The Ammex GlovePlus exam-grade latex glove has a palm thickness of 4 mils and a finger thickness of 5 mils and is 9.5" long from the tip of the middle finger to the edge of the beaded cuff, which is 3 mils thick. This glove is suitable for the healthcare industry and for use in non-surgical medical procedures. The glove is made of latex, which provides better elasticity than nitrile, chloroprene, or vinyl, and better puncture resistance than vinyl. The glove is textured on the fingertips, fingers, and palm for improved grip compared to gloves with textured fingers, particularly in wet conditions. This glove has been washed in a diluted chlorine-based solution to help reduce tackiness, providing lower surface friction than a non-chlorinated glove and making it easier to put on the glove, particularly in wet environments. This powder-free glove leaves no residue, reducing the risk of contamination. The color of this ambidextrous glove is beige.
This glove has a minimum tensile strength of 18 megapascals (MPa) before aging and 14 MPa after aging. Tensile strength, measured in MPa, is the amount of force required to rip a glove; the higher the number, the stronger the glove material. This glove has an elongation of 650% before aging and 500% after aging. Elongation measures how much a glove can be stretched before it breaks. It is expressed as a percent of the original length of the glove at the moment of breakage; the higher the percent, the more the glove can stretch. This glove has an Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) of 1.5, which means that the defect level from a large sample of the gloves will not exceed 1.5%. AQL is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quality specification for the defect rate in surgical and exam gloves. The FDA requires an AQL of 1.5 for surgical gloves and 2.5 for exam gloves.
Disposable and limited-use gloves are used in medical, forensic, scientific, food service, and industrial applications. Disposable gloves are commonly made from flexible materials such as latex, nitrile, chloroprene, and vinyl. While most disposable gloves are designed for use on either hand, some can be purchased in hand-specific models. They are offered powdered or powder-free; silicone or silicone-free; chlorinated or non-chlorinated; coated or uncoated; with a standard- or extended-length cuff; sterile or non-sterile; and with textured or smooth fingers, fingertips, and palms. A glove's abrasion, cut, and puncture resistance are defined by glove material and thickness, and may be improved with the use of exterior coatings. Abrasion resistance means the glove helps protect the hand from contact with rough surfaces. Cut resistance means the glove helps protect the hand from blades and sharp instruments. Puncture resistance means the glove helps protect the hand from objects such as needles. Chemical resistance means the glove helps protect the hand from certain chemicals, and varies by glove material. For information on the chemical resistance of this glove, consult the manufacturer's chemical resistance guide.
Ammex distributes medical and industrial products such as gloves, first aid supplies, face masks, and other protective coverings. The company, founded in 1988, is headquartered in Kent, WA.