Glossary

Term Definition
Acid Traditionally considered any chemical compound that, when dissolved in water, gives a solution with a hydrogen ion activity greater than in pure water.
Alcohol Any organic compound in which a hydroxyl group is bound to a carbon atom of an alkyl or substituted alkyl group.
Aldehyde An organic compound containing a terminal carbonyl group.
Ambidextrous Using both hands with equal skill
Amine Organic compounds and functional groups that contain a basic nitrogen atom with a lone pair.
Baker’s Dozen (w/link) Butyl gloves provide better protection that any other chemical protective glove material against these 13 chemicals.
Dexterity A hand function referring to the ability of the individual to manipulate objects with their hands.
Dry box or gloves box A sealed container that is designed to allow one to manipulate objects while being in a different atmosphere from the object.
Elastic modulus The property of a material representative of its resistance to deformation.
Esters Chemical compounds derived formally from an oxoacid and a hydroxyl compound such as an alcohol or phenol.
Fitted A glove manufactured to fit snugly, as a surgical style glove
Gauntlet A loose fitting glove.
ISO certification A company or organization that has been independently audited and certified to be in conformance with ISO 9001 may publicly state that it is “ISO Certified” or “ISO Registered”. Certification to an ISO 9001 standard does not guarantee any quality of end products and services; rather, it certifies that formalized business processes are applied.
Ketone A type of compound that contains a carbonyl group bonded to two other carbon atoms.
Military Specification or Mil-Spec A document prepared to support acquisition that describes the essential technical requirements for purchased material and the criteria for determining whether those requirements are met.
Nominal Of, being, or relating to a designated or theoretical size that may vary from the actual
Penetration To pass into or through (as through a hole or weak point). For chemical protective clothing, the movement of substances through voids in protective clothing materials or items on a non-molecular level.
Permeation To spread or diffuse through; to pass through the pores of. For chemical protective clothing, the process by which a chemical moves through a protective clothing material on a molecular level.
Rough-grip A textured coating applied to the hand portion of the glove
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Tensile strength The maximum tensile stress applied in stretching a specimen to rupture.