Polyco Optima Rubber Chemical Resistant Gloves (Pack of 12 Pairs)


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  • Price is per pack of 12 pairs
  • Strong rubber gloves with high level of dexterity
  • Slip resistant pattern on palm for enhanced grip
  • Available in 5 different colours for job applications
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Polyco Optima Rubber Chemical-Resistant GlovesPolyco Optima Rubber Chemical-Resistant Gloves
Qty:  12

Brand:  Polyco
Type of resistance:  Chemical
Glove Type:  Reusable

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Polyco Optima Rubber Chemical Resistant Gloves (Pack of 12 Pairs)

Manufactured using 100% natural rubber and packaged in cost-efficient bulk quantities of 12 pairs, Polyco Optima Rubber Chemical Resistant Gloves (Pack of 12 Pairs) are certified to the latest European standards for protection against a range of chemicals and water-based hazards. Designed for use in a wide range of domestic/industrial applications and environments, they are guaranteed to make washing up, handling detergents and chemicals and conducting industrial cleaning jobs a breeze.

These gloves are also available in single pair quantities.

What's Included?

  • 12 x Pairs of Rubber Gloves

Key Information and Specifications

  • Certifications: EN 388, EN 374, EN 1186
  • Materials: Natural rubber, cotton
  • Single Pairs Available: Yes
  • Available in a number of sizes
  • Sold as a pair

incredible Bulk Buying Value

No matter what your application, the cost of routinely purchasing safety gloves can add up quickly. Bulk purchasing allows you to outfit yourself or your workforce in a way that keeps costs down and makes purchasing workwear affordable.

Which Size Is Right for Me?

Polyco Optima Gloves are available in five different sizes. To find your perfect size for you, simply measure the circumference of your palm (ignoring the thumb area) and the length of your hand as indicated in the image below.

Once you have your measurements, please consult the sizing chart beneath to find the correct size for your hand.

How to measure your hand

Size Circumference of Palm (mm) Length of Palm (mm)
Size 6 (Extra Small) 152mm 160mm
Size 7 (Small) 178mm 171mm
Size 8 (Medium) 203mm 182mm
Size 9 (Large) 229mm 192mm
Size 10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm

Certifications and Safety Standards for Polyco Optima Chemical Gloves

EN 374

  • EN 374: K, L, M, N, P, S, T

EN 374 is the European safety regulation that determines the chemical resistance of garments and gloves. The ratings seen below are determined by exposing the fabric to various amounts of each chemical to assess the level damage done to the fibres. 

EN 374-1 is a European regulation governing the sale of chemical resistant garments. It uses a series of tests to award a glove a rating based on the penetration, degradation and permeation resistance of the garment.

Symbol Chemical Breakthrough Time in Mins
K Sodium Hydroxide  (40%)  > 480 mins
L Sulphuric Acid (96%) > 30 mins
M Nitric Acid (65%) > 240 mins
N Acetic Acid (99%) > 30 mins
P Hydrogen Peroxide (30%) > 480 mins
S Hydrofluoric Acid (40%) > 480 mins
T Formaldehyde (37%) > 480 mins

EN 388

  • EN 388: 1010X

EN 388 is a European regulation governing the sale of gloves used for safety and protection. It determines the gloves' performance when used for protection against mechanical machinery by measuring the fabric's abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance.

The EN 388 cut resistance test uses a single sharp implement to repeatedly pressure a glove in order to determine the amount of force required to cause visible and functional damage.

Standard Resistance Rating
Abrasion Resistance Level 1
Cut Resistance Level 0
Tear Resistance Level 1
Puncture Resistance Level 0
ISO Cut Resistance N/A

EN 1186

Polyco Optima Chemical Resistant Gloves are manufactured using component fabrics that are 100% safe when handling food. This makes them ideal for processing, packaging and clearing away food and waste.

Key Features and Benefits of the Polyco Optima Gloves

  • Medium-weight design offers excellent flexibility and strength
  • Constructed from natural rubber latex for fantastic durability
  • Resists a broad range of chemicals, domestic and industrial
  • Anatomically shaped to fit hands comfortably
  • Slip-resistant grip pattern improves user handling
  • Soft hypoallergenic cotton flock lining absorbs excess perspiration
  • Keeps hands cool and comfortable over long use
  • Contains fungicidal and bacterio-static agents for superior hygiene
  • Approved for foodstuffs contact

Applications for the Polyco Optima Rubber Chemical Resistant Gloves

Medium-Weight Design

Thanks to their medium-weight design, Polyco Optima Gloves don't have to compromise on their comfort or their ability to protect the hand against water and chemical exposure.

Anatomically Shaped to Enhance User Comfort

The way in which fabric contours and shapes around your fingertips effects the amount of dexterity, accuracy and precision you get when wearing a pair of gloves. Polyco Optima Gloves use a streamlined and refined fabric construction that removes unnecessary fabric at the fingertips, leaving the user the ability to handle, pick up and hold onto small and tricky objects easily without the need to remove their gloves.

Enhanced Grip Strength

Slip Resistant Pattern Promotes Grip Strength

On top of this streamlined design, Polyco use a slip-resistant pattern on the inside of the Optima to reduce slippage and drops when washing up. This also enhances the level of accuracy that laboratory based professionals require when handling intricate tools and chemicals during the day. 

Soft Cotton Flock Lining

A pair of gloves are only as good as the period of time they allow you to wear them for. Manufactured with comfort in mind, Polyco Optima Gloves are designed with a cotton flock interior lining that is soft and comfortable, allowing you to wear them for as long as you need them without risking itching, irritation and damage to the skin.

Five Colour Design

Whether you have a favourite or one that makes practical sense professionally, Polyco Optima Safety Gloves are available in five different colours to suit the needs and requirements of all users. These are:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Pink

Extended Wrist Cuff

There nothing worse than that soggy, damp and wrinkled feeling that water inside a pair of gloves causes. Optima Gloves extend an incredible 30cm up the wrist and forearm to prevent splashes entering the glove, leaving your hands feeling fresh once they're removed.

Hygienic Elimination of Bacteria and Harmful Particles

Unlike other, cheaper rubber gloves, Optima Flock Lined Gloves are designed to bolster the hand and wrist against exposure to harmful chemicals and detergents. Optima Gloves are manufactured using fungicidal and bacteriostatic agents that work tirelessly eliminating harmful bacteria and molecules that can stick to the surface of your gloves and skin.

Glove Codes

Glove Codes Glove Codes
Yellow 02Y
Red 13R
Pink 22P
Green 32G
Blue 42B

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