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Protect The Hands with Specialized Chemical-Resistant Gloves

Different chemicals call for different coatings for protection and with over 350,000 chemicals and chemical mixtures in cicrculation, the proper hand protection becomes critical for personal safety and well being. Image of Chemical Protection Gloves

Superior® Glove has engineered a glove type to protect you from all of them: latex, nitrile, PVC, Neoprene & more. Choosing the correct chemical-resistant glove ensures workplace compliance and safety and is more than likely to be required in the workplace. Make sure to protect yourself with the right glove

-Identifying Chemical Threats

Before you decide which glove to buy, you first need to identify which chemicals you will need protection from. Are you working with a specific acid? Are you working with oils? Disinfectants? Are you working with multiple chemicals? How about permeation?

Once you've identified your chemicals, an on-line chemical directory from SHOWA® can help you decide which material would work best for that specific chemical. For example, if you're working with fertilizers, you can choose from any of the latex, PVC, or nitrile coated gloves. But if you are working with gasoline, your best bet is nitrile, and so on and so forth.

Common glove coating materials include:

1. Natural Rubber

2. Synthetic Rubber

  • Chloroprene (Neoprene)
  • Nitrile rubber
  • Butyl and Viton®-butyl

3. Plastics

  • Polyurethane
  • Polyvinyl chloride

-Material Descriptions

Latex Gloves (Natural Rubber)

Latex is a natural rubber dispersed in water. It has a very high elasticity as compared to other glove materials, which gives it excellent cut-protection and tear resistance as well as temperature resistance. These gloves' outstanding grip withstands water, alcohol, and some ketones, but have poor resistance against most hydrocarbon and organic solvents. It is also worth noting that latex is known to cause allergic reactions in some people.

Nitrile Gloves (Synthetic Rubber)

Nitrile rubber offers excellent physical-hazard resistance to punctures, cuts, snags and abrasion, with considerable resistance to oils, fuels, animal fats, and certain organic solvents. It is commonly used as a coating for dipped gloves and also in the construction of laminated, impregnated cut-and-sewn gloves.

Nothing matches its' permeation (hold-out or chemical seeps) and degradation (physical changes) that happen to a glove like butyl rubber. If you had to select just one glove to encompass chemical threats that includes Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) or Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs) threats, then butyl should be your glove choice.

PVC Gloves (Plastic)

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) offers good abrasion resistance, but may be susceptible to punctures, cuts, and snags. While it is flexible, it does not provide the tactile sensitivity associated with most rubber products. It is effective against water and most aqueous solutions, detergents, and diluted bases and acids. It only has limited chemical resistance to organic solvents, but PVC is one of the more common coatings for coated work gloves.

Innovations in chemical hand protection mean safety gloves that are more comfortable, more affordable and provide protection against multiple risks. MDS Associates offers shoppers with a portfolio of safety gloves with the newest technologies from popular glove suppliers such as Superior Glove®, SHOWA® and PIP® that offer the best chemical hand protection available today.  Now all you need to do is tap the link and …

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