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Glove Guide

Here at LatexGloves.co.uk we supply a range of disposable gloves all at unbelievable trade prices! Some glove types are more suited to specific tasks than others, so if you need any help at any time on deciding which glove you need, simply call us on 0800 160 1621 or email out friendly sales team on sales@latexgloves.co.uk.

Nitrile, Latex or Vinyl choosing the right material

Most disposable gloves are made from 1 of these 3 materials with a handful being made up of a combination of them. Each material has its benefits and drawbacks with Vinyl, Latex and Nitrile offering a good, better, best option respectively.

Vinyl Gloves

Manufactured from Polyvinyl Chloride Plastisol, these gloves are a popular choice for users who are sensitive to latex and on a budget. The material itself is extremely soft and most designs provide a snug fit. Vinyl gloves provide reasonable resistance to oil and grease, but lacks the strength of the other materials.

Ideal for low risk, non-invasive procedures and general messy day-to-day tasks.

Latex Gloves

Manufactured from natural rubber latex, latex gloves are the most popular type of disposable glove. The physical properties of the material offer good protection from chemicals, while also offering good elasticity and tensile strength. Out of all three of the materials latex gloves are the most comfortable for prolonged use.

Ideal for prolonged use and tasks which require extra protection against a wider range of chemicals compared to vinyl.

Nitrile Gloves

Manufactured from the synthetic polymer acrylonitrile butadiene, Nitrile is gaining rapid popularity due to its superior strength and exceptional resistance to an increased number aqueous chemical solutions. With a comparable feel to latex, yet 100% latex free these gloves contain none of the proteins known to aggravate sensitivity to natural rubber latex.

Ideal for users sensitive to latex, use in labs and applications where increase protection is required.

Material Property Guide

Property Vinyl (Good) Latex (Better) Nitrile (Best)
Comfort
Dexterity
Sensitivity
Tear & Abrasion Resistance
Cut & Puncture Resistance
Oil & Grease Resistance
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