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characteristics of vinyl gloves
Feb 28, 2018

Gloves are available in different material ranging from vinyl, latex and nitril. To make the selection process even more difficult, gloves are also categorized as sterile, non-sterile, powdered and non-powdered.

Examination gloves are usually used by nurses, physicians and general healthcare personnel to protect themselves against contamination during a routine patient care procedure or an examination. For better precision and sensitivity, surgeons and operating room staff need to wear surgical gloves.

vinyl Gloves:

A vinyl glove is a cost effective and latex free solution which is well suited for majority of clinical work. Vinyl glove technology has improved in areas such as strength, elongation, tactile sensitivity, and comfort.

Below are characteristics of vinyl gloves:

Cost effective

Latex free



Less durable

Less tactile for sensitive work

Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Standard protection

latex Gloves:

Latex gloves are durable and carry greater comfort as well as sensitivity. In recent times, there has been a big push by the healthcare industry to become latex free due to the risk of personnel developing latex allergies. Healthcare workers who frequently use latex gloves can develop minor skin problems such as irritation or redness.

Some information about latex gloves is mentioned below:

Preferred by surgeons

Extremely durable

Excellent fit


Sensitive to the touch

Mid range protection

Nitrile Gloves:

Nitrile exam gloves offer extra strength with a soft touch and are recommended for use in areas such as ER and trauma units. These gloves are also excellent when dealing with harsh chemicals or liquid immersion (e.g. lab, oncology, environmental services, endoscopy and pharmacy).

They possess superior chemical resistance and are stronger than vinyl and latex gloves. Some of advantages of nitrile gloves are below:

Puncture resistant

Protein and latex free

Greater protection

Chemical resistant

Medical Gloves: The highest quality of Medical-Grade Exam Gloves is to act as a reliable, protective barrier which prevents the transmission of organisms and blood-borne pathogens to its users. Exam gloves are not necessary in sterile form, it can be in non-sterile to protect your hands from exposure. It is widely used in hospitals (outside operating theater) and other industrial and home applications.

Surgical Gloves: Sterile Surgical Gloves are at the top of the range of quality protective gloves and are typically used by surgeons and operating room staffs. Top Glove offers a full range of premium quality Latex Powdered and Powder-Free Sterile Surgical Gloves.

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