Neoprene is a synthetic, rubber-like material that is chemically and electrically inert. The material can resist rain and wet conditions and it also provides good protection against limited exposure to strong chemicals. Because Neoprene is electrically non-conducting, it is often used in the manufacturing of safety gear for people who work around high voltage electricity. The properties and characteristics of Neoprene make it an ideal material to make work gloves out of. These gloves are often used as chemical gloves and as chemical resistant gloves. If you are using these gloves to handle chemicals make sure that they are washed and dried properly. You should also change them on a regular basis as the chemicals can, over time, seep through the gloves.
Neoprene is the DuPont Chemical Company's trade name for a variety of synthetic rubbers that are based on polychloroprene. Because of its durability and versatility, the material is also used in an assortment of items such as wetsuits, electrical insulation, and car fan belts. Neoprene's chemical inertness also makes it ideal for industrial uses such as gaskets, hoses, and corrosion-resistant coatings. It can also be used as a base for adhesives.
Neoprene work gloves are either made out of 100 percent neoprene or they are lined with the material. Police personnel and industry workers around the world often wear Neoprene gloves as protective gloves and as a part of their work uniform. The glove material can be made very thin, thus the tactile sensation in the hands is generally retained. Police and defense personnel find this property very helpful when they are handling firearms in cold weather.
The palms of these work clothes can be made out of synthetic leather with a Neoprene back. The gloves can be made to fit skin tightly or firmly and many of them also have Velcro wrists. The inner lining can be made of Thinsulate for heat insulation and Hipora to make them breathable and waterproof. Neoprene gloves are available in a wide variety of styles, colors, sizes and designs. The gloves should fit you properly so they don't restrict your finger and hand movement in any way. The gloves should also be comfortable and they shouldn't cause your hands to sweat or become too hot.