Mateirals in Chemical protection gloves

Our chemical protection gloves are available in most protective materials currently on the market. This overview includes a summary of the different materials and their protective properties. Please note that the descriptions only include examples of the materials’ resistance to some common chemicals. Therefore, always use our chemical protection guide or contact our specialists when choosing chemical protection gloves


  • A glove material that protects against a specific chemical may offer poor protection against mixtures of chemicals.
  • Chemical protection gloves are often intended for one-time usage. They should not be reused.
  • Higher temperatures shorten the time for the chemical to permeate.
  • In general, thicker materials give longer breakthrough times.
  • When a chemical has been absorbed into the protective glove, it continues to permeate it.
  • Permeation through the protective glove takes place on a molecular level and is thus not visible to the naked eye.
  • Even the best glove loses protective power if it is mechanically damaged or has been permeated by the chemical.
  • Chemicals which are highly caustic can destroy the glove material through degradation before the stated breakthrough time.


Nitrile, NBR is a rubber material that is highly resistant to piercing. Protects against aliphatic hydrocarbons such as unleaded petrol, diesel, hexane, paraffin and octane. However, it provides poor protection against aromatic hydrocarbons, e.g., toluene.