Guidelines for the use of chemical resistant gloves


Chemical resistant gloves, as important personal protective equipment, provide a solid barrier for the hands, protecting them from harmful substances such as chemicals and hazardous substances. Whether conducting scientific research in the laboratory, manufacturing and processing in the factory, contacting various chemical reagents in the hospital, or even using various chemical products at home, chemical resistant gloves play an irreplaceable role. Next, we will explore in depth the types of chemical resistant gloves, purchase tips, correct wearing methods, and daily maintenance methods.
There are many types of chemical protective gloves, and the materials are different.
The materials of chemical protective gloves mainly include nitrile rubber, neoprene, latex, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, polypropylene, plastic film, etc. Gloves of various materials have different characteristics and application scenarios.
Nitrile rubber gloves are often used in medical, laboratory and industrial fields due to their excellent chemical resistance and wear resistance;
Chloroprene rubber gloves perform well in handling strong acids, strong alkalis and other harmful substances due to their excellent corrosion resistance and mechanical properties;
Latex gloves are soft to the touch and have good breathability, suitable for non-chemical environments;
PVC gloves have average chemical resistance, but are affordable;
Polyethylene gloves and plastic film gloves are mainly used in general occasions due to their lower protective performance.
When buying chemical protective gloves, you need to consider many factors.
When buying chemical protective gloves, you must first clarify the type and concentration of chemicals that need to be protected, as well as the time and frequency of use. These factors will directly affect the choice of glove material. For example, when handling strong acids and alkalis, neoprene gloves should be used; when handling general chemicals, nitrile rubber or latex gloves are more suitable.
In addition, the size of the gloves is also a factor that cannot be ignored when buying. Gloves that are too large may cause inconvenience in operation, while gloves that are too small may restrict hand movement and even cause hand injuries. Therefore, it is recommended to measure your hands before purchasing to ensure that you choose the right glove size.
Wear chemical protective gloves correctly to ensure protection
When wearing chemical protective gloves, make sure the gloves are dry and not damaged. When wearing, avoid touching the outside of the gloves to prevent contamination. At the same time, be careful to avoid wearing gloves for other operations, such as touching the face, drinking water, etc., to prevent cross contamination. During use, if the gloves are damaged or contaminated, replace them with new gloves immediately.
Daily care and maintenance to extend the service life of gloves
Daily care and maintenance of chemical protective gloves are equally important. After use, gloves should be cleaned and disinfected in time to ensure that there is no residue inside the gloves. For reusable gloves, they must be operated according to the prescribed cleaning and disinfection procedures, and avoid using corrosive substances such as strong acids and alkalis for cleaning. In addition, gloves should be stored in a dry, ventilated, light-proof place to avoid direct sunlight and high temperature baking.