How to Choose the Right Cleanroom Gloves

Different gloves for different environments

The gloves needed for industrial manufacturing environments and cleanroom environments differ because of their particular purpose. In cleanroom environments, gloves are worn to protect the process or product from contamination and integrate with other cleanroom apparel such as masks and gowns. In industrial environments, gloves are worn to protect the worker from hazards such as chemicals, hot or frigid temperatures, or hand injuries caused by sharp surfaces.

Choosing the right gloves for the job can have either a negative or positive impact on completed project outcomes. When changing out or upgrading gloves, a wrong decision may be extremely costly if the wrong decision causes rework, recalls or rejects.



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