BLUE NITRILE GLOVES
We highly recommend using our nitrile gloves while cleaning and coating your glass products. Nitrile is a man-made rubber that is more resistant to chemicals and oils than traditional gloves and are used in laboratories and factories, particularly in the automotive industry. Because these safety gloves are so flexible and allow you to use your hands better than in normal rubber ones, they are popular amongst criminals but because they are so fine, they often leave finger prints at the scene of the crime! Being flexible enough to really be able to use and strong enough to be able to be used when comfortably thin, you can see why they are a very popular choice. While many people are allergic to latex, our blue nitrile gloves are a great choice. They are also power-free.
CLEANING WITH NITRILE GLOVES
We have chosen these protective gloves to use at our own factory, where we create what is known as self-cleaning glass for clear-view balconies. We use these as safety gloves as we insist on the safest conditions possible for our employees and we recommend your using our nitrile gloves as well. We price them inexpensively enough that you can also use them when doing general house cleaning, or working on cars.
BENEFITS OF NITRILE GLOVES
Because they do not readily release cyanide ions, they are considered non-toxic, another reason they are a preferred choice.
Nitrile gloves are fairly comfortable to wear because they fit one’s hands like a pair of tights would fit and being fine and flexible like tights, one can do sensitive and delicate work while wearing them.
Our blue nitrile gloves are disposable and are a safe choice to wear when dealing with harsh chemicals that might dry out your hands.
There is a growing trend away from gloves with power toward powder-free nitrile gloves, because powders can get in your lungs or dry out your hands, which is something you don’t want when cleaning.
IS SELF CLEANING GLASS A DREAM?
Can there really be such a thing as self cleaning glass?
As smooth and perfect as glass may seem, the surface is in fact tremendously pitted. These imperfections and holes fill up and become embedded with dirt, grime, slime, bacteria, calcium and other mineral deposits and that is why windows and shower doors need a lot of cleaning to maintain their brilliance
That cloudy look windows can get is in fact mostly calcium that came from water and got stuck on the surface, after the water evaporated. Also glass continues to deteriorate over time, so is harder and harder to keep clean.
Imagine if you could somehow thoroughly clean glass one last time and then make it self cleaning! While you are dreaming, why not take it a step further and imagine that it could stay that way for a few years without the need to thoroughly clean, polish or work so hard to keep it looking good.
WHAT IS SELF CLEANING GLASS?
With the latest technology, this dream of self cleaning glass is entirely possible. Our BalcoNano Glass Coating is a transparent shield that is applied to any glass or ceramic surface, giving it a hard and durable water repellent and “self-cleaning” surface. Dirt and other deposits cannot cling to the treated glass surface and either wash away easily or can be simply cleaned with water and a cloth.
What happens is that our glass coating makes the glass water repellent and the water can’t get into the pits and valleys of the glass. In fact the water will sit high on the surface and the droplets will tend to curl up and quickly roll away. Dirt, grime, slime, calcium and other deposits will not be able to embed or cling strongly to the surface and will wash away easily.
This is why it is known as self cleaning glass - it does practically clean itself. For more details and a more visual representation of how self cleaning glass works, we advise, watching this film.
THE LIFE SPAN OF SELF CLEANING GLASS COATING
From a practical point of view, if properly prepared by thorough cleaning, your self cleaning glass coating will keep the surfaces smooth and reduce your cleaning cycle by up to 90% for 3-10 years, and when the glass coating gets too old and worn, it can be renewed by a deep clean using our BalcoNano® Heavy Duty Glass Cleaner and a new coat can be applied.