How do I know which glove is suitable
or best for my purpose?
To determine which gloves are suitable or
best for a particular industry, check the
"search by industry" area on the left side
of the Web page. If you have questions
regarding specific tasks, please call our
customer service department.
What materials are used to make disposable
The primary materials used to
manufacture disposable gloves are synthetic
(vinyl), latex (natural rubber), nitrile
(synthetic rubber), and polyethylene.
What is AQL, and how is it measured?
AQL stands for Acceptable Quality Level and
is measured based on international
standards. There is an AQL for: dimensions;
major defects, which are visible to the eye,
such as tears, stains, and dirt; minor
defects such as excessive powder; and
water-tight test - pinholes, which are very
small and are sometimes invisible to the
What is the difference
between medical examination and industrial
Medical gloves must be of a higher quality
than industrial gloves. The AQL for pinholes
for medical gloves is 1.5, whereas for
industrial gloves, the AQL for pinholes
ranges from 2.5 to 6.
powder used for in disposable gloves?
Powder is used to make donning the glove
How are powder-free gloves
Powder-free gloves are manufactured inside
out and then dipped in a silicone-type
coating to make the inner surface of the
glove smoother and more slippery, thereby
making the glove easier to don. Another
method of manufacturing powder free gloves
involves chlorinating them.
Are powder-free gloves
donned as easily as powdered gloves?
Powder-free gloves should be donned as
easily as powdered gloves, although the ease
of donning would depend on how the glove was
Where can I buy your products?
We sell our products through authorized
distributors only. Call our customer service
department to be matched up with a
distributor in your area.
Where can I get more
information about BARAD
For more information
regarding our gloves and other protective
products, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call our customer
What materials are
used to manufacture of industrial/reusable
BARAD offers industrial gloves manufactured
from a wide range of materials, including
latex, neoprene, nitrile, cotton, and
leather. Our products also include lined
gloves and gloves dipped in nitrile, latex,
neoprene, or PVC.
What are the different
types of leather used in manufacturing
Leather gloves made from grain leather and
from three grades of split cow leather. Full
Grain Leather has not been altered beyond
hair removal. It is made from the outer part
of the hide and retains the original texture
and markings of the original hide.
Split Leather is made from the lower (inner
or flesh side) layers of a hide that have
been split away from the upper, or grain,
What is the difference
between supported and unsupported gloves?
Supported gloves are manufactured by dipping
a cotton glove or liner into a vat of
material, be it nitrile, latex, neoprene, or
PVC. Unsupported gloves are manufactured by
dipping a former into the material.
Unsupported gloves can be either unlined or
flock lined with a cotton lining. When
manufacturing flock lined gloves, the gloves
are either dipped inside out into a vat of
cotton or painted with the cotton. These
procedures take place while the gloves are
still wet so that both the lining and the
glove material will dry together. The lining
is designed to facilitate donning, similar
to the use of powder in disposable gloves.
What are latex allergies?
Natural rubber latex is a processed plant
derived from the Hevea brasiliensis tree
found in Africa
and Southeast Asia.
Some reactions can range from a mild rash to
severe, life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
As a result of the potential dangers
associated with latex glove use, many
facilities and communities have either
banned powdered latex glove use and have
begun purchasing powder-free latex gloves or
have abandoned latex gloves altogether,
preferring to use vinyl or nitrile gloves.
Vinyl, nitrile, and powder-free gloves have
greatly increased in popularity.
Powdered gloves magnify the risk of allergic
reactions. When an individual removes the
glove, latex can cling to the powder and
land on surfaces and other people in the
room. If any of these individuals are
allergic or sensitive to latex, they may
have a reaction as a result.
How can I receive samples of your products?
Just call or email our customer service
department to discuss the samples you would
How can I become a distributor for your
Please call our customer service department
to discuss your becoming a distributor for
BARAD products in your area.
What are the differences between
polyethylene, vinyl, polyurethane, neoprene,
and PVC supported aprons & sleeves?
Each material is designed for use in a
variety of industries and applications.
Polyethylene aprons & sleeves are
disposable; they are relatively thin and
inexpensive. They are designed for use in
the food handling and serving sectors. These
aprons & sleeves are not meant for uses
where chemical resistance is required.
Vinyl aprons & sleeves are stronger and more
durable than polyethylene aprons & sleeves.
They are somewhat resistant to chemicals,
but an analysis would have to be completed
to ensure that they are resistant to the
chemical being used. They are also suitable
for use in the foodservice & handling and
industrial maintenance sectors.
Polyurethane aprons and sleeves exhibit high
levels of resilience; even after being
exposed to high tension, the material will
return to its original shape. These aprons &
sleeves are more cost effective than ones
made from either polyethylene or vinyl and
are easily cleaned after use. Aprons &
sleeves manufactured from polyurethane are
designed for use in laboratories &
pharmaceutical companies, janitorial use,
food processing plants, chemical processing,
meat packing, and general industrial use.
At 35 mil, neoprene aprons are quite thick
compared to the other aprons. These aprons
are made by coating a bacteria resistant
polyester mesh grid with neoprene on both
sides. These aprons are heavy duty, enabling
them to withstand tough jobs. These cost
efficient aprons are ideal for janitorial
use or for chemical processing.
PVC supported aprons are also 35 mil thick.
They can withstand acid and are puncture
resistant. Durable for a longer lasting
apron, they are also ideal for the plating
and meat packing industries.
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