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Ansell PPE for Indoor Growing & Agriculture

Over 125 Years of Experience

Ansell's dedication to safety and personal protection solutions has cultivated a comprehensive selection of PPE for the indoor agriculture industry and in industrial vertical farming.

Protection from Hazardous Agricultural Chemicals During Indoor Cultivation

Pesticide safety for agricultural workers must be seriously considered because chemicals from indoor farming can pose health and safety risks. Taking appropriate precautions and using proper personal protective equipment for indoor growing can reduce the risk of dangerous exposure.

A detailed understanding of the substances being used and their level of risk is crucial in determining the appropriate personal protective equipment for cannabis farming, commercial hydroponics, and other large-scale indoor agriculture setups.

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Cultivation & Extraction Applications

Confirm which disposable glove is safe for your application by using the Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) measurement system. Exam grade gloves with an AQL of 2.5 or less are recommended for use in the cultivation process to reduce the risk of tears.

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MICROFLEX® Lifestar EC™ LSE-104 High Risk Exam GlovesMICROFLEX® Lifestar EC™ LSE-104 High Risk Exam Gloves

MICROFLEX® Lifestar EC™ LSE-104 Gloves

Dual-layer, dual-color design for added protection.

AQL less than one 0.65 AQL

MICROFLEX® MidKnight® TOUCH 93-732 GlovesMICROFLEX® MidKnight® TOUCH 93-732 Gloves

MICROFLEX® MidKnight®
TOUCH 93-732 Gloves

Enhanced dexterity and tactility in a thin yet strong design.

AQL one to two1.5 AQL

MICROFLEX® MidKnight® MK-296 Disposable GloveMICROFLEX® MidKnight® MK-296 Disposable Glove

MICROFLEX® MidKnight®
MK-296 Gloves

Distinct black color hides stains and improves visibility of light-colored objects.

AQL one to two1.5 AQL

MICROFLEX® Blaze® N48 Nitrile Exam GlovesMICROFLEX® Blaze® N48 Nitrile Exam Gloves

MICROFLEX® Blaze® N48 Gloves

High-visibility for protection you can see.

AQL one to two1.5 AQL

MICROFLEX® 92-134 Nitrile Exam GlovesMICROFLEX® 92-134 Nitrile Exam Gloves

MICROFLEX® 92-134 Gloves

Soft nitrile provides a comfortable fit and feel.

AQL one to two1.5 AQL

Maintenance & General Use

Multi-purpose gloves provide additional protection while handling product. Experience improved grip and dexterity with abrasion and cut-resistant options.

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HyFlex® 11-644 Light Duty GlovesHyFlex® 11-644 Light Duty Gloves

Hyflex® 11-644 Gloves

Combining cut protection, advanced durability, and dexterity.

A2-5 Ratings
HyFlex® 11-840 GloveHyFlex® 11-840 Glove

Hyflex® 11-840 Gloves

2x more grip and greater abrasion protection.

A1-4 Ratings
HyFlex® 11-816 Multi-Purpose GlovesHyFlex® 11-816 Multi-Purpose Gloves

HyFlex® 11-816 Gloves

Lightweight with barehand-like dexterity and comfort.

A1-4 Ratings
HyFlex® 11-561 Cut Resistant GloveHyFlex® 11-561 Cut Resistant Glove

HyFlex® 11-561 Gloves

Thinnest, lightest ANSI A3-level glove that offers 100% greater durability.

A3-4 Ratings
HyFlex® 11-318 Cut Resistant GloveHyFlex® 11-318 Cut Resistant Glove

HyFlex® 11-318 Gloves

Improved cut protection with barehand-like comfort.

A2-2 Ratings

Chemical Handling

A protective barrier against hazardous chemicals—reducing direct exposure.

AlphaTec® 58-735 Cut Resistant GloveAlphaTec® 58-735 Cut Resistant Glove

AlphaTec® 58-735 Gloves

Cut-protective, chemical resistant gloves with high-visibility liner.

