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Disposable Nitrile Exam Gloves Available in Small, Medium, Large and XL

Nitrile gloves are rapidly becoming one of the most favored disposable gloves within a variety of industries and with good reason. They provide incredible protection against a host of bacteria, chemicals, viruses and other microorganisms. This comes in handy when dealing with the germs encountered in the examination room or hospital as well as bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses in restaurants. Nitrile gloves are made of a synthetic material known as acrylonitrile-butadiene which offers superior protection and durability than vinyl and latex with a shelf life that beats out latex. Nitrile gloves provide a better fit than vinyl gloves, while also doubling as a better protectant and a latex alternative for people that may have an allergy, giving them the edge as a leading choice in restaurants, doctor's and dentist's offices and other shops. Boasting a higher tensile strength than latex, nitrile gloves are also 3 to 5 times more durable. This makes them an excellent choice for professionals who have to work with sharp tools, such as in food service and the medical and dental industry.

What is nitrile? Industrial and Medical Grade, Black and Blue

Nitrile is a synthetic compound known as acrylonitrile-butadiene which offers a superior protection against, bacteria, viruses and certain chemicals than latex and vinyl gloves. Nitrile gloves come in both medical and industrial grade. Medical grade gloves are focused on protecting the user from microorganisms, such as viruses and bacteria to where industrial grade nitrile gloves focus more on protection from chemicals, solvents and cleaners. Medical grade gloves will primarily be used by healthcare providers in exam rooms, hospitals and in dentistry, while industrial grade gloves are used in auto repair shops, tattoo parlors and in janitorial positions. Nitrile gloves are available in black, blue, white and even pink.

Are nitrile gloves latex free?

Nitrile gloves are latex free.

What's the difference between nitrile, vinyl and latex gloves?

The big differences between nitrile, vinyl and latex gloves are in the material they are made of as well as the wide variety of applications in which they are going to be used. Nitrile and vinyl gloves are both synthetic materials, while latex is bore of a natural resource. Due to this, latex has a certain protein that has been known to cause allergic reactions in some users, making vinyl and nitrile gloves an ideal alternative for people with this sensitivity. Nitrile provides better protection than vinyl gloves in most applications and is stronger than both vinyl and latex. Latex offers a better fit than both, but with the caveat of the aforementioned protein and not being as puncture resistant or durable as nitrile. Vinyl offers an alternative to latex and is one of the least expensive options, however, lacks the dexterity and comfort of latex and nitrile.

All have their places within the industries depending on what kind of work is being done. For most exam rooms in doctor's and dentist's offices, latex and nitrile gloves are going to be the first choice in disposable gloves. Hospitals will favor both latex and nitrile with a heavier emphasis on nitrile, due to its strength, puncture resistance and protection against microorganisms. Tattoo and auto shops will favor and benefit with the use nitrile gloves, while vinyl gloves are a great choice for most businesses within the food industry. Viny gloves work well for food preparation thanks to their ability to protect against bacteria and viruses in low-risk situations and having a lower cost. This makes vinyl a logical choice where glove changes are frequent. Dexterity is also typically less of an issue with this industry making vinyl a perfectly acceptable glove for these places. Vinyl gloves may also be seen and used in the beauty industry such as barber shops, salons and other cosmetic improvement stores.

Are nitrile gloves safer than latex?

Nitrile gloves are stronger than latex offering more protection against microorganisms and certain chemicals. They are safer in this sense, but as with most things, it always comes down to the user when it comes to being safer and creating a safe work environment.

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