The Best Latex-Free and Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves

AMMEX sells the best latex-free and powder-free nitrile gloves in the industry. Not all disposable gloves are created equal, and the AMMEX portfolio of orange, black, and green nitrile industrial gloves are manufactured to be tough. The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile glove lineup is set apart by their raised diamond texture, unbeatable grip, and high level of dexterity.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Glove Suite: GWON, GWBN, GWGN

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves will forever change the way you feel about disposable gloves. You’ll never find such a high level of comfort and safety in any other product, and the diamond texture is simply a game changer.

The durability ensures versatility across a lot of different applications. AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves are commonly used for automotive, manufacturing, janitorial and sanitation, plumbing, paint shops, heavy duty, safety, chemical, and industrial uses. Our nitrile gloves are made from component materials that comply with FDA regulations for food contact, which makes them perfect for food processing applications.

Our nitrile gloves are latex-free, which means no latex allergy issues. The gloves are also powder-free, so they won’t interfere with sealants and adhesives. In addition, our orange, black, and green nitrile gloves are finished with a chlorination process that reduces surface tackiness and gives them a softer texture.

Nitrile Glove Comparison Chart

GloveProduct Code ColorThicknessTextureIndustry
Gloveworks Orange NitrileGWONOrange8-9 milDiamond TextureAutomotive, Chemical, Food Service, Janitorial, Manufacturing, Painting, Plumbing
Gloveworks Black NitrileGWBNBlack6 milDiamond TextureAutomotive, Chemical, Food Service, Janitorial, Manufacturing, Painting, Plumbing
Gloveworks Green NitrileGWGNGreen8-9 milDiamond TextureAutomotive, Chemical, Food Service, Janitorial, Manufacturing, Painting, Plumbing

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Orange Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Gloves: GWON

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Orange Nitrile Powder Free Industrial glove was the first HD nitrile glove introduced in our lineup. Our orange nitrile glove is extra heavy duty, industrial grade, top of the line, and designed and manufactured for pros who need the best protection.

The Gloveworks Orange Nitrile glove has an aggressive, raised diamond texture that gives you an unbeatable grip in all circumstances. The high-visibility orange color also stands out, keeping everyone’s hands in sight for better safety. Gloveworks Orange Nitrile gloves have an 8-mil thickness, so they will last longer, and you will use fewer gloves over the course of a day’s work. The orange nitrile gloves feature extra protection from grease, gasoline, pesticides, cleaning solutions, and a long list of specialty chemicals.

The orange nitrile glove will help you work better and safer because you’ll know you have the power and control to finish the job right.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Gloves: GWBN

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves are heavy duty and the perfect blend of power and control.  Whether you are a mechanic, plumber, painter, or in the food service industry, the last thing you want is to lose your grip. With the same aggressive, raised diamond texture as the Gloveworks Orange Nitrile gloves, the AMMEX Gloveworks Black Nitrile disposable gloves will help you work better and safer by maintaining a firm, consistent grip with a much higher level of dexterity.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves share our same benefits as the orange nitrile gloves, but they are slightly thinner with a 6-mil thickness. These gloves have the dexterity you are looking for, but are still durable and resistant to punctures, tears, and rips. Pull them on, dig into the palm, and stretch the cuff. Put them to the test. These gloves will last longer, and you won’t change them as often as you would standard black nitrile gloves.

Our top-rated disposable HD Black Nitrile gloves are popular with automotive mechanics and car enthusiasts. The black color helps to conceal dirt, grease, and grime for a professional appearance.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Gloves: GWGN

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves are the most recent addition to the AMMEX HD Nitrile Glove lineup.

Like the Gloveworks HD Orange Nitrile and Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile, the Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile has the aggressive raised diamond texture, with 60 percent more surface area, in order to provide a firm, consistent grip. The diamonds channel away liquids, so even when the glove is wet, you can still hold on tight. In addition, the raised diamond texture on the outside provides a reverse texture on the inside that helps air to circulate, keeping hands drier than non-textured nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves.

The texture of the AMMEX Gloveworks Green Nitrile glove is one benefit, but the glove color and glove thickness just add to this glove’s uniqueness. The high-visibility green color really demands to be seen, so you won’t lose sight of your co-workers’ hands, and they won’t lose sight of yours. This is a major safety feature when you are working with heavy machinery or in dimly lit areas.

AMMEX Gloveworks Green Nitrile gloves boast an 8-mil thickness, which means they’re durable and resistant to punctures, tears, and rips – in fact, three times more resistant than latex or vinyl. Just like our orange and black nitrile disposable gloves, the Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile gloves will protect you against solvents, grease, pesticides, cleaning solutions, and many specialty chemicals.

Top Rated Nitrile Gloves

Once you’ve tried the AMMEX lineup of Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves in orange, black, or green, you won’t want to wear anything else. No other disposable glove measures up to their level of safety and comfort, and the diamond texture is in a class by itself.

 

 

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Not without Gloves: Salon Chemicals

Helping clients look their best may come at a price for salon workers because they are often exposed to hazardous chemicals. Hair and nail salon workers handle potentially toxic chemicals on a daily basis, and they need to know how to protect themselves. Employees must be aware of the risks and don the right personal protective equipment based on the chemicals they handle. Here are some common salon chemicals and barrier protection for each:

Acetone
A common ingredient in both nail polish remover and hairspray, acetone may cause skin irritation. In some cases, there may not be sufficient alternatives to allow salon workers to completely avoid exposure to this chemical. However, latex gloves offer superior barrier protection so employees minimize skin exposure. Vinyl is not resistant to acetone, so latex is the best choice for handling acetone. However, depending on the length of exposure to chemicals, nitrile may be a better choice to avoid exposure to latex.

Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde, which is often found in nail polish and nail hardeners, is one of the riskiest chemicals for salon workers to handle because it may cause cancer after long-term exposure. From short-term exposure, formaldehyde causes skin irritation and dermatitis. Even low concentrations of formaldehyde may lead to negative side effects. The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recommended respirators for handling formaldehyde. Many salons are well-ventilated, but N95-rated masks filter out dust and germs. Gloves should also be used to protect the skin. Latex, vinyl and nitrile gloves offer protection from this chemical for concentrations up to 99 percent.

Trichloroethylene
Often used in hair extension glue and lace wig glue, trichloroethylene may cause eye and skin irritation, as well as nausea and disorientation. Long-term exposure may lead to dermatitis and liver and kidney damage. Nitrile gloves provide protection against this chemical. In addition, vinyl gloves may be used for a limited time to guard against trichloroethylene exposure.

Dibutyl phthalate
Dibutyl phthalate is found in nail polish and may cause skin irritation. Within the selection of glove materials, nitrile gloves protect workers from dibutyl phthalate whereas latex gloves may be used for a limited time to protect from this chemical.

Toulene
Used in many different industries and common in a number of beauty products, including nail polish, nail glue, hair dye and hairpiece bonding, toulene is one of the most toxic chemicals in salons. It has been linked to skin rashes, nausea, eye irritation and headaches. If workers are exposed to this chemical for an extended length of time, it may lead to birth defects or the loss of a pregnancy. Because this chemical is so toxic, vinyl gloves may be used, but for only a limited time.

Because concentrations may vary, it is important to check the safety data sheet issued by the manufacturer and conduct in-house testing to determine the safe exposure time. Gloves should always be replaced if they are torn or compromised in any way. Although nitrile gloves offer barrier protection against many common salon chemicals, it is crucial to understand the recommendations for each solution. Concentrations may vary by manufacturer, and salons need to ensure they select the right gloves for the application. In addition to chemicals, salon workers need gloves to protect them from customers’ nails, blood or skin.

To learn more about what glove is best for the chemicals you may be using contact an AMMEX representative today or contact us on our website to get started on becoming a distributor. If you are already a distributor, speak with your salesperson to discover more about what AMMEX can offer for you.

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Barrier Protection Needs in the Beauty Industry


Whether customers seek no-chip manicures or a relaxing foot massage, nail and beauty technicians need barrier protection to guard themselves against harsh chemicals and pathogens. This presents a large sales opportunity for distributors of disposable gloves and masks.

Not only are salon owners looking out for the safety of their employees, but they are also liable to regulations from the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). These best practices and rules are in place for a good reason.

The chemicals used by technicians include acetone, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone and isopropyl acetate. Prolonged exposure to these substances via skin contact or breathing in the vapors leads to symptoms such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Skin, eye, mouth and nose irritation
  • Burns
  • Harm to fetuses of pregnant technicians
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Coughing fits and asthma attacks
  • Kidney and liver damage

With regard to biological risks, employees need protection against bloodborne pathogens.

To address these risks, salon owners should purchase a few types of barrier protection:

Disposable gloves
Several glove materials are fitting for the safety risks present in salons. Latex gloves, such as the LX3 and Gloveworks Industrial Latex, are suitable for guarding against chemicals and pathogens.

However, because of the growing prevalence of latex allergies, the industry is trending toward non-latex gloves, such as nitrile and vinyl. Though nitrile gloves, such as the X3, X3D, and AMMEX Indigo Nitrile Exam Gloves, are not recommended for use with acetone, technicians are able to use these gloves because they have limited exposure to the chemical. Stretch synthetic vinyl gloves are also suitable. With these alternatives, neither workers or customers are exposed to latex.

“Gloves protect nail technicians from pathogens and harsh chemicals.”

Masks
Not all masks provide equal results in nail and beauty salons. Many salons use ear loop face masks (ELFMs), which also protect customers from what workers exhale.

N95-rated masks are filtering face pieces. These products, such as the N95 face mask, are useful for nail buffing and applying acrylic powders because they filter out germs and dusts. To fully realize this protection, workers must have properly fitted masks. They will find proper fitting information on the mask packaging.

Reaching the wide open market
With the aforementioned information in mind, it’s not hard to see why the more than 375,000 nail technicians in the U.S. need barrier protection. Distributors who would like to learn more about products that are suitable for their salon clients should speak with their AMMEX sales representative or contact us on our website for more information.

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With Spring Comes Warmth and New Hair Colors


Although winter is using its icy grip to claw at the early days of spring, warmer weather is coming, and with it comes new trends in hair color. As numerous clients come in seeking a new hue for their hairdos, salons should stock up on disposable gloves.

Celebrities typically set the tone for popular hair colors and styles, and this spring will see inspiration from Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Amy Adams, according to Forbes. Platinum blonde may be coming back in a big way, and bold contrast between roots and tips has become popular. Rose-colored hair is also making headway, according to Style magazine.

Not only are stylists going to perform the initial coloring, they will also see clients for routine maintenance. With multiple coloring appointments and the use of many chemicals, stylists need a pair of gloves that is up to the task. Vinyl gloves are perfect for this application, as they provide protection against coloring agents and other styling chemicals and are affordable for numerous glove changes. Alternatively, black nitrile gloves are a great option to mask the discoloration of gloves by the hair color and dye.

Whether clients want to welcome spring with a few highlights or the pixel hair color craze that is sweeping the Internet, stylists should protect their hands while they tackle the expanded business.

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