Today many businesses and individuals buy and use gloves. There are a wide
range of gloves available in the market however today we will be talking about
Vinyl, Nitrile and Latex gloves. It is always important to consider many factors
before purchasing gloves which involve things such as is it right for your budget
and are these gloves suitable to for the industry and environment you work in.
In this blog we will be talking about the advantages and disadvatages of these gloves.
1) Vinyl Gloves
Vinyl gloves manufactured from polyvinyl chloride are very popular today. The biggest
advantage of Vinyl gloves is that they are usually cheaper than Nitrile and Latex gloves
and they are also latex free and don’t cause any allergies or reactions. The disadvantages
of vinyl gloves however are that they are not as durable and strong as Nitrile and Latex gloves
plus they don’t provide as much protection.
2) Nitrile Gloves
Nitrile gloves are used in many industries with one of the most popular ones being the aged
care industry. Nitrile gloves provide greater protection and are very chemical resistant, they
are also more soft and comfortable to wear. Some disadvantages that it involves is that they are
most expensive to produce and more expensive in the market. They are also less tactile sensitive
than latex gloves.
3) Latex Gloves
Latex gloves are made from natural rubber and are largely used in areas such as surgery. The advantages
of it is that they are tactile sensitive and preferred during surgery procedures. Latex gloves
are also durable and more comfortable to wear. Some disadvantages of these gloves are they are not
very chemical resistant compared to other gloves and can also cause skin reactions and allergies.
These types of gloves have its disadvantages and advantages and it is very important to weigh them
up before purchasing and making sure which gloves best suits you or your business and the situation you
are facing. At Treatably we sell both Vinyl and Nitrile gloves which can be seen on our website below.