Gloves are necessary to protect workers. The rubber glove market currently has three types of gloves that are widely known to users: nitrile, latex and vinyl gloves. However, not everyone clearly understands and distinguishes the characteristics of each type of glove. Join S&S Glove to DISTINGUISH TYPES OF NITRILE, LATEX AND VINYL GLOVES in the article below!

Why should you use rubber gloves?

As the quality of life is increasingly improved, that’s why strict health care regulations need to be followed. As a result, the need for protective gear increases, including gloves.

The glove industry is increasingly developing, producing many quality products with a variety of uses and materials. But the most popular are nitrile gloves, latex gloves and vinyl gloves. Below is the most detailed information compiled by S&S Glove about these 3 glove products.

Distinguish among nitrile, latex and vinyl gloves

All three types of gloves are resistant to water and some kinds of chemicals, ensuring hygiene and safety for users as well as environments that need to avoid the risk of infection from hands such as: healthcare, food products, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology,…

What are latex gloves?

Latex is made from natural rubber. However, because they contain latex protein, latex gloves make many people with sensitive hand skin susceptible to allergies when used. Therefore, people often choose nitrile gloves as an alternative to latex gloves.

Outstanding features:

– Tightly fit and soft, easier for working

– High touch sensitivity

– Anti-puncture

– Easy to wear

– Biodegradable to protect the environment.

What are nitrile gloves?

Nitrile is a type of synthetic rubber, does not contain latex protein at all so it does not cause allergies in some people sensitive to latex. It has good water and oil resistance properties. Therefore, nitrile gloves are widely used in all industries requiring high hygiene such as testing, dentistry and health care as well as non-medical industries such as industry and food processing. What sets these gloves apart is that they do not contain any latex proteins. This is an ideal alternative for those with latex allergies.

With outstanding puncture resistance, S&S Glove nitrile gloves are approved and tested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being delivered to hospitals and medical organizations.

Outstanding features:

– No natural rubber

– Diverse colors (because it is made from synthetic rubber, it can be easily changed)

– Good puncture resistance, long-term use.

– Effective operations involving infectious materials.

– Chemical resistance

What are vinyl gloves?

Vinyl gloves are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – a thermoplastic polymer. Vinyl gloves are used in the food and beverage industry for non-toxic work because the protection of vinyl gloves is relatively low.

Outstanding features:

– No latex

– Comfortable to wear, not tight on the hand

– Antistatic 

– Good for short-term, low-risk situations.

– Low cost