Kimberly-Clark Professional™ has launched its new Kimtech™ Polaris™ Nitrile Exam Gloves for use in laboratory settings, providing high levels of protection, durability, and comfort.

Featuring a new dark magenta color unique to Kimberly-Clark Professional and a proprietary high-quality nitrile formulation, Kimtech Polaris Nitrile Exam Gloves have one of the lowest acceptable quality levels (AQL) for pinholes on the market at 0.65. The average tensile strength is 31 megapascal (MPa) after aging, more than double the strength of the industry standard. The gloves also have been tested against some of the harshest chemicals used in labs and industrial work environments, meeting and exceeding the industry standards for exam gloves.

Certified by U.S. Ergonomics, Kimtech Polaris Nitrile Exam Gloves provide measurable ergonomic benefits to the user by improving comfort and fit and minimizing the risk factors that may cause injuries. The gloves are specifically designed to protect professionals in laboratory settings, and they are also suitable for work environments like manufacturing.

Beyond the comfortable fit of the glove, its breathability and thermal comfort results in a glove that 80 percent of daily glove users found favorable versus their current glove. Kimtech Polaris Nitrile Exam Gloves do not contain silicone and are safe for food contact safe.

In addition to delivering greater comfort and superior barrier protection, Kimtech Polaris Nitrile Exam Gloves also help advance customers’ sustainability goals, as it is recyclable through The RightCycle™ Program by Kimberly-Clark Professional. Through The RightCycle Program, eligible non-hazardous Kimberly-Clark Professional PPE waste, such as Kimtech Polaris Nitrile Exam Gloves, are collected at the end user’s facility and taken to a recycling partner, where they are turned into plastic pellets used to make durable consumer goods.

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