Gloves manufactured for cleanrooms are not manufactured the same as general purpose nitrile or latex gloves. You especially do not want to use food service gloves in your cleanroom. But why can’t you? It might seem obvious, but shouldn’t a high quality nitrile glove be enough? What is the difference between cleanroom latex and medical latex?
Why can’t you use a lower cost disposable glove materials in cleanrooms?
Cleanroom Gloves Unique Manufacturing Process
- The chlorination manufacturing process of cleanroom gloves reduces the natural rubber protein levels as well as particulate and ionic residuals.
- Chlorination also reduces tack levels by washing the gloves in a solution of chlorine gas and water. Less tack allows for easier glove donning off and on!
- Post chlorination processing and testing is very important to the manufacturing process of Cleanroom Gloves.
- After chlorination the gloves are processed through multiple deionized water rinse cycles to further reduce residual contaminants. In this process, excess particulates, extractable ions, and nonvolatile residues are removed.
- The gloves are then dried in HEPA filtered dryers prior to packaging. This part of the process is undertaken in a cleanroom environment.
- Sterile Cleanroom Gloves may undergo further processing.
The enemy of clean rooms is particulates that cause contamination and can damage the sensitive products being produced. Nitrile Cleanroom Gloves may be what you need. Avoid general purpose gloves as their manufacturing process produces contaminants.
If you’re operating a critical environment make sure to use material manufactured for cleanrooms, such as latex Cleanroom Gloves.
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