What Are the Differences in Materials of Disposable Gloves?
Disposable Gloves are used every single day in a variety of different industries, but do you know the differences between the different kinds of disposable gloves? If you don't, don't worry. GPS has put together a video to explain the differences for you!
Vinyl gloves are made of PVC. They are the least strong and offer the least protection compared to latex and nitrile. They are ideal for short term use. Vinyl gloves are cheaper than nitrile gloves. Vinyl is a good alternative to latex gloves in case of a latex allergy. Vinyl gloves are resistant to oil, grease and acids and bases.
Poly gloves are made from either low or high density polyethylene materials. These gloves are cost effective. They are also food service grade and latex-free. These gloves are good for frequent glove changes as they are the loosest fitting glove. Poly gloves can help maintain a hygienic environment that is free from food-borne illnesses when paired with consistent hand washing.
Latex gloves are made of natural rubber. They offer good protection against the transfer of bacteria and viruses. The advantage of latex gloves is that they feel comfortable and are flexible. Latex allergies are the biggest drawback of these gloves especially when it comes to food preparation. They also cannot be used in combination with oil and grease.
Nitrile gloves are made of synthetic rubber and are often used as an alternative to latex gloves. They are also stronger than latex gloves and more resistant to puncturing than latex and vinyl. They are resistant to oil, grease and chemical spatter