Portwest AP90 Chemtherm PVC Grip Gloves

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  • Double dipped for maximum liquid repellency
  • Offers protection against a range of chemicals
  • Fleece liner provides warmth and comfort
  • Price shown is per pair of gloves
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Brand:  Portwest
Glove Type:  Reusable
Level of Cut Resistance:  1

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Portwest AP90 Chemtherm PVC Grip Gloves

The Portwest AP90 Chemtherm PVC Grip Gloves are unique as they offer exceptional chemical protection and thermal warmth, making them ideal for use in cold conditions. Their rough palm finish enables superior grip in wet and slippery conditions, while their tough PVC liner provides excellent mechanical protection.

Mechanical Properties of the Portwest AP90 ChemTherm PVC Grip Gloves

The Portwest Chemtherm Grip Gloves offer excellent protection against a wide range of mechanical risks. They have been tested in accordance with EU standards to ensure a high level of performance. Please find the results below:

EN 388

Hazard Level of Resistance
Abrasion Resistance Level 4
Cut Resistance Level 1
Tear Resistance Level 2
Puncture Resistance Level 1

EN 374

When tested to EN 374:2003, the Portwest Chemtherm Gloves achieved a permeation resistance rating of at least 30 minutes when exposed to the following chemicals:

Symbol Chemical
A Methanol
J n-Heptane
K Sodium Hydroxide 40%
L Sulphuric Acid 96%

EN 511

Hazard Level of Resistance
Convective Cold Level 1
Contact Cold Level 2
Water Penetration Test Level 1

Ideal for Use in Cold, Wet Conditions

The Portwest Chemtherm Gloves are ideal for use in cold and wet conditions because of their thermal fleece liner, while their PVC sandy coat ensures exceptional mechanical protection. Furthermore, their high chemical resistance levels means that they offer excellent grip in all conditions, making them a highly versatile chemical-resistant pair of gloves.

Features of the Portwest Chemtherm Grip Gloves AP90

  • Features a PVC liner that offers excellent chemical resistance
  • Fitted with a sandy finish on the palm offering grip in dry, wet and oily conditions
  • Features a fleece liner for excellent warmth
  • Adheres to EN standards EN 374 - 1, 2 and 3, EN 388, EN 420 and EN 511
  • Double dipped construction offers maximum liquid repellency
  • Comes treated to protect against microbial deterioration
  • Offers exceptional dexterity ideal for handling items
  • Designed specifically foe high abrasion risk applications
  • Available in a range of different sizes

Suitable for a Range of Industries

Well suited to use in slippery environments, the Portwest Chemtherm PVC Gloves provide exceptional grip in bad conditions. Furthermore, they are suitable for use with chemicals, in the wet and cold, and in dirty and clean environments. Some applications where these gloves are recommended include:

  • Automotive
  • Building
  • Chemical processing
  • Chemical use
  • Construction
  • Component handling
  • Engineering
  • General handling
  • Industrial work
  • Janitorial
  • Local authorities
  • Materials handling
  • Maintenance
  • Manual handling
  • Mechanics
  • Oil and gas
  • Oil handling
  • Outdoor work
  • Petro-chemical
  • Shipping
  • Railway maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Warehouse

Product Codes

The codes for the Portwest Chemtherm Grip Gloves are:

  • AP90U8RM
  • AP90U8RL
  • AP90U8RXL
  • AP90U8RXXL

Sizing of the Portwest Chemtherm PVC Gloves AP90

The Portwest PVC Gloves are available in four sizes that should be suitable for most users. To find your perfect pair, please measure the circumference and length of your palm and match the results to the table below.

Glove Size Palm Circumference Palm Length Min. Glove Length
8 (Medium) 203mm 182mm 240mm
9 (Large) 229mm  192mm 250mm
10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm 260mm
11 (XX-Large) 279mm 215mm 270mm

Conformity for the Portwest Chemtherm PVC Gloves AP90

Download the Conformity Statement for the Portwest AP90

User Instructions

Download the Conformity Statement for the Portwest AP90


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).

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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

What is EN 388?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 388. EN standards ensure that the product you are buying meets the safety standards of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the highest standards organisation recognised by and working on behalf of the European Union. To pass any EN standard, a PPE product must undergo some of the most rigorous safety tests around.

There are many EN standards that our gloves adhere to. However, the EN standard that we’re concerned about here is EN 388. EN 388 stands for Mechanical Resistance, and informs you of your gloves' resistance to abrasion, cuts, tears and punctures.

How Do I Read the EN 388 Score?

Simply speaking, the higher the score that this product achieves, the better the product will be at resisting that hazard. Products will score between Level 0 and Level 4 for abrasion, tears and punctures, and if they weren’t tested for that hazard you will see N/A written instead of a number.

Cuts are a little different and, with the EN 388 standard rewritten in 2016, it means that gloves will either be tested to cut resistance or ISO cut resistance (sometimes called TDM cut resistance). Gloves tested to cut resistance will score between Level 0 and Level 5, and gloves tested to ISO cut resistance will achieve a score between Level A and Level F with the higher letter offering better cut protection.

Where Can I Find Out More?

This is just a brief overview of EN standard EN 388 so you know where you are standing. For further information, you can see the Introductory EN 388 Blog in our Knowledge Centre.

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