The Best Nitrile Glove For Safety

Workplace safety affects all industries from the food service industry to protection against biological agents in the medical industry. Accidents and injuries in the workplace can be reduced greatly by having the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Disposable gloves are an essential part of a PPE program when it comes to protecting workers hands while they work with harmful chemicals. AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove can handle all your toughest safety needs.

Best Nitrile Glove For Safety

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove is our newest glove. It is a premium heavy-duty glove that provides the toughest protection. When it comes to safety, this is the best disposable glove to choose for your workplace for three reasons: resistance, texture, and visibility.

Green Nitrile Resistance

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove features excellent resistance against common chemicals, like pesticides, and many other specialty chemicals, such as iodine, brake fluid or butane. Nitrile butadiene rubber is more resistant than natural rubber latex to chemicals, oils and acids, and has superior strength.

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile is three times more puncture-resistant than latex. The green nitrile glove has a 8-9 mil thickness, with benefits of more texture.

Green Nitrile Texture

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove features a raised diamond texture for maximum grip and enhanced dexterity. There are more than 3,000 raised diamonds per glove that allow more liquid to pass through the channels, enabling greater surface area. The aggressive raised texture on the front and the back of the glove enables greater surface contact, providing a safer way to get the job done.

Green Nitrile Visibility

The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Green Nitrile is the perfect glove for dark or dimly lit working environments, like an automotive garage. With its bright green color, this high visibility glove leads to higher compliance as it is easier for safety directors to see from a distance. Workers are less likely to be injured, making the AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile an excellent part of any PPE.

All of these features make this glove ideal for a variety of industrial applications, including automotive, manufacturing, and chemical industries. Better performance, better protection, better safety. Add AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile to your line-up and order now!

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The Best Black Nitrile Glove for Workplace Safety

The Best Black Nitrile Glove for Workplace Safety

Selecting a disposable glove for workplace safety can be a complicated and intimidating process. The best disposable glove for job safety protects the user’s hands from harsh chemicals and solvents, and is selected based on how long and in what tasks the glove will be used. Furthermore, worker compliance in using personal protection equipment is often just as dependent on comfort and glove performance as it is on the protection provided by the glove. If a glove does not provide the right fit, feel, or grip, workers will often remove a glove in its entirety, exposing them to hazards. Workplace safety starts by making the correct glove selection and balancing performance, protection, comfort, and user satisfaction.

The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove is a heavy-duty, latex-free, nitrile glove that can be used in the toughest of applications but still has the dexterity of a lighter-weight glove.  It is powder-free, so there is no interference with adhesives or coatings. The AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Disposable Glove’s dexterity is a result of the aggressive diamond texture that provides a stronger, more enhanced grip with the innovative diamond texture channeling away grease and oil.

AMMEX’s Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove is available in black, a popular choice with mechanics and the automotive industry. It has a thickness of 6 mil, so the gloves will hold up against punctures and abrasions without sacrificing touch or dexterity. The glove hides dirt, grease, and grime to help mechanics maintain a professional look. The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove features excellent resistance against common chemicals such as carburetor cleaner, iodine, and butane.

AMMEX Black Nitrile Gloves Specifications

 

Color Black
Sizes Medium to  XX-Large
Usage Single Use
Type Non-Sterile
Beaded Cuff Yes
Ambidextrous Yes
Box 100 Gloves Per Box
Tensile Strength 20 Mpa Before / 20 Mpa After
Elasticity / Elongation 500% before / 400% After
Protein Content N/A
Average Min Powder Mass Less than 2 mg
AQL Level 4.0

 

The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove is perfect for industrial, automotive, chemical, painting, janitorial, sanitation, manufacturing and plumbing applications. Its distinctive diamond texture and 6 mil thickness provide a secure grip while the black color is ideal for jobs with workplace dirt, grease, and grime.

 

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Best Disposable Gloves for the Automotive Industry


In heavy-duty environments, such as the automotive industry, only the toughest gloves will do. The automotive industry works with a variety of chemical based fluids, they handle sharp and dangerous parts and tools, and they need to be able to handle all of these things with precision. These tough jobs require workers to wear heavy duty gloves that work as hard as they do!  Here’s Best Disposable Gloves for the Automotive Industry.

As an automotive mechanic or worker in the industry, you are likely looking for three main benefits in your gloves.
1. Puncture resistance
2. Chemical protection
3. High level of dexterity

“With so many types of glove materials on the market, it is vital that you choose the best disposable gloves for the automotive industry.”

Best Disposable Gloves for the Automotive Industry

So, what are the best gloves for the automotive industry and what type of glove can provide a solution to all three of these demands? Nitrile and Heavy duty latex gloves are ideal for the automotive industry because they satisfy the many needs of automotive workers.

