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CONTROLLING ENDOTOXIN CONTAMINATION ON STERILE CLEANROOM GLOVES
Know more about gloves' endotoxin contamination in critical areas.
CLEANROOM GLOVES’ PERFORMANCE FOR PARTICULATE CLEANLINESS (LPC test)
Select ultra-clean cleanroom gloves with cleanliness performance in accordance with the characteristics and requirements of your critical applications.
ACCELERATOR-FREE GLOVES TO LIMIT THE RISK OF ALLERGY
Do you really know what vulcanisation accelerators are? Which are they and why are they used? What role do these vulcanisation accelerators play in triggering allergies?
ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS (TYPE IV) AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SINGLE-USE GLOVES
Understand the causes of allergic contact dermatitis (Type IV) and its association with the wearing of single-use gloves.
LATEX ALLERGY (Type I) AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SINGLE-USE GLOVES
Understand the mechanism of allergic reactions and especially those concerning allergy to natural latex (Type I) to limit the risk of allergic reactions by selecting the appropriate glove.
WHY CONSIDER GLOVE TENSILE STRENGTH AND ELONGATION PROPERTIES?
Understand why a glove may be more or less resistant to tearing due to its physical characteristics including the material type or thickness.
UNDERSTANDING PERMEATION TEST FOR CHEMICAL RESISTANT GLOVES
For better protection of laboratory workers, the highest level of chemical protection should be provided. Let's have a focus on the permeation test method used for gloves.
UNDERSTANDING THE GLOVE VIRAL PENETRATION TEST (ISO 16604:2004 – Procedure B)
Viruses are part of the microbiological risks (such as bacteria or fungi) requiring the wearing of appropriate protection by professionals exposed to them,.
UNDERSTANDING THE TEST METHOD FOR GLOVE DEGRADATION (ISO 374-4:2019)
Degradation due to continuous contact with chemicals and the conditions under which gloves are used have to be considered.
LEARNING ABOUT ESD DISPOSABLE GLOVES
Learning about ESD disposable gloves is of paramount importance and will help in the selection of gloves with good ESD properties.
DOUBLE-GLOVING PROCEDURE: HOW TO PUT ON STERILE GLOVES
Learn the different steps of double-gloving in aseptic environments and the benefit of having two different gloves-colour, to ease the detection of punctures, pinpricks etc…
WHY DOUBLE-GLOVE IN CLEANROOMS AND LABORATORIES?
Whether to protect the worker or to ensure that the manufactured product is not contaminated, it is important to choose the appropriate gloves and follow the double-gloving procedure.
LABORATORY AND CLEANROOM GLOVE AQL
The acronym AQL frequently appears on the laboratory glove dispenser or on cleanroom glove bags. Usually, they refer to the results of a water or air penetration test that is undertaken to detect microporous holes.
Latex and Nitrile gloves industry: Responsible management for sustainable development
Today there is a need for companies to demonstrate their responsibility for preserving the environment and biodiversity. Of equal importance is the struggle against global warming and addressing various social challenges.
SHIELD SCIENTIFIC GLOVES WITH TWINSHIELD™ TECHNOLOGY!
Double-walled for double protection! twinSHIELD technology™ is a double layer disposable gloves technology allowing to achieve an AQL of 0.25 which is amongst the most stringent requirements for acceptance of glove defects.
Do you know when you need to wear longer glove?
Typically, the ideal length of laboratory and the cleanroom glove will vary depending on the level of personal and environmental protection you desire.
New (R)evolution in the European regulation relating to your nitrile gloves and latex gloves
In April 2016, a new European regulation on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was adopted. In its wake has come a revision to some standards, including those relating to protective gloves offering protection to chemical and biological risks. Evolution or Revolution?
GLOVING IN RNAse-FREE ENVIRONMENT
It is generally acknowledged that RNA is more prone to degradation than DNA. Accordingly researchers wishing to maintain an RNase-free environment may need to be more vigilant.
Important glove industry links
Useful links related to nitrile gloves, latex gloves, laboratory gloves and cleanroom gloves
Handling cytotoxic drugs
What criteria to use for selecting nitrile gloves when handling cytotoxic agents? Here is a checklist that may help to ensure that personnel enjoy the highest level of protection available with their right nitrile gloves / cleanroom gloves.
If Hands could speak: Managing glove associated reactions (Allergy)
Given the substantial increase in glove usage in the laboratory, the fact that the incidence of glove associated reactions has also risen should come as no surprise.
Cleanrooms are classified according to the number and size of particles permitted per volume of air.
Gloves and cytotoxic drugs
Learn more about nitrile gloves that have been tested according to ASTM D6978-05. Not only is this standard specifically designed for healthcare workers exposed to chemotherapy drugs, but it is hundred times more sensitive than the European equivalent test (EN 16523-1:2015 supersedes EN 374-3:2003).