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Chemical Resistant Gloves

Regular disposable gloves are designed to protect your hands against chemicals for a short period of time and are used against lighter chemicals. Chemical resistant gloves are specifically designed to withstand a more aggressive chemical. As a result, chemical resistant gloves are sturdier and thicker for a better and longer lasting protection.  At no less than 7.8 mils thick, these thin nitrile and neoprene chemical resistant gloves offer superior protection while also being thin enough for handling equipment or working with small parts and tools.

What are chemical resistant gloves?

Chemical resistant gloves are designed to be relatively thin and are usually made of nitrile and neoprene. These materials offer a superior protection against harmful chemicals without obstructing your movement as much as possible. These kinds of gloves are therefore an excellent choice when handling small parts and tools.

Microflex 93-260 gloves achieve this with a three-layer design that protects its wearer against a wide range of aggressive chemicals. The nitrile layer on the outside ensures maximum protection against several organic solvents. The neoprene in the middle however provides additional acid and base resistance. A last interior layer provides a dry feel, while easing the donning and doffing process.


When are chemical resistant gloves used?

Chemical resistant gloves are used when workers are handling or coming into contact with chemicals that can cause skin irritation, chemical burns or other types of chemical exposure. These gloves protect workers from contact with harsh chemicals, solvents, acids, bases, and other hazardous materials that can cause injury to skin or eyes.

Examples of situations in which chemical resistant gloves are used include:

  • Handling and loading/unloading chemicals and fuels on ships and offshore platforms
  • Maintenance and cleaning of equipment and facilities that may have come into contact with chemicals
  • Handling and disposal of hazardous waste
  • Working in laboratories or process control environments

It’s important to note that chemical resistant gloves are not one-size-fits-all, different chemicals may require different types of gloves and different levels of protection. It is crucial to select the right type of gloves for the specific chemical being handled, and workers should be properly trained on how to use and dispose of the gloves.


MICROFLEX 93-260: Innovative Three-Layer Design for Maximum Chemical Protection

MICROFLEX 93-260 gloves are chemical-resistant disposable gloves that feature a three-layer design for protection against a wide range of aggressive chemicals. The nitrile exterior provides protection against organic solvents, the neoprene middle layer offers acid and base resistance, and the inner layer provides a dry feel and ease of use. These gloves have been certified by both EN 374 in Europe and KOSHA in Korea, and have been tested for permeation breakthrough times against various chemicals like sulfuric acid, n-heptane, hexane and methanol. They are also silicone-free to prevent surface defects and have a low AQL of 0.65 to reduce the risk of exposure due to pinholes. Additionally, they feature an extended cuff for added protection over the wrist and forearm.


What to look out for when buying chemical resistant gloves?

When it comes to protecting yourself or your employees from potential allergies or punctures on the job, nitrile gloves are an excellent alternative to traditional latex gloves. Made from a synthetic rubber, nitrile gloves are often referred to as “medical grade” for their superior puncture resistance. These gloves must pass rigorous tests conducted by the FDA before they can be used in hospitals and other medical institutions.

At Safety Company, we offer a wide range of nitrile gloves to meet the specific needs and comfort levels of our customers. Our gloves come in various lengths, including options that cover wrists or even the entire arm. They are also perfect for ambidextrous individuals, who can wear them all the time. Whether you work in the medical or food processing industry, our nitrile gloves provide optimum protection for your job. 

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