Types of disposable gloves: Which one is best for you?

Types of disposable gloves: Which one is best for you?

There are many different types of disposable gloves available on the market today, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. People choose different types of disposable gloves based on their specific needs and preferences.

At GRJ Health, we supply high-quality nitrile and latex gloves to a wide range of industries with all kinds of different requirements. That's why we provide gloves in different materials, thicknesses, textures, colours and much more.

This blog post discusses the different purposes of disposable gloves and which material is right for you.

Purposes of disposable gloves

There are many reasons why people might choose to wear different types of disposable gloves. For example, they could be working in a healthcare setting and handling potentially infectious materials, or they could be doing a job that involves coming into contact with hazardous chemicals. In both cases, wearing medical gloves helps protect the wearer from exposure to harmful substances.


Disposable gloves can also be useful for keeping hands clean in situations where it might not be possible to wash them immediately, such as when cooking or doing other messy tasks. Wearing surgical gloves can prevent the spread of germs, as these disposable gloves provide a barrier between the hands and whatever the person is touching.

In general, versatile disposable gloves are a good way to protect yourself and others from exposure to potentially harmful substances. Examination gloves are relatively inexpensive and easy to use, and they can help to make many tasks safer and more sanitary.

Nitrile gloves

Nitrile gloves are some of the best disposable gloves on the market, and they're made from synthetic rubber. These disposable gloves are commonly used in the medical and food industries, as well as for cleaning and other purposes. They are also latex-free gloves, making nitrile gloves a good choice for people with latex allergies. However, nitrile gloves can be more expensive than latex gloves and may cause skin irritation for some people.

Here at GRJ Health, we offer a wide range of nitrile gloves with different thicknesses, textures and colors. We have heavy-duty nitrile gloves with textured fingertips for minimal slipping and sliding - along with non-powdered gloves with superior tactile sensitivity.

Nitrile gloves are a great option for many people, but it's important to choose the right type of glove for your needs. If you have any questions, be sure to get in touch with our team for more information.

Latex gloves

Latex gloves are commonly used in the healthcare industry, as they provide an effective barrier against many potential contaminants. However, these disposable gloves are not suitable for latex allergies, especially for serious reactions to the material. Also, latex gloves can cause hand fatigue and may not be appropriate for certain tasks requiring precision. Overall, latex gloves offer many benefits, but there are also some potential drawbacks.

Vinyl gloves

Vinyl gloves provide a good barrier against many common contaminants - and they're affordable!

However, vinyl gloves are not as durable as latex or nitrile gloves, and they can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you're looking for an inexpensive option for protecting your hands, vinyl gloves may be a good choice. But, if you're concerned about durability or allergies, you may want to consider different types of disposable gloves.

Polythene gloves

Poly gloves are cost-effective, especially when purchased in large quantities by businesses that need to use them on a regular basis. These disposable gloves provide a good barrier against bacteria and other contaminants - making them ideal for food preparation or medical uses.

They are very lightweight, comfortable to wear and ideal for tasks that require dexterity and precision. But they provide relatively little insulation against cold or heat and can cause sweating if worn for long periods of time - meaning they may not be suitable for all workers. These disposable gloves are also not as durable as other types of gloves and may need to be replaced more frequently.

Powdered gloves vs powder-free

Powder can make it easier to slip disposable gloves on - but it isn't always the best choice for work. In 2017, the FDA banned powdered gloves used for medical purposes in the USA, and there has been a noticeable decline in other industries as well. Those in the food prep industry tend to avoid using a powdered disposable glove as the particles can contaminate surfaces nearby. Nitrile or latex food-handling gloves may be more suitable.

Powder free gloves tend to be much stronger and better suited to those in the manufacturing industry. They are more resilient to oil, chemicals and water as well. When choosing between powdered gloves and powder-free, it's important to consider where you will be using the disposable gloves and the guidelines in place for your industry. 

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