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Types of Disposable Medical Gloves

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When it comes to preventing the spread of infections and keeping healthcare professionals safe, disposable medical gloves are an essential tool. But with so many different types of gloves available, it can be hard to know which ones are right for your needs. In this article, we'll explore the most common types of disposable medical gloves based on the material they're made from and their application purpose.

Latex Gloves

Latex gloves are the most common type of disposable medical gloves. They're made from natural rubber latex and provide excellent barrier protection against viruses and bacteria. They're also comfortable to wear and have a high level of tactile sensitivity, which makes them ideal for tasks that require precision, such as surgery.

However, latex gloves can cause allergies in some people, so it's important to be aware of this and choose an alternative if necessary.

With over 20 years focus on the latex gloves manufacture, FITONE has developed its own unit technologies to improve your use experience and minimize the allergies.

1)Single-sided coating process: It completely solves the risk of the traditional double-sided coating gloves falling off due to the non-wear-resistant outer coating during use, thereby contaminating the patient's body, while at the time it can reduce allergies.

2)Passivation Technology: Our surgical gloves adopt a new and original surface passivation isolation technology. After the new surface passivation treatment, a dense and firm isolation layer can be formed on the surface of the glove. This isolation layer will make the surface of our gloves powder-free and non-sticky, with moderate surface friction, and will not fall off during use.

Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile gloves are a synthetic alternative to latex gloves. They're made from a type of polymer that's resistant to punctures, tears, and chemicals. They provide excellent barrier protection against viruses and bacteria, and are also resistant to oil and grease.

Nitrile gloves are a good choice for people who are allergic to latex, as well as for tasks that involve exposure to chemicals or hazardous materials.

Vinyl Gloves

Vinyl gloves are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and are a more affordable option than latex or nitrile gloves. They provide a basic level of barrier protection against viruses and bacteria, but are less durable and less resistant to punctures and tears.

Vinyl gloves are a good choice for tasks that don't require a high level of precision or exposure to hazardous materials.

Polyethylene Gloves

Polyethylene gloves are made from a lightweight, low-density plastic and are the least expensive option for disposable gloves. They provide a basic level of barrier protection against viruses and bacteria, but are not as durable as other types of gloves.

Polyethylene gloves are a good choice for tasks that involve minimal exposure to bodily fluids or hazardous materials.

Neoprene Gloves

Neoprene gloves are made from a synthetic rubber material that is more durable and resistant to chemicals.Neoprene gloves are stronger and more durable than polyethylene gloves. They can withstand more wear and tear, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications. They can offer better chemical resistance than polyethylene gloves and are less likely to degrade or break down when exposed to harsh chemicals and solvents. The gloves are thicker and less flexible, which can make them less comfortable for long-term use.

Polyethylene gloves are generally more affordable than neoprene gloves. They are a more economical choice for applications where durability and chemical resistance are not a major concern.

Specialty Gloves

In addition to the four main types of disposable medical gloves, there are also specialty gloves that are designed for specific purposes. For example, chemotherapy gloves are made from a type of nitrile that's resistant to chemotherapy drugs, while sterile surgical gloves are designed to be free from bacteria and other contaminants.

When choosing disposable medical gloves, it's important to consider the specific application and choose a glove that provides the right level of protection and comfort. By understanding the different types of gloves available, you can make an informed decision and help keep yourself and others safe.


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