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What does AQL mean?

Acceptable Quality Limit, is a quality specification that all glove manufacturers use to specify the pinhole rate in surgical and examination gloves. The FDA specifies an AQL of 1.5 for surgical gloves and 2.5 for examination gloves. An AQL of 2.5 means the defect level from a large sampling of gloves will not be more than 2.5%. The EU, via the EN455 series of standards, requires that both examination and surgical gloves meet AQL 1.5.