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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Selecting the correct disposable gloves

There are a few key factors to take into account when purchasing disposable gloves for a job.  The specification of the job itself as well as which employee will be performing the task are two biggies. When it comes to job specification the amount of protection, chemical resistance, and barrier properties are imperative to know.  To maximize employee protection consider glove size and potential allergies to glove materials should be taken into consideration.
Disposable gloves have a number of properties all industrial managers should understand.

  • Acceptable quality level or AQL measures the number of defects allowed in a lot.  Industrial grade gloves should have an AQL of 4 or lower.  
  • Chlorination is a process where gloves are exposed to a chlorine solution to hardness the surface of the glove.  This process reduces surface friction and tackiness.
  • Elongation is the percentage a glove can be stretched.  Gloves that receive a higher score in this category indicate increased comfort.
  • Mil is a unit of thickness that is one thousandth of one inch.
  • Modulus is the force needed to stretch the glove material.  Typically measured in percentage form, a low modulus score indicates more glove comfort.
  • Tensile measures how much force is needed for the material to fail.
  • Texture is the raised or uneven surface the helps provide grip on wet objects.

Find disposable gloves with these properties in our CoaterONE emarketplace.

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