What I Love About Nitrile Gloves
Nitrile gloves are definitely my favorite disposable glove out of the 3 main kinds. They were originally developed as a synthetic alternative to latex and vinyl gloves in the medical field, and were first seen in the market in the late 1990s. However, since that time, nitrile gloves have expanded into most industries and are now extremely popular in industrial applications as well. Here are a few reasons why.
First and foremost, nitrile gloves are latex-free. Whether using them while cleaning around the house or taking out some yucky leftovers forgotten at the back of the fridge…it’s great knowing chances of developing a sensitivity to latex are minimized by choosing a latex-free glove. After all, latex allergies are often associated with prolonged use of latex gloves over time. If you can use a different glove for some tasks…why not?
Another great plus a nitrile glove offers is the excellent protection against many chemicals. Do you work on cars? If so, nitrile is usually a better glove choice. If break fluid comes in contact with a latex glove, it will dissolve the glove. In contrast, you can dip a nitrile glove in break fluid, and it would be just fine. Also, because nitrile gloves take the shape of your hand very well, especially after reacting with the warmth of your skin, they provide superior comfort, great dexterity and excellent tactile sensitivity.
Thirdly, nitrile gloves hold up better to rips and tears than latex and vinyl. In fact, a nitrile glove is three times as resistant to abrasion and punctures than an equivalent glove in latex and vinyl! Not to say you should use a nitrile glove if the specific application directly involves handling sharp objects, just like you wouldn’t choose a latex or vinyl glove... But as far as disposable gloves go, nitrile holds up much better than the other two.
So there you have it. From latex-free, to excellent protection against chemicals, to superior fit and feel, to holding up better to rips and tears than other disposable gloves, these are just a few of the reasons why I love nitrile gloves. Find out some of the reasons why YOU like nitrile gloves, and come back and tell us.
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-The Ammex Glover · 06/18/2009
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