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How To Choose Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves are one of the most widely used personal protective equipment in the medical, food service, chemical, primary and aged care, life sciences and industrial industries. There are many factors to consider when choosing gloves, including quality, protection and allergies.

1. Types of Disposable Gloves

  • Latex Gloves: Latex gloves made of natural rubber for maximum comfort, flexibility, fit and tactile sensitivity.

  • Nitrile gloves: Nitrile gloves are made of nitrile rubber, a synthetic synthetic rubber that is chemically resistant and highly durable.

  • Vinyl Gloves: Vinyl is a protein-free and non-biodegradable man-made synthetic material. Vinyl gloves were the first synthetic alternative to latex allergies and consisted of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizers that were cost-effective and comfortable.

2. How to choose disposable gloves

1. Disposable latex gloves are usually the first choice for medical workers because great glove disposable latex gloves are highly flexible, protective and comfortable and suitable for most medical environments. Studies have found that natural latex gloves have a good barrier protection, and the introduction of powder-free latex has also reduced allergic reactions in health care workers.

2. Compared with latex gloves, disposable nitrile gloves are not as stretchy or flexible as latex gloves, but they are more durable and chemical resistant. Therefore, nitrile gloves are ideal for anyone who needs to deal with potentially dangerous and caustic chemicals. They have excellent puncture resistance and eliminate the risk of latex allergic reactions, and are also ideal for most medical settings.

3. Designed for short-term use, disposable vinyl hand gloves are a cost-effective alternative to latex while providing an effective temporary barrier against biological contaminants. Due to their low cost and low level of protection, vinyl gloves are often used in non-hazardous and low-infection environments such as food preparation, light cleaning, and general maintenance. Like latex and nitrile, vinyl gloves are available in powdered and powder-free versions.