Nitrile gloves and Latex gloves are both medical gloves – thin, light, tough gloves that fit and protect hands, avoiding direct contact with pathogens. Both are considered as one of the indispensable tools to help taking care of people, play an important role in medicine, food, chemical research…
In the following article, SS GLOVE will clarify the outstanding features as well as the differences between these two types of gloves, so that customers can know why they are widely used in many fields.
What are Nitrile Gloves?
Nitrile gloves are a type of medical gloves made from 100% Nitrile latex – mainly synthesized from acrylonitrile and butadiene (synthetic rubber). It does not contain protein, so it is especially suitable for people with sensitive skin, prone to allergies.
What are Latex Gloves?
Latex gloves are gloves extracted from 100% natural rubber. Using this latex along with some heat-safe chemicals creates leather-safe latex gloves. However, because the latex of the rubber tree contains an allergenic protein content, it is easy to cause allergies and irritation in cases of sensitive skin or skin that is allergic to proteins.
In recent years, the cases related to the allergy of natural rubber gloves are increasing. A study by the Johns Hopkins institute showed that the probability of an allergic reaction when using natural rubber gloves was up to 12.5%, of which only 2.5% had allergic symptoms. 10% detected antibodies in the blood, mainly due to the high content of allergenic proteins in natural rubber gloves.
The outstanding advantages of latex gloves
High tear resistance, good adhesion: Latex gloves are natural gloves, so the adhesion is much better than nitrile gloves.
Fitting, comfortable to use: good elasticity, suitable for many people with different hand sizes. Besides, it adheres and hugs tightly in the hand to create a comfortable feeling.
Sensitivity and accuracy when working: Latex gloves are like a second skin that not only helps protect the skin of the hands, avoiding the risk of infection at work, but also creates a real feeling when in contact with people. objects to increase work efficiency.
No bad smell: Latex mixed with anti-bacterial, anti-mold and anti-odor chemicals. This helps the glove not to hiss, no longer has the smell of rubber to bring a pleasant feeling, no unpleasant smell when used.
Biodegradability, environmentally friendly: using completely from latex, it can be biodegraded very well, safe for the environment.
Reasonable price: The price of latex gloves is relatively cheap, suitable for many consumers.
The advantages of Nitrile gloves
Superior puncture resistance: Nitrile gloves are made from neoprene, so they are more resilient and durable than latex gloves. However, if it has been punctured, it will completely tear.
Resistance to many different chemicals: the composition contains many different substances, so it has good resistance to grease and chemicals, so it is popular and widely used in the fields of direct contact with many chemicals. chemical industry, industry, hospital, laboratory, etc.
High temperature resistance: nitrile gloves have the ability to withstand high temperatures, it solves the weakness of latex gloves used only at low temperatures, so nitrile gloves are also used in the umbrella industry auto, and some other industries…
Safe and non-irritating to the skin, suitable for people who are allergic to latex gloves.
Easy-to-identify colors: this type of glove has 2 colors, blue and black, making it easy to identify when punctured and degraded.
Comparing the basic differences of Nitrile gloves and Latex gloves
Below is a comparison table of the differences between Nitrile gloves and latex gloves, and PVC gloves to
|Raw material cost||Low but volatile||High but steady|
|Oil resistance, solvent resistance||Least||Good|
|Probability of using failure||<= 4%||1 ~3%|
|Protective agent||Natural proteins||Surfactant|
Thus, in general, Nitrile gloves and Latex gloves have equally wide applications. However, with the ability to effectively resist irritation to the user, and not be dependent on natural rubber raw materials; Nitrile gloves will be used more commonly, not limited to users, the potential to accelerate the development of this product is still very large.
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