Types of Disposable Gloves
Disposable gloves, there's one for every every person and every task. With so many choices how do you know which is the right type for you? In this guide, we'll break down each type of disposable glove, what they're made from, and their best uses.
Latex gloves are made from natural rubber and are typically form fitting. While they offer great versatility in use, they have been known to cause allergic reactions in some people. For those who aren't allergic, latex gloves are good for medical use, food handling, hairdressing, auto technicians, crime solving and forensics.
Compostable gloves are made from materials that can break down or degrade into the environment over a certain period of time. They are great for light-duty tasks and good for food handling when workers are constantly changing gloves between tasks. They are the most eco-friendly option out there for disposable gloves.
Neoprene gloves are made from a synthetic rubber called chloroprene. They often are flexible, heat-resistant, and sometimes available with a flock lining, neoprene gloves are thick and reusable. Due to the extra thick nature of these gloves, they are best used for protection against oils, flames, heat, and many other harmful environmental factors.
Vinyl gloves are made from PVC, a petroleum-based film. The primary benefit of vinyl disposable gloves is that they’re inexpensive to manufacture, thus can be another economical choice aside from PE gloves. Vinyl gloves are suitable for food handling, food preparation, light clean-up tasks, low-risk health care applications, and repetitive assembly line or manufacturing tasks
Nitrile gloves contain Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR), a synthetic material formed through acrylonitrile and butadiene combining. Nitrile gloves come in a variety of thicknesses and types. They can be used for nearly any task, and are also available in a low dermatitis style.
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