Synthetic Disposable Gloves
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Alternatives to Traditional Latex Gloves
For glove users who are concerned about latex allergies, there are several types of synthetic disposable gloves from which to choose. They come in a variety of colors such as blue, black, green, lavender, pink, purple, white, brown and clear. Companies that offer non latex exam gloves include Adenna, Aurelia, Basic, Cranberry, BeeSure, Blossom, Halyard, iSmile, RelyAid, Medline, Curad, Mexpo, Microflex, and Supermax.
Synthetic Disposable Gloves Are Available in a Variety of Materials
With the broadening awareness of latex allergy issues, several new types of synthetic disposable gloves have gained in popularity in the past several years. Each of them offer unique advantages. 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 latex free glove alternative. 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 compared to latex. Vinyl food service gloves are a popular choice for many food environments. This is because having a high level of protection and durability is not as critical as they are in the operating room at a hospital, for example. 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.
Nitrile medical gloves have become more popular synthetic disposable glove in the past several years and offer excellent tear resistance and chemical resistance. Made from synthetic rubber, nitrile gloves are an excellent choice if you’re concerned about latex allergies. Nitrile gloves are also more puncture resistant when compared to other gloves. They also tend to have a high level of sensitivity and conform to your hand for a better fit. Nitrile gloves can be worn for longer periods of time and are appropriate for riskier circumstances where infectious substances or chemicals are present.
Chloroprene has become a popular synthetic disposable glove in the operating room and other healthcare environments and is the most latex-like synthetic glove film available. It offers superior comfort and good resistance to a wide range of chemicals, especially acids, alkalies and aliphatic solvents, as well as biological hazards. Chloroprene gloves protect against infectious fluids and chemotherapy drugs while combining the comfort of latex and strength of nitrile.
Many Applications for Synthetic Disposable Gloves
There are many different applications for synthetic disposable gloves, such as medical and dental establishments, automotive repair facilities, food service operations, tattoo parlors, salons, police and fire stations. Synthetic disposable gloves are critical supplies for any healthcare facility and can be used in a variety of procedures. My Glove Depot synthetic disposable gloves are also ideal for home use or any place where the protection of your hands is required.