Types of Gloves

Nitrile

Nitrile gloves are made from a synthetic polymer that exhibits rubber like characteristics when vulcanized. The polymer is made in the form of a latex or emulsion and can be used or processed very much like natural rubber latex. It is made from synthetic rubber that contains no natural rubber latex proteins. Suitable for end-users who are sensitive to natural rubber proteins. Better stress relaxation for better comfort and less fatigue especially during long donning period. 


High resistance to a wide range of toxic chemicals and solvents, especially to hydrocarbons, oils and fats. High abrasion and puncture resistance. Very durable, excellent strength and flexibility. Good barrier properties. It is well noted for it's resistance to oil. It is less comfortable fit and less elastic than natural rubber. Nitrile gloves and other synthetic gloves are usually more costly.

Latex

Made from natural rubber latex. Good chemical resistance to acids, alkalis and detergents. Latex film provides excellent flexibility and tear resistant. Biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It is highly preferred by end-users for it's supple feel and touch. 


It provides extent barrier protection against any blood form and other substances or biohazards. Excellent comfort and feel. Latex has superior elasticity and tensile strength. Latex examination gloves are generally very affordable.


When selecting gloves always consider:


(1) Protection & Health, 

(2) Comfort & Fit,

(3) Concerns for Allergy, and

(4) Quality versus Cost

Vinyl

Made from Poly Vinyl Chloride ( PVC ). Used primarily for institutional uses in the hotel and restaurant industry such as housekeeping, kitchen and food preparation. Soft vinyl formulation gives greater comfort, and is more flexible and dexterous to wear. 


Ideal for individuals who are sensitive to natural rubber proteins. Natural translucent color with a relaxed and comfortable fit that feels like a second skin. Good chemical resistance to acids and bases. Anti static properties. Rolled cuffed for extra cuff strength, easier donning and increased protection against chemical droplet. It is less elastic than latex glove and tend to fit loosely. They are generally very affordable.