Chemical protection

Chemical hazards are not confined to the chemical industry. Many people in a variety of sectors are faced with chemical risks when handling less aggressive products, such as oils, acids, solvents, etc. More than 100,000 chemical substances are now classified, and can be identified, due to their unique CAS numbers. The table below highlights the performances of different materials on a few major substances.

Choosing a glove that will provide the appropriate protection for each application is a complex task, requiring the consideration of a certain number of parameters, such as: the chemical family of the product handled, the contact time, the level of dexterity required, the associated risks, etc.

In order to meet the diversity of hazardous situations that exist, Mapa Professional proposes a wide range of protective gloves designed using polymers, which, due to their intrinsic nature, will behave differently with respect to the same chemical product.

Select the most appropriate glove for your needs:

Identify which family of chemical products the substance you are handling belongs to. You can use the material safety data sheet provided by the chemical manufacturer to help identify this family. (The principal component of the substance should indicate the correct family).
Determine the most appropriate protective material for your specific application.

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To characterise the performance of the elastomers and plastics used to manufacture safety gloves, tests are carried out to determine the behaviour of the materials when confronted with the various families of chemical products. The tests measure:

The permeation time for a given chemical product, i.e. the time taken for the chemical to penetrate the glove at a molecular level. In some cases, there is no visible deterioration of the glove.

The degradation index of the glove in contact with a given chemical product, i.e. the degree of deterioration of the glove, shown by an alteration of its physical properties (e.g. softening, hardening, etc.).

Mapa Professional takes these different parameters into account to determine the relative performance of the different families of gloves, and hence helps you to make the best possible choice.