EN374-3:2003 is to be replaced by EN16523-1 by the end of the year
Both methods are technically very similar, but there will be significant changes in requirements. The list of challenge chemicals will increase from 12 to 18 and the Beaker symbol will be replaced by 3 categories of Erlenmeyer flask pictogram.
- Type C for 'Simple protection' - at least level 1 against 1 chemical on the list
- Type B for 'Medium protection' - at least level 2 against 3 chemicals on the list
- Type A for 'High protection' - at least level 2 against 6 chemicals on the list