(as of [price_update_date] – Details)
|Material||Latex, powder free|
|Palm thickness||5 mils|
|Finger thickness||6 mils|
|Cuff thickness||2 mils|
|Minimum tensile strength||30.0 to 31.3 megapascals (MPa) before aging and 27.3 to 28.0 MPa after aging|
|Elongation before aging||960 to 970%|
|Elongation after aging||890 to 920%|
|Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)||1.5|
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.
Aurelia Gloves manufactures disposable gloves. The company, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Aurora, IL, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 2859-1:1989.