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Materials Guide


A short guide detailing the differences between latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves.

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  • Strength, durability
  • Puncture resistance
  • Tear resistance
  • Chemical barrier
  • Elasticity
  • Softness
  • Fit and comfort
  • Allergenicity
  • Use
  • Wear life
  • Cost per use
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • PE
  • Short task
  • < 5 mins.
  • Low cost, lightweight
  • Vinyl
  • Single use
  • 15-30 mins.
  • Low cost, no protein allergens
  • Punctures easily
  • Nitrile
  • Single use
  • < 1 hour
  • Dexterity and chemical protection
  • Comfort
  • Latex
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  • Single use
  • 1-2 hours
  • Dexterity and chemical protection
  • Comfort

 

 

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