What Hazards Do Nitrile Rubber Gloves Protect Against?

Disposable gloves are an essential piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), which means choosing the right disposable glove for your workplace is a paramount decision. Healthcare workers, in particular, need reliable disposable gloves that will keep them safe from hazards such as chemicals, biological materials, sharp objects and more. Nitrile gloves are a viable option for the healthcare industry because they are protective, durable, easy to change, affordable and latex-free.

To help you make an informed PPE choice, this article will cover what nitrile gloves are, what they are used for, what hazards nitrile gloves do and do not protect against and how to choose the right disposable glove for your application. Regardless of which type of healthcare setting you work in, this article will help you determine the best PPE for you.

What Are Nitrile Gloves?

Nitrile gloves are a disposable, effective and inexpensive form of hand protection for workers across a wide range of industries. The word nitrile is short for acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber. Unlike latex gloves, which are made with natural rubber, nitrile rubber gloves are synthetic and latex-free. This means nitrile gloves are a dependable PPE alternative for anyone with a latex allergy.

To produce these synthetic rubber gloves, the rubber from rubber trees must first be transformed into latex rubber before being reprocessed. Once the rubber has been manufactured into latex, the monomers acrylonitrile and butadiene are bonded together to form the nitrile compound material. This extra step of processing removes all latex proteins, making nitrile gloves reliably latex-free.

The resulting nitrile gloves are durable as well as resistant to both punctures and chemicals. While manufacturing disposable nitrile rubber gloves used to be an expensive process, modern technological advancements have led to a more cost-effective approach. Nitrile gloves are now equally as affordable as regular latex gloves. Due to the affordability, accessibility and low allergy rating of nitrile gloves, many people choose them over latex gloves.

Nitrile rubber gloves are available in a variety of colors, sizes and thicknesses, making them suitable for an array of applications. Nitrile gloves are also unisex and ambidextrous so workers don’t have to waste time finding matching sets, and workplaces don’t need to worry about keeping numerous styles in stock.

What Are Nitrile Gloves Used For?

Nitrile gloves are suitable PPE for applications in a variety of industries. The disposable gloves give the wearer dependable hand protection from a range of potential hazards, including cuts, liquids and abrasive materials.

The comfortable fit of nitrile gloves and the ease of putting them on and removing them also make them a valuable asset for industries that necessitate extended PPE use. Nitrile gloves are also suitable for applications or jobs that are shorter in duration and require frequent glove changes.

What Do Nitrile Gloves Protect Against?

Wearing the appropriate glove can guard workers’ hands against skin irritations, infections, burns, cuts and abrasions. Nitrile gloves can save the wearer’s hands from coming into direct contact with a range of hazardous and abrasive materials. In addition to protecting the wearer, nitrile gloves can protect any delicate materials being handled, such as electronics, metal and glass.

Before discussing the specifics of what substances nitrile gloves protect against, it is important to differentiate incidental contact and extended contact. Use these definitions to distinguish between incidental and extended contact scenarios:

Incidental contact: Situations that involve minimal contact with hazardous material, such as accidental splashes or spills, unintentional overspray from a dispensing machine and dealing with infectious agents that necessitate barrier protection. In these cases, a barrier between the glove wearer and the material is all that is needed to avoid incidental contact.

Extended contact:Situations that involve more long-term exposure, such as encountering highly contaminated materials, the submergence of hands into a chemical or another hazardous substance, undergoing extreme temperatures and handling sharp or piercing objects.

The exact ability of a nitrile glove to provide protection from a substance depends on the glove’s thickness. Thinner nitrile gloves, such as a disposable exam glove, are intended for incidental contact, whereas thicker nitrile gloves, such as thicker reusable gloves, are suitable for extended contact. In general, disposable nitrile gloves that are at least 5 millimeters thick can fend off breakthrough for 15 minutes after coming in contact with many chemicals.

Disposable nitrile glove and latex glove factories location

Main manufacturers of nitrile glove and latex glove are located in Thailand and Malaysia. Obviously, their cost price is cheaper than Chinese manufacturers’ because of rubber trees are widely planted in these Southeast Asia countries.

Some famous brands are “Ammex”,”SuperMax”and”Topglove”. Ammex develop fastest in recent years. Their nitrile glove is sold very well in the world. You can find Ammex brand in supermarket, online-shop.Amazon and hospital. Supermax take their attention on European and American market. They have established sales offices in UK, USA and Brazil.They mainly do business with local distributions and have a good relationship with them. Their latex glove are sold better than nitrile glove. Topglove are biggest glove factory in 1990s. They have vinyl glove manufacturing plant in China beside nitrile glove and latex glove factory in Malaysia. Their main market is USA and export 90% disposable gloves to USA. Vinyl glove, nitrile glove and latex glove are all sold well in USA.

