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Nitrile gloves

From: Will Jeffers <willjeffers<-a>
Date: Friday, May 9, 2008
Norman E. Muller <nmuller [at] princeton__edu> writes

>Our registrar asked whether it is a fact that the light blue nitrile
>gloves turn yellow upon repeated contact with metals.  If so, what
>are the pros versus the cons in using nitrile gloves?

A few years back (2003) I posted some information regarding nitrile
gloves to the DistList.  In short, not all nitrile gloves are
created equal.  Some are manufactured with a polymer coating, while
some are manufactured via a process of chlorination and subsequent
sulfur reduction.  Depending on the manufacturer, the chlorinated
gloves proved problematic due to residual sulfur from the reduction
phase of manufacturing.

I haven't done any further research into this, but hopefully this
information will prove helpful.

Will Jeffers
Senior Project Manager
Artex Fine Art Services


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