Best Acid Resistant Work Gloves
19 April 2018 | Admin
Acids are versatile chemicals, with numerous applications from the fabrication of plastics, batteries, dyes and soap to metal extraction, steel treatment and oil refining. Unfortunately, while highly useful, acids are caustic in nature, meaning that they are capable of destroying human tissue, and direct skin contact with even just a splash of acid can result in a nasty chemical burn. As a result, it is extremely important that you exercise caution when handling and working with acids.
Wearing the right gloves when in contact with both diluted and concentrated acids is the best way to shield your hands, wrists and forearms against harm. When selecting gloves to protect against acid, it is imperative that you choose a pair that has been tested and certified for resistance to the specific acids involved in your line of work to ensure that you're protected.
At WorkGloves.co.uk, we offer a fantastic range of chemical-resistant gloves. To help you make the right decision when purchasing Acid Resistant Work Gloves, we've compiled this list of our top five recommendations.
Ansell 02-100 Barrier Five-Layer HPPE Chemical-Resistant Gauntlets
Manufactured from High-Performance Poly-Ethylene (HPPE) with a five-layer laminate construction, the Ansell 02-100 Barrier Five-Layer HPPE Chemical-Resistant Gauntlets give outstanding protection against chemicals and micro-organisms, and offer good durability with resistance to cut and scratch. This, in combination with an extra-long, gauntlet-style cuff that shields the wrist and lower forearm against chemical splash-back, makes the Ansell 02-100 Barrier Gauntlets suitable for an extensive list of applications involving acid, including chemical processing, chemical handling and metal fabrication.
Key Features: Constructed from chemical- and cut-resistant HPPE, gauntlet-style cuff protects the wrist and lower forearm against chemical splash-back, smooth finish and ergonomic design for maximum dexterity and comfort.
Supertouch 7807/7817/7827/7837 Prochem Heavy Duty Rubber Gloves
The Supertouch 7807/7817/7827/7837 Prochem Heavy Duty Rubber Gloves are heavy-duty rubber gauntlets that are resistant to sulphuric acid, nitric acid and hydrochloric acid (and a number of other chemicals). With an extended cuff (available in varying lengths) and good resistance to abrasion and tear, the Prochem Heavy-Duty Gloves are suitable for a host of applications that involve the use of acid, including water treatment, industrial cleaning, leather processing, and plastics, dye, fertiliser, steel and battery manufacturing.
Key Features: Extended cuff for enhanced protection, good resistance to sulphuric acid, nitric acid and hydrochloric acid.
Polyco Chemprotec Unlined Heavyweight Chemical Resistant Gloves
The Polyco Chemprotec Unlined Heavyweight Chemical Resistant Gloves provide protection against a wide range of acids, alkalis and alcohols, including nitric acid and sulphuric acid (at concentrations of 50% and 96%). In fact, it would take a 96% sulphuric acid solution over 4 hours of continuous contact to break through this glove.This high level of protection against chemical hazards, in addition to good resistance to abrasion and tear, makes these gloves suitable for an array of tasks involving the use of acid, including oil refining, industrial cleaning, waste management, laboratory work and manufacturing.
Key Features: Durable, with good resistance to tear and abrasion, available in three different cuff lengths, resistant to nitric acid and sulphuric acid.
Polyco Duo Plus 60 Double Dipped Latex Gloves RU560
The Polyco Duo Plus 60 Double Dipped Latex Gloves RU560 are double-dipped latex gloves that protect against acids, alcohols and some other chemicals. With an anti-slip, grip pattern on the palm and fingers and approved for contact with food, these gloves are ideal for a range of applications that require the use of acid, including food manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, oil refining and laboratory testing.
Key Features: Slip-resistant pattern for good grip in wet conditions, anatomical design for good flexibility and decreased hand fatigue.
Polyco Grip It C5 GIOG5 Oil Gauntlet Gloves
The Polyco Grip It C5 GIOG5 Oil Gauntlet Gloves offer flexible protection against a variety of chemicals (including acids and alkalis). With a granulated, slip-resistant and waterproof PVC coating, these gloves provide exceptional grip in both wet and oily conditions and are resistant to permeation by oils and greases. Due to these exceptional qualities, the Grip It Oil Gauntlet Gloves are suitable for chemical processing, metal fabrication, oil processing and a number of other industrial applications.
Key Features: Maximum resistance to cut and tear, extra-long cuff, waterproof and oil-repellent coating, outstanding grip in wet and oil conditions.
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