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Industrial Nitrile Gloves

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Industrial nitrile gloves offer some of the toughest protection on the market. Much tougher than natural rubber gloves, even thin (4 mil) nitrile gloves are more resistant to abrasions and cuts than latex gloves. Industrial nitrile gloves are commonly available in two types: 100% nitrile, molded gloves, and industrial strength dipped nitrile gloves.

Molded nitrile gloves are primarily for delicate operations that necessitate a large degree of dexterity. They are commonly available in similar thicknesses to natural rubber latex gloves, and exert only minimal pressure on the hand. Their extreme pliability means less hand fatigue, even after periods of extended use. Though they are thin, nitrile gloves are extremely durable, and are generally suitable for either shop or lab use.

Dipped Industrial Nitrile Gloves

Dipped nitrile gloves offer the protection of nitrile and the comfort of cotton or nylon work-gloves. They are coated in a tough, heavy layer of nitrile, so they offer protection from everything from chemical splashes to rough materials, and are great for multipurpose use. Because of the texture of nitrile, they offer a supreme grip and flexibility, as well.

1987 OSHA estimates put the number of work-related debilitating hand injuries total 320,000 injuries a year. Both medical-grade nitrile gloves as well as industrial nitrile gloves can help protect the hands of workers who are constantly handling dangerous substances. Many types of nitrile gloves are also suitable for food handling and hospitality usage; they can help keep food sanitary as well as offer protection from bloodborne pathogens and other irritants or germs.


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