Tag: cleanroom gloves

Cleanroom Gloves – Balancing ESD and Cleanliness

Posted by Stephanie - November 27, 2012 - Cleanroom, Nitrile Gloves

leanroom environments in the electronics, nanotechnology and semiconductor industries are especially sensitive to static.  For this reason, the electrostatic discharge (ESD) property of cleanroom gloves worn by workers is an important consideration. Electrostatic discharge damages the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device.  It can also cause equipment to malfunction or fail, interfering with the normal […]

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Cleanroom Gloves – Particles, Extractables and Selection

Posted by Stephanie - October 3, 2012 - Cleanroom
Cleanroom Gloves - Particles, Extractables and Selection

Cleanroom gloves are worn throughout the electronic, aerospace, solar, medical device and pharmaceutical industries to protect products from contamination during manufacturing.   Nitrile cleanroom gloves are a popular choice.   Compared with latex gloves, nitrile gloves offer better abrasion resistance and therefore less particulate shedding.  They provide excellent biohazard protection, and can be laundered to deliver the […]

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Disposable Glove Quality Testing

Posted by Stephanie - June 21, 2012 - Cleanroom, Dental, FDA, Medical Gloves, Nitrile Gloves

The FDA sets high standards to ensure the disposable gloves you purchase here in the U.S. perform as expected and provide an adequate barrier for their intended use.  To meet these standards, glove manufacturers have tight quality controls and manufacture gloves according to ASTM specifications and testing requirements. A key quality measurement that glove manufacturers […]

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Are Your Cleanroom Nitrile Gloves Full of Pinholes?

Posted by Stephanie - June 7, 2012 - Cleanroom, Nitrile Gloves
Cleanroom Gloves and Pinholes

Cleanroom and controlled environments have unique glove requirements.  While healthcare workers primarily wear gloves to protect themselves from bloodborne pathogens, a person working in a clean manufacturing environment primarily wears gloves to protect the product or process from contamination. Pinholes in gloves provide a path for human-borne contaminants in the clean manufacturing environment.   Just one […]

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Does Glove Color Matter?

Posted by Stephanie - December 13, 2011 - Cleanroom, Dental, Food Industry, Medical Gloves, Nitrile Gloves
Does Glove Color Matter

Until recently, the presence of color in a medical or cleanroom glove usually indicated a latex-free glove. Nitrile exam gloves were traditionally some shade of blue to help differentiate them from latex gloves, and latex gloves looked like – well, latex. But not anymore.

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