SMTL are able to test surgical gowns and drapes, both single-use and reusable, to the recently finalised (and revised) BS EN 13795.

The standard is now published as a single unified document - BS EN 13795:2011+A1:2013 -  Surgical drapes, gowns and clean air suits, used as medical devices for patients, clinical staff and equipment. General requirements for manufacturers, processors and products, test methods, performance requirements and performance levels


The tests provided by SMTL at present include:

  • EN ISO 22610 - Wet penetration testing













  • EN ISO 22612 - Dry penetration testing

  • EN ISO 11737-1:2006 - Microbial cleanliness - Bioburden Testing

  • EN ISO 9073-10 - Particulate matter & Linting  (Gelbo Flex testing)





  •  EN 20811 - Resistance to liquid penetration

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  • EN 29073-3 - Tensile strength


For further information or to obtain a quote, please contact SMTL


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