Gloves for labs

June 12, 2009
Gloves for labs
New ChemTek 38-214T gloves from Ansell Healthcare protect workers from phenol chloroform and a variety of dangerous chemicals, according to the company. Ansell developed ChemTek 38-214T gloves in response to a request from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for a thin laboratory glove that could be used with phenol and chlorinated solvents. Ansell modified existing styles of its ChemTek Viton over butyl gloves in order to help meet the UCSF technicians' needs for improved chemical protection, Ansell says. ChemTek 38-214 gloves have a 4 mil outer layer of Viton rubber over a 4 mil layer of butyl rubber, which provides greater than 90 minutes of chemical resistance to breakthrough for phenol chloroform and other chlorinated solvents. The butyl layer also contributes to the product’s durability. Ansell ChemTek 38-214 gloves have breakthrough times greater than 200 minutes for a range of chemicals, including acetic acid, benzene, ammonium hydroxide, carbon tetrachloride, dimethylacetamide, methylene chloride and sulfuric acid, the company says.
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