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The Difference Between Nitrile Gloves and Latex Gloves

Introduction to nitrile gloves

Nitrile gloves are gloves made from synthetic material nitrile rubber (NBR) that are processed and produced. Nitrile gloves have excellent chemical resistance, anti-static performance, and puncture resistance, and are widely used in industries such as medical inspections, food companies, mechanical electronics, horticulture, household chores, chemical factories, aquaculture, and scientific research. Nitrile rubber is derived from different molecular combinations and is combined with butadiene and acrylo nitrile through a polymerization process. These molecules provide the characteristics of the gloves: acrylo nitrile strengthens chemical properties, while butadiene creates flexibility and tear resistance.

What is the difference between nitrile gloves and latex gloves?

Different materials: 

Latex gloves are made from latex, while nitrile gloves are made from nitrile rubber.

Different characteristics: 

Latex gloves have wear resistance, puncture resistance, acid and alkali resistance, oil, fuel, and multiple solvent resistance, and have broad chemical resistance and good oil resistance. Latex gloves have a unique fingertip texture design that greatly enhances grip strength and effectively prevents slipping. Nitrile gloves are left and right-wearable and made from 100% nitrile rubber, which does not contain protein, effectively avoiding protein allergies. Its main performance is puncture resistance, oil resistance, and solvent resistance. The matting surface treatment avoids the slipping of instruments during use, high stretching strength avoids tearing during wear, and powder-free treatment makes it easy to wear and effectively avoids skin allergies caused by powder.

Different uses:

 Latex gloves are used in industries such as industry, medicine, beauty, etc., and are suitable for fields such as automobile manufacturing, battery manufacturing, fiberglass industry, aircraft assembly, aerospace field, environmental cleaning and cleaning. Nitrile gloves are mainly used in industries such as medical, health, beauty and hairdressing, food processing, and factory repairs.

Which is better, nitrile gloves or latex gloves?

The advantages of nitrile gloves are no allergies, bright colors that can be added with pigments, and perfect memory of hand movements, so you won't feel tired even when wearing for a long time. The disadvantage is poor elasticity and higher price than latex products, but the material of nitrile gloves has much better chemical resistance and acid and alkali resistance than latex. The advantages of latex gloves are good elasticity, soft texture, and the disadvantage is that they contain allergens and some people may have allergic reactions to latex. Therefore, nitrile gloves and latex gloves have their own advantages and disadvantages, and can be selected according to the usage scenario and personal preferences.