Nitrile Disposable Gloves
Nitrile Disposable Gloves are synthetic gloves, where the nitrile rubber acts as a resistant material against chemicals that are frequently tested in labs, such as acids and solvents. Nitrile is useful because it offers more resistance and tactile sensitivity than latex. Nitrile gloves serve as an alternative to latex and vinyl gloves, they offer benefits over other types of gloves, such as lesser skin irritation and a lower risk of allergic reactions. Nitrile gloves cannot be used with all substances, but they can handle a lot of tasks ,ranging from toxic chemical management in laboratories to preparing meals in a restaurant. Disposable nitrile gloves are more durable and resistant than its counterparts, which is why they have become the leading glove used in testing environments since the 1990s. These gloves are made of synthetic rubber and nitrile, which refers to the chemical compound that goes by the name of “butyronitrile”.
Nitrile is a synthetic compound that derives from nitrate, and is one of the most common and used industrial polymers. Nitrile is made by mixing its ingredients together, placing them in a mold, allowing them to solidify, and then extracting the final mix that is later shaped and cut into gloves. Once made, nitrile gloves are most often used in chemical testing labs and other industrial environments. They are an excellent isolation tool to handle corrosive acids and organic solvents. They are also popular in the food production and processing industries because they are resistant to odors and stains. Nitrile gloves tend to be preferred over latex rubber gloves because they offer a superior chemical resistance in chemistry labs, food factories, and other industrial environments. They are most suitable for use in chemical situations where hazardous materials are present or at risk, usually against dry chemicals and corrosive acids.
The people who majorly use nitrile gloves are healthcare workers, medical practitioners, doctors, surgeons, dentists, hairdressers, automobile mechanics, kitchen workers, tattoo artists, laboratory technicians, chemists, and other scientists. It is a useful tool because it protects against chemical corrosion, cuts, and abrasion, but it does not protect against electric shocks, heat, infections, or bloodborne pathogens. Some other benefits of using nitrile gloves is that they are stronger than latex, have more puncture resistance, are protein and allergy free, have a high level or sensibility, offer great adaptability and molding to the hand, is resistant to fats and petroleum-based products, are long lasting and durable, are made of lightweight and breathable materials, can be worn for long periods of time, have a long shelf life, and are generally an affordable option.
To use nitrile gloves correctly and safely, after rolling them down the fingers and shaping them around the bottom of the hand, the excess material should be rolled around the sleeve in order to make a cuff. This rolling around the sleeves should provide more protection to the hands. Also, it is important to remove them correctly to guarantee personal and environmental safety. It is key to use the gloves appropriately in all environments, whether its in hospitals, medical clinics, dental offices, tattoo parlors, food processing plants, food service establishments, janitorial jobs, automobile repair shops etc.
All nitrile gloves that are sold to hospitals and medical establishments are “medical grade”, meaning that they go through a thorough process of quality examination by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being commercialized. Meanwhile, the gloves used in industries that do not fall under the medical category, generally do not have to meet the “medical grade” qualifications. Also, it is better to use nitrile gloves instead of latex gloves, because the former are more synthetic and the latter is made of natural rubber. Nitrile medical gloves are more resistant and thicker than latex gloves, and the lack of latex materials lowers the risk of allergies caused by the proteins contained in latex products. Nitrile gloves are also safer to use in the food industry because of the same reason, not containing proteins.
It is important to remember that disposable nitrile gloves cannot and should not be reused according to the medical guidelines of the FDA. All gloves will develop holes, cuts, and imperfections with repeated use overtime. It is recommended to throw away the gloves after a single use, and discarded immediately if any rips or tears are noticed before starting to use them. It is also advisable to leave the gloves intact after opening them, to not wash them or sanitize them in any way.
TAAG Life Sciences offers Nitrile Disposable Gloves in sizes S, M, and L. The gloves are made of USP VI grade raw materials and have ISO ISO9001 and 13485 certifications. The 100% ure nitrile material provides the gloves with superior strength and chemical resistance. The surface is treated with chlorine, which ensures smoothness while the textured finger-tips add comfort while working on delicate procedures. Each unit comes with 100 pieces per bag, which are latex and powder free, with an ambidextrous design. The tensile strength is the minimum 18.0 MPa, and palm thickness is 0.07mm. Finally, these gloves are of single use, with a beaded cuff, and finger-textured.