What is nitrile gloves mean?
Nitrile is the superior material for today's disposable gloves. Nitrile, also known as NBR, is a form of synthetic rubber with an unusually high resistance to oil, fuel and other chemicals. More nitrile within polymer, greater protection from oils, lower the flexibility.
What is nitrile gloves used for?
Nitrile is waterproof, greaseproof, oil proof and most importantly, chemical resistant to a range of common chemicals and substances. Nitrile gloves are also commonly used in the medical industry due to their high puncture resistance, and dexterous strength.
Are nitrile gloves toxic?
Toxicity of medical glove materials: a pilot study. One synthetic rubber glove (nitrile rubber) synthetic polymeric gloves (polyvinyl chloride) were non-toxic in all 3 tests, while synthetic rubbers exhibited varying degrees of cytotoxicity, depending on the test.
Can nitrile gloves be washed?
We recommend washing your nitrile gloves or PCV gloves in a sink using mild laundry detergent or dishwashing soap. Do NOT use bleach or solvents as these oxidizing agents can cause discoloration. We recommend air-drying your gloves to prevent any material shrinkage and maintain proper sizing.
When should you not use nitrile gloves?
Nitrile gloves are preferred over latex because of their chemical resistance, their tendency to visibly rip when punctured, and to prevent possible latex allergies.
Check the gloves for:
Rips or punctures before and after each use.
Signs of degradation (change in color or texture)
Why are nitrile gloves Blue?
Traditionally Nitrile gloves come in a blue hue in order to differentiate them as a non-latex glove for people with latex allergies. Now, the reason for such color variation in Nitrile gloves is mostly due to industry preference.
What is the powder in nitrile gloves?
The powder used in the gloves is a corn starch bio absorbable by the skin OGM free.
Can you reuse nitrile gloves?
Nitrile gloves are designed NOT to be reused, actually. But, if you're careful on how you pull them off, it's possible to get a couple of uses out of them. The tricky part is getting them from inside-out (which they'll be after you pull them off) back to right-side out again, especially with the very thin ones.
How do you size nitrile gloves?
Nitrile is strong, abrasion resistant and causes less irritation. Vinyl gloves are soft and comfortable, but provide a looser fit. Common disposable glove sizes range from extra small to extra large. To measure your hand size, wrap a tape measure around the palm at its widest point.
Are nitrile gloves biodegradable?
Yes, Nitrile Gloves are biodegradable! Nitrile disposable gloves will eventually biodegrade.
Can you sanitize gloves?
Wipe the outside of the rubber gloves with an antibacterial wipe or a cloth soaked in disinfectant. However, do not use alcohol to sanitize as it will increase the chances of tearing the rubber. Hang them to dry before reuse. Follow this method as an alternative to washing with soap and warm water.
How thick are nitrile gloves?
6 - 8 mils
Glove Thickness: Most disposable nitrile gloves come in different thicknesses, or gauges, ranging from four to eight mil thick. The vast majority of heavy duty industrial grade nitrile gloves will be 6 - 8 mils thick
Should gloves be tight or loose?
If you're still in doubt, just get out there and try some on for size. Your gloves should fit snug but not constricting, and should cover the end of your fingertips without much extra room. A leather glove should fit your hand like a leather jacket fits your body—snug, but not super tight.
Are nitrile gloves medical grade?
Nitrile medical grade gloves are great for use in healthcare fields of any kind seeing as they protect against bodily fluids, blood borne pathogens and are highly puncture resistant. Nitrile industrial grade gloves are best used for most other tasks including working with chemicals, food or even for use in the home.