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What is Vinyl Glove

Views: 22     Author: Pidegree Medical     Publish Time: 02-25-2021      Origin: Pidegreegroup

What is Vinyl Glove

Vinyl gloves are manufactured from polyvinyl chloride – the same material used in PVC pipes. 

Vinyl gloves are created from PVC monomers alone, which makes the material a polymer – a substance with a molecular structure consisting entirely of a large number of similar bonded units. 

To create the synthetic material, chemists polymerize the PVC substance to bond the molecules together, and then add a chemical called a plasticizer to make the material flexible for glove use. Because PVC is inexpensive to manufacture, vinyl gloves are a great cost-effective option.

Vinyl gloves were the first synthetic alternative available to the consumer, offering an allergy free option to latexThe fit and feel of vinyl gloves mean that they may not be ideal for activities requiring a high level of precision. 

Looser and less durable than latex and nitrile, vinyl gloves are a popular choice for situations where high levels of durability and protection are less of a priority, like in the food and janitorial services; as well as, oil and painting industries, and when working with cords. Best for use with non-hazardous materials, vinyl makes a good multi-purpose glove for general use. They are great for basic hand protection in a low infection environment.

The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Gloves


  • Great for people with latex allergies

  • Affordability

  • Anti-static nature


  • Not biodegradable

  • Not form fitting

  • Little to no protection against chemicals and biohazards

Choosing the right glove to use is important and should be done based on where you’ll be using the gloves, what for, allergic reactions, and cost. If you are looking for an affordable glove and durability and protection aren’t necessary or a high priority, then vinyl gloves might be perfect for your needs. 

If you work in a field where precision and protection are of the utmost importance, you should go with either a latex or nitrile glove.

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