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LATEX VS NITRILE GLOVE. WHICH TO CHOOSE?

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#1 lucast

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:06 PM

There are many gloves available in the market, each has it own requirement in science labs. But the most commonly used are nitrile and latex gloves. 

 

Latex Gloves - 

 

Latex gloves are made of natural material, rubber.  They are a popular choice of protective glove for medical or industrial use. Latex has a slight advantage with comfort and dexterity over nitrile gloves. The only down side of it is that few people have allergy to latex and they do not provide  adequate protection against solvents. 

 

Nitrile Gloves -

 

Nitrile gloves are made out of a synthetic rubber material, and are an ideal alternative when latex allergies are of concern. 

 

Nitrile gloves are perfect when it comes to puncture resistance. They are preferred by people who have to work in labs when working for longer hours because of their long shelf life. These gloves are a great fit because they can mould to hand easily. Nitrile gloves are more expensive than the latex variant. They are also non-biodegradable. 

 

Before deciding on which one to buy it is always recommended to understand the uses, pros and cons of each of them. If you are in Australia are are looking for latex and nitrile gloves for science laboratory Australia, you can contact Science Equip Pty Ltd. 

 



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 11:34 AM

due to latex allergies, it is highly recommended that latex gloves not be used. nitrile are recommended, however, due to their generally higher cost, many hospitals are using form-fitting vinyl gloves.


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