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Analysis of laboratory nitrile gloves: From pores to the surface

Here we describe an approach where the use of multiple techniques has enabled a complete physical characterization of the rubber glove material.

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Material analysis of laboratory nitrile gloves by Covalent Metrology, including pore structure.

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In this study, we demonstrate a new, holistic way to characterize surfaces of flexible rubber materials like nitrile gloves using a full length scale analysis approach. This approach makes use of multiple measurement techniques like gas physisoption (surface area and pore size down to the sub-nm scale), atomic force microscopy (AFM, µm-scale) and pycnometry for skeletal density measurement which also assesses down to the sub-nm level. This approach has the following benefits: a) provides a complete analysis picture of the material, b) demonstrates the use of multiple techniques (instruments) in the Anton Paar product portfolio and c) enables customers to use multiple techniques for getting a complete picture of the rubber glove surface and physical properties.

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Anton Paar USA is a subsidiary of the Graz, Austria-based Anton Paar. Anton Paar is the world’s premier manufacturer of measuring and analytical instrumentation used by laboratories and manufacturers during both research and development and quality control. Founded in 1922, Anton Paar now has subsidiaries in 31 different countries across the world.

Since the beginning of 2018, Anton Paar USA has expanded its USA operations to include four regional offices, with full sales and laboratory operations now taking place in Torrance, California, Houston, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois, while the main Anton Paar USA headquarters remains in Ashland, Virginia.

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