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ILNAS-EN ISO 13997:2023 Edition 06/2023
Protective clothing - Mechanical properties - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects (ISO 13997:2023)
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This document specifies a tomodynamometer cut test method and related calculations, for use on materials and assemblies designed for protective clothing, including gloves. The test determines resistance to cutting by sharp edges, such as knives, sheet metal parts, swarf, glass, bladed tools and castings. When this document is cited as a test method in a material or product requirement standard, that standard contains the necessary information to permit the application of this document to the particular product. This test does not provide data on the resistance to penetration by pointed objects such as needles and thorns, or the point of sharp-edged blades. The test described in this document is not considered suitable for testing materials made from chain mail and metal plates. The text of this document does not include provisions for the safeguard of the operator.


Standard - Active


Technical Committee :
CEN/TC 162 : Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets


start of the vote on the project    09/06/2022   date of ratification (dor)    16/06/2023
end of the vote on the project    01/09/2022   date of anouncement (doa)    30/09/2023
start of the vote on the final project    23/03/2023   date of publication (dop)    31/12/2023
end of the vote on the final project    15/05/2023   date of withdrawal (dow)    31/12/2023

Publication Official Journal
of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg


Relations to older standards
ILNAS-EN ISO 13997:1999/AC:2000
ILNAS-EN ISO 13997:1999

Relations to international standards
ISO 13997:2023 
ISO 13997 

International Classification for Standards (ICS codes) :

13.340.10 : Protective clothing


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