The wide range of models of disposable gloves due to their performance and materials can make us hesitate when choosing the most suitable for our needs.
To make the best choice we have to take into account the usefulness we are going to give to the gloves, with which products and / or materials will be in contact, the contact and use time, the sensitivity and resistance that we need the my glove depot , Etc., and very important, the allergies that these can cause.
The Following Are The Most Relevant Characteristics Of Each Manufacturing Material:
1.In our previous article LATEX (part I and II) we explain how natural and synthetic latex is made and manufactured, in which products we can find it and the allergies it can cause.
2.In this post we will focus on its characteristics and uses.
3.One of the great advantages of latex is its elasticity, which gives it a very good adaptability, dexterity, lightness and comfort avoiding the fatigue of the user.
4.Natural latex is resistant to solvents (non-aromatic), alcohols, ammonia, acetone and other chemicals normally used in laboratories. However, it is not very resistant to compounds derived from petroleum, oils, vegetable and animal fats and milk derivatives.
5.Currently, the natural latex glove is being replaced with synthetic alternatives due to the increase of people allergic to it.
6.However, it is considered the most appropriate product for non-allergic persons and with more possible applications.
7.As for the most common types of latex gloves we can find are sterile with or without dust, or for examination with or without dust.
1.Nitrile is a synthetic rubber copolymer made up of acrylonitrile and butadiene.
2.It is considered the substitute of latex due to its similar behavior, with the advantage of not producing allergies.
3.It is more resistant to oils, acids and fuels than natural latex, but with less resistance and flexibility.
4.Nitrile gloves are three times more puncture resistant than natural rubber gloves with high resistance to friction and tearing.
5.They also outperform latex in the ease of gloving and decrease the risk of dermatitis due to its chlorinated smooth inner surface.
6.Other qualities of Nitrile are the very good resistance to solvents, to flexion, abrasion, to temperature and very good adhesion to metals.
7.It is used in the aeronautical, automotive, nuclear, laboratories of any field, hospitals, food industry, etc.
Vinyl gloves are also of synthetic origin, made from Vinyl Polychloride (PVC).
These gloves do not contain latex proteins or products derived from rubber vulcanization, so they have fewer problems with allergic reactions.
Some Of Its Main Characteristics Are:-
1.High resistance to abrasion and low density.
2.Good mechanical and impact resistance.
3.Resistant to high temperatures
4.Resistant to corrosion
In addition, vinyl gloves consist of high sensitivity to the touch, good behavior aqueous foods of pH <4.5, alcohols, organic acids and solvents.
On the contrary, because of their porosity, they do not offer good protection against petroleum derivatives, vegetable oils and animals, etc.
They are preferably used in Hospitals, Health centers for patient explorations, cleaning, instrument manipulation and in industries with low chemical risk.
Although it may not be the most comfortable, the polyethylene (PE) glove is one of the most used because of its use in the food sector (supermarkets, fruit shops, frozen etc) and gas stations and at low cost.
This type of glove does not adapt well to the hand, but has a sufficient thickness for the protection of the user and to avoid the contamination of the products that are manipulated.