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Differences Between Nitrile Gloves and Latex Gloves

Nitrile gloves are used for making or painting, which have an oil-proof effect, and are mainly used in factories, oil fields, repair shops, etc. At the same time, it has antistatic, aging, and oil resistance properties. The shape of the glove is designed according to the form of the human hand, which has great sensitivity, tensile performance, puncture resistance, and high tensile strength and wear resistance.


The nitrile exam gloves can be worn on both hands. They are made of 100% nitrile latex and do not contain protein, which effectively avoids protein allergies. The main performance is puncture resistance, oil resistance, and solvent resistance. Hemp-like surface treatment prevents the equipment from slipping during use; High tensile strength to avoid tearing when wearing; after powder-free treatment, it is easy to wear, effectively avoiding skin allergies caused by dust.


Ⅰ. The difference between the materials of nitrile gloves and latex gloves


Latex gloves are also called rubber gloves. Latex is a natural material derived from rubber tree sap. Natural latex is a kind of biosynthetic product. Due to different tree species, geology, climate, and other related conditions, its composition and colloidal structure often show huge differences. In the fresh latex without any substance, the rubber hydrocarbon only accounts for 20%-40% of the total, and the rest is a small amount of non-rubber components and water. Non-rubber components include proteins, lipids, sugars, and inorganic components. Some of them are combined with rubber particles to form a composite structure, and some are dissolved in whey or form non-rubber particles. Nitrile is a kind of rubber, a critical raw material for organic synthesis and pharmaceutical intermediates. It is mainly synthesized from acrylonitrile and butadiene. It is an organic compound, has a unique smell, and decomposes when exposed to acid or alkali.


Ⅱ. The difference in performance between nitrile hand gloves and latex gloves


Latex gloves are slightly inferior in toughness and abrasion resistance than nitrile ones but have better elasticity. The abrasion resistance, acid and alkali resistance, and grease resistance are slightly worse than nitrile. The acid and alkali resistance is slightly better than nitrile but not Suitable for allergic skin and long-term wear.


Nitrile gloves: The material is relatively hard, the elasticity is poor, the abrasion resistance is better, and the acid and alkali resistance is better. Some nitrile gloves can prevent acetone, strong alcohol, and static electricity and will not cause skin irritation. They are suitable for people prone to allergies and wear them for a long time.