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May 23 2017

Laboratory gloves are part of a daily routine and they are vital to protecting lives. As a leading manufacturer of natural latex rubber gloves, we, at TK Bosaeng Glove, can think of nowhere more critical for hand and arm protection than in the laboratory. Daily tasks invariably involve the use of chemicals, often of a highly toxic or carcinogenic nature. And, not only is glove protection critical, but so is removal and disposal.

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Rubber Gloves Selection

The choice of glove is important; rubber gloves should be selected on the basis of the chemicals the wearer is exposed to, and for particularly toxic materials, sometimes the best glove is actually two worn together! Gloves need to fit well – too small is uncomfortable and can tear, too large restricts dexterity and tactile sensitivity. As well, in an emergency, gloves may need to be removed in a hurry.

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Laboratory Gloves Use (Before & After)

Prior to use, gloves should be carefully checked for physical damage such as tears or pin-holes and for previous chemical damage, particularly when dealing with dangerous materials. After use it is equally important to remove gloves before contacting “clean” areas such as food area surfaces, or common equipment such as telephones, computer keyboards, and photocopiers, to avoid putting others at risk. The same applies to careful disposal.

Putting on a pair of #rubber_gloves is routine for many research scientists.The problem is that the routine also involves throwing them away even when they haven’t been contaminated, it can account for 22% of total lab waste. Add to that the number of global scientists performing this routine multiple times a day at the 20,500 global institutions conducting biological, medical, or agricultural research, and what do you have? 22% of #Rubber_Gloves can be recycled!

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Over the last 35 years, we have invested heavily in developing protective rubber gloves for all areas of industry, not least for laboratories. Our products are designed for softness, tactile sensitivity and skin protection,  chemically resistant to acids, alcohols, ketones and alkalis. Thicker, multi-purpose gloves, such as our AS range, are an ideal choice, though for some lab work, our industrial specialty Bl-12 lines may well be more appropriate. You can find out more about our high quality product ranges at www.tkbosaeng.com, or feel free to contact us at:

Email: sales@ tkbosaeng.com