We are removing powdered gloves from our glove range. Powdered gloves are powdered with cornstarch to lubricate the gloves, making them easier to put on the hands. Powder-free gloves are now much better and there is no need for powdered gloves. Powdered gloves have been banned by the FDA in the USA as dangerous and they can cause allergic reactions. Powdered gloves can also react with alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
Our disposable glove range includes a number of different materials, here's a quick guide to help you make the right choice:
Latex gloves - Latex is a natural product made from rubber. It is flexible and very strong, so latex gloves fit snugly and offer a high level of protection. Wearing gloves also gives the user a high degree of tactile sensitivity. An important thing to note is that some people are allergic to latex, so these gloves may not be suitable for everyone.
Nitrile gloves - Nitrile is a very strong but thin material that is resistant to both chemicals and punctures. Nitrile gloves mould well to your natural hand shape and are known for their durability, comfort and practicality. They’re three times more puncture-resistant than natural rubber gloves, so they’re a good choice for using when handling sharp items. They are also a good alternative for people with an allergy to latex.
Synthetic gloves - We offer an option of synthetic gloves. These gloves are made from a variety of synthetic materials, and as they’re latex-free they’re a good option for people with sensitive skin. However, they do tend to have a looser fit than latex or nitrile gloves.
Vinyl gloves - Another latex-free material that is an alternative for people who suffer reactions is vinyl. Often chosen when frequent changes of gloves occur.