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3 Scenarios Where Vinyl Gloves Are Right for the Job

3 Scenarios Where Vinyl Gloves Are Right for the Job

When it comes to hand protection, nothing works harder than vinyl disposable gloves. They may not be fashion forward, but they get the job done.

If cost is your top consideration, vinyl should be first on your list. Here are three industries in which it is a perfect fit under most circumstances.

Janitorial/Sanitation: This is an industry that demands frequent glove changes, which calls for a thinner glove with a loose fit that goes on and off easily. Vinyl is not form-fitting like latex or nitrile, so it’s easy to change gloves in a hurry when they become soiled or experience a rip or puncture.

Vinyl gloves are always 3 mils thick, so they don’t offer the barrier protection of heavier nitrile or latex gloves. They are fine for working with cleaning solutions and non-toxic chemicals, however Gloveworks Industrial Clear Vinyl Gloves (IVPF) are a dependable choice.

Food Service: From making sandwiches to busing tables, vinyl’s affordability and versatility are a benefit for any restaurant—especially since margins in the food industry are razor-thin and pinching pennies is considered an art form.

For an all-purpose glove at a great price, it’s hard to beat X3 Industrial Clear Vinyl Gloves (GPX3). The user gets dependable hygiene maintenance and barrier protection. Because they contain no latex proteins, there are no worries about allergic reactions.

Considering that the trend in food service is to move away from latex either because of legislative requirement or a desire to better serve public health, vinyl is the way to go. This glove is a consistent top seller—and for good reason.

Beauty & Salon: Whether your customers are working with hair, nails, or skin, vinyl gloves are an easy answer to protecting hands from potentially hazardous products.

While not offering the level of chemical protection that nitrile does, their more favorable price point makes them a natural choice for applications requiring frequent glove changes. Some nail technicians prefer latex gloves because of their form-fitting nature, but prolonged exposure to latex can lead to latex allergies where none existed before. There is also concern that latex gloves will aggravate customers’ existing allergies.

Vinyl gloves are also a great fit for applications like painting, auto detailing, home maintenance, and any job that involves human contact, from retail to public transit.

For most light-duty industrial applications, vinyl gets the job done, at a price that keeps users happy.

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