Investigation of Neoprene Medical Gloves: Analysis of Material Properties, Durability, and Bacterial Barrier Efficacy
Date of Completion
Dr. Seok-Woo Lee
Materials Science and Engineering
Biology and Biomimetic Materials | Materials Science and Engineering | Polymer and Organic Materials
This work aims to investigate the material properties, durability, and bacterial barrier efficacy of neoprene for applications in the healthcare/medical field. A special focus on material stiffness and fatigue failure will be explored. Additionally, manufacturer regulations and testing will be inspected to ensure medical gloves made of neoprene blends have a proper lifespan for its desired application in the healthcare community. The resistance of protective gloves and its ability to withstand perforation failure will be investigated to guarantee the safety of users holds extreme importance. Lastly, an analysis of the bacterial barrier efficacy of neoprene gloves will be determined.
Agui, Amanda, "Investigation of Neoprene Medical Gloves: Analysis of Material Properties, Durability, and Bacterial Barrier Efficacy" (2020). Honors Scholar Theses. 649.