Exam Glove Manufacturing Process

Detecting Pinholes using the Water Test


Medical gloves being test for holes utilizing the Water Test

Worker Testing Medical Gloves For Holes Using Water Test


The FDA requires the testing of medical exam gloves for pinholes which can best be detected in a water test. Each exam glove is filled with 1000 ml of water and examined for leaks. The FDA requires a 2.5 AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) or better for a shipment of medical-grade exam gloves to be received in the United States. Water testing has become a standard for medical gloves in determining how stringent requirements are for each exam glove manufacturer.


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