Secures your supplies in terms of quality, lead time & payment.
IMOS is a company specialised in Sourcing & Trading on Eastern European markets, founded 18 years ago, and managed by two French associates.
Since its creation in 2004, IMOS has enabled more than 300 clients to work with Eastern European subcontractors and suppliers.
Since 2020, IMOS has developed a trading service and supplies many products in the shortest possible time, via our secure direct manufacturer supply channels and access to European stocks.
Approach, Validation and Evaluation of potential subcontractors and suppliers in a given country or geographical area corresponding to your needs. Obtaining quotations.
Interface between you and the subcontractor. Monitoring and control of production. On-site control before inspection by verification bodies and organisation of logistics.
We help you to find the best solutions for secure payments and cover. We can also act as a trusted third party by buying for you.
Since the beginning of the health crisis in Europe, in March 2020, we have been supplying masks & gloves in the shortest possible time, via our secure direct manufacturer supply channels and access to European stocks.
Customers with secure supplies of Masks & Gloves
The two relevant legal pillars for disposable gloves in Europe are :
|Medical Devices (DM)
|Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
New regulation: 2007/47/EC
|For the protection of the patient
|For the protection of the user of the gloves
|Basic Standard :
The relevant classes for disposable gloves are :
The basic standard for medical gloves is EN 455. It defines, among other things, the tolerance for tightness, the properties
physical properties, dimensions, biocompatibility test methods, labelling requirements and especially requirements concerning the expiry date.
Personal protective equipment
Personal protective equipment is divided into three different categories according to the risk for which it is intended to provide protection:
EN 420:2003 + A1 2009 is the basic standard that defines the general requirements for a glove with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) label. It informs the user about the safety of the glove material and the product characteristics (e.g. length, size, etc.).
In addition to EN 420:2003 + A1 2009, EN ISO 374-1:2016 also applies to protective gloves by defining resistance against chemicals and microorganisms.
Surgical (or medical, or 3-ply) masks
There are 3 types of surgical masks :
|Minimum Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of an aerosol with an average size of 3µm
|Maximum differential pressure (Pa/cm²)
|Minimum pressure of the splash resistance (kPa)
Among surgical masks, the IIR type is therefore the one that protects the others the most from the particles you are projecting.
Respiratory Protection Masks FFP (Filtering Facepiece Particles)
There are 3 classes of filtration efficiency for these FFP respiratory protection masks :
|Minimum filtration of medium-sized aerosols 0.6 µm
|Maximum filter penetration %
|Maximum total inward leakage