Types of medical gloves
To start with, let's have a look at the different materials. This is the most important point, because it is very much related to the type of purpose you want to use the gloves for. We will briefly explain the most important and common types of gloves below.
Latex gloves are common in several sectors, including healthcare. They are made of natural rubber, elastic, thin yet strong and offer sufficient protection and hygiene in many situations. Think of situations like taking care of people or giving pricks. As disposable gloves they are ideal, because they are easy to put on and because of the elasticity they fit everyone well. A disadvantage is that some people are allergic to the substance and therefore suffer from itchy hands when wearing latex gloves.
As compared to latex, nitrile is a stronger substance. Nitrile gloves are made of synthetic rubber and are of a higher quality. Therefore they are very suitable when working with oil and grease or chemical products, for example. Due to the thicker material, holes are also less likely to appear in the glove, at the cost of its elasticity. If a nitrile glove does get punctured or tears, it is generally easy to see.
A third variant is vinyl. Like nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves are suitable for people who have a latex allergy and do not want itchy hands. The material is made of PVC, which provides a thinner layer. Vinyl gloves are therefore comfortable, but offer less protection and have the shortest lifespan. They are intended primarily for one-off use. For shorter and less intensive work, vinyl is a reliable material.
Powder versus powder-free medical gloves
Latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves can all be found powdered or powder-free online. In general, the powder makes the gloves easier to put on and helps protect against moisture and sweat. They are therefore more comfortable than powder-free gloves. However, powdered gloves cannot be used in every environment. The powder can stain the products you work with, so it's not suitable for those preparing food, for example. Also, the skin of people with a latex allergy may be sensitive to the powder, because latex particles that are released stick to it.
With regard to CE marking there are three categories: simple design, medium design and complex design. Basically, this comes down to how much risk the work the gloves are used for presents. The first category is for light work with relatively low risks, such as gardening and assembly or working with hot objects. The second category has slightly stricter requirements and offers more protection against, for example, cutting or welding. The third category includes gloves that protect against aggressive chemicals and high or extremely low temperatures.
Do you know the size of the medical gloves? Of course it is also useful to know the correct size of the gloves. How do you find out which one fits you best? Very simple: measure how many centimeters the width of your palm is. Nine centimeters equals size 9, 10 cm to size 10, et cetera.
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