Most advanced nitrile and latex cleanroom gloves on the market.

SHIELDskin XTREME™ cleanroom gloves are branded very differently to many of our competitors.

Whereas other glove manufacturers may wish to brand their gloves as ISO class 4 or ISO Class 5, we challenge this paradigm and would ask how classifications for airborne particulates relate to gloves. In reality there are no internationally recognised specification limits that would determine whether a cleanroom glove is ISO Class 4 or ISO Class 5 compatible. Accordingly it is left to users to decide what is suitable for their process.

From the following simple branding concept, the user can very clearly see that washing in deionised water provides the essential differentiation in terms of cleanliness properties.

With the SHIELD Scientific product brand code, pre-selecting the right gloves becomes now an easy exercise!

DI

BASIC CONTAMINATION CONTROL
Single washed in deionised water
Typical particle levels < 3000 per cm² ≥ 0.5 µm
View Gloves

DI+

HIGH CONTAMINATION CONTROL
Triple washed in deionised water
Typical particle levels < 950 per cm²≥ 0.5 µm
View Gloves

DI++

EXTREME CONTAMINATION CONTROL
Multi washed in deionised water
Typical particle levels < 650 per cm² ≥ 0.5 μm
View Gloves

STERILE

BIO CONTAMINATION CONTROL
Gamma irradiated
Free from viable micro-organisms plus guaranteed low levels of endotoxin
View Gloves

VIEW OUR PRODUCTS

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Whilst process protection is typically the main concern, increasingly users are recognising that there is often an equal need for personal protection of employees from chemicals and biohazards. The responsibilities of the employer are outlined in the PPE at Work Directive 89/656/EEC which is the enshrined in local legislation throughout the European Union (EU). To address this need, all SHIELDskin XTREME gloves are registered according to the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC.

EXCELLENCE IN ASEPTIC PROCESSING and BIO CONTAMINATION CONTROL

SHIELD Scientific products provide superior process and personal protection from liquid penetration by micro-organisms (EN 374-2:2014) and viruses (ISO 16604:2004 Procedure B and ASTM F1671-97b). Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) is a crucial parameter for determining barrier properties. An AQL of 0.65 according to EN 374-2:2014 Level 3 represents over 50% less defects than comparable sterile gloves on the market.

KEY STRENGTHS OF SHIELDskin XTREME™ GLOVES

Brand signature: DI, DI+, DI++ & STERILE for contamination control.

Cleanroom gloves for contamination control.

Latex gloves and nitrile gloves.

Non sterile and sterile gloves.

Maximum comfort.

Compliance with the latest European standards.

Category III PPE gloves (Council Directive 89/686/EEC).

Extra length from 300 mm to 600 mm (exceeds EN 420:2003 + A1:2009).

Biosafety: AQL 0.65 or AQL 1.5 (EN 374-2:2014 Level 3 or Level 2).

Virus resistant (ISO 16604:2004 procedure B and ASTM F1671-97b).

Extensively tested for chemical permeation (EN 16523-1:2015 supersedes EN 374-3:2003).

Reduced risk of allergies.

Packaging designed to comply with cleanroom environments processes.

About SHIELD Scientific

The name of our company, SHIELD Scientific, reflects the particular focus we have on the laboratory and high technology sectors.  Our aim is to bring to these markets Personal Protective
Read More »

Disposable gloves in the workplace

For many applications in the workplace we wear disposable gloves, to the extent that for many people they have become an everyday feature of working life. Disposable gloves come in
Read More »

Myth 7: One disposable glove can meet all my needs in the laboratory

Having one disposable glove to meet all needs is understandably an attractive proposition. However looking at the different hazards in the laboratory, a differentiated approach to selection of disposable glove
Read More »

Myth 6: Powder-free gloves are always “clean”

In the days when powdered gloves were regularly used in the laboratory, these were generally understood to be “dirty” having undergone minimal processing whilst the powder represented a significant contaminant.
Read More »

Myth 5: Gloves that are textured offer better grip

Glove wearers in the laboratory often favour gloves that have textured surfaces and particularly those with textured fingertips believing that this will give them better grip. Whilst this may be
Read More »

Myth 4: All gloves have the same barrier properties

Virtually every task in the laboratory entails the use of gloves and it is fair to say that they are our constant companion for the most of the working day.
Read More »

Myth 3: Gloves of the same material and thickness offer a similar level of chemical resistance

Whilst there may be a correlation between glove material, thickness and chemical resistance properties, other factors may need to be borne in mind. Chlorination of gloves can give them a
Read More »

Myth 2: All nitrile gloves offer the same chemical resistance

With nitrile offering a broad range of chemical protection, this glove material is often selected where chemical exposure is a concern. In the face of increasing price pressure and perhaps
Read More »