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Chemical Resistant Gloves

Chemical  Resistant Gloves

Gloves that protect against chemicals are a necessity inside many work environments. If you are readily exposed to such hazardous liquids while at work, then you need the proper hand protection to prevent potential harm. Enviro Safety Products carries a collection of chemical-resistant gloves that will keep you prepared in the event of a spill or dangerous scenario. Shop our wide selection to find the perfect set of safety gear to meet all of your needs.

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Chemical-Resistant Glove Uses

Chemical-resistant gloves are useful in the following industries:

  • Meat and Poultry Processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Solvent Washing
  • Degreasing Operations
  • General Cleaning
  • Janitorial
  • Refining Industries
  • Electronics
  • Material Handling
  • Household Chores

What Should You Consider In A Chemical Glove?

Intended Application

Chemical gloves can be useful in a variety of applications. When planning to purchase a pair, you should look for features that help you perform your everyday duties. As an example, Enviro Safety carries a number of chemical gloves that maximize dryness to prevent sweating and wetness. However, if you were in a temperature-controlled or cold environment, this would be a redundant feature for you. Also, keep in mind that some gloves come with added gripping abilities.

Glove Length

Similarly, you should also consider the length of the glove you’ll need. Some people require an elbow-length safety glove for protection. If you don’t, you may find it to be cumbersome and unnecessary. Standard-length gloves may be more than suitable for your needs.


Naturally, some people will be interested in the appearance of their chemical gloves. For these people, we carry gloves in a number of different colors and exterior patterns.

How Can Chemical Gloves Protect You?

No matter how careful you may be, if you handle or are frequently around chemicals, the risk for an accident exists. This is precisely why chemical-resistant gloves are a must-have in any work environment that requires the handling of such materials. Proper hand protection can prevent any number of injuries and accidents. Elbow-length gloves, for example, offer more comprehensive protection than standard-sized gloves. This will allow you to reach further, dig deeper, and worry less about splashing.

Some gloves also have added benefits. These Predaknit nitrile gloves offer resistance to snags, punctures, abrasions, and cuts. Other varieties, like this G-Tek MaxiDry option, can help improve your grip on all of the wet and dry objects you handle.

What Are Your Options When It Comes To Chemical Safety Gloves

At Enviro Safety Products, our collection of chemical safety gloves comes in a variety of designs, materials, styles, and other options. Our large collection means that you won’t have to struggle in order to find a glove to meet all of your requirements. Some things to consider when shopping for chemical hand protection are:

  • Length
  • Material
  • Thickness
  • Weight
  • Breathability

What Kinds of Materials are Chemical Gloves Typically Made From?

Some of the more common materials used in the construction of chemical gloves include:

  • Latex
  • Nitrile
  • PVC
  • Neoprene
  • Butyl
  • Rubber

Manufacturers produce chemical gloves from other materials, too, but these are the most common choices. When it comes to finishes, these can vary as well. Some finishes may be rough to improve grip while others may be smooth. Textures and embossed designs can also improve the visual appearance of these gloves. Those who suffer from latex allergies do not need to worry about finding a glove option that won’t be an irritant to them. Many alternatives exist that make finding a comfortable pair simple.

What Type of Chemical Gloves Will Work Best For You?

Your choice of gloves will depend on the chemicals you handle. If your duties require you to have a 100 percent chemically resistant glove, then the choice is already clear. However, if the materials you’re exposed to are less hazardous, you may be able to purchase a pair that is certified for low-level chemical and oil resistance.

Because of the nature of work often performed in chemical gloves, flexibility is typically a chief concern for wearers. However, you should never sacrifice safety in favor of flexibility. If you can afford to potentially compromise elsewhere, consider purchasing one of our more flexible glove options. A highly bendable style will allow you to perform dexterous work involving pipettes and other tough-to-handle items.

Why Should You Wear Chemical-Resistant Gloves?

There should never be a reason to take risks on the job. Handling chemicals without proper hand protection is one such risk that you should always avoid. We price our chemical gloves very affordably given the level of safety and protection that they offer. Even if spills and accidents at your work are relatively rare, you should always ensure that a minor mishap doesn’t become a major issue.

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