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General Personal Protective
Equipment Guide

PPE Selection Guide
PPE Material Chemical Resistant To: Not Recommended For:
Butyl rubber Organics, ketones, esters Aliphatic, aromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, gasoline
Natural rubber Alcohols, acids, caustics, ketones Aromatics, halogenated solvents
Neoprene Organics acids, caustics, peroxides, alcohols, phenols, petroleum solvents Aromatic and halogenated solvents
Nitrile rubber Solvents, oils, alcohols, some acids, and caustics Ketones, oxidizing acids, nitrogen containing organics
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) Most solvents including aromatic and halogenated Water based solutions, inorganic acids, alcohols, caustics
Polyvinyl chloride Alcohols, acids, caustics Aromatic and halogenated solvents, ketones
Viton Halogenated and aromatic solvents, alcohols  
* From Industrial Hygiene Reference and Study Guide, Fleeger, A., Lillquist D. 2001

Laboratory Safety | Glove Selection

Last Modified 07.05.2006
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