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Nitrile Gloves vs Latex Gloves

Views: 61     Author: Pidegree Medical     Publish Time: 06-20-2019      Origin: Pidegreegroup

Latex gloves are the most common used disposable gloves across many different industries.Now with the growing number of materials options available in the glove industry,nitrile gloves are regarded as the substitution of latex gloves due to their high performances without latex allergies.Here we’ll discuss the differences between nitrile gloves and latex gloves.

Latex Gloves

Latex gloves are made out of natural rubber.They are soft and fit like a second skin and with a high level of flexibility.They are popular choice for medical use.The primary reason people would choose an alternative to latex is because some people suffer from latex allergies.When latex is not a concern,latex gloves have a slight advantage with comfort and dexterity over nitrile gloves.


  • Latex gloves are made out of natural plant,biodegradable.

  • Great fitness,flexibility and resilience.

  • Have a high level of touch sensitivity.

  • Good for wearing for an extended amount of time.

  • Reliable chemical and biological barrier.


  • Some people suffer from latex allergies.

  • Prices fluctuate based on natural rubber.

  • Not as chemical resistant as other materials.


Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile gloves are made out of synthetic rubber and are a popular alternative when latex allergies are a concern.Nitrile gloves are often referred to as 'medical gloves'.They are the superior gloves when it comes to puncture resistance.


  • Latex free and allergy free.

  • Much of the same tensile strength,durability as latex.

  • Are most puncture resistant.

  • Resists many chemicals.

  • Work well for high-risk situations involving infectious material.

  • Have a long shelf life.


  • Non-biodegradable.

  • Less form fitting.


When choosing the right glove to use,it is very important to figure out what the working conditions requires.If comfort,dexterity,and the ease of donning is your top priority,latex gloves are your best choice.If you are searching for a more durable glove that resists puncture and has a better chemical barrier,you are going to need nitrile gloves.

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