Nitrile is stronger than latex or vinyl, has three times the puncture resistance, plus more abrasion and chemical resistance, than latex. Additionally, these gloves have a longer shelf life than natural latex rubber. Fit, feel, and comfort rivaling that of latex, without the allergy concerns of latex. These are a preferred glove for automotive, manufacturing, janitorial, plumbing, paint shop, chemical, industrial, and food processing uses. They are manufactured in industrial and exam grades.