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Differences between disposable gloves: vinyl, nitrile and latex.

Differences between disposable gloves: vinyl, nitrile and latex.

Nitrile, latex and vinyl gloves have been used for many years, especially in the healthcare, food and industrial sectors, to prevent bacterial contamination and as a safety measure. Without this protection, food or surgical equipment may contain contaminants that pose a health risk.

The difference in disposable gloves.

The main difference between disposable gloves is their composition, while latex is of natural origin (natural rubber) and the rest is of synthetic origin (PVC, nitrile, vinyl...), depending on its properties it will depend on what type of work area It will be used.

Latex Gloves Disposable latex gloves are commonly used in medical facilities due to their high durability and protection against chemicals or liquids. But latex is a natural compound that can often cause allergic reactions.

Vinyl Gloves Disposable gloves made of vinyl (also known as PVC) are mainly used for food handling and operations that require special hygiene, safety or protection. While this material is durable, it should not be in direct contact with hot parts as it will degrade quickly, especially with prolonged use. It is an alternative for users with intolerance to certain materials such as latex, since PVC gloves do not contain allergens.

Nitrile Gloves provide the greatest resistance and protection against abrasive, chemical and infectious products. They are used in laboratory work environments, disinfection or any work that endangers the health of the skin. If a nitrile glove develops a tear, it is quickly torn to warn of danger and a new glove can be replaced.

The differences between disposable gloves are classified according to their classification into:

Sensitivity: Gloves are capable of transmitting touch naturally without us realizing that we are wearing them; This is essential when performing sensitive processing tasks, such as in a surgical environment.

Allergen: Tendency to cause problems due to allergies. In this sense, synthetic gloves have greater advantages than those made of natural latex.

Resistance: can be measured in terms of pulling or puncture. In this case, nitrile and vinyl are king, while latex is more susceptible to punctures or stretching.

Price: Each type of glove has an average price, with vinyl gloves being the cheapest and nitrile and latex gloves being the most expensive.

Depending on your work area, choose the gloves that best suit it

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