Technicians need gloves that have a longer duration of use, raised textures for an enhanced grip and a high level of dexterity to deliver precision. Nitrile and heavy duty latex gloves are the best choice because of their chemical protection, puncture resistance and comfort. In the automotive industry, these gloves have proven to be superior because they satisfy the three, heavy duty needs of automotive industry workers:

Puncture Resistance:
Since nitrile is a synthetic rubber, it is inherently three to five times more durable and puncture resistant than its latex counterpart. This is an important safety security for automotive mechanics as they work with many sharp objects and tools.  AMMEX nitrile gloves are 50 percent thicker than standard nitrile gloves, with three times the puncture resistance of latex. As a result, these gloves are tougher, last longer and require fewer glove changes. On the other hand, heavy duty latex gloves feature more elasticity than nitrile and have better puncture resistance than vinyl.

Chemical Protection:
Because nitrile is a synthetic rubber that is built with three chemical monomers, the material is strong and resistant to outside chemicals, like the ones that mechanics come in contact with on a daily basis. Nitrile and heavy duty latex gloves have high resistance to many chemicals, such as iodine and butane, making them ideal for automotive technicians and other workers who deal with chemicals regularly.

“The automotive industry relies on tough gloves with optimum dexterity.”

Dexterity:
The automotive industry relies on tough gloves with optimum dexterity. Heavy duty latex has greater elasticity than nitrile, providing more comfort in harsh environments and features more elasticity than nitrile; however, nitrile is flexible and will conform to the users hand after extended use, which provides a very high level of precision and dexterity that is needed in an automotive application.  Workers in the automotive industry rely on our superior line of nitrile and heavy duty latex gloves such as Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile GlovesGlovePlus® Black Nitrile Gloves and our Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Latex Gloves for the toughest applications.

Which AMMEX glove is right for you?
Our Gloveworks Heavy Duty Latex Glove is an industrial grade glove that is more than twice as thick as a standard disposable latex glove. With enhanced puncture resistance, each glove has a longer duration of use so you don’t have to switch gloves as often during tough jobs. Latex gloves feature more elasticity than nitrile, and better puncture resistance than vinyl. The textured surface of the glove will give you an enhanced grip in wet and dry conditions. It’s also powder free, so you don’t have to worry about messy powder residue.

In automotive applications, it is key to note that a powder-free glove is used more frequently versus the powdered version. Although the powder inside gloves makes them easier to don and doff, the powder can be detrimental to certain automotive related applications. When the powder particles from the gloves become air borne, they can harm vehicle paints and sealants, and particularly the powder can affect the seal on windshields causing leakage into the car.

If latex allergies are of concern, nitrile gloves are an excellent option. Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves, are latex free and hold up to longer use with three times the puncture resistance of latex.  Orange nitrile gloves do not just look unique; the color stands out so you are more aware of where you hands are at all times, making them an excellent part of a personal protective equipment (PPE) or high-visibility program. The contrast of the color with dark environments makes workers less likely to be injured. The bright orange stands out against dim work areas, such as industrial environments, garages and under the hoods of vehicles.

Another premium option for the automotive industry is GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves. These nitrile gloves, have all the benefits of regular nitrile , including conforming closely to the hand when they reach body temperature for a more comfortable fit. The gloves are polymer coated to make them easier to don, and feature a beaded cuff. These gloves are the perfect balance of better dexterity and better protection.

When it comes to color options, AMMEX offers orange nitrile gloves, black nitrile gloves, and blue nitrile gloves, and when it comes to style options, we have extra thick and extra long nitrile gloves as well.  To add nitrile gloves or heavy duty latex gloves to your line up contact us online or contact your AMMEX Representative.  Or, maybe it’s time to take a different approach this year.  Let AMMEX be the change that accelerates your business growth for 2016.  Interested in growing your business for the new year?   Become an AMMEX distributor today!

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Premium Gloves for Heavy-Duty Auto Technicians


All automotive vehicles require maintenance, but due to their sheer size, heavy-duty automotive vehicles, such as back hoes, steamrollers, tractors and more, require a significant amount of upkeep.

Servicing heavy-duty automotive equipment contains all the challenges of regular automotive service with the additional issues of dealing with equipment that is very large and has unique specifications and parts associated with it. As a result, it can take years to acquire all the knowledge and skills required for heavy-duty auto repair. According to Construction Equipment, it can take up to seven years to train technicians in this field, which is why most contractors outsource repairs rather than having an in-house team.

“It takes years for technicians to acquire skills to service heavy-duty vehicles.”

Challenges for heavy-duty auto technicians
Why does this profession take so long to learn? Heavy-duty auto technicians face a job that is tougher than the average auto technician. Like any technician, these professionals work with chemicals like hydraulic fluids, gasoline and antifreeze that are harmful to hands. Moreover, they frequently deal with sharp objects. For heavy-duty auto workers, all these tasks take place on an even larger scale. Construction equipment typically weighs several tons or more. This means the frames are much larger than typical automobiles, often requiring a stronger grip.

Companies tend to run their heavy-duty equipment for longer periods of time, sometimes 24 hours a day, seven days per week. As a result, this equipment acquires significant wear and tear, leading to a greater need for repairs. Moreover, companies have begun to realize that implementing a preventative maintenance plan is the most cost-effective means to protect vehicle fleets, resulting in more consistent trips to the technician.

