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FDA vs ASTM - Limitations of Powder Content in Gloves




can anyone help to differentiate the requirement of powder content in examination and surgical gloves (Pre-powdered & Powder-free) according to FDA and ASTM?


hope experts will provide exact-gyan, in the meanwhile...

here's FDA references...
Gloves with trace amounts of residual former-release powder (2 mg or less per glove) and no intentionally added donning powders are commonly referred to as “powder free.”

couple of documents give away the reference standards of ASTM which need are relevant/appropriate for respective category as well.
powder free gloves are stated to meet requirement of ASTM < 2 mg/glove

ISO seems to cover these requirement in equal detail...
ISO 21171 Medical gloves - determination of removable surface powder.
which actually sets limits for different 'materials' of gloves. (viz., latex, synthetic, vinyl, nitrile, etc.,) and also ''surgical vs general gloves'
and limits seem to be relatively stringent as well.

hope that helps...


Hi Friends,

can anyone help to compare the protein content of the gloves in μg/dm2 to μg/g ?

And the powder amount?

Thank you very much for your help!!!
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