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What are the applicable standards FDA 510K, Nitrile exam gloves can be tested for?

ASTM Standard

Description

ASTM D6319

Standard specification for Nitrile medical examination gloves

ASTM D412

Standard test methods for vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers tension

ASTM D5151

Standard test method for detection of holes in medical gloves

ASTM D6124

Standard test method for residual powder on medical gloves

ASTM D6978

Standard practice for assessment of resistance of medical gloves to permeation by chemotherapy drugs

ASTM F1671

Standard test method for resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage penetration as a test system

ASTM F739

Standard test method for permeation of liquids and gases through protective clothing materials under conditions of continuous contact

 

What are the applicable standards FDA 510K, Vinyl exam gloves can be tested for?

ASTM Standard

Description

ASTM D412

Standard test methods for vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers tension

ASTM D5151

Standard test method for detection of holes in medical exam gloves

ASTM D6124

Standard test method for residual powder on medical exam gloves

ASTM D5250

Standard specification for poly(vinyl chloride) medical exam gloves

ASTM F1671

Standard test method for resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage penetration as a test system

ASTM F739

Standard test method for permeation of liquids and gases through protective clothing materials under conditions of continuous contact

 

What are the applicable standards FDA 510K, Latex exam gloves can be tested for?

ASTM Standard

Description

ASTM D412

Standard test methods for vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers tension

ASTM D3578

Standard specification for rubber examination gloves

ASTM D3767

Standard practice for rubber measurement of dimensions

ASTM D5151

Standard test method for detection of holes in medical examination gloves

ASTM D6124

Standard test method for residual powder on medical examination gloves

ASTM F1671

Standard test method for resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage penetration as a test system

 

Are Medical Gloves Stronger Than Industrial Gloves?

This is both true and false at the same time. Medical gloves are stronger than industrial gloves when it comes to using them for a medical exam or in surgery. Remember, the only difference between the two is the certification by the FDA. Industrial gloves may be made of the same materials, but fail to meet their requirements to earn the certification. That does not mean you should choose a medical exam glove over an industrial glove if you’re working as a mechanic or in a factory.

Are Standard Nitrile Gloves Disposable?

Yes, nitrile gloves are disposable. They are also recyclable through schemes such as Terracycle. Due to the nature of nitrile, this PPE needs to be recycled separately to standard recycling bins. Nitrile disposable gloves are also biodegradable, but they take a very long time to break down naturally.

What kind of gloves do healthcare professionals use?

Doctors and healthcare professionals use vinyl, hybrid gloves, as well as, lower quality latex and nitrile gloves for low-risk, general procedures like non-invasive physical examination. Latex and nitrile gloves are commonly used where the surgeons need to deal with high-risk situations involving blood, bodily fluids, or patients with infectious diseases.

What Is the Difference Between Latex and Vinyl Gloves?

Vinyl gloves are made from PVC, whereas latex gloves are made using natural rubber latex. They are not as effective at handling strong chemicals as latex, and these kinds of one time use gloves are not quite as robust. Latex gloves have a second skin feel which makes them great for medical purposes, but they are also usually more expensive than vinyl.

What are Powder Free Gloves?

With all types of single use gloves, it is common to see powder added in order to assist with getting them on and off. In some situations, powder on gloves can be a potential hazard because they could increase the chance of an allergic reaction and risk cross contamination. In these cases, powder free gloves might be used instead.

What Is the Difference Between Nitrile and Vinyl Gloves?

Nitrile gloves are another common type of single use gloves. They are made entirely from synthetic rubber and compared with vinyl they are much better at protecting against hazardous and corrosive chemicals. Because nitrile gloves are made from raw materials and require different manufacturing processes, they tend to be more expensive than vinyl options.

Are Vinyl Gloves Latex Free?

Yes, all gloves of this material are 100% latex free. This means they can be safely used by those with a latex allergy, who are unable to use other types of disposable gloves. Not only that, but they are free from other chemical accelerators and can be used by individuals with Type I or Type IV sensitivity.

 

 

What are latex gloves good for?

Commonly, latex gloves offer the best protection against bacteria and viruses while synthetic gloves provide better chemical protection.

What is the powder in latex gloves?