Premium gloves for tough environments
In a heavy-duty environment, only the toughest gloves will do. These tough jobs require technicians to wear premium gloves for protection. Technicians would be wise to go for gloves that have a longer duration of use, raised textures for an enhanced grip and extended cuffs to protect the forearm. Nitrile or latex gloves are the best choice because of their chemical protection, puncture resistance and comfort.

Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves and GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves are good options because they hold up to longer use with three times the puncture resistance of latex. Xtreme Extra Long Nitrile Exam Gloves and GlovePlus Heavy Duty Nitrile Exam Gloves are 12 inches long – a full two inches longer than the average disposable glove.

Latex has greater elasticity than nitrile, providing more comfort in harsh environments. Gloveworks Heavy Duty Latex Industrial Gloves provide superior protection to the average latex glove. GlovePlus Heavy Duty Blue Latex Exam Gloves offer extended length as well.

 

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Changes: Gloves in the Automotive Industry


Changes: Gloves in the Automotive Industry


Not long ago, if you asked automotive technicians about wearing disposable gloves, they probably would’ve laughed.

These workers traditionally did not wear gloves, but that practice is going out the window.  In fact, technicians in this industry on average wear 13 pairs of gloves each day – and in some cases up to 16 pairs.

So what is driving the disposable glove revenue growth – about $1 billion in 2012 and projected to reach $1.3 billion in 2022 – in the automotive industry? The answer is protection from harsh chemicals, which is why 80 percent of the gloves used in this application are nitrile gloves. As more auto technicians wear gloves, this is a key growth area for distributors.


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The Right Gloves for the Job: Part I Automotive


Workers in the automotive industry tend to be seen as hardworking technicians who are covered in oil and grease. In many cases, these substances can present a safety hazard, be hard to wash off skin or even stain light-colored interior.  Here is The Right Gloves for the Job: Part I Automotive –

Transmission fluids, such as brake fluid, for instance, are among the dangerous fluids found in cars. When the fluids are changed or simply filled, there is a chance they could spill on a technician’s hands. After prolonged contact, these fluids can absorb through the skin. The resulting health risks can include nerve damage, weakness in the affected areas and even paralysis. In addition, if the fluids come in contact with workers’ eyes, such as by rubbing their contaminated hands on their faces, eye irritation and redness can occur.

Many automotive mechanics are now protecting their hands by wearing gloves. This provides a barrier between their hands and the many fluids and greases they come in contact with while working on vehicles. While the benefits of wearing gloves in the automotive industry are clear, there is some debate regarding which glove material is best, especially when choosing between latex and nitrile.

The more well-known glove
When it comes to thinking about protective gloves, many people probably think of latex. These gloves are moderately puncture resistant, tear resistant and conform well to the hand. Of course, when working with the rough and at times sharp surfaces that are present under the hood of a car, mechanics want a glove that will not easily tear. However, the lower puncture resistance of latex may mean the gloves can be punctured. Although a hole may be small, prolonged exposure to harmful chemicals and solvents can occur.

There are both powdered and powder-free versions of latex automotive gloves. Powdered latex gloves are easier to don when hands are wet, as the powder can absorb sweat and other moisture. However, powdered latex gloves can present an issue because powder particles can escape into the air and contaminate vehicle finishes, paints, varnishes and sealants. In the automotive industry, this fact has presented issues when windshields are installed. If the powder weakens the seal around the glass, leaks can occur.

This glove material was part of the reason disposable gloves did not make much of an impact on the automotive industry right away. When some latex gloves came in contact with oil, grease and gasoline, they didn’t stand up to the substances, which left many workers looking for a more durable product.

A more durable, latex-free glove
Nitrile is a type of synthetic polymer that does not contain latex. For this reason alone, nitrile gloves are a suitable option for many auto mechanics, as wearers do not have to worry about latex allergies, which can lead to various symptoms that can inhibit a technician’s work. These include hives, itching, skin redness and rashes.

Nitrile is created by combining three monomers: acrylonitrile, carboxylic acid and butadiene. These gloves do a better job of standing up to the many chemicals and solvents – particularly grease, oil and gasoline – auto mechanics come in contact with on a daily basis. This means workers can go through fewer gloves and lower their chance of exposure to hazardous fluids. The resistance is the result of the acrylonitrile.

“Nitrile gloves have excellent tear resistance, which is provided by the carboxylic acid.”

They are also three to five times puncture resistant than latex, a key benefit for auto mechanics who regularly work with sharp objects.  The butadiene is responsible for nitrile gloves’ flexibility. As such, wearers may feel their hands can move freely while wearing these gloves, which can be advantageous if they are trying to reach into a tight space. However, nitrile does not have the elasticity of latex, but will conform to the hand as the glove is warmed by body heat.

Which glove is used more often?
Although latex gloves have some uses in the automotive industry, many mechanics opt for nitrile gloves. Nitrile’s chemical resistance provides a key safety benefit, but that doesn’t mean latex gloves do not have their place in automotive applications, particularly if they are heavy duty, which means they are made to stand up to more intense use.

Coming up next, we’ll explore gloves used in the food service industry.

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