Materials for Dishwashing Gloves
Many gloves seem same, but they’re made from a material that differs drastically. When picking the professional dishwashing gloves to meet food business needs, it’s crucial to know pros and cons of each material. The 3 most common commercial gloves material are latex, nitrile, and vinyl.
It is a standard product that comes from rubber trees. Latex is the oldest liquid-proof glove material, natural rubber that is ideal at protecting the dishwasher from mild acids, alcohols, bases and most diluted solutions of chemicals.
Latex gloves are usually used in industrial applications, for cleaning in food processing and handling. They provide a high level of protection against cuts but aren’t recommended for use in oils.
They are very elastic, durable and biodegradable. These gloves are budget-friendly with a high level of touch sensitivity. With this product, your staff will be safe in high-risk situations involving infectious materials. Kitchen staff can wear them for an extended amount of time, and they’re the best dishwashing gloves for hot water.
Warning: Gloves made from natural rubber latex can cause allergic reactions. If reactions occur, stop using gloves immediately, and consult a physician. Use a synthetic rubber, like nitrile or vinyl, as a substitute.
It’s a synthetic rubber copolymer of acrylonitrile and butadiene and contains no latex proteins. Even though, its physical and chemical properties vary relying on the polymer’s composition of nitrile, this type of synthetic rubber is resistant to oil and other substances. Nitrile is much more resistant to puncture than latex is.
Nitrile dishwashing gloves protect the wearer from most oils and solvents. Also, they’re great for abrasion, cut and puncture protection. They can be used as the examination gloves in medical applications by medical and laboratory staff, and for limited splash protection in chemicals. Heavier nitrile gloves are typically used in manufacturing, cleaning and the food processing industry.
They are latex-free gloves (mold to hand for a better fit) with a high level of sensitivity. Also, this product has a long shelf life.
Warning: They’re not recommended for use in ketones and a few organic solvents.
Like a nitrile glove, vinyl gloves are also crafted with a synthetically derived polymer material. This polymer (polyvinyl chloride) is perhaps better known by its acronym, PVC. Vinyl gloves are wanted in the food industry and cases where high levels of durability are less of a priority.
They are latex-free (have a looser fit) and the cheapest solution, also ideal gloves for use with non-hazardous materials and have anti-static properties.
Warning: They aren’t strong as their latex counterparts, because they’re permeable to viruses carried in the blood and are prone to leakage.