This is a synthetic manmade rubber copolymer made from the two polymers isobutylene and isoprene. It is used extensively in tire inner tubes since it is airtight. The main classes where Butyl Rubber provides excellent chemical resistance are gases including nerve agents, ketones and other polar aprotic solvents.
This naturally occurring latex from the Hevea brasiliensis plant contains polyisoprene rubber particles that are processed and vulcanized with sulfur into Natural Rubber Latex. Natural Rubber provides excellent protection from household aqueous cleaning detergents and chemicals.
This is the DuPont registered trade name for synthetic rubber polymer Polychloroprene. Neoprene is ideally suited for handling acids and caustics.
This is a synthetic manmade rubber polymer made from the two monomers Acrylonitrile and Butadiene. This copolymer is ideally suited for handling fuels and aliphatic hydrocarbons.
A large molecule or macromolecule made up of polymerized units or monomers. Some elastomeric polymers are vulcanized with the addition of sulfur which forms bridges or cross-links where double bonds have been in the polymer chain to form very large chains that exhibit elastomeric properties of stretch and rebound.
Poly Vinyl Chloride is a thermoplastic polymer made from PVC Resins and plasticizers that are heated till fusion occurs of the resins and plasticizers where PVC Resins provide the strength and the plasticizers provide the softness and flexibility of chemical resistant gloves. PVC is known for exceptional durability and is economical.
This is the brand name of DuPont and represents a class of synthetic polymers made up of copolymers of Hexafluoropropylene and Vinylidene Fluoride. The main chemical classes where Viton gloves provide excellent protection include halogenated hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbons.