Types of Gloves

Types of Gloves Explained – Nitrile, Chloronite, Latex, Vinyl, Butyl Rubber and Neoprene

Protection against contact with hazardous materials is important for everyone’s health and safety. Work sites often have many chemicals, substances or materials that can cause skin damage and/or provoke allergic reactions. In fact, some toxic chemicals can be slowly absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Skin can become damaged, irritated, and even broken by friction or from extremes of heat. In biological work, skin contamination can lead to infection.


These compounding facts are reasons why it is super important that you understand that there are many different types of gloves. Once you learn a bit more about them you will be able to figure out which glove will protect you the best.


It is important to remember that given the wide range of work being done no single glove will meet the needs of everyone. Gloves must be selected based on the materials being handled and the type of work undertaken.


Considering there are so many types of gloves available on the market, it can be very confusing as to which type of glove is best suited for your application.

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