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There may be several options available. “Acid” is a very broad group of chemicals and a glove that works for one acid may not work for another. For example, nitrile is a very common chemical resistant glove material and it is excellent for protection from hydrochloric acid, but it is not appropriate for use with nitric acid. The same specifics would be needed when selecting gloves for “caustics” or “solvents.” Also, data from the glove manufacturers is generally provided for specific chemicals, not mixtures. For any mixture, compatibility of each chemical component must be verified.

Another factor in chemical resistant glove selection that needs to be addressed is the concentration of the chemical. A glove that is appropriate for a 10% solution of a chemical may not be appropriate for a 95% solution. Once the specific chemical information (chemical name, components and, concentration) is known, the glove selection process can start with the goal being to find a glove with the best chemical resistance for the application.

Source: Ansell Limited, SpecWare Online Chemical Hand Protection http://www.ansellpro.com/specware/guide.asp