Whether you're in healthcare manufacturing or a laboratory environment choosing the right types of disposable gloves is essential to ensure you the best comfort protection and hygiene at the right cost. In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the attributes of the different types of gloves.

Powdered Gloves vs Powder-free Gloves

Absorbable dusting powder such as cornstarch is the most common lubricant used in powdered gloves. And they are the easiest to Don among all types of disposable gloves. They are very white and pleasant looking with very good physical properties. However, studies suggest that powder can potentially cause several problems such as 

  1. Irritation by drying of the skin 
  2. Infection to open wounds 
  3. Allergy reaction by inhaling the powder that carries latex protein 

The chlorination process is an alternative to powder lubricant and powder-free disposable gloves. It reduces tackiness thus creating a slippery surface that allows the hand to glide easily into the gloves. The extra washing performed during the coronation process provides an added benefit 

  1. By decreasing the level of soluble natural latex proteins. 
  2. That can reduce the risk of latex allergy reaction 
  3. It has dry powder-free gloves that may be donned quite easily without the problems coming found in powdered verbs 

Latex Gloves vs Nitrile Gloves

Natural rubber latex gloves or frequently referred to as latex gloves are made from milky filling harvested by our rubber tree. Its elasticity and tensile strength it's second to none and its soft and stretchy properties make it an ideal material for any palm shape and size. Latex gloves are a popular choice among the many types of medical treatment and facilities. The benefits are worth noting if latex allergy is not a concern 

  1. Nitrile gloves are made from synthetic man-made rubber making them the most suitable among all types of disposable gloves. Initially stiff inflexible and expensive new technologies were able to emulate the properties of latex. Nitrile gloves have many advantages over latex such as 
  2. Resistant against oils, solvents, acids, and a broad range of chemicals 
  3. Nitrile gloves are a superior glove when it comes to puncture resistance 
  4. More importantly, nitrile gloves provide a safe alternative to latex-sensitive individuals 

Latex allergy can be a serious issue in the health sector. Our hands are the most important tool in preventing healthcare-associated infection. Every day medical practitioners and patients are susceptible to high-risk infectious disease exposure. Therefore, they must be given reliable detection to prevent cross-contamination. 

Why Symtera Analytics

Symtera Analytics is known for the best quality powder-free gloves in the industry, utilizing the most innovative production capabilities that exist today. To ensure you have the best in hand these types of disposable gloves are manufactured in strict compliance with ISO standards and good manufacturing practices. Our gloves meet or exceed internationally recognized standards such as ASTM, ISO, and EN. These powder-free gloves have also been tested for food contact, chemical permeation, and biocompatibility test. Coupled with its innovative design tactility and comfort our range remains one of the most trusted brands for gloves globally. For more information on finding the right gloves visit our website.