There are important factors to choose medical gloves. They are natural latex, butyl, neoprene, nitrile, Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), VITON and frustration. More important factors are the thickness, length, temperature resistance, and abrasion resistance. Here are the specialties of each type of medical gloves. Natural Latex – A natural rubber latex which offers excellent resistance. Butyl – A synthetic rubber material that offers high permeability. Neoprene – A synthetic rubber material that provides excellent tensile strength. Nitrile – A synthetic rubber material offers good chemical resistance. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – A synthetic polymer that offers excellent resistance to acids, fats and carbohydrates. polyvinyl alcohol – Offers good chemical resistance aromatic solvents. Viton – Offering excellent flexibility. Barrier – is very light in weight
- Thickness -. Thicker medical gloves are better chemical resistance
- Length. – For use in laboratory, usually using 10+ inches gloves
- Temperature Resistance – .. Some people need to use gloves that can stand more heat-
- abrasion resistance. – If the glove does not offer very good abrasion resistance, you may want to wear two medical gloves
not intentionally dip chemical gloves in chemicals. It is only for protection if something accidentally get on your hands. Chemical resistant gloves can greatly reduce the risks. Worn out gloves should always be replaced. Other important concerns are a barrier protection, allergy concerns, comfort and fit, softness, lotion compatibility and puncture resistance. I recommend latex exam gloves also be dust-free. Latex exam gloves have the best barrier protection, chemical resistance, barrier integrity, comfort and fit, elasticity and puncture resistance.