Glove Boxes

2017 Glove Box Survey Results

by Erica Tennenhouse, PhD

Glove boxes go by many different names and are used for many purposes. However, their essential attribute is the ability to maintain a completely separate environment from ambient.

2016 Glove Box Survey Results

by Trevor Henderson

Glove boxes go by many different names and are used for many purposes. However, their essential attribute is the ability to maintain a completely separate environment from ambient. Glove boxes are completely closed compartments ranging in size from a few cubic feet to several hundred cubic feet and differ from other safety enclosures in two significant respects: users can introduce articles into glove boxes and manipulate them inside through ports fitted with gloves, and glove boxes typically use a specialized atmosphere.

2015 Glove Box Product Survey Results

by Trevor Henderson

Glove boxes go by many different names and are used for many purposes. However, their essential attribute is the ability to maintain a completely separate environment from ambient. Glove boxes are completely closed compartments ranging in size from a few cubic feet to several hundred cubic feet and differ from other safety enclosures in two significant respects: users can introduce articles into glove boxes and manipulate them inside through ports fitted with gloves, and glove boxes typically use a specialized atmosphere.

Product Focus: Glove Boxes

by Angelo DePalma, PhD

Glove boxes are containment systems for protecting samples, processes, and products from operators and the environment—or the other way around. 

Glove Boxes

A glove box consists of a sealed box with the inside accessible only by gloves. Though their uses are expanding, they are essentially utilized for two basic purposes: Protect what you work on from the environment, such as an analytic balance on a production floor, or protect you from what you work on, such as a virus. Despite the fact that most glove boxes provide a relatively simple process, different applications require different boxes.