PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves provide healthcare workers with outstanding barrier protection from bacteria, viruses, and chemicals where risk of fluid exposure is moderate to high.

Purple Means Protection

The HALYARD* portfolio of PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are heavy-weight nitrile gloves. They provide excellent barrier protection from chemicals, foreign substances and bodily fluids.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.

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


Trusted Performance

Not all exam gloves are created equal

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

  • 26 quality checks provide confidence.
  • Optimal balance of strength and tactile sensitivity.
  • Ideal for stockpiling.

  • Not made with natural rubber latex.
  • Rinsed 3 times to reduce harmful chemicals.
  • Preferred tactile sensitivity.
  • Optimal skin health.

  • Protection against up to 52 cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals.
  • Protection that exceeds the standards.



Protection Against Up To 52 Cytotoxic Drugs and Dangerous Chemicals

The HALYARD* range of EVERYDAY Nitrile Exam Gloves, including LAVENDER*, AQUASOFT* and STERLING*, provide protection against 13 to 43 commonly used cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals.

6 Mil at Fingertips

PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves are thicker than all the other HALYARD* 9.5” exam gloves, providing increased worry-free protection.

Are you protected? Know for sure.

Download the full list of 52 chemotherapy drugs plus 45 chemicals that our 12`` PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* Exam Gloves protect against.

Download the full list of 29 chemotherapy drugs plus 41 chemicals that our 9.5`` PURPLE NITRILE* Exam Gloves protect against.


12” Extended Cuff

Easily complies with guideline recommendations to wear one glove under the cuff of the gown and the other glove over the cuff.

52 Chemo Drugs Tested and Approved

Making it one of the most tested gloves on the market.


The new standard for protection in the Central Sterile Services Department

Eliminate the need to wear double or triple gloves with the longer and thicker PURPLE NITRILE* MAX. Protection, specifically for CSSD technicians, all the way to the mid-forearm.

  • Excellent wet/dry grip with fully textured palms and fingertips.
  • Added confidence when handling instruments and decontamination chemicals with a heavier glove weight.
  • Superior protection from sharps with the thickest disposable nitrile glove in the CSSD.4
  • Protection from water ingress and subsequent skin irritation with a longer glove at 415mm.5


PURPLE NITRILE* MAX Exam Gloves are an excellent choice for protection against chemical exposure.

They have been tested against 52 chemotherapy drugs per the ASTM D6978, Standard Practice for Assessment of Resistance of Medical Gloves to Permeation by Chemotherapy Drugs, as well as common chemicals found in the healthcare environment.

Longer Length

Increased fingertip thickness provides almost double the protection of any other exam glove in the HALYARD* portfolio.

Heavier Weight

At 20 grams, PURPLE NITRILE* MAX is more than twice the weight of PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA*, for added confidence when handling instruments and decontamination chemicals.

Thicker Fingertips

PURPLE NITRILE* MAX cuff extends a full 16 inches, providing the right level of protection from dangerous microorganisms, all the way to the mid-forearm.

Fully Textured

PURPLE NITRILE* MAX features fully textured fingertips and palm, designed for excellent wet and dry grip.

Glove Guidelines for Chemotherapy Activities

Gloves should be worn for all activities involving chemotherapy drugs, including compounding, administration, the handling of waste from recently treated patients, and clean-up of spills.
Select disposable, chemotherapy-qualified, powder-free gloves that extend over the gown cuffs.6, 7, 8, 9

  • If double-gloving, one pair should be worn under the gown cuff and the other worn over the gown cuff.
  • If single-gloving, the gloves should be worn over the gown cuff.

  • When compounding, change gloves every 30 minutes.
  • For all other activities, change gloves after each use or every 30 minutes of wear. 4
  • For all activities, change gloves immediately when contaminated or damaged. 4, 5, 6


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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1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hazardous Drug Exposures in Health Care, www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hazdrug/default.html
2 Friese, CR, Himes-Ferris, L, Frasier, MN. Structures and processes of care in ambulatory oncology settings and nurse-reported exposure to chemotherapy. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2011.
3 Lawson CC, Rocheleau CM, Whelan EA, et al. Occupational exposures among nurses and risk of spontaneous abortion. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;206(4):327.e1-8
4 Compared to Medline CS Pro 16” Cuff Nitrile Exam Gloves and Cardinal Nitrile Decontamination Gloves
5 Specification target data on file
6 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice 2005.
7 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP): Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs. Am J.Health-Syst Pharm 2006; 63:1172-93.
8 Occupational Safety and Administration (OSHA): Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs.
9 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings, September 2004-165.
10 Hübner, NO., Goerdt, AM., Mannerow, A. et al. The durability of examination gloves used on intensive care units. BMC Infect Dis 13, 226 (2013).