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Polyurethane

Last updated: November 30, 2019

What Does Polyurethane Mean?

Polyurethane is a chemical substance and it is widely used for many purposes. It is used in paint and varnish for the long-lasting capacity.

It is also used to create hand protection PPE.

Safeopedia Explains Polyurethane

When it comes to PPE, polyurethane is used as a coating on work gloves. As a stretchable material, it provides a lot of flexibility while still offering cut-resistance.

In addition to cuts, polyurethane also protects hands from various chemicals, oils, and other liquid hazards.

It also improves grip, making it excellent for applications that require a lot of gripping and carrying, such as moving panes of glass.

Because it's hypoallergenic, it doesn't cause allergic reactions the way other glove materials, like latex, might.

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