Tag: nitrile 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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Acrylates in the Dental Office – Hazards and Hand Protection

Posted by Stephanie - August 22, 2012 - Dental, Nitrile Gloves
Acrylates Dental Office Hazard

In the dental office, occupational hazards are everywhere.  You wear masks and gloves to protect yourself from the dangers of infection from close contact with patients’ saliva and blood.  You give attention to your posture to minimize the risk of musculoskeletal disease.  And you wear nitrile gloves, sometimes two pair, when working with acrylates. Or […]

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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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Nitrile Gloves, Vinyl Gloves and Tomato Salmonella to be Studied

Posted by Stephanie - February 1, 2011 - Food Industry, Nitrile Gloves, Vinyl Gloves

The tomato salmonella outbreak of 2008 in the United States affected the entire nation. For months, while the source of the salmonella was hunted down, no one dared eat a raw tomato. The enormity of the problem led to criticism of the FDA, and a renewed effort to improve food safety in growing and harvesting […]

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New Glove Materials Make Nitrile Gloves Better

Posted by Stephanie - January 24, 2011 - Accelerator Free Gloves, Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile gloves have come a long way. In the early days, when nitrile gloves were the “new” latex-free option, healthcare professionals did not find them nearly as comfortable as natural rubber latex gloves. And the price for these new medical nitrile gloves was higher than latex. Still, in order to reduce the very real problem […]

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