Fortified gloves have been shown effective against all types of bacteria. BioCote silver ion technology has been proven to materially reduce microbes in just 15 minutes, with reductions of up to 99.5% achieved in 2 hours.
Fortified gloves maintain their anti-microbial performance for the lifetime of the glove; the antimicrobial protection will not wear off, wash off or leach out.
BioCote silver antimicrobial technology is considered food-safe and a suitable addition to food contact articles for use in facilities operating a HACCP based food safety programme.
The silver ion technology incorporated into our Fortified nitrile examination gloves negatively affect bacteria that contaminate the surface of the glove through:
Protein damage: Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life, any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.
Cell membrane damage: By disrupting the microbes membrane, the structural integrity of the microbe is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.
Oxidative damage: Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which can cause damage to the internal systems of the microbe.
DNA interference: The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted. Stopping the bacteria being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material, preventing reproduction.
|Tested to EN374||Resistant to a range of chemicals|
|Infused with BioCote® silver ion antimicrobial technology||BioCote® antimicrobial technology reduces risks of cross-contamination and is proven effective against all types of bacteria|
|AQL 1.5||Meets medical standards for pinholes|
|Free from latex||Suitable for those with latex allergies (Type I sensitisation)|
|Free from powder||Reduces risks of latex allergies (Type I sensitisation) and minimises particulate contamination|
|Free from phthalates||Suitable for contact with food|
|Tested to EN1186||Suitable for contact with all food types|
|Ambidextrous||Ambidextrous fit means you don’t have to split a pair to replace a damaged glove|
|Manufactured using high-quality nitrile||High-quality nitrile combines comfort with puncture and chemical resistance|
|Nitrile formulation conforms to the hand during use||Nitrile formulation conforms to the hand during use for a more comfortable fit|
|Beaded cuff||Beaded cuff provides extra strength during donning and helps prevent liquid roll back|
|Manufactured with textured palms and fingertips||Textured palms and fingertips provide improved grip, particularly when working in wet or oily conditions|
|Medium-weight construction||Medium-weight construction provides a balance of strength and sensitivity|
|Symbol||Standard / Test Method||Requirement|
|Freedom from holes
Shelf life determination
|EN374-2||Determination of resistance to
|EN374-3||Determination of resistance to
|Code||Size||Gloves per Box||Boxes per Carton||Gloves per Carton|