In China, there are also some latex glove and nitrile glove factories. However, their output is less than the above factories and price is higher. So Chinese manufacturers focus on making different colors and application nitrile glove and latex glove. For example, latex surgical glove, orange or black nitrile glove.

How to choose disposable pe glove

The main component of PE gloves is polyethylene. Its variety are LDPE,HDPE,CPE,TPE.
Both are resistant to high temperatures and are white transparent disposable gloves. CPE gloves are more flexible than PE gloves.
Nowadays, the most used food gloves on the market are PE gloves, which are light in weight and low in price. It is recommended to choose disposable PE gloves as edible gloves. Disposable sanitary gloves for several purposes:
1, food processing.
2, kitchen cooking.
3, medical care.
4, housework is clean.
5, hair salon hair dyed oyster sauce.
6, eat barbecue and bones.
7, the restaurant canteen eat and eat.
8, hotel catering.
9, family cleaning, tourist dinner.
10, beauty salons, medical chemical inspection.
11,Industrial and agricultural work and protection, scientific research, and electronics industry.

Some famous distributors of disposable gloves

Nova green is the leading provider of smart, sustainable solutions for catering and food manufacturing industries,driving increased Productivity, Food Safety and Infection prevention through the integration of new technology-enabled services and systems,ultimately enhancing our customers end user experience. Our products are designed to meet the food manufacturing industry standards like HACCP, ISO22000 & BRC.
Santex exclusively imports and distributes all disposable products. Our formula for success consists of collaboration with the best manufacturers of each product in order to guarantee a firm line of quality and service. In the market that is increasingly demanding, product quality is one of our completed objectives. The distribution and sale of our products is done exclusively through our network of distributors.
Gompels HealthCare Ltd are family run, specialist wholesaler supplying everyday healthcare, janitorial and catering products across the UK. Our aim is to supply the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, with fast delivery and fantastic level of customer service.
Pro-Val provide comprehensive range of products for commercial and industrial usage under our Pro-Val brand name. From disposable gloves to freezer wear to respirators and everything in between, you are sure to find the clothing and equipment you need in our collection of high quality protective wear.
Regal disposable opened its doors for trade 23 years ago. From humble beginnings trading on the road, we forged iron relationships with clients, many of whom, we are proud to say, remain by our side to this very day. We have been entrusted to deliver for the cars you drive, the food you eat and the health care you receive. From day one, we gazed far beyond the horizon, with visions of expansion to shores far from our own. After all, an empire knows no boundaries.
PIP Global is a leading supplier of Hand Protection and Personal Protective Equipment to wholesalers and distributors worldwide. With locations throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, PIP’s mission of “Bringing the Best of the World to You®” is fulfilled everyday by providing best-in-class safety products worldwide.
There are many other distributors located in Europe,America. We can’t list all, only these distributors I’m make deals with.

How much money can build a glove factory?

At the end of 2019, COVID-19 outbreak at Wuhan in China. Most of Chinese cities are closed as more and more coronavirus cases happened in Wuhan city. In order to control COVID-19 spread out,the government issued official notice to require all people to stay at home, not allowed to be outside. It continued more than one month liked this situation.At last, most factories are stopped, except medical product factories are workable all the time. Personal Protective Equipment are shortage supply.For instance, disposable face mask, disposable glove, disposable Isolation gowns and so on. At the beginning of March, Wuhan coronavirus is under controlled by government. China wants to reopen economy and recover to produce PPE products. So many bosses invest the money in manufacturing face mask and other medical products. The price of face mask are raised quickly as well as its raw material called meltblown price is increased.The meltblown price is increasing every day and reached summit price in historical record.
In April, face mask is in abundant supply in national market. However, foreign countries happened Covid-19 cases.Some traders start to purchase plenty of face masks in order to export. No matter what the quality is, many bad face masks are sold to America and Europe. As the result,Chinese official leaders received more and more complaints from foreign countries. At last,Chinese government pay more attention on the quality of face mask and only allow the manufacturer has medical certificates can export face mask. But the smell of the businessman is more sensitive than other persons. They find other profitable products, that is disposable protective gloves. Such as disposable vinyl glove, disposable poly glove,disposable nitrile glove,
Now, let me talk about disposable vinyl glove factories at first,because I’m working in this field many years and very familiar with disposable vinyl glove industry. Strictly speaking,disposable vinyl glove isn’t used as medical glove while it can protect you against Coronavirus touch. So its demand is very high in America, especially USA. Its market prospect is better than face mask as foreign people get used to wearing disposable gloves in daily life. How much money can you build a new glove factory? I make the following sheet, you can calculate as cost.

