How to choose disposable gloves among the Latex, Vinyl and Nitrile?
Latex gloves have the best fit but they are not the strongest and can cause allergic reactions.
Vinyl gloves are inexpensive and have heightened sensitivity, but are prone to breaking
Nitrile gloves are the most durable, and are good for use in the medical, tattoo or food preparation field.
Can I use hand lotion under gloves?
Highly recommended to use hand lotion in between or after glove use only. If you really need to use a lotion before wearing gloves, choose one that is water-based, not petroleum or oil-based. Make sure the lotions can deteriorate the barrier properties of the gloves.
Can latex examination gloves cause allergies?
Yes. Latex examination gloves can cause allergies. Some individuals can have an allergic reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Natural rubber latex is found in most latex gloves, and many medical, household, and other consumer products. The amount of latex exposure needed to produce allergies is not known, but increasing the exposure increases the risk. Even low levels can trigger allergic reactions in some sensitized individuals, even if they never experienced symptoms before.
How can I prevent and protect others and myself from latex allergy?
All patients should be questioned about a history of latex allergies when being admitted. A history suggestive of reactions to latex may include any symptoms suffered from contact with rubber products. Patients who have latex allergy or patients with spine bifida, regardless of their history, should be treated in a latex free environment. It is also helpful to learn the symptoms of a latex allergy, to warn others about you or another's allergy and to reduce your contact with latex products by substituting with vinyl and other synthetic gloves when possible.
How can you tell if a glove has degraded and should not be used?
A glove may have degraded when it turns hard or brittle and loses its elasticity. A glove that is too soft and does not return into shape after being stretched could also be too degraded for use. Change of color in the glove should also be a warning sign. Don not uses gloves that show signs of degradation. Always follow the guidelines in storing gloves to preserve their shelf life.
What are the storage guidelines for your gloves?
Avoid excessive heat (40°C or 104°F). Opened box should be shielded from exposure to direct sun or fluorescent lighting.
Are nitrile work gloves made with any latex or latex proteins?
Nitrile work gloves are not made with latex so they contain no latex proteins. Nitrile is more resistant to a variety of harsh chemicals and provides superior cut and abrasion resistance. Nitrile gloves are up to three times more puncture resistant than natural rubber.
Are vinyl gloves better than latex or nitrile in terms of protection?
Research has shown that vinyl gloves are not as strong as latex or nitrile gloves in terms of their puncture resistance. They fit loosely to the hands due to their limited ability to stretch. They are mostly used for non-medical purposes.
What type of protective gloves costs the least: Latex, Vinyl, or Nitrile?
Generally speaking, vinyl gloves will usually cost a little less than latex and nitrile gloves.
What is the difference between powdered latex gloves and non-powdered?
Powdered latex gloves have cornstarch added to them to help the user who is donning them (putting them on) to slide their hands in easier and faster.
Are powder free latex gloves completely void of powder?
Although many suppliers claim they offer powder free gloves. There are small traces of powder that may include cornstarch, calcium carbonate aggregates, latex particles, synthetic debris, packaging fibers, non-soluble lubricants, and dust. In most cases powder free gloves have an absolute minimum of powder (defined as anything that does not pass through a 2.7 micrometer glass microfiber filter).
Are there different types of gloves?
Yes, there are. The type of glove used should be based upon the type of procedure to be performed (e.g., surgical vs. nonsurgical, housekeeping procedures). Medical-grade no sterile examination gloves and sterile surgical gloves are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA does not regulate general-purpose utility gloves because they are not promoted for medical use. Sterile surgical gloves must meet standards for sterility assurance established by the FDA and are less likely than no sterile examination gloves to harbor pathogens that may contaminate an operative wound.
What is the best way to take off gloves?
Non-sterile gloves can be piled off and thrown in the trash, while sterile gloves must be removed from the wrist, turned inside and carefully removed.
What are the differences between Food Service Grade Gloves and Examination (Exam) Grade Gloves?
Food Service Gloves
General-purpose gloves are accepted (but not "approved" or "certified") for use in foodservice, industrial, or any other application that does not require a specific barrier to blood or infectious agents. This is the most common glove found in the marketplace and popular uses include foodservice, packaging, automotive, painting, and the health & beauty industry.
General-purpose gloves are, in fact, exam grade gloves that did not pass FDA mandated quality control tests (e.g. FDA water leak testing). While no one intentionally manufactures a general-purpose glove, our gloves are manufactured as medical grade gloves, yet do not undergo the final steps of the FDA testing process. This gives Clean Safety gloves a near-exam level of quality. This process of taking near-exam quality gloves off the medical grade lines is sometimes referred to as "off-line" production. This means that the gloves are "stripped" from the medical grade production lines, then "packed" just before they undergo the final FDA testing process. What differentiates the gloves is a higher "AQL" (acceptable Quality Level-FDA benchmark for rejection rates) than "B" or "C" grade gloves. Clean Safety gloves have an AQL of 2.5% - 4.0%, meaning a medical grade rejection rate of only 2 - 4 gloves per hundred.
Examination (Exam) Gloves
Examination or Medical-grade gloves differ from Industrial grade gloves in that they are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and are accepted for use by doctors, dentists, labs, or any other application requiring a specific barrier to blood or infectious agents. These gloves are non-surgical, non-sterile, and are regulated by stringent FDA requirements mandating specific production and quality control standards (detailed in FDA 510(k) Class II Medical Device Listing).
How a glove should fit ?
Gloves should fit like a glove, in the real sense. They fit snugly on the hand and mimic the hand.
There should be little to no extra material beyond you fingertips.
They should be comfortable and your hands should not feel fatigued at the end of the day.
Have exceptional dexterity characteristics when finger work is required.
Should not fit too loose and create skin chaffing and irritation.
What materials are gloves made of?
Many gloves may look the same, but they are made of materials that vary drastically. When choosing a glove to meet your needs, it's important to know the pros and cons of each material. Here we address specifically the most common materials, Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl and PVC.
Latex is a common product that comes from rubber trees. When the rubber tree bark is shaved, the tree naturally oozes the product that is processed into usable latex. Chemicals and compounds are then added to form the liquid latex material used to fabricate latex gloves. These additives are generally non - allergenic and enhance the natural rubber to have consistent solid surface tension. While being stretched these additives allow the rubber to maintain its surface without forming holes.
Nitrile is a synthetic rubber copolymer of acrylonitrile and butadiene. Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) is a family of unsaturated copolymers of 2-propenenitrile and various butadiene monomers (1,2-butadiene and 1,3-butadiene). Although its physical and chemical properties vary depending on the polymer's composition of nitrile, this form of synthetic rubber is generally resistant to oil, fuel, and other chemicals (the more nitrile within the polymer, the higher the resistance to oils but the lower the flexibility of the material). Nitrile is generally much more resistant to puncture than latex is.
Similar to nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves are also made with a synthetically derived polymer material. This polymer, polyvinyl chloride, is perhaps better known by it's acronym, PVC. Also similar to nitrile gloves, the use of this synthetic polymer to create the glove allows manufacturers to avoid complications with latex allergies. The other benefit is that PVC polymer is relatively inexpensive to produce. There are many different formulations of PVC
How can I place an order with Clean Safety Gloves?
You can call the number xxxxxxx to contact our sales to help you, or you can go to our online store xxxxxxx to purchase.