Powder Free Vinyl Gloves

If You’re Avoiding Latex, Consider Powder Free Vinyl Gloves

For those who are concerned about latex allergies, there are several types of powder vinyl free gloves from which to choose. We offer them in clear, white and green. Companies that offer non latex exam gloves include Adenna, Basic Medical, Cranberry, Medline, Curad.

Powder Free Vinyl Gloves

With the increased awareness of latex allergy issues, several new types of latex free gloves have gained favor in the past several years. Each of them offer unique advantages but, at the same time, each of them come with a certain amount of compromise in terms of barrier protection, economy and comfort. No single glove provides the "perfect" solution for all applications and it’s nearly impossible to standardize on a single type of glove material without encountering difficulties.

Vinyl is the Most Economical Glove Material.

It’s been around for many years but in general may be associated with reduced barrier protection due to its susceptibility to tears, breakage and pinholes.
 These gloves are a popular choice for many food environments because having a high level of protection and durability is not as critical as they are in the operating room at a hospital. Vinyl gloves are also less expensive, making them a more economical option. Their fit is somewhat more loose, and they are good for low-risk or short term tasks when dealing with non-hazardous materials.

Problems Associated With Powdered Gloves

The concern is that powder apparently binds to latex proteins in the glove. If the user wears powdered gloves for a prolonged period of time, the powder may penetrate the skin, delivering latex proteins and potentially causing a reaction. This problem is aggravated if the hands are moist, and it can cause mild dermatitis, or anaphylactic shock and more serious problems.

Lots of Applications for Powder Free Vinyl Gloves

There are many different applications for latex free vinyl gloves, such as automotive repair facilities, food service operations, salons, police and fire stations. Powder free vinyl gloves are important supplies for any light duty application and can be used in a variety of situations. My Glove Depot powder free exam gloves are also ideal for home use or any place where the protection of your hands is required.