For keeping your hands safe & healthy – not all gloves are created equally. Your choice of protection products depends on the type of jobs you have to do with them. Health care workers need to choose gloves that are approved for use in their field and labelled as medical (examination) grade. Industrial workers have requirements for choices of gloves that offer them protection and keep themselves safe as well, but these are not typically labelled.
Being a global leader, Aurelia Gloves Canada exceeds all ASTM (American Society for Testing and materials) and AQL (Acceptable Quality Limit) industry standards. We never compromise on quality and continuously strive to produce the best products on the market.
What are the Industry Standards?
During the manufacturing process of gloves, an AQL level is determined. The AQL standard is defined as the “quality level that is the worst tolerable” in terms of pinholes and defects risk. The lower the AQL level, the more protection you have as the wearer. The AQL standard below will help explain what limit is necessary for the application or intention for use.
- Surgical Grade – 1.5 AQL
- Medical Grade – 2.5 AQL
- Industrial Grade – 4.0 AQL
All Aurelia gloves are manufactured have an AQL of 1.5. They are also leached: after the drying of the gloves, they are put through a leaching line to remove residual chemicals and proteins from the surface of the gloves. Aurelia gloves are leached 2x more than industry standard. This process of chemical cleaning removes bioburden and any chemical residual, which results in a cleaner and higher quality glove.
What are fillers and what do they do when added during the gloves manufacturing process?
Fillers like clays, calcium, carbonate and silicates are added into glove materials during the manufacturing process to bring material cost down. However, this process affects glove strength and durability. The industry standard for fillers added is 18-25% or more. Aurelia gloves have 0% fillers added for all gloves under 4.0 mil (thin and medium thickness gloves). Gloves over 4.0 mil (thicker gloves) have less than 5% fillers added.
As a manufacturer, Aurelia Gloves Canada has a commitment to make the highest quality gloves while keeping at a price point that is competitive on the market. When you purchase products from the Aurelia brand, you purchase a higher quality brand for an affordable price.