A finger cot is a medical supply used to cover one or more fingers in situations where a full glove is unnecessary. Finger cots may be made from a variety of water-tight materials including latex, nitrile rubber, or vinyl.
Finger cots have a wide range of specialized applications in a variety of industries. In electronics manufacturing (e.g., the manufacture of semiconductors), finger cots are used while handling sensitive components to prevent contamination. In the watchmaking industry they are used to keep delicate watch parts from being contaminated with grease and skin particles and also in art conservation and restoration, to protect works of art from the skin's natural oils, which can have corrosive effects over time. In jobs that require manual labor with the hands, such as an automobile mechanic or chef, finger cots may be used to protect an injured finger so that the individual can return to work more quickly following an injury.
Anti Static Finger Cots, also known as ESD Finger Cots, are made of 4 mil latex material. They are used in these applications such as Electronic Assembly, Photonics, Pharmaceutical and Medical manufacturing, Semiconductor, etc.