China’s standardization administration has
published a new mandatory national standard for protective clothing – static
The new standard – GB 12014-2019 – covers protective clothing that is used
in dangerous environments, where electric shock, fire, or explosion may be
caused by static electricity. It does not cover static protective clothing that
uses nonwoven materials and offers protection against source voltages.
GB 12014-2019 replaces two standards:
- GB 12014-2009 – Protective clothing – Static protective clothing
- GB/T 23464-2009 – Protective clothing –
Static protective wool knitting clothing
In addition, it contains multiple revisions,
- Inclusion of main technical content of GB/T 23464-2009 Protective clothing – Static protective wool knitting clothing
- Addition of technical requirements for fabric tear strength, decomposable carcinogenic aromatic amines, and odor
- Cancelation of the grade of static protective clothing
- Clarification of the test procedure and requirements for the electric charge and point-to-point resistance of the static protective clothing
- Instruction for
use for static protective clothing revised
The new standard covers the main technical
requirements, and physical and chemical performance requirements for both woven
and knitted fabrics. To learn more, view our original SafeGuard 069/20.
GB12014-2019 was included in China’s No. 17 announcement of newly
approved national standards in 2019. It will come into effect on July 1, 2020.
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