NITRILE Exam Gloves

It's what you can’t see that matters

Not all exam gloves are created equal.

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Highest QUALITY exam gloves

It's what you can't see that delivers.

High performance and proven quality is critical in an environment where a breach caused by a nick or tear can lead to occupationally acquired infection.1

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves provide optimal protection and performance when you need it most.

The highest quality nitrile,
NO FILLER

Low quality, low cost gloves are often made with filler ingredients, such as clay or calcium carbonate.’

Calcium carbonate -commonly known as chalk – irritates eyes, nose, mucous membranes, and skin. Despite this, it remains one of the most widely used low cost fillers in the manufacture of poor quality nitrite exam gloves.3 Gloves made with fillers are more likely to tear, have quality issues and compromise healthcare worker protection.4

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are made with only the highest quality raw materials, pass stringent quality controls and are filler free.5

60% less likely to have defects

AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) is an indicator of glove quality. The lower the AQL, the higher the product quality and lower the incidence of pinholes and other defects, which can create a barrier breach and ultimately lead to infection.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves, PURPLE NITRILE*, PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA*, STERLING*, LAVENDER*, exceed the ASTM D6319 glove standard, providing an AQL as low as 1.0.8

The impact of these significantly lower AQL scores is reflected in the reduced likelihood of defects, as:

  • A glove with an AQL rating of 1.0 is 60% less likely to have defects compared to a nitrile exam glove with an AQL of 2.5.9
  • A glove with an AQL of 1.0 is 33% less likely to have major defects, compared to a glove with an AQL of 1.5.10

Designed and manufactured by HALYARD*

HALYARD* operates a vertically integrated supply chain, owning and operating a world class, award winning, glove manufacturing facility. Further, we ensure all gloves manufactured by our partner suppliers, meet our highest quality standards.

This control ensures HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are custom designed and manufactured, providing you and your staff confidence in performance and protection.

It’s what you can’t see that delivers – COMFORT

Not all exam gloves are created equal

With healthcare workers wearing more PPE than ever before, comfort is a critical factor when considering nitrile exam glove brand choice.

Poor quality nitrile exam gloves can cause skin irritation, compromising tactile sensitivity and clinical outcomes. HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves reduce the potential for skin irritation and provide better tactile sensitivity, less hand fatigue and supports superior softness, coolness and comfort.

  • Skin sensitivity develops after repeated exposure to natural rubber latex.22
  • HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are not made with natural rubber latex or latex, greatly reducing the risk of allergies for you and your team.

  • HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are manufactured from the purist form of nitrile and rinsed 3 times to remove harmful chemicals, resulting in a clean glove, minimising the chance of allergies.19

  • HALYARD* has developed expertise in the design and manufacture of nitrile exam gloves, optimising the balance of strength and weight, to create a thinner glove for tactile sensitivity, whilst meeting the ASTM D6319 standard for superior protection.13

  • Poor quality nitrile exam gloves, made with irritant chemicals, can be detrimental to skin health, resulting in dry, cracked, irritated and sore hands, impacting healthcare workers dexterity and ability to effectively care for patients.
  • HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves meet the ISO standard for Skin Sensitization and Primary Skin Irritation (ISO 10993-10*).21

  • Poor quality nitrile exam gloves, made with irritant chemicals, can be detrimental to skin health, resulting in dry, cracked, irritated and sore hands, impacting healthcare workers dexterity and ability to effectively care for patients.
  • HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves meet the ISO standard for Skin Sensitization and Primary Skin Irritation (ISO 10993-10*).21

It's what you can't see that delivers - PROTECTION

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves offer the highest level of barrier protection.

Protection against up to 52 cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals.

The HALYARD* range of EVERYDAY Nitrile Exam Gloves, i.e., LAVENDER* and STERLING*, provide protection against 43 to 52 commonly used cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals.24

HALYARD’S* range of specialty gloves, including PURPLE* and PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* are tested against 29 to 52 cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals*, providing the highest level of protection.25

Protection that exceeds standards.

All single-use nitrile exam gloves in the healthcare setting are required to meet local or international glove standards, such as ASTM D6319.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are FDA approved, exceeding ASTM glove standards for AQL and Aging*, providing you and your staff confidence in protection.26

Resistance to Viral Penetration.

Viral protection is extremely important in healthcare facilities. The exam gloves used in these settings should be tested for resistance to viral penetration as per ASTM F1671.

HALYARD* Nitrite Exam Gloves are resistant to penetration by blood-borne pathogens, protecting you and your staff from potentially infectious viruses.

A Vertically Integrated Supply Chain delivers you confidence in quality, at every step of the process.

  • Design products to ensure appropriateness for use.
  • Select the best raw materials.
  • Self-manufacture most of our products.
  • Apply high-quality standards.
  • Have strategically located distribution centres.

A glove solution for all your protection needs

Not all exam gloves are created equal.

From EVERYDAY facility wide gloves to SPECIALTY gloves that offer increased protection against cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals, the HALYARD* Nitrite Exam Glove range provides confidence in protection, regardless of the clinical setting.

HALYARD* SMARTPULL* Dispenser

Reducing contamination and waste.

Common glove dispensers allow multiple gloves to fall to the floor, whilst users reach further in, to retrieve gloves.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are designed to prevent multiple gloves dispensing, via our patented, two-step SmartPULL* dispensing systems.

The SmartPULL* Exam Glove Dispenser Box has two openings to allow for better glove dispensing, reducing total waste by an average of 38.2%.**30

Corporate Social Responsibility

For three consecutive years the Halyard Safeskin Manufacturing plant has been awarded the Thailand Labour Management Excellence award.

O&M Halyard respects international social compliance and environmental principles aimed at promoting and protecting human rights and the environment.

In addition, O&M Halyard policies align with the goals of several international standards, including the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

The Halyard Safeskin Manufacturing plant has been awarded the Thailand Labour Management Excellence award, in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in recognition of its commitment to labour relations and welfare, OHS (Occupation Health and Safety) practices, and adherence to Thai labour standards.

Environmental Responsibility

O&M Halyard respects international social compliance and environmental principles aimed at promoting and protecting human rights and the environment.

The HALYARD* Safeskin manufacturing facility in Thailand has been consistently recognised for environmental best practice, receiving awards for river conservation, fish release programs and tree planting to prevent soil erosion.
HALYARD* is committed to sustainably supplying protection, with our patented nitrile exam glove dispensers and cartons, made with up to 95% recycled material.
The HALYARD* manufacturing facility is purpose designed, using 92% renewable energy, from sustainable by-products of rubber tree plantations, instead of fossil fuels, as part of the manufacturing process.

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Sources

1. Hübner, NO., Goerdt, AM., Mannerow, A. et al. The durability of examination gloves used on intensive care units. BMC Infect Dis 13, 226 (2013).

2 & 4. https://blog.eagleprotect.com/are-you-payingfor-cheap-glove-fillers; 3. CDC: Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Calcium Carbonate; 1995.

5. Data on file.

6. ONG, S. (2020). ‘Hartelega not worried of glove glut or new entants due to high demand for gloves.’

7-10. Data on file; 11. https://blog.ammex.com/how-nitrile-and-vinyl-gloves-are-made/#.Yiq3K3pBwZB.

12-33. Data on file.