What is Driving the Trend Towards Nitrile Disposable Gloves?

Vinyl Disposable Gloves

Wrap up; Vinyl Disposable Gloves are cheap to make and cheap to buy, but at a high cost to user health and the environment.

Latex Disposable Gloves

Wrap up; the best application for latex gloves is medical with proven protection from bio hazards like bacteria and viruses, however the need for a second glove alongside remains inescapable because of allergies.

Nitrile Disposable Gloves

Wrap up; Nitrile disposable gloves can be used in almost any industry, with few to nil allergy issues for about the same cost as Latex gloves with no real down side.

To Powder or Not To Powder?

Powder in disposable gloves is largely a historical leftover whose only purpose was to enable the user to don gloves so they didn’t break. This was essential when the only glove you could buy was Latex, but now unless you have wet hands every time you don a pair of gloves there is just no need for this irritant to be in the glove. This is particularly true for Nitrile gloves because they are so much stronger than Latex and Vinyl and require no powder at all.

Conclusion

The ongoing use of Vinyl gloves is a short-sighted decision for both the user and the environment, especially when there are some great alternatives in Nitrile and Latex at minimal to no additional costs.

Although Latex will continue its strong use in the medical field for some time yet, the use of Nitrile disposable gloves across all market sectors worldwide will continue to grow strongly in the coming years due to the strong features and minimal drawbacks of Nitrile material.

*latexallergyresources.org