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The difference between latex examination gloves and nitrile examination gloves

During the epidemic, many people wear gloves for safety in public places, so which one should choose between nitrile examination gloves and rubber examination gloves? What is the difference between them?

Latex examination gloves

1. Material difference

Latex gloves are also called rubber gloves. Latex is a natural material derived from the sap of rubber trees. Natural latex is a biosynthetic product. Due to the different tree species, geology, climate and other related conditions, its composition and structure will often vary greatly. In fresh latex without adding any substance, rubber hydrocarbons only account for 20%-40% of the total, and the remaining small amounts are non-rubber components and water. Among the non-rubber components are proteins, lipids, sugars, and inorganic 
components. Some of them form a composite structure with rubber particles, and some dissolve in whey or form non-rubber particles.

Nitrile is a kind of rubber, mainly synthesized from acrylonitrile and butadiene. It is a key material for organic synthesis and pharmaceutical intermediates.

2. Classification difference

The latex gloves are divided into powder ordinary type and powder-free purification type, and the non-slip properties of smooth and burlap surfaces.

Nitrile gloves are divided into palm anti-skid and hand-tip anti-skid, overall anti-skid, generally powder-free.

3. Hypoallergenic

Latex gloves contain protein, which is prone to allergic reactions for people with allergies.

Nitrile gloves do not contain proteins, amino compounds and other harmful substances and rarely cause allergies.

4. Degradability

Both latex gloves and nitrile gloves are degradable, easy to handle, and environmentally friendly.

5. Puncture resistance

The toughness and wear resistance of latex gloves are slightly inferior to nitrile gloves.
Nitrile gloves are three to five times more resistant to puncture than latex. For dentists who need sharp tools, using durable nitrile gloves can create a safer barrier in contact with patients.

6. Elasticity

Latex gloves are soft and wear-resistant, and have better elasticity than nitrile gloves.

7. Fit the hand

Because nitrile gloves contain butadiene monomer, it can become a flexible rubber, which allows the wearer to experience the best tactile sensitivity. In addition, the fit of the hand is due to its good thermal conductivity, this 
property provides excellent flexibility, which is particularly important for medical professionals or those operating small parts or tools.

8. Price

Nitrile material has much better chemical resistance, acid and alkali resistance than latex, so the price of nitrile gloves is higher than latex products.

Nitrile examination gloves

9. Color

Nitrile material can be added with pigments, the color is brighter. Can ease the tension of patients.

In addition, nitrile gloves have certain antistatic properties because of their silicon-free composition, low surface chemical residues, low ion content, and small particle content, which are suitable for strict clean room environments.

In summary, there is no absolute difference between gloves and gloves. People can choose gloves that suit them according to their needs.

The material of Ding Qing gloves is degradable, it will not be allergic to wear, pigments can be added, and the color is more bright. His disadvantage is that it has poor elasticity and the price is higher than latex gloves.