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Properties of gloves made of different raw materials

  Latex Nitrile Vinyl Chloroprene Polyisoprene
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Total rating 35 38 19 37 36
latex
LATEX

Thanks to the natural raw material, latex gloves are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Proteins in latex may cause a type I allergy, which is why the product is not recommended for people prone to allergic reactions.

Latex gloves provide:
  • high elasticity and softness,
  • strength and comfortable use,
  • excellent tactile sensitivity, the glove feels like a „second skin”.
nitrile
NITRILE

Nitrile, also known as acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), is a material composed of organic chemical compounds. The production process of this raw material was modified so that it can compete with natural rubber. Nitrile gloves are a perfect alternative to gloves made of a natural material; they are often called synthetic latex gloves.

Nitrile gloves:
  • do not contain latex proteins,
  • have a minimum content of rubber accelerators (substances that accelerate the process of temperature-induced raw material setting)

Minimised content of chemical accelerators significantly reduces the risk of type IV allergy.

vinyl
VINYL

Vinyl belongs to the group of PVC materials. Thanks to its properties, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has a broad application in different industries. Vinyl gloves are skin friendly for users prone to type I and IV allergies.

Vinyl gloves:

The raw material of vinyl gloves determines that these gloves are the cheapest in our assortment. They are not designed to work with a large amount of liquids. 

neoprene
NEOPRENE

Trade name of synthetic rubber obtained by polymerisation of chloroprene emulsion (2-chlorobuta-1,3-diene) – polychloroprene. It is more resistant to chemicals, including oils, and is more resistant to ageing. Available in powder-free versions only. Due to their performance parameters, they are a perfect material for surgical gloves.

polyisoprene
POLYISOPRENE

This is an organic chemical compound of the diene group. It ensures high quality with no latex proteins. Polyisoprene gloves offer high strength, flexibility, impermeability and user comfort. Available in powder-free versions only. In terms of their application, they are a perfect alternative for surgical gloves of natural rubber latex.

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