What are nitrile gloves?
Our Santex International Nitrile gloves are suitable for all uses with a high level of demand. They protect the wearer from contamination by infectious materials, particularly viruses, bacteria, and infected body fluids. Its protection against chemical risks is low. Meets the requirements for testing microbiological safety and low chemical risk (EN374-2 and EN374-3).
What are nitrile disposable gloves used for?
In the healthcare field, nitrile gloves are intended for medical examinations, clinical examinations, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures< span style=”font-weight: 400;”>, for dental and laboratory uses and in general for all activities that require a glove that acts as a protective barrier against infectious bodies, such as in the field of research and the vet.
They are also used in the food, electronics and cleaning industries because NBR does not contain latex or chemical accelerators< span style=”font-weight: 400;”>, thus reducing skin irritation problems due to allergic causes and also offer greater comfort and elasticity. In the field of food, these gloves comply with the requirements of regulation 10/2011 regarding plastic materials intended to come into contact with food.
Nitrile offers three times the protection against pinholes found in conventional latex gloves, for this reason, it is the best choice when choosing a latex-free glove.
Why should I wear a disposable nitrile glove?
Disposable nitrile gloves are resistant to punctures, tears and various chemicals, making them ideal for protecting hands from any potential exposure to hazardous substances or contaminants. Nitrile gloves do not contain natural rubber latex, which means they are a good choice for people with latex allergies. Nitrile gloves arevery strong and durable, making them less likely to rip or tear, which could put you in risk to the user. Nitrile gloves are very thin and allow for greater tactile sensitivity, making them ideal for tasks that require dexterity and precision, such as handling small objects or performing medical procedures. Nitrile gloves are more comfortable to wear than latex gloves, as they adjust better to the shape of the hand and are not as likely to cause allergic reactions or skin irritation</b >.
Comparison of nitrile gloves vs. other disposable gloves
Disposable gloves are a personal protection tool widely used in various industries and applications. Discover our comparison of nitrile gloves with other types of disposable gloves below:
- Chemical Resistance: Latex gloves are not as chemically resistant as nitrile gloves.< /span>
- Allergies: latex is a material that can cause allergies in some people, so nitrile gloves are a better option in this case.
- Sensitivity: Latex gloves are more sensitive to touch than nitrile gloves.< /li>
- Resistance: Vinyl gloves are less resistant to punctures and tears than nitrile gloves.</ span>
- Sensitivity: Vinyl gloves are less sensitive to touch than nitrile gloves.< /li>
- Fit: Vinyl gloves have a less snug fit than nitrile gloves.< /li>
- Resistance: Polyethylene gloves are less resistant to punctures and tears than nitrile gloves.</ span>
- Sensitivity: Polyethylene gloves are less sensitive to touch than nitrile gloves.< /li>
- Fit: Polyethylene gloves have a less tight fit than nitrile gloves.< /li>
Nitrile glove FAQs
Which is better latex or nitrile?
In short, if sensitivity is a deciding factor for you, latex might be a better choice. If durability is more important, nitrile might be a better option. If you have a known allergy to latex, nitrile is the best choice.
What is the difference between nitrile and vinyl gloves?
The nitrile gloves are more resistant to chemicals and puncture, are more sensitive to touch, but they can cause allergies. Vinyl gloves are cheaper, hypoallergenic, but are less puncture resistant and less touch sensitive. The choice will depend on the application and the needs of the user.