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Nitrile gloves have quickly become the material of choice for many in the industry. Why is that? Nitrile gloves are ideal for automotive, industrial, and safety-based industries due to the durable nitrile butadiene rubber they are made of. This synthetic elastomer is what sets nitrile apart from other materials such as latex, which is made from natural rubber.
The key consideration in choosing a disposable glove is the glove material. Nitrile has excellent flexibility, along with fit and feel, that allows for optimal tactile sensitivity for those using it. As the glove heats through use, the nitrile also conforms to the hand.
Due to its chemical composition, nitrile can withstand oils, grease, gasoline, fuel, and most acids. Nitrile gloves are also 3-5x more puncture resistant than latex gloves, while also featuring higher elasticity than vinyl gloves. This is preferred among industries that use sharp tools, such as dentistry, where nitrile can provide a safe barrier between providers and patients.
Nitrile gloves are also available in an array of colors, which can help prevent cross-contamination and differentiate sizing. For example, this practice can be used in the food industry. Clients can use blue gloves for size medium and indigo gloves for size large to differentiate sizing. This technique can also be used to differentiate applications, blue gloves for dairy and green gloves for vegetables.
The next time you are looking for a durable synthetic glove, we recommend trying nitrile. Zoomget offers a large variety of light- to heavy-duty nitrile in an assortment of colors to help you get any job done.