Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 06:45:06 -0500
Reply-To: Suzanne Hamm <suzanne**At_Symbol_Here**POLYMERSOLUTIONS.COM>
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From: Suzanne Hamm <suzanne**At_Symbol_Here**POLYMERSOLUTIONS.COM>
Subject: Re: Gloves for Phenol - Chloroform
Comments: To: "Larry D. McLouth"
In-Reply-To: <4A0085FA.5090007**At_Symbol_Here**>

We work with a phenol/TCE mixture under conditions that require much dexter
ity. The best option we found is to use lunch lady type gloves as the botto
m layer and then nitrile and neoprene type exam gloves over that.  So basic
ally triple gloving and changing often. 

I have talked to many glove manufacturers and they do not have anything tha
t offers great dexterity and protection especially from chloroform, which w
e often use too.  For chloroform they generally recommend a PVA glove, but 
those do not come in any size/shape that offers dexterity either. 



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-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of La
rry D. McLouth
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 2:31 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Gloves for Phenol - Chloroform

All -
We use a viton-butyl glove (about 12 mils thick)  for handling this 
mixture, but some researchers state that they are too bulky for the type 
of work they do.

Is anyone aware of a lighter weight alternative?  As a point of 
reference, exam type gloves are around 4 - 6 mils thick.



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