Here we are offering 2 different types of gloves for use in perfumery, sold in pairs.
The first, more expensive type are high-specification, thick nitrile Dermatril P gloves: these offer very good protection from materials that are difficult to handle (use these when handling materials like p-Cresyl Phenyl Acetate or Indole as a solid and need to keep it off your hands and for handling materials that are toxic, such as allyl hexanoate or caustic, such as geraniol).
Dermatril® P 743 is a 28 cm long disposable glove according to EN374 with a thickness of 0.2 mm. The chemical as well as the mechanical resistance is higher compared to Dermatril® 740. Therefore, this glove can be used for a longer period and offers protection against a larger chemical spectrum.
The second, cheaper option are also nitrile gloves but are slightly thinner (Dermatril) and don’t reach quite so far up the wrist. We use these for materials like Aldehyde C12 MNA where the long lasting smell on your hands can really put you off your dinner, or something like Orange Oil (and most other citrus oils) that can leach the oils from your skin making it very dry and prone to cracking. They are considerably thicker than the widely available, basic single use nitrile glove, which is adequate for most materials.
With 740 Dermatril® KCL succeeded in developing a disposable, chemical resistant protective glove in accordance with EN374. Besides the high protection against chemical and bacteriological contamination, the Dermatril® also displays very good mechanical durability in comparison to conventional disposable gloves. In addition to this, the glove is also approved for food handling and processing according to EU 1935/2004. All Dermatril® disposable gloves are individually marked on the inside, so protection is never compromised.
On no account use latex gloves with perfumery materials though: these oily materials will go through latex and be held on the skin by the glove so they give less protection than using no gloves at all.