Disposable Nitrile Gloves
- Medical Grade Powder-Free Disposable Nitrile Gloves
- Latex free nitrile gloves, ideal for latex allergy sufferers
- Powder free examination nitrile gloves
- Finger textured with light grip
- Beaded cuff to aid donning
93/42/EEC, CE CERTIFIED,Conforms to AQL 1.5 CE Class 1 Medical grade standard and complies with BS EN 455. PPE Directive 89/686/EEC. EN420 and EN374 series of standards. CE 0086 Category III. Food contact gloves (EC 1935/2004 and European Regulation 10/2011), suitable for all food types.
Nitrile is a synthetic rubber, made up of acrylonitrile and butadiene with resistance to oil, chemicals and fuel, as well as being able to withstand temperatures of -40°C to 108°C without melting. Nitrile generally is more robust and resistant to punctures than latex, which is one of the reasons why it is a popular choice of material for gloves.
What are Nitrile Gloves?
Nitrile gloves are a type of disposable glove made from synthetic rubber, this means there is no risk of latex allergies. They are very robust making it extremely resistant to punctures, tears and chemicals. They and offer superior strength, dexterity and resistance to oils and aqueous chemicals in comparison to vinyl or latex. For these reasons, they are often used in the medical, laboratory and manufacturing industries.
Nitrile disposable gloves can be used for a multitude of tasks, from wearing while treating patients in hospital to completing messy jobs on vehicles in a garage. Gloves are available with differing levels of thickness, depending on what they are required for. Thicker gloves are best when working with harsh chemicals, while thinner gloves are ideal for those who need flexibility and dexterity while carrying out tasks.
Are nitrile gloves safe for food handling?
Yes, many nitrile powder free gloves are ideal for food handling, and as they are more resistant to oils than some other type of gloves, so should last longer. Nitrile gloves are available in bright colours and therefore are ideal for food preparation, as you can easily see any ripped or torn glove pieces in the food itself. The non-powdered kind are recommended, as there is no chance of contamination when removing gloves.
Are nitrile gloves chemical resistant?
Yes, nitrile exam gloves have better chemical resistance in comparison to latex (natural rubber), which is why they are the preferred choice over their latex counterparts in this type of application. Nitrile has good resistance to gasoline, kerosene and many petroleum solvents as well as ethanol, isobutyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and methanol. However, differing thicknesses will provide varying levels of protection from splash protection (thinner disposable nitrile) to full contact protection (thicker re-usable nitrile). In all cases it is advisable to seek expert advice on suitability for any particular application.
Are nitrile gloves conductive?
Nitrile gloves are not recommended for use when dealing with live electrics. This is because if the gloves were to puncture, the wearer would be exposed to the shock and injury could occur. However, they can be worn when dealing with low amounts of ESD (electrostatic discharge).
Nitrile gloves have good resistance to acids and to many chemicals but it is always advisable to check their suitability before using for any of these types of applications. For improved protection, it is recommended you choose an industrial grade glove over medical.
Some nitrile gloves have anti-static features, to ensure that those wearing them do not build up static charge while working with ESD (electrostatic discharge) but the thinner nitrile do not meet the requirements set out in the EN1149 series of standards.
Nitrile exam gloves are not recyclable, but the packaging usually is. However, some nitrile gloves brands do offer a recycling service, so look out for this when making your purchase. If not, ensure you dispose of your gloves in a safe and environmental friendly manner.