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HPPE, or High Performance Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polyethylene-based fibre. With unmatched comfort, flexibility, and high-strength properties, it is frequently used for cut protection gloves.

EN 166

EN 166 is the Personal Eye Protection European Standard for all safety glasses, guaranteeing protection from hazards that may contribute to damaging your eyes. This standard will be superseded by ISO 16321 by 2029.


The EN 149 standard defines performance requirements for three classes of particle-filtering half masks: FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3, according to their filtering efficiency.

EN 14387:2004 + A1 2008

EN 14387:2004 + A1 2008 specifies the minimum requirements for gas filters & combined filters for use as part of a respiratory protective device. Gas filters remove specified gases and vapours.

EN 143:2000 + A1 2006

EN 143:2000 + A1 2006 specifies the requirements for particle filters for use as part of a respiratory protective device. Particle filters are classified according to their filtering efficiency.

EN 14683

EN 14683 is the European standard for medical face masks intended to prevent infection from spreading from patients to staff in medical settings.

EN 136

EN 136 is the standard for full-face respiratory protective masks. EN 136 certified masks are divided into three classes, with a Class 3 rating representing the highest level of protection.


Eco Best Technology (EBT) gloves decompose within 1 to 5 years in active landfills, whereas regular nitrile gloves need more than 100 years.


Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) is a composite material combining the attributes of both rubber and plastic. TPR efficiently redirects impact energy away from the bone, diminishing the intensity of the impact.


EN388:2016 is a European standard for measuring the protective qualities of gloves against mechanical risks, including abrasion, blade cuts, tearing, and puncture resistance.


rPET, or recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate, is a material created by recycling plastic products such as water bottles. It is strong, versatile, and eco-friendly, ideal for manufacturing sustainable safety gloves.

UV radiations

UV radiation consists of harmful rays from the sun that can damage the eyes. Riley safety glasses are designed with materials that block nearly 100% of UVA and UVB rays, protecting your vision during exposure.
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