Certificates

We frequently have our products and their components tested by independent laboratories and institutes. For skin friendliness. For absence of hazardous substances. And for lots more. An overview of the certificates issued to our products.

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100

In accordance with the criteria of Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 tested textiles guarantee that there are no substances that affect human health. Only products that meet the very stringent requirements and undergo on-going tests are awarded the Oeko-Tex certificate. 

Oeko-Tex certified textiles by uvex

Recycled polyester

The recycling of PET bottles has developed greatly in recent years and to such an extent that it has enabled functional materials with outstanding properties made from recycled polyester: Not only do these materials offer exceptional wearer comfort, they are also easy to maintain. Thanks to the high quality of the recycling fibres, you can't tell the difference in terms of yarn properties and grip, dyeability and brilliance from the materials made from oil-based polyester.

Organic cotton

As opposed to conventional cotton, organically produced cotton mostly uses old plant varieties, which require less intensive watering. The use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers is prohibited.

Our organic cotton models meet the requirements of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): At least 95 % of the cotton used comes from controlled organic cultivation.

Organic cotton certified textiles by uvex

uvex pure standard

Safety gloves fulfil the high uvex pure standard. Dermatologically tested. Very skin friendly. Free of hazardous ingredients.

The safety gloves are also free of solvents, accelerators and allergenic substances. They offer optimal product protection.

uvex gloves with pure standard

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally consistent testing and certification system. The more intense the skin contact of a product, the more stringent the requirements are that it must fulfil: This is why the second highest classification, Class II, applies for safety gloves. Testing is not only in accordance with the legal standard, but also in line with the current state of research. Oeko-Tex® therefore not only sets more stringent values for heavy metals like chromium, nickel and mercury, it also takes into account carcinogenic and allergenic dyestuffs and the use of solvents like formaldehyde. Every year, test methods and lists of pollutants are adjusted to scientific findings.  

Tested and certified uvex safety gloves
Gloves with tested safety. For you and your staff. Because only the most stringent demands will do to protect skin. This is why we have had our series of uvex profi, uvex contact, uvex rubipor, uvex phynomic, uvex C300, uvex C500, uvex protector, uvex rubiflex, uvex rubiflex S, uvex profatrol and uvex profagrip knitted safety gloves certified in accordance with the stringent test criteria of product class II of the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.

uvex gloves with Oeko-Tex

proDerm

The excellent skin friendliness of many of our safety gloves is dermatologically approved. The safety gloves awarded this quality seal were clinically tested by the proDerm Institute for Applied Dermatological Research GmbH (Hamburg, Germany).

proDerm studies: 11.0356-02, 11.0482-11, 13.0202-02, 15.0188-02, 15.0219-11

uvex gloves with proDerm

Made in Germany

uvex is proud to develop and produce safety gloves in Germany. Our many years of manufacturing and technological skill guarantees a first-class service in hand protection and first-class safety gloves for a wide range of uses.

uvex work gloves manufactured in Germany carry the "Made in Germany" label.

uvex gloves Made in Germany

Food handling

Safety gloves for food handling must be designed so that under normal, foreseeable conditions no elements that are hazardous to human health are transferred to the food (known as migration). The following overview provides a summary of which uvex safety gloves are suitable for food handling, along with a detailed list of possible areas of use.

Aqueous pH > 4.5Acidic pH < 4.5AlcoholicFattyDry (non-fatty)
ExamplesNon-alcoholic beverages, fruit, eggs, vegetables, crustaceansVinegar, yeast, milk, yoghurtWine, spirits, liqueursOlive oil (R1), butter and margarine (R2), fish, cheese and baked goods (R3), meat and poultry (R4), sandwiches and deep-fried pastries (R5)Bread, rice, pasta, tea, spices, pulses
uvex profi ergoYESYESYESYES (R1 to R5)YES
uvex contact ergoYESYESYESYES (R1 to R5)YES
uvex phynomic C3YESYESYESYES (R1 to R5)YES
uvex C500 pureYESYESYESYES (R1 to R5)YES
uvex rubiflex (orange)YESYESYESYES (R1 to R5)YES
uvex rubiflex S (blue/green)YESYESYESYES (R1 to R5)YES
uvex profastrong NF 33

YES

YESYESYES (R2 to R5)YES
uvex u-fitYESYESYESYES (R3 to R5)YES
uvex phynomic foamYESYESYESYES (R5)YES
uvex phynomic lite (w)YESYESYESYES (R1 to R5)YES
uvex unilite hermoYESYESYESNOYES
uvex u-fit liteYESNOYESYES (R3 to R5)YES
uvex unipur MD/FTNOT TESTEDYES


Further information, including test principles, is available on request.

uvex gloves for food handling

uvex medicare

The uvex safety shoes certified for orthopaedic adaptations are based on established uvex technologies. You can recognise them by the uvex medicare symbol in the production descriptions. All individual and special orthopaedic solutions are developed by our orthopaedic master shoemakers. The uvex network of certified orthopaedic businesses looks after the adaptation service locally.

Our individual and special orthopaedic solutions are certified and type-examined by the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e. V. (Test and Research Institute for Footwear Production) and TÜV Rheinland and meet the following standards:

  • DGUV 112-191/ÖNORM Z 1259: meets the requirements of the revised rules of the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention for health and safety at work – DGUV 112-191 (Germany) and ÖNORM Z 1259 (Austria).<strong/><strong/>
  • ESD standard compliance:safety shoe meets the ESD requirements in accordance with EN 20345/EN 61340-5-1. Many workplaces often require the use of safety shoes as part of a system to dissipate electrostatic charge. Please see the product's instructions for use.

Find out more here.

uvex safety footwear with medicare

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