Cleanroom PPE: Protecting the Wearer and the Product

Safety Issue

For workers in controlled environments, chemical-resistant single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical to protect against the damaging effects of harsh chemicals like solvents, acids, and caustic bases. Exposure can occur during parts assembly, while transferring, blending and compounding solids and liquids, or when cleaning up spills or leaks.

But the use of PPE in cleanroom environments doesn’t just protect workers — it also protects the manufactured products from potential contaminants. The best cleanroom PPE solutions provide worker protection and performance while safeguarding product quality and integrity.

It’s important to understand how gloves protect against chemicals when choosing the right PPE because gloves deliver various levels of protection from specific chemicals and hazards based on their construction materials.

Conduct a hazard assessment:

  • Consider all substances that the gloves may contact
  • Review the safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Determine whether chemical splash or chemical immersion protection is needed
  • Assess both the chemicals and the length of possible worker exposure 

The Ansell Microflex 93-360 single-use glove was recently modified for controlled environment use. It is the thinnest chemical-resistant disposable glove, and is designed for use in cleanroom environments. Microflex 93-360 gloves are made from an innovative synthetic composite material for tough chemical protection, with an extra-soft feel and ergonomic design for comfort even during extended wear times.

Ansell PPE can help protect you and your products. Whether you’re performing research, developing new drugs and vaccines, or manufacturing medical devices, find the right Ansell PPE to protect against chemical, biological, and other physical hazards in controlled environments.

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