What is the use of rubber gloves?
Its primary purpose is protection of the hands. Rubber gloves can be worn during dish washing to protect the hands from detergent and allow the use of hotter water. Sometimes caregivers will use rubber gloves during the diaper changing process to prevent contact with the child’s faecal material/urine. Health professionals use medical gloves rather than rubber gloves when performing surgical operations. Try our range here
Types of Gloves
Nitrile coated gloves
The gloves are made out of a synthetic rubber, and are an ideal alternative when latex allergies are of concern. Nitrile gloves are the superior glove when it comes to puncture resistance and they are often referred to as “medical grade.
The gloves are made of superior material for today’s disposable gloves. Nitrile, also known as NBR, is a form of synthetic rubber with an unusually high resistance to oil, fuel and other chemicals. The more nitrile within the polymer, the greater the protection from oils, but the lower the flexibilit
Nitrile gloves, however, are not recommended for use with ketones, strong oxidizing acids and organic chemicals containing nitrogen, Nitrile also tends to have a rather poor flame resistance.
It has other benefits too; nitrile gloves provide better grip to workers when handling other materials or equipment’s. Nitrile coated gloves withstand grease and oils. The Nitrile coating protects the hand against any skin conditions by preventing oil or grease from penetrating through the gloves.
What can you expect using Nitrile gloves
- These are Latex-free
- Effective against punctures
- Can allow for sensitivity
- Has a great fit allowing better grip
- Allows extended amount usage time
- Work well for high-risk situations involving infectious material
- Resistant to many chemicals
- Have a long shelf life
- Coloured to Help identify if the glove has been punctured
Latex coated gloves
Latex gloves are natural material, made out of rubber. They are a popular choice of protective glove for medical or industrial use.
The primary reason people would choose an alternative to latex is many people suffer from latex allergies. If allergy is not a concern, latex does have a slight advantage with comfort and dexterity over Nitrile gloves.
What can you expect using latex gloves
- Really fit like a second skin
- Touch sensitivity is high
- Can be word for an extended amount of time
- Great for high-risk situations involving infectious material
- Budget Friendly range
- The lightly powdered coating makes it easier to put on
- Are very elastic and strong and Are biodegradable
Vinyl gloves are a popular choice for the food industry and situations where high levels of durability and protection are less of a priority. These gloves are the most economic option. You can check some of our glove options here
What can you expect using Vinyl gloves
- Thees gloves are also latex-free
- They have a looser fit
- Short-term use , low-risk tasks
- Vinyl gloves are the cheapest option
- They have great anti-static properties
- Best suited for non-hazardous materials
When you should wear rubber gloves ?
- Washing dishes
- Scrubbing toilets
- Oven cleaning
- Cleaning up pet mess
Reasons To Wear Rubber Gloves cleaning dishes
- Rubber Gloves create a barrier for your skin
- The rubber increases your grip
- Create a more pleasant cleaning experience
- Protect your hand and manicure
- Prevent nasty infections
Rubber Gloves Allergy
What are the symptoms of latex allergy?
- Skin rash.
- Eye tearing and irritation.
- Nasal symptoms such as sneezing, drainage (runny nose), or congestion.
- Wheezing, chest constriction (tightness), cough, or shortness of breath.
- Feeling faint (drop in blood pressure)
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Scratchy throat
- Difficulty breathing
Always seek medical advice first
Frequently Asked Questions
Your gloves should fit snug but non constrictive, They should cover the end of your fingertips without much extra room.
Vinyl gloves, which are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride), are usually the cheapest latex-free gloves. However, many prefer to use higher-end gloves such as nitrile gloves.In general, latex gloves offer the best protection against bacteria and viruses, while synthetic gloves provide better chemical protection
Traditionally Nitrile gloves come in a blue in order to differentiate them as a non-latex glove especially for people with latex allergies. Now, Color variation in Nitrile gloves is mostly due to industry preference of identification
Black Nitrile Gloves are premium, industrial-grade gloves that are used in a wide variety of industries. These gloves are 50 percent thicker than standard nitrile gloves, with three times the puncture resistance of latex
A glove may have degraded when it turns hard or brittle and loses elasticity. The glove amy change color and this should also be a warning sign. DO NOT use gloves that show signs of degradation.
Any glove that is too soft and does not return back into shape after being stretched could also be disposed.
Nitrile gloves are designed NOT to be reused, actually. … Nitrile gloves are designed NOT to be reused, actually. But, if you’re careful on how you pull them off, it’s possible to get a couple of uses out of them
Disposable nitrile gloves are stronger than latex gloves , They offer greater protection when working in Laboratory and medical practises , Professional exposed to needles and blood products usually use this product.