AQL means “Acceptable Quality Level” which is a certain number of failures in every lot of disposable gloves allowed by regulatory agencies. Low AQL numbers indicate fewer pinhole defects and higher levels of quality. Disposable gloves AQL rating from 1.5 to 4.0, from high quality to low quality.
For example: “AQL is 1.5%” means “I want no more than 1.5% defective items in the whole order quantity, on average over several production runs with that supplier”.
AQL 4.0 suitable for industrial applications, such as manufacturing, assembly, food processing, engineering, electronics, printing, and laboratory work.
AQL 1.5 is a minimum standard for medical applications.
AQL 0.65 is the fewest pinhole defects and highest quality level.