Medical gloves are made of different polymers like latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride, and neoprene. These gloves are either powdered or non-powdered. Powdered gloves contain corn starch that acts as a lubricant, in turn, making them easier to put on the hands.

What are Nitrile Powder Free Gloves?

Disposable gloves are generally available as both powdered and powder free versions. Nitrile powder free gloves are created using a powder free formulation, which works to cut down the risk of contact dermatitis. Not only that but this type of glove can help to reduce any risk of particulate contamination during use.

Powdered nitrile gloves can run a risk of cross contamination from the powder when the gloves are removed.

Are All Nitrile Gloves Powder Free?

No, not all nitrile gloves are powder free. There are different types of nitrile gloves available, and some are powdered, while others are not. The best type of nitrile gloves for you will depend on your application and requirements. Gloves that are powdered construction absorb any moisture which makes them easy to remove and perfect for times when you need to take them on and off on a regular basis.

Powder free nitrile gloves are a safe alternative and avoid the risk of contamination from the powder and are also less likely to cause dermatitis and allergic reactions.

What Are Blue Nitrile Gloves and When Should You Use Them?

When shopping for gloves you might come across a variety of colors. Disposable gloves come in a range of colors in order to improve health and safety. There are not any specific rules for which color gloves should be used for which industry, but blue gloves are the most commonly used. Some people choose a combination of both blue nitrile gloves and another color. This is because you can wear a brightly color glove, such as pink, underneath a neutral color or blue one, and easily see if any tears or rips occur.

Are Black Nitrile Gloves suitable for what industries?

Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves are the preferred disposable gloves for industrial, automotive, police/first responders, prison systems, industrial settings dealing with chemicals and technicians, etc.

These gloves are thicker than normal medical grade, blue nitrile gloves and have a better chemical resistance to more chemicals and for a longer time period (Please email or call us for actual testing reports to confirm how long each glove, safely has been tested for without penetration.

Are Nitrile Gloves BPA Free?

Nitrile Gloves are BPA free, Latex-free, Phthalate-free, Vinyl Free, MBT free and often powder-free.

 

Are Nitrile Gloves Food Safe?

Nitrile Gloves are food safe by Australian Food Standards. However, not all gloves are HACCP Certified Food Safe, so always check with the manufacturer before using nitrile gloves with food.

Are Nitrile Gloves Waterproof?

Yes, Nitrile gloves are waterproof. The Glove Company’s nitrile gloves also have strong chemical resistance. Nitrile is derived from rubber so it is naturally waterproof.

Are Nitrile Gloves Biodegradable?

Nitrile disposable gloves will eventually biodegrade. However, they do take longer to break down than latex disposable gloves.

Are Nitrile Gloves Hypoallergenic?

Nitrile Disposable gloves have a lower allergy rate than latex disposable gloves. Nitrile is the superior choice when it comes to people with allergies or sensitive skin.

How Long Are Nitrile Gloves Good For?

Nitrile gloves last a long time, however like any natural product they will eventually degrade. To ensure your box of nitrile gloves lasts its lifetime, make sure that you store them out of direct sunlight, and out of the heat.

What Do Nitrile Gloves Protect Against?

Nitrile Gloves protect the wearer’s hands. The nitrile material keeps the wears hands safe from any contamination, and they also stop the user from contaminating any item or surface that they are touching. Nitrile is waterproof, greaseproof, oil proof and most importantly, chemical resistant to a range of common chemicals and substances depending on the quality of the nitrile and thickness of the glove. Nitrile gloves are also commonly used in the medical industry due to their high puncture resistance, and dexterous strength.

Are Nitrile Gloves Impermeable?

It is important to remember nothing is impermeable forever. Nitrile material does have a higher chemical resistance rate than compared to latex material, although some chemicals will eventually pass through, especially strong grade chemicals. However, for an everyday work glove, nitrile gloves are a good choice for hand protection against common chemicals.

What Is The Difference Between Surgical Gloves And Nitrile Gloves?

Traditionally surgical gloves are made from latex. Nitrile medical gloves are a great alternative made from a synthetic copolymer. During production there is an additional step in the process which is why they used to be far more expensive than latex surgical gloves.  Technological advances in recent years have resulted in more cost-efficient processes for producing disposable nitrile gloves. Today, nitrile and latex gloves are both affordable options.

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