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 synexo Z200, uvex nk, 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


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

more detailed information about 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
Examples non-alcoholic beverages, fruit, eggs, vegetables, crustaceans vinegar, yeast, milk, yoghurt wine, spirits, liqueurs olive oil (R1), mutter and margarine (R2), fish, cheese and baked goods (R3), meat, poultry (R4), sandwiches and fried food (R5) bread, pasta, rice, tea, spices, pulses
uvex profi ergo YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex contact ergo YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex phynomic C3 YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex C5 YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex rubiflex (orange) YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex rubiflex S (blue/green) YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex profastrong NF 33 YES YES YES YES (R2 to R5) YES
uvex u-fit YES YES YES YES (R3 to R5) YES
uvex phynomic foam YES YES YES YES (R5) YES
uvex phynomic lite (w) YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex unilite hermo YES YES YES NO YES
uvex u-fit strong N2000 YES NO YES YES (R3 to R5) YES
uvex u-fit lite YES NO YES YES (R3 to R5) YES

Further information including testing specifications is available on request.

uvex gloves for food handling