3 Reasons to Try Chloroprene
1. 🏋 Strong and Durable
Chloroprene has a tensile strength rating of 10 Mpa before aging, and retains that same strength after aging. Elongation after aging is 650% verses 750% before. What does this mean? The glove wont tear under extended wear, and it conforms to the fit of your hand.
2. 💆 Chloroprene is Comfortable
A 6.0 mil thick chloroprene glove is more comfortable than an equally thick latex glove. And, you wont compromise dexterity.
Nurses that bought from Harmony have reported that some hospital administers wont accommodate their latex allergies. We recommend trying nylon glove liners to protect your skin from irritation. Some disposable gloves contain aloe for added comfort.
3. ☢️ Broad Chemical Resistance
Chloroprene has exceptional chemical resistance. You can see the full chart here. You can expect consistent protection from gloves at Harmony since they are produced in ISO 9001 cleanroom environments.
What is Chloroprene?
Chloroprene is a synthetic rubber designed to provide the strength and comfort of natural latex along with the broad chemical resistance of nitrile. Chloroprene is one of the most comfortable, strong and durable, dextrous gloves.
Technically speaking, Chloroprene is a synthetic monomer, a precursor to polychloroprene used in manufacturing of disposable gloves.
To summarize the most valuable features of Chloroprene, also known as Neoprene:
· Strong and durable in all situations
· Comfortable fit for all sizes
· Exceptional chemical resistance
Chloroprene is an ideal disposable glove material because it has the positive qualities of nitrile and latex. The choice of material comes down to your application.
Should I use Nitrile or Chloroprene Disposable Gloves?
For Medical Applications, Nitrile gloves are superior. We recommend Purple Nitrile Exam Gloves for medical and dental offices, along with hospital and urgent care. Extra long 12″ chloroprene gloves may accommodate industrial food service and processing applications by allowing the gloves to be tucked into disposable apparel (sleeves, coveralls, etc.).
Like Nitrile, Chloroprene gloves do not contain the proteins found on latex gloves which often trigger allergic reactions. While chloroprene may be more expensive than latex, it is more affordable than many nitrile competing brands.
Chloroprene and Neoprene; Why the different names?
Chloroprene is the same as Neoprene. Dupont® patented the polychloroprene structure commonly called chloroprene and branded it Neoprene. Gloves labeled as chloroprene or neoprene are the same material. But, gloves labeled neoprene are Dupont® brand.
Justin Hines is an author at Harmony Supply Blog. With over a decade of experience working with cleanrooms, controlled environments, and industrial manufacturers, Justin Hines provides content to Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies.