Latex Disposable Gloves

Latex disposable gloves are offered by Adenna, Blossom, EcoBee, Aurelia, Cranberry, Medline and RelyAid and many more - thirty choices in all in the My Glove Depot store. The natural, latex formulation in latex disposable gloves has a longstanding reputation for fit, flexibility and comfort, and yet some people have an allergic sensitivity to the material.

A Choice in Thickness, Aroma and Texture

Depending on your personal preferences, combined with the specifics of the task at hand, selecting a latex disposable glove should take several factors into account. Depending on the job, you can choose from a variety of thicknesses. Latex disposable gloves from My Glove Depot are offered in thicknesses beginning at 3.2 mil, up to a thickness of 8.7 mil for Medline surgical gloves.

Some latex gloves are enhanced by mint or peppermint aroma. Not all people appreciate the aroma of natural latex gloves, and minty treatments can make a difference, particularly in the dentist's’ office.

Textured gloves have also become an important consideration. In wet or slippery conditions, textured fingertips can help you keep a firm grip, even on glass. Some latex disposable gloves are textured at just the fingertips or the palm, while others are textured over the entire hand. Certain situations may call for a “honeycomb” type of texturing, and the Aurelia Distinct brand has a patented honeycomb surface on their gloves.

Latex Versus Nitrile and Vinyl

Natural rubber latex, nitrile and vinyl are the most widely used disposable glove materials. Each material has features that make it ideal for specific applications. Natural latex that is used to make latex disposable gloves is derived from plants, and is a popular choice for medical and industrial use. Key advantages of latex are: 

  • Dependable barrier protection 
  • Consistent fit 
  • Flexibility

Latex provides a bit more comfort and dexterity than nitrile or vinyl. The downside to latex is the possibility of latex-related allergic reactions that range from simple irritation to anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening. Some companies are developing a low-protein latex that may reduce the possibilities of latex sensitivity.

If you’re looking for an alternative to latex disposable gloves, nitrile is a very popular synthetic material which replicates many of the positive characteristics of latex including flexibility, strength and durability.