Techref — Gloves
Posted by Ron Cecchetto on
How to Select the Best Glove
- Evaluate the physical conditions you will subject the gloves to and determine which types of resistance are most important: abrasion, cut, puncture, temperature, etc. Physical conditions can influence chemical resistance.
- Consider features you need for you application: grip, length, dexterity, comfort, insulation, type of cuff, extent of coating, etc.
- Select the glove that offers you the optimum combination of features, benefits and resistance to both phyiscal and chemical hazards.
- For chemical-resistance needs, refer to our Guide to Chemical-Resistant Best Gloves-availible free at www.bestglove.com
- Select a thinner gauge unsupported glove when you require extra dexterity and tactile sensitivity. Choose a heavier gauge unsupported glove for greater protection and wear. Consider a flock-lined, unsupported glove for extra comfort, insulation and wear. Choose a supported or cut-and-sewn glove for added cut, snag, puncture or abrasion resistance.
- Choose the finish you need for grip necessary for your application: rough, smooth, wrinkle, embossed, bisque, etc.
- Select glove lengths by determining the depth to which your hand and arm will be immersed in a solution and the extent to which you need splash protection.
- Select the size that gives you the right fit, dexterity and comfort.