Polyco Polychem Heavyweight Red PVC Chemical Resistant Gauntlets

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  • Price is per pair
  • Protects against variety of chemicals including acids, alkalis, oils and greases
  • Excellent abrasion and tear resistance
  • Available in various lengths depending on requirements
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Brand:  Polyco
Style:  Gauntlet
Level of Cut Resistance:  Level 1

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Polyco Polychem Heavyweight Red PVC Chemical Resistant Gauntlets

Working in a laboratory poses a serious threat to your hands and arms. Unlike other standard gloves that protect the hands and nothing more, Polyco Polychem Heavyweight Red PVC Chemical Resistant Gauntlets extend their incredible range of protection up the arm, shielding the wrist and forearms from corrosive and highly volatile chemicals and solvents.

Manufactured against a stylish red colourway, Polyco PVC Safety Gloves come complete with an interlock knitted liner that maximises comfort, especially when worn over long periods.

What's Included?

  • 1 x Pair of Chemical Gauntlets

Sizing Information for Polychem PVC Chemical Gauntlet Gloves

Polyco Polychem Chemical Gauntlets are available in six different sizes. To find the perfect one 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 below to find the correct size for your hand.

How to measure your hand

Size Circumference of Palm (mm) Length of Palm (mm)
Size 10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm

Protection Ratings and Safety Standards for Polyco PVC Chemical Gauntlets

EN 388

  • EN 388: 4121X

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 4
Cut Resistance Level 1
Tear Resistance Level 2
Puncture Resistance Level 1
ISO Cut Resistance N/A

EN 374

  • EN 374: A, K, L

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.

Chemical Breakthrough Time
Methanol > 60 minutes
Sodium Hydroxide (40%) > 480 minutes
Sulphuric Acid > 240 minutes

Suitable Applications for Use

Please view the list below for a few examples of professions and environments that best suit Polychem Chemical Safety Gauntlets:


Boasting resistance to three commonly encountered chemicals and a range of other concentrated acids, alkalis, oils and greases, Polychem Chemical Gauntlets are ideal for scientists, chemical manufacturers and cleaners who work with corrosive chemicals, detergents and alkalis. Unlike other chemical resistant gloves, Polyco Chemical Gauntlets offer extended protection up the wrist and forearm to further protection against splashing and inadvertent contact.

Key Features and Attributes

  • Provides resistance to a range of chemicals, alkalis, acids and alkalis
  • 35, 40, 45 and 56cm cuff range allows you to tailor your protection
  • Perfect chemical gloves for manufacturing, cleaning and laboratory application
  • Prevent splashing and inadvertent contact corroding and burning your arms
  • Stylish all red design is sleek and refined
  • Tapered fingertips do not intrude on dexterity and precision handling

Maximise Durability and Shelf Life

Awarded with maximum level 4 abrasion resistance under EN 388, Polychem Chemical Gauntlets are built to last. A level 4 rating demonstrates that a glove is highly resistant to scratches, scrapes, wear and tear and will not break down when used routinely in the workplace.


If you're concerned about splashing and coming into inadvertent contact with harmful substances, an extended wrist cuff is a must. Running up the wrist and forearm, Polychem Safety Gauntlets are available with a 35, 40, 45 or 56cm extended cuff which is designed to be chosen based on the specific requirements of your professions.

Polychem Chemical Gauntlet Gloves

Cotton Interlock Knitted Liner

A pair of safety gauntlets are completely useless if they aren't comfortable. If you find yourself removing your gloves to itch and scratch your hands repeatedly, you aren't getting your best work done.

Polychem Chemical Safety Gloves are designed and manufactured with a cotton interlock knitted liner which provides a high level of comfort and stops sweat and perspiration chaffing and rubbing against the skin whilst you work. 

PVC Coating Benefits

PVC has a number of benefits when used as a glove coating. It is entirely waterproof and forms a thick, shiny layer on the glove that provides great protection against grease, oil and other sticky moistures. This makes PVC the perfect coating for protection against harmful liquids like chemicals and oil.

Additional Safety Documentation


This item will be dispatched by Royal Mail, DPD courier or UPS courier.

The estimated delivery time for this item is usually 1-3 working days when ordered before 14:00, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

UK Delivery Charges

Certain orders delivered to the UK are subject to a delivery charge; refer to the table below for more information. Please note that all values are listed exclusive of VAT.

Order Value UK Delivery Charge
Up to £39.99 £4.95
£40.00 and over FREE
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