SGS summarizes new Chinese protective clothing standard for welding apparel

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 135.23 to provide stakeholders with an overview of China’s new national product standard for protective clothing for welders.

GB 8965.2-2022 – Protective clothing – Protective clothing for welders – was included in China’s No. 19 announcement of approved national standards in 2022. Issued by the Standardization Administration of China, it replaces the 2009 iteration of the standard.

GB 8965.2-2022 covers all protective clothing worn by welders to protect them from splashes of molten metal and flame and heat risks during operations.

SGS SafeGuardS 135.23 includes a summary of the main technical contents and details of the differences between the 2009 and 2022 versions of the standard.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 135.23 for more information.

The new standard will come into effect on January 1, 2024.

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For further information contact:

Dr. Min Zhu
US & Canada Softlines Business Head – Softlines
Tel: +19734611230
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