Q. How long are the shelf lives of Rubberex gloves?
A. Rubberex gloves have a shelf life of three years, a reasonable claim which is commonly accepted by the industry and consumers. However, some companies sometimes overstretch their imagination by making a dubious claim for a period of five years. The popularity of Rubberex high value-for-money gloves ensurs short frequency of purchase. Rubberex distributors are well manage companies and as noted from historical trend would have no difficulty dispensing their stocks to the market within six months to a year after delivery thus dispelling any fears that one may end up buying an old pair of gloves past used by date.
   
   
Q. How does one maximize the efficient lifespan of gloves?
A. The lifespan of the gloves may vary for different applications and also affected by the duration of use. Whatever the limiting conditions, a good housekeeping practice of giving the gloves a good rinse with clean water after use and allowing them to hang dry in a cool and dry place would enable the gloves to enjoy the longest possible efficient lifespan.
   
   
Q. Are there any allergy connected with the usage of gloves?
A. A very minute percentage of the population does have an allergy to the latex protein inherent with natural rubber. Thus any product made of natural rubber could cause one with such an allergy to have an adverse reaction to them. Some common symptoms of such reactions are skin irritations or itchiness. Anybody experiencing such symptoms should consult their physicians as soon as possible.
   
   
Q. Are all skin irritations due to allergy?
A. Some chemicals are added to the gloves production process to enable the final products to have the desired quality. The residue of these chemicals could result in some skin irritation if the gloves are not properly washed off during final step of the production process. Such skin irritation are not necessary allergy problems but due to reactions to improper or under washing of the gloves. Most powdery gloves are suspect to be guilty of such deliberate unethical or improper hygiene treatment of the final products.

Rubberex production processes are designed to have the well-being of the users’ hands uppermost in our minds. After proper washing and treating the gloves, the latex protein levels are brought down to the safest minimum levels.
   
   
Q. How do I select the most appropriate gloves for my application?
A. As a general guideline, you must determine the most critical parameters required of the gloves to withstand the most. Some types of gloves are noted for their mechanical resistance properties while the specialty of the others lies in the excellent chemical resistant qualities. If in doubt, please contact us and our technical experts would be more than pleased to assist you. Also you can refer to the safety officers of your company for the correct gloves for your application.
   
   
Q. How do I know the gloves I buy are of the highest quality?
A. All reputable distributors of gloves around the world regards Rubberex gloves quality amongst the highest in the world. Always check with your vendors if the gloves you intend to buy are manufactured by Rubberex.
   
   
Q. How long are the shelf lives of Rubberex natural rubber gloves?
A. Rubberex gloves have a shelf life of three years if kept in its original unopened carton unexposed to UV light and stored in a cool and dry storage away from ozone emitting machines.
   
   
Q. How does one maximize the efficient lifespan of natural rubber gloves?
A. The lifespan of the gloves may vary for different applications and also affected by the duration of use. Whatever the limiting conditions, a good housekeeping practice of giving the gloves a good rinse with clean water/detergent after use and allowing them to dry in a cool and dry place. Never dry the gloves directly above heating radiators.
   
   
Q. Are there any allergy connected with the usage of gloves?
A. A very small percentage of the population does have an allergy to the natural latex proteins inherent with natural rubber. Thus any product made of natural rubber could cause one with such an allergy to have an adverse reaction to them. Some common symptoms of such reactions are skin irritations or itchiness. Anybody experiencing such symptoms should consult their doctors as soon as possible. Persons who are known to be allergic to natural rubber products are recommended to avoid using natural rubber gloves and switch instead to gloves made of a synthetic rubber like nitrile or neoprene.
   
   
Q. Are all skin irritations due to latex proteins allergy?
A. No. Some chemicals like rubber accelerators, antioxidants and anti bacteria sanitizing agents are added to the gloves production process to impart desirable properties to the finished glove. The residue of these chemicals can sometimes result in “delayed subcutaneous hypersensitivity”, the symptoms of which include localized skin irritation or a rash, typically appearing several hours (6-48) after using the glove.
   
  We recommend users consult their doctors to determine what chemical is causing their condition. In all cases, switching to another type of glove can often solve the problem.
   
  Skin irritations and allergies are always more likely if the gloves have not been properly washed or fully processed.
   
  Rubberex production processes are designed to have the well-being of the users’ hands uppermost in our minds. After proper washing and treating the gloves, residual allergens and irritants are brought down to minimal levels.
   
   
Q. How do I select the most appropriate gloves for my application?
A. As a general guideline, you must determine the most critical parameters required of the gloves to withstand the most. Some types of gloves are noted for their mechanical resistance properties while the specialty of the others lies in the excellent chemical resistant qualities. If in doubt, please contact us and our technical experts would be more than pleased to assist you. Also you can refer to the safety officers of your company for the correct gloves for your application.
   
   
Q. How do I know the gloves I buy are of the highest quality?
A. All reputable distributors of gloves around the world regards Rubberex gloves quality amongst the highest in the world. Always check with your vendors if the gloves you intend to buy are manufactured by Rubberex.