Disposable gloves are available in a range of materials and formulations, making each type uniquely suited to specific uses. How can you determine which type will best meet your needs? Review our handy guide and don’t hesitate to contact us if you still have questions.

What should I look for in a disposable glove?

Depending on the job you need the glove to do, you’ll want to consider flexibility, puncture resistance, frequency of use, and comfort. If latex allergy is a concern, you have excellent alternatives in advanced synthetic materials.

Nitrile Gloves

Manufactured from uniquely compounded formulations, nitrile – a synthetic rubber – is used to manufacture gloves that are wonderfully soft and comfortable, providing reliable protection against abrasions, oils, and chemicals.

Nitrile is now the most popular choice of protective glove material as an alternative to latex when allergic reaction is a concern.

  • Best protection and resistance to chemicals, punctures, abrasions, and oils
  • Superior material softness with high sensitivity
  • Not made with latex, providing excellent alternative for those with allergies
  • Variety of Choices
    • Blue, White, Orange, Violet, Black colors
    • Exam Gloves, General Purpose, Sterile, Non-Sterile and Chemo-Rated Styles
    • 9”, 12”, and 16” Extended Cuff Options
    • Advanced Formulations including Added Thickness and Accelerator-Free Options
    • Fingertip Textured and Fully Textured Styles

Latex Gloves

Latex gloves are formulated from the highest quality natural virgin latex. They offer an incredibly comfortable “second skin” fit and feel. Resistant to puncturing, latex is highly durable and a more earth-friendly option as it is a renewable natural resource. When allergy is not a concern, latex offers higher dexterity over nitrile gloves.

  • Best fit and “second skin” feel
  • Outstanding barrier protection against viruses and pathogens
  • Exceptional sensitivity and flexibility
  • Made from the highest quality, natural latex
  • Earth-friendly option as it is a renewable natural resource

Vinyl Gloves

Formulated from virgin polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and manufactured to the highest barrier protection standards, vinyl gloves are the most popular disposable option in food service and hospitality. They offer an economic alternative to nitrile and latex gloves. These gloves provide an excellent alternative to those with latex allergies.

  • Easy on and off
  • Comfortable fit and effective barrier protection
  • Not made with latex, providing excellent alternative for those with allergies
  • Most popular in food service and hospitality
  • Cost-effective alternative

PE Gloves

Disposable polyethylene (PE) gloves are manufactured using the highest-purity virgin raw materials to ensure strength and barrier integrity. They are an economical choice for frequent-change environments, offering protection for many multipurpose and food handling applications.

  • Designed for low-risk and short-term applications
  • Assorted PE, CPE, and TPE film materials constructed with a “stamp and seal” technique
  • Embossed texture for secure grip
  • Most economical option for frequent-change use

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