A3-5 Ratings
AlphaTec® Chemical Resistant GloveAlphaTec® Chemical Resistant Glove

AlphaTec® 37-310 Gloves

Thin, durable glove with light chemical protection.

AlphaTec® 1800 STANDARD Model 111 Disposable CoverallsAlphaTec® 1800 STANDARD Model 111 Disposable Coveralls

AlphaTec® 1800 STANDARD Bound
Model 111

Comfortable, protective coverall with superior strength and liquid particle barrier protection. Non-woven microporous polyethylene laminate material.

AlphaTec® 1500 Plus Model 111 Disposable CoverallsAlphaTec® 1500 Plus Model 111 Disposable Coveralls

AlphaTec® 1500 PLUS Stitched | Model 111

Coverall acts as a barrier against particulates and mists. SMS fabric with anti-static treatment.


What is an Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)?

A standard testing process to evaluate the integrity of a disposable glove. The AQL measurement determines the highest number of defects (holes) accepted in a randomly selected batch of gloves. The lower the AQL, the better the quality of the glove and the less likely there will be defects.

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  AQL 4.0

Suitable for industrial applications

  AQL 2.5

Minimum standard for medical applications

  AQL 0.65

Better AQL than standard exam-grade gloves

  AQL 0.4

Highest known standard for barrier quality and consistency

Cut-Resistant Gloves

Ansell gloves are assigned an ANSI cut resistance level (A1 to A9) using the ASTM F2992-15 testing method. Gloves are rated by the weight (in grams) needed to cut through the material—the higher the weight, the higher the cut level and the better protection for high-risk applications.

Applications with a Low Cut Risk

ANSI cut resistant A1

through 

ANSI A3 cut rating

Applications with a High Risk of Cuts & Lacerations

ANSI A4 cut rating

through 

ANSI A9 cut rating

Cut-Resistant Levels:

ANSI LEVEL  

Cut A1Cut A2Cut A3Cut A4Cut A5Cut A6Cut A7Cut A8Cut A9

Weight (grams) need to cut   through glove material 

≥200g≥500g≥1,000g≥1,500g≥2,200g≥3,000g≥4,000g≥5,000g≥6,000g

TYPICAL TASKS  

General purpose, warehousing, small parts assemblyGeneral purpose, plastics injection and moulding, pulp and paperRaw material handling, general manufacturing, constructionHVAC, aerospace, food prepGlass or metal sheet handling, automotive assembly, HVACMetal fabrication, glass manufacturing, changing bladesMeat prep/processing, glass manufacturing, metal stampingMetal stamping, recycling, heavy assemblySharp metal stamping, recycle sorting, metal fabrication

Glove Material Comparisons

Glove MaterialComfortPerformanceProtectionComment
Natural Rubber LatexPie chart fully filled inPie chart 2/4ths filled inPie chart 2/4ths filled in• Highest comfort with elasticity & dexterity
• Great wet and dry grip
• Allergenic: Type I and Type IV
NitrilePie chart fully filled inPie chart 3/4ths filled inPie chart 3/4ths filled in• Strong and durable material
• Excellent puncture and abrasion resistance
• Good chemical splash resistance
NeoprenePie chart 3/4ths filled inPie chart half filled inPie chart 3/4ths filled in• Broad chemical splash resistance
• Maintain flexibility across wide range of temperatures
• Consistent performance even in wet environments
PolyisoprenePie chart fully filled inPie chart half filled inPie chart half filled in• As comfortable as natural rubber latex
• Second skin fit and feel
• Reduces the risk of Type I and Type IV allergies
VinylPie chart 1/4th filled inPie chart 1/4th filled inPie chart 1/4th filled in• Most economical
• Provides lowest level of protection and performance
 Pie chart 1/4th filled in LowPie chart half filled in ModeratePie chart 3/4ths filled in HighPie chart fully filled in Very High


  • Color-coded gloves for different applications can help prevent cross-contamination and allow for easy identification.
  • A thicker mil glove does not equate to chemical protection—the composition material does.
  • Using ergonomically designed gloves can help support musculoskeletal health and reduce hand fatigue.


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