SHIELDskin CHEM™ Gloves

Product Information


  • Brand signature: Red for chemical risk.
  • Laboratory gloves for chemical protection.
  • Polychloroprene/nitrile gloves.
  • Non-sterile gloves.
  • Maximum comfort.
  • Compliance with the latest European standards.
  • Category III PPE gloves (Council Directive 89/686/EEC).
  • Extra length from 300 mm (exceed EN 420:2003 + A1:2009).
  • Biosafety: AQL 0.65 (EN 374-2:2014 Level 3).
  • 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 laboratory environments processes.
  • Double-walled protection afforded by the twinSHIELD™ technology.

SHIELDskin CHEM™ Gloves

SHIELDskin CHEM™ safety gloves are classed as Category III PPE according to the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC and as such are designed against the mortal and the irreversible risks. Only Category III PPE gloves are likely to offer laboratory personnel the necessary level of protection.


The polychloroprene/nitrile formulation is totally new and the double-dipping process known as twinSHIELD™ technology. SHIELDskin CHEM™ safety gloves have been specially developed to protect users from chemical hazards, without compromising dexterity and comfort.


With a length of 300 mm/12”, SHIELDskin CHEM™ safety gloves meet the minimum liquid proof length requirement needed for a glove offering protection from chemical hazards as specified in EN 374-1:2003. They resist permeation for at least 30 minutes in 4 out of the 12 chemicals listed in EN 374-1:2003 (tested according to EN 16523-1:2015).


SHIELDskin CHEM™ safety gloves have an Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) of 0.65 according to EN 374-2:2014 Level 3. This is the highest level of protection, thereby giving users an increased level of confidence in their biosafety procedures.


SHIELD Scientific avoids using a mixture of chemical accelerators in the manufacturing process. By using only one specific chemical accelerator, the risk of type IV allergic contact dermatitis (or type IV hypersensitivity) is limited. Furthermore, there are non-detectable levels of chemical allergens using aqueous solution extraction (Phosphate buffered solution) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) assay method for quantitative analysis. SHIELDskin CHEM™ gloves are latex-free and therefore the risk of a type I allergy (or type I hypersensitivity) to latex protein is completely eliminated.


  • Biocompatibility demonstrated by Buehler and Primary Skin Irritation Tests.
  • Free of Thiurams – this chemical accelerator is excluded from the manufacturing process.
  • Powder free to minimize the potential consequences of powder-borne dermatitis. Residual powder content is 1.0 mg/glove (typical) with a limit of 2.0 mg/glove (ISO 21171:2006 “Medical gloves – Determination of removable surface powder”).
  • Micro - organism and virus resistant – passes highest level of micro - organism resistance per EN 374-2:2014 (Performance level 3, AQL < 0.65 and inspection level G1 according to 1000ml water test) and passes viral penetration test using Phi-X 174 bacteriophage (ISO16604: 2004 Procedure B & ASTM F1671-97b)
  • High level of chemical resistance demonstrated by extensive testing according to EN 16523-1:2015

Technical Data

Characteristics Value Test Method
Freedom from holes < 0.65 AQL1(1 AQL as defined per ISO 2859 for sampling by attributes) EN374:2003
Tensile Properties Tensile Strength (min) Typical Elongation Ultimate Test Method
Before Aging 6.0N, min. 9.0N 500%, min. EN455-2:2015 ASTM D573-04(2015)
and ASTM D412-15a
After Accelerated Aging 6.0N, min. 8.0N 400%, min
Dimensions Measured Point Mm MIL Test Method
Nominal Thickness Middle Finger 0.35 13.8 ASTM D3767-03(2014)
Palm 0.25 10.0
Cuff 0.18 7.1
Length 290mm, min. 300mm, typical EN420:2003 + A1:2009
Hand Circumference XS/6 S/7 M/8 L/9 XL/10 Test Method
Nominal circumference (mm) 152 178 203 229 254 EN420:2003+ A1:2009
Palm width XS/6 S/7 M/8 L/9 XL/10 Test Method
Nominal width (mm) ≤80 85 95 105 ≥110 EN 455-2: 2015

Ordering Information

Size Catalogue Numbers QTY
Extra Small (XS/6) 66 9251 40 gloves/dispenser 10 dispensers/case
Small (S/7) 66 9252 40 gloves/dispenser 10 dispensers/case
Medium (M/8) 66 9253 40 gloves/dispenser 10 dispensers/case
Large (L/9) 66 9254 40 gloves/dispenser 10 dispensers/case
Extra Large (XL/10) 66 9255 40 gloves/dispenser 10 dispensers/case

Quality Certification

Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016..

Quality Analysis

Material Proprietary multi-polymer formulation combining Polychloroprene (Neoprene) plus Acrylonitrile Butadiene (Nitrile) and based on twinSHIELD™ Technology. Contains no natural rubber latex.
Design Red outer layer bonded with white inner coating. Ambidextrous, beaded cuff and with textured fingertips.
AQL AQL 0.65 ( EN 374-2:2014 Level 3)
Hypersensitivity Type I hypersensitivity eliminated - Type IV hypersensitivity reduced.
PPE Category PPE Category III (Complex Design) according to Council Directive 89/686/EEC.
Micro - organism Resistance Passes highest level of micro - organism resistance per EN374-2: 2003 (Performance level 3, AQL <0.65 and inspection level G1 according to 1000ml water test).
Viral penetration test Passes viral penetration test using Phi-X 174 bacteriophage (ISO 16604:2004 Procedure B & ASTM F1671-97b).
Chemical permeation test Extensively tested for chemical permeation according to EN374-3:2003.
Freedom from holes As per EN374:2003 test method
CE certification CE 0120


Packed with 40 gloves per dispenser. Dispenser is varnished for enhanced compatibility with laboratory environments. Gloves are flat-packed with ten (10) dispensers per case. Packed in a reinforced single-walled shipping case

Satisfaction Guarantee

In response to user demand for a glove offering a higher level of protection in the laboratory but without compromising dexterity and comfort, SHIELD Scientific has developed the SHIELDskin CHEM™ range of gloves. Specifically SHIELDskin CHEM™ NEO NITRILE™ 300 represent a new era in glove technology combining enhanced compliance, comfort and protection. This is achieved by virtue of the multi-polymer design. The newest twinSHIELD™ technology provides double walled barrier resistance.Apart from being registered according to Council Directive 89/686/EEC as Personal Protective Equipment Category III (Complex Design), SHIELDskin CHEM™ gloves qualify as chemical resistant gloves having achieved a minimum breakthrough time of thirty minutes in at least three of the twelve chemicals listed in EN374-1:2003.

Purchase Guarantee

BioStar offers a complete satisfaction guarantee so you can be confident of your purchasing decision. If, for any reason you are not satisfied with the product performance or service provided, we will either replace or issue a refund for the purchase price of your product.

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