PVC, Latex, Nitrile, Which Disposable Gloves Have The Best Protection?

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Nowadays, disposable PVC, latex, and nitrile gloves are generally used for protection, which one of them has the best protection? Let us compare their test data.

Tensile strength refers to the maximum stress that a material can withstand before it breaks. For gloves, its tensile strength represents the resistance to maximum uniform deformation, and it also represents the ultimate bearing capacity under static tension. The unit is N/ mm2(Mpa).

Disposable Glove MaterialPVCNitrileLatex
Tensile Strength(Mpa)Min.12Min.14Min.18

The above figure is the comparison data of the tensile strength of different materials of gloves in the normal environment without aging. Latex gloves have the best tensile strength, followed by nitrile, and PVC gloves are the worst. That is to say, in the same environment, latex gloves need more force to be torn.

But this does not say that the protective performance of latex gloves is the best. The protective performance of gloves must also consider comfort, sensitivity, and durability.

NameLatex glovesNitrile glovesPVC gloves
Main ingredientsNatural latexNitrilePaste resin
Amount of dustExcellentExtremely lowLow
Silicone oil and oxideLowExtremely lowGeneral
NVRLowExtremely lowGeneral
Ion contentGeneralExtremely lowGeneral
BackwashabilityPoorGreatNo backwash
Anti-static performanceNoGreatNo

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