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Hand Protection 2021

Category File (2021 Catalog) for Flammable Storage in downloadable .PDF (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, Click on Link Below) 
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NOTE: Here is a link to a downloadable Order/RFQ form to fax or e-mail, ASP Mail / Fax Order / RFQ Form (fillable, PDF Format, opens in new window for your convenience)

Individual Category Files (2021 Catalog) by Section for smaller downloadable .PDF.  (Click on Link(s) Below)
Disposable_Nitrile_Gloves_143_to_148 Jersey_Gloves_166 Leather_Palm_Work_Gloves_209_to_213
Disposable_Latex_Gloves_149_to_151 Canvas_Gloves_167 Drivers_Gloves_214_to_215
Disposable_Vinyl_Neoprene_Gloves_152 Double_Palms_Chore_Gloves_168 Stick_Welding_Gloves_216_to_218
Chemical_Resistant_Latex_Gloves_154_to_155 Hot_Mill_Gloves_169 TIG_Welding_Gloves_219
Chemical_Resistant_Neoprene_Gloves_156_to_157 String_Knit_Gloves_170 MIG_Welding_Gloves_220_to_222
Chemical_Resistant_Nitrile_Gloves_158_to_159 General_Purpose_Coated_Gloves_171_to_183 High_Heat_Gloves_Hand_Pads_223_to_225
Chemical_Resistant_PVC_Gloves_160_to_161 Cut_Resistant_Gloves_185_to_200 Linemens_Gloves_Accessories_226
Chemical_Resistant_Butyl_Neoprene_Viton_Gloves_162 Mechanics_Impact_Anti-Vibration_Gloves_Grabbers_201 Cryogenic_Gloves_Aprons_227
Chemical_Resistant_Gloves_163 Mechanics_Gloves_201_to_206 Cold_Weather_Gloves_228_to_233
Inspection_Gloves_165 Mechanics_Impact_Gloves_207  

Disposable Gloves
Before purchasing any glove, whether it is manufactured using latex, vinyl or nitrile, companies must assess a few factors:
• The amount of protection employees will need
• Allergies ... possible allergic reactions to any glove materials
• Chemical Resistance ... resistance varies with chemical concentration, glove thickness, temperature and length of exposure to chemicals, Barrier 
  Properties ... testing performed to indicate critical parameters such as AQL, elongation, tensile strength and modulus properties
• Comfort and Fit...sizing, dexterity and grip

Disposable Glove Properties
AQL (Acceptable Quality Level): The AQL is used to determine the pass/fail criteria for a select sample size. The lower the AQL number, the fewer the defects allowed to pass. The FDA specifies an AQL of 1 .5 for surgical gloves, 2.5 for examination gloves and 4.0 or better for industrial grade gloves.

Chlorination: A process by which gloves are exposed to a chlorine solution followed by multiple washing and leeching processes. The chlorination process hardens the surface of a glove reducing tackiness and decreases the surface friction of the glove thereby allowing it to be easily donned. The chlorination process provides an added benefit by greatly reducing the level of soluble latex protein.

Elongation: The percentage a glove can be stretched from its original length before it fails. For example, a score of 600% indicates the glove stretched six times its initial length before breaking. Higher percentages indicate a highly elastic glove which can be an indication of improved comfort.

Mil: A unit of measure, one thousandth of an inch (0.001 inch) or approximately 0.0254 millimeter, used in reporting glove thickness. Most glove thicknesses are measured at the fingertip, palm and cuff.

Powdered: A USP grade absorbable powder coated on the inner surface of a glove designed to assist with easier donning.

Powder-Free: Gloves that have undergone a process of chlorination, or that have been polymer coated to eliminate the residue from the inner
surface of a glove.

Polymer Coating: A coating of a special polymer resin applied to the inside and outside of the glove to seal the surface and provide a
lubricant for donning the glove.

Tensile: The force measured over a cross-sectional area of a given material under strain. The value is usually measured at the instant the material fails and is reported in megapascals (MPa).

Textured: The raised or uneven surface of a glove that helps to prevent slippage especially when handling wet objects. Texturing can be found
in the fingertips or the complete glove.

Disposable Glove Types
Natural Rubber Latex (NRL)
Natural Rubber Latex is a highly durable and flexib le material that provides a high measure of barrier protection against pathogens and
environmental contaminants. Natural rubber latex provides good resistance to numerous acids and ketones. It is the most elastic of the
disposable glove materials and is inexpensive. Products containing natural rubber latex may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

Those using latex gloves who develop a rash, should stop using these gloves immediately. If you suspect that you may have an allergy related
to the agents used to manufacture natural rubber latex gloves, consider powder-free or alternative synthetic glove materials such as nitrile,
neoprene or vinyl.

A synthetic material extracted from petroleum, neoprene provides good resistance to acids, bases and oils but provides less resistance to abrasion and cuts than latex or nitrile materials. Neoprene is closest in fit and comfort to latex as a synthetic alternative for users who may be sensitive to latex.

Nitrile is a synthetic material, extracted from petroleum. It is resistant to bases, oils, greases and hydrocarbons, and provides an effective barrier
from blood-borne pathogens. Nitrile gloves offer improved abrasion, cut and puncture resistance versus latex. Synthetic nitrile gloves provide a
low cost alternative to latex for users who may be sensitive to latex.

Vinyl is a synthetic plastic material manufactured of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). It has good resistance to acids and bases. They provide a lower
level of resistance to mechanical hazards such as abrasion, cuts, and punctures because vinyl is not as elastic or strong as other materials.
Vinyl gloves are the least expensive option for gloves and are commonly used in applications for food service, food processing, light duty
maintenance and clean-up, and laboratory testing (especially where resistance to acids is required).