Nitrile disposable gloves are an alternative hand protection option that is growing in popularity and preferred glove of choice for medical physicians when treating patients. While latex gloves were traditionally used, many people have allergies to latex and suffer from skin irritations when they use these gloves for extended periods of time. Latex is made from natural rubber, while nitrile gloves are produced from synthetic rubber called nitrile rubber (also called NBR, Buna-N, or acrylonitrile butadiene rubber). Synthetic nitrile rubber tends to produce few issues with allergic conditions and gloves made from this material have several advantages:
Nitrile gloves provide a comfortable fit, are soft and flexible allowing for full range of motion, even for extended periods of time.
Nitrile rubber is non-toxic, alkali and acid resistant and offers good chemical resistance, more so than latex. Nitrile film is thin and allows for good heat dissipation that reduces sweating and skin irritation. These gloves are available in all sizes ranging from XS to XL and will take up less volume for the equivalent quantity, saving on storage and transportation costs.