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Chemical Resistant Gloves

Chemical Resistant Gloves

Where chemical hazards or immersion in liquids is a concern, chemical protective clothing, including chemical resistant gloves, are available in various compounds in supported or unsupported styles. All Safety Products distributes a complete range of chemical resistant gloves protection against the hazards of dangerous chemicals.

When choosing the right glove, it is essential to know the demands of the applications in which the gloves will be used. It is also important to understand what level of protection is required. Chemical resistant gloves provide protection against a wide range of chemicals. While they protect against specified chemicals, they also protect against other minor injuries from liquids because the gloves provide a continuous membrane that does not allow even non-hazardous liquids to penetrate the material. Many chemical resistant gloves can also be used for protection against abrasions, cuts, punctures and snags. Their applications vary depending on the material used.

Chemical Resistant Glove Materials:

  • Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) – resists bases, acids, alcohols and diluted aqueous solutions of most types of chemicals. (In cases of latex sensitivity, nitrile, neoprene and PVC are good alternatives)
  • Nitrile – offers good protection against bases, oils, many solvents and esters, grease and animal fats. They also provide excellent resistance to snags, abrasions, punctures and cuts.
  • Neoprene – protects against a very broad range of oils, acids, caustics and solvents. Neoprene offers less resistance to snags, punctures and other cuts.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – provide protection against many acids, caustics, bases and alcohols. They offer generally good abrasion resistance but are susceptible to cuts.

Disposable gloves provide limited protection against liquids, oils, chemicals and minor injuries while offering the advantage of easy cleanup. Chemical resistant disposable gloves are ideal for inspections and food preparation, since discarding them after a single use avoids transfer of micro-organisms from one area to another.

All Safety Products Hand Protection resource section has information on proper glove size, cuff styles, thumb styles and excerpts from OSHA Code of Regulations (CFR). Chemical resistance is fairly complex. Please refer to the glove manufacturers’ chemical resistance charts for specific, more detailed information.

Contact All Safety Products customer service team and talk with a Sales Representative to request charts or additional information regarding chemical resistance.

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