The Ammex AAMV disposable non-sterile single-use vinyl glove is suitable for food service, plumbing, janitorial, and other industrial applications. Vinyl helps reduce allergic reaction and can be used for activities that require frequent changes of gloves, but it is not suitable for use in wet environments or when exposed to abrasion, chemicals, and high temperatures. The vinyl contains an antimicrobial agent to help inhibit the growth of microorganisms. The glove has a smooth surface on the palm and fingers for tactile sensitivity. The palm thickness is 3mm, plus or minus 1mm, and the finger thickness is 4mm, plus or minus 1mm. This powder-free glove leaves no residue, reducing the risk of contamination compared to a powdered glove. It has an ambidextrous shape to fit left or right hand. The glove has an AQL (acceptable quality level) of 4.0. AQL is an FDA quality specification for the defect rate in surgical and exam gloves; the FDA requires an AQL of 1.5 or lower for surgical gloves and an AQL of 2.5 or lower for exam gloves. It has a no 510(k) status for FDA listing.
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.
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.