High Quality Vinyl Gloves:
- Powder-Free and Non-Sterile Vinyl
- Clear Disposable Gloves
- Excellent for healthcare (medical grade), public safety, industrial and more
Allergic to Latex Gloves, we have the answer….
An allergy to latex is a serious (but generally not fatal) condition, with symptoms including hives, itching, a stuffy or runny nose, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties.
In most cases symptoms begin within minutes after exposure to latex containing products, such asdisposable gloves. In addition, due to the nature of sweat build up, the skin under the gloves can be red and scaly, leading to eczema. These symptoms are caused by an allergy to the protein found in natural rubber, so naturally avoidance is the best way to prevent any reactions.
The number of people showing these latex allergy-related symptoms has significantly increased over the last decade, so much so that many companies who require disposable gloves are opting for alternatives to latex just to be on the safe side. If you have employees who are allergic to latex, here are the best alternative disposable gloves you can buy.
Another naturally latex-free solution are vinyl disposable gloves, which are made using synthetic materials to avoid any allergic reactions. These gloves are very common in the healthcare and catering sectors and due to vinyl having a less elastic nature than nitrile they tend to have a looser fit and smooth, comfortable feel. Theyre also a great cost-effective alternative to latex and nitrile options.
Vinyl gloves are allergen-, latex-, and powder-free, helping to reduce potential allergic reactions. Vinyl gloves are frequently used in the food industry and in hospitals for light, non-contaminated procedures.
Differences between nitrile and vinyl gloves: Nitrile gloves are perfect for the healthcare business because their resilient, puncture-resistant material keeps up well when exposed to chemicals, viruses, and biological threats in high-risk scenarios. Vinyl gloves, on the other hand, are usually the cheapest latex-free glove choice and are suited for short-term use. As a result, they’re best suited to the food service industry and other industries that require frequent glove changes.
Disposable gloves usually have a thickness of 4-8 mils. The optimal thickness for disposable vinyl gloves is determined on the application. Lower-gauge gloves are best for tasks that need dexterity, flexibility, and a good sense of touch. Higher-gauge gloves, on the other hand, offer more durability but less flexibility.