When handling dangerous chemicals maximum protection is crucial.
How do I know if my gloves will protect my skin when handling particular chemicals, such as MEK?
EN374-2 is the european standard which conforms to the determination of resistance to permeation by chemicals.
This is assessed by measuring the time for a chemical to breakthrough the glove material.
Each type of glove has been tested and classified according to the time taken for the chemical to pass through a sample of the glove.
Therefore If you wear the wrong type of glove you may end with severe chemical burns:
There are generally 6 main categories:
Neprene, nitrile, natural latex/rubber, butyl, PVC, Viton.
Each of these are assigned with a number which is the breakthrough time; 1 being the fastest, less than 10 minutes up to level 6 which performs above 8 hours.
Camlab have a new range of butyl chemical resistant gauntlet gloves available that provide up to 8 hours of protection against harmful chemicals such as MEK.
Made from Butyl these gloves offer effective protection against a considerably wider range of aggressive industrial chemicals than conventional glove materials, such as nitrile, neoprene and latex.
- Increased safety
- Freedom of movement, comfort and excellent grip
- Effective protection against aldehydes, ketones and esters, as well as concentrated mineral acids, aliphatic, halogenated and aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, xylene).
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