Procare Connectivity Limited.
Procare Connectivity Limited.

Vinyl gloves offer an economic solution for professionals who are allergic to Latex. They  are typically loose fitting, and are generally easier to put on and take off. Used as basic barrier protection against harmful and dangerous substance for frequent change and low risk medical and industrial application at an economical price. We are aware of your concerns of vinyl as material, and provide all vinyl gloves completely DEHP/DOP-free . We offer vinyl gloves industrial and examination grade, and in "stretch" vinyl, which closely resembles the fit and feel of latex.

What are the Vinyl Gloves Made of?

What are the Vinyl Gloves Made of?

Vinyl gloves are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a petroleum-based film, which is non-biodegradable. The raw material is taken through a polymerization process with an end product that is hard and rigid. Then a procedure is carried where a plasticizing chemical is added to make the material flexible for molding into gloves. Thus, the property of vinyl gloves make them less durable and elastic than latex and nitrile. When vinyl gloves are stretched, the individual molecules separate and the integrity of the protective barrier is compromised.

They are usually used for short time and preferred in fields where loose fit and ease of use are important, but where durability and protection are less of a concern. These include food preparation, cleaning, medical assistance and care, manufacturing and processing, painting and dyeing fields.

FAQ about Vinyl Gloves

  • What is Vinyl Gloves Used For?

    Vinyl gloves are used in medical applications for several purposes. They are primarily used as a protective barrier to prevent the spread of infections and diseases between healthcare professionals and patients. They are used during examinations, procedures, and while handling biohazardous material to protect the hands from coming into contact with blood, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious materials. They are also used in laboratories while handling chemicals to prevent skin contact. Vinyl gloves are often used in non-surgical or low-risk procedures due to their lower puncture resistance compared to other types of gloves.

  • Are vinyl gloves acetone resistant?

    No, vinyl gloves are not resistant to acetone. Acetone can quickly penetrate and degrade vinyl gloves, making them unsuitable for tasks involving this chemical. If you need to handle acetone or similar solvents, it’s recommended to use gloves made from a more resistant material, such as nitrile. Always check the glove manufacturer’s chemical resistance guide to ensure the gloves you’re using are suitable for the specific chemicals you’re handling.

  • Are vinyl gloves food safe?

    Yes, vinyl gloves are food safe and are commonly used in the food industry. They are used in food preparation and handling to prevent the spread of bacteria and other pathogens, ensuring the food remains sanitary. However, it’s important to note that they should be used for light-duty tasks and not for tasks with high heat or sharp objects, as vinyl gloves are not as durable or heat-resistant as some other types of gloves. Always ensure the gloves are labeled as food safe before use.

  • Do vinyl gloves contain latex?

    No, vinyl gloves do not contain latex. They are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is a synthetic material. This makes them a popular choice for people with latex allergies or sensitivities. 

  • Can you be allergic to vinyl gloves?

    While it’s rare in the application, but it is possible for some people to have an allergic reaction to vinyl gloves. Some individuals may be sensitive to the plasticizers and other chemicals used in the manufacturing process of vinyl gloves. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include redness, itching, rash, and swelling on the skin that came into contact with the gloves. If you suspect you have an allergy to vinyl gloves, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional.

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