Views: 37 Author: Pidegree Medical Publish Time: 05-27-2020 Origin: Pidegreegroup
Choosing the right gloves can be difficult with such a large choice of materials on offer, including latex, nitrile, vinyl and PE. Do you know which gloves you might need for a particular task? Gloves should never be a substitute for washing hands or using disinfectant. They must provide suitable protection against potential hazards and suit the wearer in terms of size and material, as some people have allergies to some of the common materials used.
Powder-free vinyl gloves are the perfect choice for food preparation tasks, as they are food safe, highly detectable and cost-effective, which is why they are used frequently in mobile catering and food prep areas.
Latex gloves are ideal for cleaning as they are robust, reliable and provide outstanding protection from chemicals and infection.
Gloves are made from nitrile rubber as this material has a similar feel to a latex glove without the risk of allergies and skin irritation. Ideal for: splash protection against chemicals.
Many disposable gloves are supplied with a beaded cuff as this provides extra durability and make it easier to put them on.
Chlorination is a process which is often used in the manufacture of heavy duty gloves. The addition of chlorine hardens and strengthens the surface of the glove, making it more suitable for high risk applications than a standard household glove.
Nitrile gloves have a higher resistance to rips and tears than other gloves made of latex or PVC and therefore provide greater durability.