EN 13034 Liquid Chemical ProtectionPPE within this category must demonstrate it’s suitability to protect where there is a risk of potential exposure to a light spray, liquid aerosols or low pressure, low volume splashes against which a complete liquid permeation barrier (at the molecular level) is not required. This standard tests four different chemical types: Acid, Alcaline, Aromatic Hydrycarbone and Alcohol. At least two out of four chemicals must pass the test to be able to certify and CE mark the garments with this symbol and the highest level is 3.
Chemicals that are tested in accordance with EN 13034:
H2SO4 30% (Sulphuric acid), NaOH 10% (Sodium hydroxide also called lye and caustic soda), O-xylene, Butanol
Note: The FC (Fluorocarbon) finish used for EN 13034 certification needs to be re-activated by heating the garment after each wash cycle and the garment must also be re-impregnated when necessary. We recommend discussing this with your Laundry provider for advice on how they can ensure this is done. If you are working with other chemicals or other concentrations of the above chemicals, you should contact the PPE manufacturer for specific information related to your risk.
For specific information about the levels to which your PPE protects, refer to the User Information sheet included with your garment where this information will be provided.