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Properties of gloves made of different raw material

LatexNitrile Vinyl
Hypoallergenic☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Comfort of use☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Flexibility / Stretch-ability☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Puncture resistance☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Tear resistance☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Abrasion resistance☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Protection against solvents (acetone based)☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Protection against solvents (petroleum based)☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Protection against acids and bases☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Protection against alcohols☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Protection against viruses & bacteria

(blood-borne pathogens)
☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️
Biodegradability☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️

PPE : Frequently Asked Questions

PPE FAQ

PPE stands for personal protective equipment. PPE means any device or appliance designed to be worn or held by an individual for protection against one or more health and safety hazards. 

The PPE is important because it prepares you for any health risks, safety risks and gives you extra protection in the event of an accident.

PPE must be stored according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This is extremely important as leaving PPE lying around increases the risk of parts deteriorating by exposure to dirt, oil, UV rays, sunlight etc.

In general, manufacturers do give information on how to identify the “end of life”, a limiting date of use or a maximum service time.

Users are suggested to follow the instructions on the products’ packaging.

Latex Gloves : Frequently Asked Questions

Latex gloves FAQ

These gloves made from premium quality natural rubber latex. They provide excellent comfort and elasticity . Besides, the usage of latex examination gloves have also been a common practice in the market for decades.

The most popular glove material, latex is a biodegradable material made of material originating from the latex ducts of rubber trees.

If you’re allergic to latex, you’re likely to develop symptoms after touching latex rubber products, such as latex gloves.

Cleaning, food preparation, medical use, and etc.

Powdered gloves generally include a type of corn starch, which is designed to improve grip, fast donning and can be used to reduce sweat. They are popular within the healthcare industries due to their simple fast and efficient use. However non-powdered gloves are friendlier to skin, far stronger and a lot more versatile. Non-powdered gloves are better suited to the food and mechanics industries.

The Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) is an internationally recognised quality standard designed to assess the statistical quality control of products such as medical protective gloves. The lower the AQL level, the higher quality of the glove. 

Nitrile Gloves : Frequently Asked Questions

Nitrile gloves FAQ

Nitrile examination gloves provide better tear and puncture resistance compare to others. For some reason, nitrile examination gloves are highly recommended for some users who have sensitivity level on certain substances such as protein or latex.

Nitrile gloves are made from nitrile butadiene rubber, another synthetic material, making them an alternative for people with latex allergies.

Food hygiene preparation, chemical industry, laboratories, agriculture, medical, and etc.

It is not common to develop a skin allergy to nitrile. If you have an intolerance to latex gloves, it is also advised to be alert to any symptoms that might develop from the chemical additives in nitrile gloves. Sensitive skin may be especially prone to irritations caused by these chemicals.

The Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) is an internationally recognised quality standard designed to assess the statistical quality control of products such as medical protective gloves. The lower the AQL level, the higher quality of the glove. 

Vinyl Gloves : Frequently Asked Questions

Vinyl gloves FAQ

Vinyl gloves do not contain latex nor protein substances and offers a high quality barrier protection for light duty tasks or food handling at an economical price. Vinyl gloves are more durable compared to Polyethylene (PE) glove.

Vinyl is a synthetic, non-bio-degradable, protein-free material made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizers.

Allergic reactions to vinyl gloves are almost non-existent. Most of the time if there is a reaction it is contact urticaria, which is a simple skin irritation caused by perspiration and lack of ventilation inside the glove.

Vinyl gloves are commonly used in food handling, non-hazardous and low-infection environment.

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