The Magid EconoWear T5448 vinyl, powder-free, disposable, industrial glove has a smooth surface on the palm and fingers for tactile sensitivity. It is manufactured in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected and ISO 9002 registered facility, and meets U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal regulations for use in food processing and handling. The glove has a palm thickness of 4.5 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 wrist cuff, which is 4 mils thick. Vinyl is suitable for applications requiring frequent changing and reduces the likelihood of allergic reaction, but is not suitable for use in wet environments or when exposed to abrasion, chemicals, and high temperatures. This powder-free glove leaves no residue, reducing the risk of contamination compared to a powdered glove. This ambidextrous white glove is suitable for manufacturing, painting, cleanup, and food processing and handling applications.
|Material||Vinyl, powder free|
|Palm thickness||4.5 mils|
|Finger thickness||5 mils|
|Cuff thickness||4 mils|
|Minimum tensile strength||9 megapascals (MPa) before and after aging|
|Elongation before aging||300%|
|Elongation after aging||300%|
|Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)||2.5|
Tensile strength, measured in MPa, is the amount of force required to rip a glove; the higher the number, the stronger the glove material. 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. AQL is an 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.
Magid Glove & Safety manufactures gloves, protective clothing, first aid supplies, and personal protective equipment. The company, founded in 1946 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001:2008.