What is a Corrosive Chemical?

What is a Corrosive Chemical?

Corrosive chemicals are defined as chemicals that can cause damage to body tissues. These chemicals can be dangerous if they come into contact with user’s skin, tissues, eyes, and body parts. Corrosive materials can irritate eyes, burn skin, irritate and burn the inner lining of the nose and throat if inhaled, and have other negative effects if users are not careful when handling these chemicals.

Common corrosive chemicals include acids and bases. Hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, and hydrofluoric acid are examples of common corrosive acids, while ammonium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, and sodium hydroxide are examples of bases.

Use GloveNation’s selection of gloves to stay safe around corrosive acids and bases. Latex gloves provide fair resistance against Hydrochloric Acid 30%, while vinyl gloves offer good resistance and nitrile synthetic rubber gloves offer excellent resistance. Latex, vinyl, and nitrile gloves offer excellent resistance against diluted sulfuric acid, while vinyl gloves provide good resistance against concentrated sulfuric acid. Nitrile gloves offer excellent resistance against hydrofluoric acid 30% and latex and vinyl gloves offer good resistance.

Our reliable latex, vinyl and nitrile gloves provide excellent resistance to ammonium hydroxide, and latex and vinyl gloves provide excellent resistance to potassium hydroxide 50% KOH while nitrile gloves provide fair resistance. Latex gloves are the best choice for use with sodium hydroxide 50% NaOH as they offer excellent resistance while vinyl and nitrile gloves offer fair resistance.

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Check out our Glove Resistance Chart to find out more.