Hand protection and gloves must be worn when employees’ hands are exposed to absorption/contact of harmful substances, cuts, lacerations, abrasions, punctures, chemical burns, thermal burns, and harmful temperature extremes.
All Safety Products is your source for cleanroom gloves that are used in areas that have specific requirements for low contamination risk. When cleanroom conditions are involved, special hand protection is required.
Selecting the right type of hand protection for cleanroom use depends on the duration of use, the environment, liquids or materials the employee must handle and the tasks to be performed. The most common types of contaminants in gloves for cleanroom use are particles, ions, certain elements, etc. Transfer can occur through touch, liquid-borne and airborne contact.
All Safety Products distributes a complete range of cleanroom gloves made of different materials and with varying levels of protection:
- Sterile Nitrile
Natural rubber latex is the most cost effective of any material available. Latex is durable and easy to manufacture, but does not dissipate static. Also, there is the consideration of those who have allergies to the proteins found in natural latex that can result in painful rashes.
Nitrile and Sterile Nitrile offer good puncture resistance and are more chemical resistant, especially to solvents, than natural rubber latex gloves. In addition, Nitrile and Sterile Nitrile handle static well and does not cause allergic reactions. Nitrile gloves also are becoming more affordable.
Vinyl Gloves dissipate static and are considered clean and inexpensive. Vinyl gloves retain heat, however, and poorly transmit moisture vapor.
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