Vinyl vs. Nitrile vs. Latex Gloves

Vinyl, Nitrile and Latex Gloves

 

Vinyl:

  • Most affordable disposable glove.
  • Trusted by food service applications.
  • Appropriate for use near heat source.
  •  Tear easily and loose fitting.

 

Nitrile:

  • Most resistant to punctures and tears.
  • Splits when punctured – allows immediate awareness to potential biohazard contamination.
  • Chemical resistant – Used by TSA and used as an inner glove for hazmat incidents.
  • Trusted by industrial applications.
  • Alternative for people with latex allergies.

 

Latex:

  • Best fitting disposable glove. Provides superior finger dexterity.
  • Complete barrier protection.
  • Trusted by surgeons.
  •  Allergic reaction / irritation may occur in some people that have a latex allergy.