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Black Nitrile’s Durability, Comfort Is a Great Fit for Food Processing

Black Nitrile’s Durability, Comfort Is a Great Fit for Food Processing

Food processing workers don’t need loose-fitting disposable gloves giving them hand fatigue. What they do need is more durability and less concern about rips and punctures.

Zoomget has two terrific black nitrile solutions: 1st Choice 5 Mil (1BN) and 1st Choice Premium 6 Mil (1PBN).

When it comes to working with food at the most basic levels, from chopping ingredients to assembling meals, vinyl and poly gloves are great. Avoiding cross-contamination is central to any food operation, so frequent glove changes go with the territory. Vinyl and poly’s value-first price points make that possible.

Many end-users whose food-related work is a bit more demanding, however, prefer a 3-mil nitrile glove, like X3 Industrial Blue Nitrile (X3) or Black Nitrile (BX3). They deliver better fit and comfort as well as the added strength of nitrile.

But in food processing, gloves are likely to be worn longer and be exposed to more demanding conditions.

1st Choice Black Nitrile gloves are typically associated with automotive and other industrial applications rather than with food. The 5- or 6-mil thicknesses are great for working with tools and machinery, and their durability is widely appreciated by the pros who choose them.

These sturdy gloves offer not only tremendous fit, feel, and comfort, but they require fewer changes over the course of a shift. They can stand up to the rigors of a production line and even do double-duty for servicing the equipment.

For day-to-day food service at the restaurant level, vinyl and poly gloves remain the most affordable option; we recommend X3 Industrial Clear Vinyl (GPX3) or Gloveworks Industrial Clear Vinyl (IVPF) for preparing and plating food.

But for food production lines and packaging facilities, 1st Choice Black Nitrile gloves are hard to beat.

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