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Best Chemical Resistant Work Gloves

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

People come in contact with all sorts of dangerous equipment and materials on the job, but few carry the danger that harsh chemicals do. Industrial chemicals can cause a number of different injuries with widely ranging levels of severity, so ensuring you're using the proper precautions and protective equipment is an obvious necessity. This is especially important when it comes to the part of your body most commonly in contact with chemicals: your hands.

Chemical resistant work gloves to protect hands at work
Industrial chemicals can be extremely dangerous, so the right protection is a must

While the chemical resistances of gloves can be hard to decipher, all you really need to know is how to identify the chemical-resistant symbols dictated by EN 374. For a guide on EN 374, read our article on the subject. In the meantime, our glove experts at WorkGloves.co.uk have selected five of our best chemical resistant work gloves, providing you with plenty of protection from chemicals so you can get the job done with peace of mind. Read on, and decide which pairs are right for you.

Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile GlovesStandard disposable gloves can be useful for some jobs, but once serious chemicals are introduced, you need protection that goes the extra mile. The Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile Gloves provide three times the chemical resistance of latex or vinyl, and boast excellent puncture and tear resistance to keep your hands safe. Ideal for tasks like plumbing and maintenance, these gloves offer outstanding physical strength and chemical protection, while still maintaining the convenience of disposability.

Key Features: Extra strong nitrile construction, three times the chemical resistance of vinyl and latex, high levels of grip.


Ejendals Tegera 8180 PVC Chemical Resistant Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 8180 PVC Chemical Resistant GlovesIndustrial cleaning products can wreak havoc on the hands and skin if not protected against, especially if they're used day in, day out. The Ejendals Tegera 8180 PVC Chemical Resistant Gloves protect against a range of chemical hazards, and feature a diamond grip pattern to keep handling secure in wet and slippery conditions. Perfect for care work, sanitation and cleaning, these gloves are designated category III, meaning they will protect against intense chemicals – including highly corrosive acids. 

Key Features: Diamond grip pattern for extra grip, designated Category III, ideal for cleaning and sanitation work.


Shield GI/6406 Black Heavy-Duty Industrial Rubber Gloves 

Shield GI/6406 Black Heavy-Duty Industrial Rubber GlovesComfort doesn't always come readily to mind when thinking of protective work gloves, but this next pair is trying to change that. The Shield GI/6406 Black Heavy-Duty Industrial Rubber Gloves provide Category III resistance, and are made with cotton flock lining to reduce perspiration and greatly increase comfort. Designed for high risk tasks, these gloves protect against detergents alcohols, acids and alkalis, providing you with peace of mind and comfort while dealing with the majority of common workplace chemicals.

Key Features: Designated Category III gloves, include a flock lining and ergonomic design for increased comfort.


Polyco Finesse Powder-Free Clear Vinyl Disposable Gloves MPF25

Polyco Finesse Powder-Free Clear Vinyl Disposable Gloves MPF25In industries where chemical protection, dexterity and hygiene are all top priorities, some of our more robust gloves just won't cut it. The Polyco Finesse Powder-Free Clear Vinyl Disposable Gloves MPF25 are a popular choice in the dental, janitorial and salon industries, providing protection from chemical hazards and micro-organisms while allowing a great deal of dexterity and fine handling ability. Powder-free to decrease contamination risk, these close-fitting gloves provide an excellent combination of delicate dexterity and chemical protection.

Key Features: Top choice of dental and salon industries, combine chemical resistance with dexterity, supplied in a box of 100 ambidextrous gloves.


Supertouch Heavyweight Latex Gloves 1327

Supertouch Heavyweight Latex Gloves 1327A standard pair of household rubber gloves may be suitable for light cleaning around the house, but for tougher jobs a tougher glove is required. The Supertouch Heavyweight Latex Gloves 1327 are designed for industrial applications, featuring a patterned palm for improved grip, as well as chemical, abrasion and tear resistance. A beaded cuff prevents rolldown during the job, while a flock lining makes donning simple, and also increases comfort. 

Key Features: Ideal for industrial applications, textured palm for improved wet and dry grip, flock lining for easy donning and comfort.


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. To view our entire range of chemical resistant gloves, take a look at our Chemical Resistant Work Gloves category.