Antimicrobial, blue, medical grade, medium weight nitrile examination gloves
What they do
Designed to mitigate risks of cross contamination, Fortified gloves are protected from colonisation by microbes like bacteria and mould, enhanced technology and are a more hygienic alternative to standard examination gloves.
Fortified gloves have been shown effective against all types of bacteria. BioCote® silver ion technology has been proven to materially reduce microbes in just 15 minutes, with reductions of up to 99.5% achieved in 2 hours.
Fortified gloves maintain their anti-microbial performance for the lifetime of the glove; the antimicrobial protection will not wear off, wash off or leach out.
Accredited / Approved
BioCote silver antimicrobial technology is considered food-safe and a suitable addition to food contact articles for use in facilities operating a HACCP based food safety programme.
Silver ion technology
The silver ion technology incorporated into our Fortified nitrile examination gloves negatively affect bacteria that contaminate the surface of the glove through:
Protein damage: Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life, any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.
Cell membrane damage: By disrupting the microbes membrane, the structural integrity of the microbe is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.
Oxidative damage: Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which can cause damage to the internal systems of the microbe.
DNA interference: The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted. Stopping the bacteria being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material, preventing reproduction.
Features and Benefits
Tested to EN374 – Resistant to a range of chemicals
Infused with BioCote silver ion antimicrobial technology – BioCote antimicrobial technology reduces risks of cross-contamination and is proven effective against all types of bacteria
AQL 1.5 – Meets medical standards for pinholes
Free from latex – Suitable for those with latex allergies (Type I sensitisation)
Free from powder – Reduces risks of latex allergies (Type I sensitisation) and minimises particulate contamination
Free from phthalates – Suitable for contact with food
Tested to EN1186 – Suitable for contact with all food types
Ambidextrous – Ambidextrous fit means you don’t have to split a pair to replace a damaged glove
Manufactured using high-quality nitrile – High-quality nitrile combines comfort with puncture and chemical resistance
Nitrile formulation conforms to the hand during use – Allows for a more comfortable fit
Beaded cuff – Provides extra strength during donning and helps prevent liquid roll back
Manufactured with textured palms and fingertips – Textured palms and fingertips provide improved grip, particularly when working in wet or oily conditions
Medium-weight construction – Provides a balance of strength and sensitivity
Touchscreen compatible – Suitable for use with mobile and tablet displays without removing gloves
EN420: Protective gloves – general requirements
EN455-1: Freedom from holes
EN455-2: Physical properties
EN455-3: Biological evaluation
EN455-4: Shelf life determination
EN ISO 374-1: Determination of resistance to permeation
EN ISO 374-5:VIRUS: Determination of resistance to penetration
EN1186: Food safe