CE Declaration, which proves in front of the buyer the compliance of products regulations.

In accordance with the basic products, included in PS 1st Type and in EPI 1st Category, this declaration is enough documentation for their commercialization in the European Union.

Contrary to products classified in PS 2nd and 3rd Types (surgical Gloves) and also in EPI 2nd and 3rd categories (chemical and biological protection Gloves) must be certificated by a Notified Organization. The certificate must be preserved as part as the product documentation. Furthermore, the Notified Organization identification number must be printed on the product packaging according to the CE marking.

Notwithstanding, not all products have to obey these requirements and, some of them tend to create confusion due to their apparent purpose. This is the case of most of fabric, non- fabric or plastic disposable clothes, such as: overalls, coats, breeches, aprons and so on. This also happens with other items, for example, cellulose products (hand dryer coils, towels, etc.), reclosable bags or trays, among others.

These items are not included, neither in the two categories previously described, nor in other of the Directives which regulate the CE marking. As a result, they mustn´t have the CE marking. They are health items, which in most cases prevent the user from getting dirty.


In brief, before buying or commercializing CE marketed products we have to get information about their category to check if they are regulated by some Directives. If they are, we have to ensure if they obey the established requirements and ask the supplier for the appropriate documentation in each case.

In CV Protection we keep trying to improve even more our products, so that each user can get the most appropriate one for their needs or sector. This is the time of the vinyl gloves supply.

To put this in context, the current available supply is:

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Hand hygiene

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The holidays are over, we return to work and normal routines are restarted. For the health sector, one of the most important routines is the correct washing and drying of the hands. Therefore, we want to help these professionals to refresh their memory with this article.

First, we must explain why it is important a good hand hygiene in the healthcare sector. According to studies by the World Health Organization, WHO, incorrect or inefficient washing is the main cause of healthcare associated Infections (HAI). HAIs are those general or localized infectious processes that occur as a result of health care, which were not present or incubating at the time of hospitalization, including patient care and infections detected after discharge.

According to data from WHO, it is estimated that the percentage of patients affected by HAIs in developed countries ranges between 5 and 10%, with greater risk in patients in intensive care units and may affect from 9 to 37% of them.

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Having Explained and differentiated the most common materials of disposable gloves family, and having analyzed the general properties of each material, the question is: “And how do I know when I have to wear a glove and not another one?” To answer this question, we have prepared the following table, in which the most common uses depending on the type of glove are shown. This table is illustrative and is based on the technical characteristics and specific properties of our gloves, accredited by the laboratory tests, and can´t be extrapolated to other gloves on the market in no way. Contact us for a personalized and tailored response to your requirements.

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In this table, each type of glove´s properties are shown, to have an overview of the main features and differences of the gloves. However, for a proper choice of the different type of glove, we recommend professional advice, for what we are at the beck of the customer to customize the offering based on their needs.

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In selecting the most appropriate glove for our needs, we must take into account a series of factors such as time of use, the products that will come into contact, potential user allergies, level of protection, sensitivity etc., that finally determine the one that that best fits the purpose for which they are intended. As we can find in the market a lot of gloves made by different raw materials, and because it is not always easy to choose one economically and technically viable, we will detail below (and in later articles) the main characteristics of the more common gloves, directing them toward their best use.

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Meaning and Implementation

A pictogram is a graphic representation design to inform or to signal something in a visual an simplified way.

The products around us have several icons with information about their essential characteristics. This information must be true, verified, demonstrable and easy to understand by the consumer.

The pictograms are useful for a quick-understanding about the basic information of the product (security, protection, instructions, composition, dangers, recycling, etc.) without reading the instructions,  that sometimes are difficult or in a language that the consumer isn´t fluent in.

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Following the model of continuous improvement, we have made some changes in one of our usual products, to preserve the privacy of patients and to make easier to people with reduced mobility the closures of neck and back.

As you can see in the photo, it is a new patented model of hospital gown, nightgown type. The differences presented against a usual gown are: firstly, the locking system; and secondly, the opacity, because it´s made of a different material which avoids uncomfortable transparencies.

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Yesterday we organized a seminar at our facilities with our sales team and one of the leading brands in disposable protective clothing, Lakeland.

If you want to get information on these products, do not hesitate to contact us.

Seminario

On this occasion, we will go into detail about a glove that is available some time ago, but we have not yet had the opportunity to present through the blog. It is a new nitrile glove, natural latex´s protein-free, ideal for people with latex allergies. In this sense, this glove is just to cover the need the users had of having a glove equivalent to the AachenGrip one, but without latex: the nitrile glove AachenProtect.

As the AachenGrip one, it has an extra thickness and strength, which gives the user additional protection in high-risk practices. The breaking strength of the glove AachenProtect is 3 times higher than the conventional nitrile glove´s, and has the same tensile strength. Compared to its equivalent in latex, the latter is 25% more resistant to breakage, but that is because the elasticity of latex, which nitrile can not match, but can approach. Both have similar thicknesses, around 25% thicker than a conventional glove of nitrile or latex, and an AQL of 1.5.

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