to Chemical Resistant Best Gloves We at Best Manufacturing Company
want to provide you with the best hand protection money can buy.
We have made the commitment to offer the most comprehensive line
of chemical resistant gloves for almost every chemical you could
name. In these troubling times, we stand ready to help you be prepared
for the unthinkable.
For every emergency, we want to protect the first responder. With
a complete line of gloves that protect from Blood-borne pathogens,
and bioterrorism agents, hazardous chemical emergencies, chemical
agents and physical hazards, we invite you look over this site thoroughly
to find the protection you need to be prepared.
Certified EMS Gloves
Our recently developed N-DEX Free, is the first NFPA Certified glove
for Emergency Medical Services that contains absolutely No Rubber
Accelerators. Now, not only is there no latex in the 100% Nitrile
gloves, the patented gloves contain no rubber accelerators, either.
Best Manufacturing Company, the innovators who first invented thin-gauge
Nitrile gloves for the lab and for medical use continues to introduce
new products designed with your safety and comfort in mind.
Agents and Blood Borne Pathogens
NFPA 1999 certified gloves for Emergency Medical Services have passed
the rigorous testing criteria of the National Fire Protection Association
which includes puncture testing, viral penetration resistance, dexterity
and durability. All N-DEX styles have passed the ASTM test for viral
penetration of viral Bacteriophage Phi X-174 which is much smaller
than Anthrax, Smallpox, SARS, HIV, Hepatitis B and C.
and Greasy Cleanup
Nitrile is the best choice for working in petroleum chemicals such
as crude oils and motor oil. Best N-DEX Plus provides 8 mils of
protection from exposure to motor oils and lubricants. Keep your
hands safe and clean when working in oily greasy situations.
Best New Chloroflex 1823 is the most comfortable glove for working
with acids. The 100% Neoprene glove has a soft velvety lining and
provides excellent dexterity and great protection from Acids in
the laboratory or in hazardous spills or emergency situations involving
traffic mishaps or derailments.
Agents Best Butyl and Viton gloves provide the highest level of
protection from chemical agents including nerve gases and other
gases or carcinogenic or mutagenic chemicals where no other glove
works. Both Butyl and Viton gloves are designed to fit on Level
A suit cuffs.
Best Butyl gloves provide excellent protection from hazardous chemical
that may be spilled or released with excellent dexterity for maximum
touch sensitivity and comfort.
Best Nitri Solve gloves are designed specifically for working with
pesticides and petroleum products. This glove is the best choice
where there is a risk of contact with Jet Fuel or Gasoline or Diesel
Fuel. Nitrile is the preferred choice any time there is any type
of fuel present from spills to traffic mishaps or airline disasters.
Hand and Arm Protection
New Best Shoulder length Neoprene gloves provide protection from
acids and organic solvents all the way up to the shoulder for digging
deep in chemicals. These gloves are perfect for situations where
a regular length gloves does not provide enough protection for the
hands and arms or where there is a significant risk of splashing
up the arms.
Best's full line of general purpose work gloves provide excellent
protection from scrapes, cuts and puncture risks for handling broken
glass, sharp metal or concrete for clean up operations or construction.
For cleanup, extrication or rescue, we have the right protection
of Mass Destruction: Chemical Warfare Agents
Warfare agents are designed to kill, seriously injure or incapicitate
people through their physiological effects. They are divided intot
two groups based on how they work. Chemical Warfare agents are depicted
on this slide. The “Nerve Agents” work
by paralizing the Central Nervous System. They are deadly and act
in a matter of minutes. Blister Agents include agents designed to
blister or burn the eyes, respiratory route and skin. They act to
cause severe eye injury or blindness and killl from damage to the
Dateline: Tokyo, Japan where a
cult group dispensed Sarin Nerve Gas in the subway system. More
rescuers and first responders and medical personel were harmed
than the victines of this terrorist attack that were on the subway
trains. This resulted in the formation of the Homeland Security
in the United States because Congress realized this kind of incident
could happen in the United States. Chemical agents such as Sarin,
Mustard, Butyl gloves are the most often recommended gloves for
Butyl gloves have been used to many years by the military for
protection from Chemical Warfare Agents. Butyl rubber is one of
the most widely used synthetic polymers, ranking third in total
synthetic elastomers used. Butyl rubber is a synthetic copolymer
of isobutylene with a small percent of isoprene. The tight molecular
structure makes it the ideal polymer to prevent gases from permeating.
It also resists heat, ozone, chemicals attack and tearing. Butyl
rubber is also used in inner tubes for tires, pharmaceutical closures,
heat-resistant conveyor belts, chemical protective suits, boots
and gloves. It is also used in caulks, sealants, adhesives and
greatest usage of Butyl rubber is in tires because of its low
gas permeability. It retains air without leaking or rupturing.
Inner tubes made from Butyl are eight times higher in air retention
than inner tubes made from natural rubber. Butyl used in chemical
protective clothing has excellent chemical resistance properties
to oxygenated solvents and polar compounds such as alcohols, aldehydes,
ketones, esters, amines, amides, acids and bases.
gloves are recommended for a variety of chemicals commonly
encountered in the chemical industries:
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Methyl Propyl Ketone
It is important to note that not all chemical classes are
listed above. In fact, there are several very common chemi-cal
classes where Butyl gloves would not be recommended at all.
These include:Aliphatic HydrocarbonsAromatic HydrocarbonsHalogenated
HydrocarbonsThe aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons include
all fuels. This is a real problem for the military since fuels
arepresent many times during an attack. Butyl gloves are severely
affected by fuels within minutes.
Warfare Agents Include:
GF and VX
Sulfur Mustards (H and HD)
Nitrogen Mustard (HN)
to kill, seriously injure or incapacitate people through
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“as is” and is not to be considered a warranty of product
performance or as an authoritative informational page. Due to the
diverse field conditions and other variables which can affect a
product’s performance, Calolympic Safety disclaims all warranties
(expressed and implied) as to any product’s performance or
any information provided.
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