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Glove contamination is a risk to any user or business. To mitigate glove risks, Eagle Protect’s proprietary Delta Zero™ third-party testing program verifies a range of Eagle gloves adhere to the highest level of consistent glove safety and performance - the ultimate protection for your business. 

Testing is currently undertaken in the US, and is in the process of being rolled out to a range of Eagle gloves in New Zealand.

 

Premium Quality, Always

Consistent high quality nitrile disposable gloves are essential to protect the wearer from chemicals and pathogens. They reduce the risk of infection and cross-contamination, providing protection to patients and the consumer. The Eagle Standard, including Delta Zero™ quality verification program, ensures Eagle gloves meet consistent high quality specifications.

 

Say Goodbye to Skin Problems

When gloves irritate your skin, it’s no joke. It’s miserable and takes away from a job you enjoy. This is usually due to poor quality glove ingredients and manufacturing standards. Poor quality gloves can contain toxic chemicals that can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.

Eagle gloves offer superior barrier protection for wearers prone to contact dermatitis, skin allergies and irritation - due to premium ingredients and manufacturing standards. 

Protection Against Pathogens

Independent testing of glove surfaces has identified E. Coli, Salmonella, Listeria, fungus, mould, feces and many more pathogens capable of causing disease to the glove wearer, and transferring to products and patients. This results from putrid water sources and unhygienic manufacturing standards. Eagle's Delta Zero™ verified gloves mitigate the risks of harmful pathogen contamination.

 

Delta Zero, The Five Tests: 

Safe Ingredients
The chemical signature of an Eagle glove raw material is tested to verify consistent premium quality “ingredients”, and to ensure they do not contain potentially toxic chemicals which could impact glove safety and glove user health.
Tests: FTIR and Py-GC-MS

Structural Integrity
Glove type, quality and acceptable quality level (AQL) can affect the microbial contamination, and the possibility of glove particle contaminants in food. Structural integrity tests verify Eagle gloves exceed medical grade AQL requirements, ensuring against contamination through pinhole defects. Quality raw material ingredients ensure higher strength.
Tests: AQL, Strength & Elongation

Cross-Contamination Potential
Tests verify Eagle gloves exceed medical grade AQL requirements, protecting against contamination through pinhole defects, and demonstrate higher strength, durability and resistance to tearing.
Test: Surface Free Energy Determination
 

Cleanliness
Bioburden on both the inside (skin contact) and outside (food and patient contact) of gloves are tested to ensure against fungal and microbial contaminants that could pose a threat to the product or person handled. These tests provide a specific profile in respect to how our gloves are manufactured, to ensure against contamination.
Tests: MPN Microbial Counts and 16S Metagenomic Sequencing

Dermal Compatibility
The gloves are tested for a wide variety of chemicals and toxic exposure that could result in skin irritation and occupational skin diseases of the glove wearer. Our tests detect chemicals or conditions consisting, but is not limited to: pesticides, microbial contaminants, endotoxins, glycols, detergents/soaps, oils, other than optimal pH, phthalate plasticisers, bisphenol A (BPA), heavy metals and formaldehyde.
Tests: Mitochondrial Function and Mitotic Index

 

Look for the Delta Zero™ Badge

The Delta Zero™ verified badge certifies Eagle nitrile gloves have been tested and passed stringent glove standards, adhering to the highest level of consistent glove safety and performance.