Disposable Glove Buying Guide

Disposable Glove Buying Guide

When you’re working with messy or potentially dangerous substances, it’s important to keep yourself protected. One of the most common pieces of safety equipment is the disposable glove.

While it may seem that disposable gloves are all generally the same, they are actually made up of a few different materials with some very important differences. The most common disposable glove materials are latex, vinyl, nitrile and poly. Below we’ll touch on their key differences.

Latex:

  • Strong and elastic
  • Comfortable and great sensitivity
  • Biodegradable
  • Made from rubber
  • Viable for extended use
  • Powder or powder-free
  • May cause allergic reactions

Vinyl:

  • Looser fit than latex and nitrile
  • Comfortable and great sensitivity
  • Come in thick and thin sizes
  • Good for short-term use
  • Most economical choice
  • Latex-free
  • Powdered or powder-free

Nitrile:

  • Thin but strong material
  • Comfortable and great sensitivity
  • Snug fit
  • No residue
  • Viable for extended use
  • Most puncture and chemical resistant
  • Not ideal for work with hazardous substances
  • Latex-free
  • Powder-free

Poly:

  • Polyethylene
  • Comfortable and great sensitivity
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Looser fit than vinyl, latex and nitrile
  • Ideal for light-duty tasks
  • Not ideal for work with hazardous substances
  • Latex-free

 

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