Browse our supply of disposable medical gloves for sale in an array of different materials such as nitrile, latex, and vinyl. Our disposable gloves are available to be purchased in bulk and at wholesale depot prices. Take advantage of our non-exclusive contracts, free shipping, and medical market supply insights to save money and time with your PPE purchasing. Our boxes of disposable medical gloves for sale service a variety of businesses such as hospitals, private practices, janitorial services, nail salons, and more. If you have any questions about our nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves, or latex gloves for sale please contact the bttn. sales team today!
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What Are Disposable Gloves Used For?
Disposable gloves are used throughout many industries and while they are predominantly used in the healthcare industry they are also commonly used in nail and hair salons, janitorial services, the food industry, and other every day businesses. Regardless of the material composition, the primary function of disposable medical gloves is to protect healthcare or service providers and their patients from harmful particles and microorganisms. Small differences such as powdered disposable gloves vs powder-free disposable gloves impact comfort and ease of use, but should not impact protection performance.
What's The Difference Between Nitrile Gloves, Latex Gloves, and Vinyl Gloves?
The difference between nitrile, latex, and vinyl gloves is in the material composition of the gloves and the impact that those materials have on the glove user, and the patient or client the glove user is servicing.
Latex gloves provide the highest level of comfort/fit, are moderately durable, and stretch very well. Latex was the first material used in creating disposable medical gloves and is still very popular in the healthcare industry however, an increase in allergic reactions to latex gloves has pushed medical professionals and healthcare providers to source alternative disposable materials.
Nitrile gloves provide a higher durability and puncture resistance than latex gloves and are made of a synthetic rubber that does not contain latex. That said, as long as sterile precautions are taken to avoid cross-contamination, nitrile gloves can be used on patients that have latex allergies. The downsides to nitrile gloves are that they are not as flexible as latex gloves so they can be more difficult to put on and less comfortable. Nitrile gloves also tend to be slightly more expensive than both latex and vinyl gloves.
Finally, vinyl gloves are also a great alternative to latex gloves if you’re servicing someone with a latex allergy. Vinyl gloves are made of a PVC material and with that are the least elastic and most loose-fitting of the 3 disposable glove types. Vinyl gloves are also the least expensive to buy in bulk and are very common gloves for both the food and janitorial industries.