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Chemical Resistant Gloves

Essential Safety with Chemical Resistant Gloves at Inland Empire Safety & Supply

Handling hazardous chemicals requires more than just caution; it demands the right protective gear. At Inland Empire Safety & Supply, we provide a comprehensive range of chemical resistant gloves designed to protect workers from harmful exposures in various industrial settings. Our gloves are crafted to offer both safety and comfort, ensuring that you can perform your tasks efficiently and without risk.

Understanding Chemical Resistant Gloves

Chemical resistant gloves are specially designed to prevent harmful exposures when handling hazardous substances. These gloves are made from various materials that resist degradation, permeation, and penetration by chemicals. Here’s why our chemical resistant gloves are a must-have for your safety gear:

1. Variety of Materials

  • Nitrile: Offers excellent protection against solvents, oils, and some acids and bases. Ideal for automotive work, painting, and cleaning with chemicals.
  • Neoprene: Resists a wide range of chemicals, including oils and acids, making it suitable for industries like manufacturing and petrochemicals.
  • Latex: Provides reliable protection against alcohols and some ketones, preferred in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.
  • PVC: Effective against acids, fats, and petroleum hydrocarbons, commonly used in petrochemicals and construction.
  • Butyl: Offers the highest impermeability to gas and water vapors; ideal for working with esters and ketones.

2. Levels of Protection Chemical resistant gloves come in various levels of protection, tailored to different types of chemical exposures. Selecting the right glove involves understanding the specific chemicals handled, their concentrations, and the duration of exposure.

3. Enhanced Safety Features Many of our gloves not only resist chemical penetration but also include features like improved grip patterns for handling slippery items, thickness for puncture resistance, and flexibility for ease of movement.

Applications of Chemical Resistant Gloves

  • Chemical Processing: Protects against harsh chemicals during the production and handling of chemical products.
  • Laboratories: Safeguards scientists and technicians when working with potentially hazardous chemical reagents.
  • Cleaning and Sanitation: Provides protection from cleaning agents and disinfectants in industrial cleaning.
  • Painting and Coating: Prevents skin exposure to solvents and other harsh ingredients in paints and coatings.
  • Agriculture: Protects against pesticides and fertilizers during application and handling.

Choosing the Right Chemical Resistant Gloves

When selecting chemical resistant gloves, consider the following:

  • Type of Chemicals: Understand the chemicals you will handle, as different materials resist different chemicals.
  • Duration of Exposure: Gloves vary in their resistance to permeation by chemicals over time.
  • Physical Risks: Consider if you need additional protections, such as puncture or cut resistance.

Chemical resistant gloves from Inland Empire Safety & Supply are an essential part of your safety protocol when working with hazardous substances. With a range of materials and protection levels, we ensure that your hands remain safe, allowing you to focus on your work with confidence.