EN 13832-2:2006 - Footwear protecting against chemicals – Part 2: Requirements for footwear’s resistance to chemicals under laboratory conditions

EN 13832-2: 2006 this standard specifies the requirements for footwear that protects the wearer against specific chemicals. This standard does not apply to footwear with leather outsoles.
Part 2 of EN 13832 affords footwear designers greater flexibility than part 3 by not restricting the choice of material types, save the exclusion of designs with leather outsoles, and by allowing ankle boot styles to be evaluated in testing.

EN 13832-2:2006 details the degradation testing procedure only. Footwear in compliance with this standard resists degradation by at least 2 of the following chemicals:
• B – acetone
• D – dichloromethane
• F – toluene
• G – diethylamine
• H – tetrahydrofuran
• I – ethyl acetate
• J – n-heptane
• K – 30% sodium hydroxide
• L – 95% sulphuric acid
• M – 65% nitric acid
• N – 99% acetic acid
• O– 25% ammonia solution
• P – 30% hydrogen peroxide solution
• Q – isopropanol
• R – 13% sodium hypochlorite