of the essential elements of a protective glove is obviously the
material from which it is made. Natural rubber, neoprene, nitrile,
butyl and vinyl are the five basic Perfect Fit materials. Far from
competing with each other, they are complementary and offer a range
of chemical and physical resistance capable of responding to a multitude
of workplace environments.
The table below is a reference guide to facilitate glove selection
for an application. The chemical resistance guide should be used
to confirm the most appropriate material for specific chemicals.
Other features of the glove such as presence of a liner, thickness,
grip pattern and length also significantly affect protective performance
and functionality. They need to be considered in making the final
E : EXCELLENT
G : GOOD
F : FAIR
P : POOR
elasticity and resistance to cut and tear. Good resistance to ketones
and mild acids.
range chemical resistance: acids, petroleum solvents, oils. Flame
retardant, good resistance to sunlight and ozone.
resistance to snags, puncture, abrasion and cut. Good resistance
to petroleum, aromatic and chlorinated solvents, acids.
protection for extreme chemical. Resistance to petroleum aromatic
and chlorinated solvents, acids.
resistance to acids and alkalies.
greases and petroleum distillates.