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The shelf life of disposable nitrile gloves

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The shelf life of disposable nitrile gloves

Disposable gloves are indispensable in many fields today.They are fast moving consumer goods so generally they are bought in bulk to keep continuous supply,then the gloves would be stored in the storage room for quite some time.There comes to the shelf life of disposable gloves.How do you know that when you are going to use the gloves after a long period,they will still offer the protection as well as they were first manufactured.Will they expire?Keeping reading,we will offer you some guidelines about the shelf life of disposable nitrile gloves.

Shelf life guidelines

Although the exact shelf life depends on the specific materials ato make the gloves and storage facilities , the general rule of thumb is that the disposable nitrile gloves are 5 years.

While most manufacturers do not guarantee this, many disposable nitrile gloves are stored for up to 10 years without any obvious  damage. However, please note that these shelf life do not apply to gloves that are removed from the original packaging or exposed to moisture.

If you pull some gloves off the shelf, they look relatively "normal", which means they can stretch without obvious surface cracks, can be worn without tearing and then they may still use it safely and provide the right level of protection you need. The use of unsafe gloves is very obvious. They become very brittle, tear easily, and have a hardened appearance that breaks easily when stretched.

Storage Guidelines

There several tips to help maximum your disposable nitrile gloves' shelf life.

  • Do not store gloves in areas exposed to UV or ozone for extended periods of time.

  • Do not store gloves in areas higher 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Do not break the seal on the glove package unless you are ready to use these gloves. If opened for a long time, these gloves may be damaged and may become unusable or unsterile.

  • Store gloves in areas that are not exposed to ozone and UV light. This includes things like fluorescent bulbs and some electrical equipment that can produce ozone.

  • Keep your gloves away from heat sources such as radiators or steam pipes.

  • Store your disposable nitrile gloves in a cool place.

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