Best Chemical Resistant Work Gloves 2023
4 October 2023 | Sharman
From chemical plants, to lab work, to sewage treatment and much more, a lot of jobs involve frequent use of chemicals. Their severity can vary from mild irritants to seriously harmful, so wearing the right level of protection, especially on your hands, is vital. All the gloves in this guide are EN 374 (the European standard for chemical work gloves) compliant, for your safety and peace of mind.
It's not just about protection though, so the type of chemical-resistant gloves you need will also depend on the kind of work you're doing. For example if you're working on site you might need gloves with mechanical protection, or if you're working with small parts you might need thin and sensitive gloves. Well, whatever kind of chemical-resistant gloves you're looking for, we're sure our guide to the Best Chemical-Resistant Work Gloves can help!
What Does This Guide Cover?
Best Overall Chemical-Resistant Gloves
Editor's Verdict: The Polyco Vyflex Boa 35cm PVC Chemical Resistant Gloves PF94 are fantastically versatile chemical gloves. On top of their robust chemical resistance - graded against EN 374 - they're also abrasion- and tear-resistant, perfect for dealing with scrapes and general wear. They're also great for cold handling with a BOA lining and resistance to contact cold.
Best Chemical-Resistant Gauntlet Gloves
Editor's Verdict: When you're working with high-risk chemicals, gauntlet gloves are your best bet for protection, especially when there's a splash risk. The Portwest A803 Chemical-Resistant Rubber Gauntlet Gloves extend protection above your forearms with extremely durable, 1.3mm thick, natural latex. It's resistant to a wide variety of chemicals after 30 minutes of exposure, including sulphuric acid, acetic acid, ammonium hydroxide and microorganisms, for comprehensive lab use.
Best Chemical- and Heat-Resistant Gloves
Editor's Verdict: Combining strong chemical resistance with contact heat resistance up to 250°C, the Ejendals Tegera 8162 Protective Safety Gloves are great for handling hot chemicals in an industrial setting. Made of thick latex, they're extremely durable, as well as being resistant to oil and dirt. They also feature pre-curved fingers for greater dexterity and to reduce hand fatigue, while the heavily ribbed surface of the gloves provides a secure grip, even in wet conditions.
Best Cut-Resistant Chemical Gloves
Editor's Verdict: When using chemicals in places like farms and building sites, you may need work gloves with both chemical and mechanical protection. The ATG MaxiChem 76-833 Gauntlet Gloves use CUTtech fibres to offer strong resistance against cuts and and abrasions, as well as limited puncture and tear protection. This is great for using tools and equipment, without compromising the chemical barrier of the gloves. The nitrile rubber material is also non-absorbent, pushing liquid off the surface, instead of holding on to it.
Best Disposable Chemical-Resistant Gloves
Editor's Verdict: If you're doing precise and fiddly jobs in a lab setting, the Polyco Bodyguards GL890 Blue Nitrile Disposable Gloves are your best bet. The synthetic rubber is flexible, close-fitting and really thin at only 0.11mm, while the fingertips are textured for a great grip. They're also disposable gloves, which are really convenient and help reduce the chances of cross-contamination. Despite this, they're still tough, standing up to decent wear before being replaced.
Essential Chemical Protection!
Looking for something a little different that we haven't included in our list? We stock a wide range of chemical resistant gloves, each suitable for a range of different applications and chemicals. Why not take a look at our full Chemical Resistant Work Gloves range.
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