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Why do nitrile gloves have different colors

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Why do nitrile gloves have different colors


You've probably seen that nitrile gloves come in almost every color of the rainbow, such as white, blue, orange, and black etc. Interestingly enough, the color of the glove does not in any way affect the quality of protection or strength offered by Nitrile gloves. Traditionally Nitrile gloves come in a blue hue in order to differentiate them as a non-latex glove for people with latex allergies.


Now, the reason for such color variation in Nitrile gloves is mostly due to industry preference.For example, laboratory environments want to avoid any sort of cross contamination, so they'll have different areas of the lab color coded with different gloves.


The different colors serve various benefits. For starters, they make it easier to spot any punctures or tears. In addition, they can make it easier to hide stains produced by various substances.


Black nitrile gloves – They are mostly used in automotive industries to handle oil, grease, etc.  They are also used for protection from hazardous materials and clean-up. Most artists like tattoos makers use black color nitrile gloves during their work.


Blue nitrile gloves – They are used for medical procedures. Blue nitrile gloves are mainly used in hospitals, pharmacy stores. Doctors, nurses also employ this type of colored gloves. Blue-colored gloves come in many different shades like steel blue, royal blue, and light blue.


All these shades have different purposes and use. Blue colors gloves are also the primo dental products and most dentists also use them.


White nitrile gloves – They are mostly used for general purposes like in offices etc. White nitrile gloves are also used during cleaning work like dusting.


Green Nitrile gloves – Green nitrile gloves are less protective than the other colors but can be found at most hardware stores.  This colored glove is used for food handling and is often used in restaurants.


Orange nitrile gloves – Orange nitrile gloves are for general use and can be found at most hardware stores. Orange nitrile glove is used by the mechanical industry.


Red nitrile gloves – They are used for hazardous materials handling and have a higher level of protection than the other colors.


Yellow nitrile gloves – Yellow nitrile gloves are less common but can be used when working with certain chemicals or when there is a risk of skin contact.


Brown nitrile gloves – Brown nitrile gloves are used for general work, food handling, and manufacturing.


Purple nitrile gloves – Purple color nitrile gloves are mostly used in medical fields like hospitals. Purple color nitrile gloves are also employed against chemical protection and are mostly used in chemotherapy and other healthcare sectors.


The trend of using this color glove is new. But it has become popular nowadays. This color glove shows that doctors are worried about their patients and shows them a friendly handshake.


Aside from these general industry preferences, the color of Nitrile you choose ultimately comes down to personal preference. Manufacturers are seeing that people enjoy having a variety of color, so look forward to more colors being introduced and marketed.



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