To support manufacturers, test labs, health care professionals, and the general public during the global COVID-19 public health emergency, ASTM is providing free access to the ASTM standards related to the production and testing of personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, medical gowns, hand sanitizer and ventilators.

The standards by ASTM for free reading include:

Protective masks

ASTM F2299/F2299M-03(2017) Standard Test Method for Determining the Initial Efficiency of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Particulates Using Latex Spheres
ASTM F2101-19 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of Medical Face Mask Materials, Using a Biological Aerosol of Staphylococcus aureus
ASTM F2100-19 Standard Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks
ASTM F1862/F1862M-17 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Synthetic Blood (Horizontal Projection of Fixed Volume at a Known Velocity
ASTM F1494-14 Standard Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing

Medical Gowns

ASTM F2407-06(2013)e1 Standard Specification for Surgical Gowns Intended for Use in Healthcare Facilities
ASTM F1671/F1671M-13 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System
ASTM F1868-17 Standard Test Method for Thermal and Evaporative Resistance of Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate
ASTM D751-19 Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics
ASTM D1683/D1683M-17(2018) Standard Test Method for Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Fabrics
ASTM D1776/D1776M-20 Standard Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
ASTM D5034-09(2017) Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
ASTM D5587-15(2019) Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid Procedure
ASTM D5733 – 99 Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by the Trapezoid Procedure (Withdrawn 2008)
ASTM D6701-16 Standard Test Method for Determining Water Vapor Transmission Rates Through Nonwoven and Plastic Barriers
ASTM F1494-14 Standard Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing
 

Gloves

ASTM D6319-19 Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Application
ASTM D3578-19 Standard Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves
ASTM D5250-19 Standard Specification for Poly(vinyl chloride) Gloves for Medical Application
ASTM D6977-19 Standard Specification for Polychloroprene Examination Gloves for Medical Application

Hand Sanitizers

ASTM E2755-15 Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Healthcare Personnel Hand Rub Formulations Using Hands of Adults
ASTM E1174-13 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulations
ASTM E3058-16 Standard Test Method for Determining the Residual Kill Activity of Hand Antiseptic Formulations
 

Respirators/Ventilators

ASTM F3387-19 Standard Practice for Respiratory Protection

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