Instruction
A.Vinyl glove
To build a vinyl glove factory, eight production lines and 30 MT Industrial boiler are best group and economic benefit are high. My former boss started to do vinyl glove business from 8 lines. Main mechanical facilities are auto demoulding machine and auto counting device. Twenty years ago, demoulding and counting are manual work. Laborer salary is gone up in some good developed cities.So some glove factories are moved to second developing cities. This is one of many reasons while main reason is environment protection. First and second large cities like Shanghai,Suzhou, Wuxi, local government doesn’t allow to burn coal as power in industrial boiler,only used natural gas. Land price is higher and higher at the same time.
B.Nitrile glove
Nitrile glove production line is different from vinyl glove. Its line is higher and longer than vinyl glove. Water pollution control is more severe by local government. Another disadvantage is Nitrile rubber raw material is imported from Thailand and Malaysia. You can find most nitrile glove factories are from Malaysia and Thailand. Famous brands are Top glove, SuperMax, Ammex.
C.Latex glove
Latex glove is similar like nitrile glove, invest to make medical surgical glove is more competitive. Its sales price higher than general latex glove.As far as I know, latex glove factory is few in China.
D. Pe glove
Pe making machines are cheaper and workshop is smaller. You just rent a building to start it. It’s easy to get it for investors. In Zhangjiagang city, there are more than 300 factories now. It’s double quantity as before.
At the end, Covid-19 changed the fortune of most factories. I hope it will be finished and the life is recovered to normal sooner.

Disposable Gloves Market will grow with CAGR 16.1% from 2019 to 2026

The Disposable Gloves market was estimated at 7.0 billion US$ in 2019 and is probable to grasp 19.9 billion US$ by 2026, at a CAGR of 16.1% throughout 2019-2026. The researcher traces the market’s historic and forecast market growth by geography. The trends and strategies section analyses the shape of the market as it emerges from the crisis and suggests how companies can grow as the market recovers.
Moreover, the regional outlook of the market and competitive strategies adopted by leading players. It covers different products and services involved in the Disposable Gloves market with a list of key players operating in the market.
Major Key Players Covered in The Disposable Gloves Market include these following companies,
* Adventa Berhad
* Ansell Limited
* Cardinal Health, Inc
* Dynarex Corporation
* Hartalega Holdings Berhad
* Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
* Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad
* Supermax Corporation Berhad
* Semperit AG Holding
* Top Glove Corporation Bhd
* Ammex Corporation
* Medline Industries, Inc
* Atlantic Safety Products, Inc
* Unigloves (UK) Limited
Market Insight
Some of the most widely used protective devices in the healthcare industry are disposable safety gloves. To avoid cross-contamination between patients and medical personnel, these gloves are worn. They are often used for general hand protection when handling different sensitive items in a medical environment. These disposable, single-use items are available in a variety of different materials, such as Latex, Nitrile Rubber, Vinyl, and Neoprene. Nowadays they come in non-powdered or powdered with cornstarch to lubricate the gloves that making them easier to put on the hands. The primary significance of the use of disposable gloves is that they are not only waterproof but also give strong resistance levels to most chemical substances, providing even more security. Many factors are contributing to the increase in the use of disposable surgical gloves.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has positively affected the demand for disposable surgical gloves. The recent outbreak of coronavirus infectious has greatly changed the perspective of the risk for infection from contact. The current concerns over the spread of coronavirus are expected to have a moderate impact on the growth of the disposable surgical gloves market. All medical gloves have become a source of medical concern that leads to depletion of medical gloves stock. Government regulations offering flexibility in the enforcement policy for gloves to expand the availability of medical gloves. However, the use of medical gloves is considered as part of standard precautions to reduce the risk of contamination which in turn continues to increase the demand for disposable surgical gloves for the long term.
An increase in the occurrence of chronic diseases and an increasingly aging population together with the growing burden of disease are some of the major factors for the growth of the disposable surgical gloves market globally. According to the World Health Organization, major chronic diseases currently account for around 60% of the 56.5 million total reported deaths in the world, and nearly 46% of the global burden of disease, and their contribution is anticipated to rise to 60% of the global burden of disease by 2025. On the other hand, an increase in the number of hospitals in developing countries also boosts the market growth. However, fluctuation in the price of raw materials is expected to hamper the growth of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, the introduction of disposable gloves in untapped economies will create several beneficial growth opportunities in the upcoming years.
In terms of region, North America holds the maximum market share in the global disposable surgical gloves market followed by Europe. Increasing healthcare expenditure coupled with a growing elderly population is the major demand driving factors in the North America region. Furthermore, in the European region, improving healthcare facilities together with an increasing number of hospital admissions will boost market growth. However, the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a rapid rate over the forecast period owing to the increasing incidences of chronic diseases in the region. Furthermore, rising demand for the advanced healthcare infrastructure system in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness healthy growth throughout the forecast period.

Disposable nitrile glove and latex glove factories location

Main manufacturers of nitrile glove and latex glove are located in Thailand and Malaysia. Obviously, their cost price is cheaper than Chinese manufacturers’ because of rubber trees are widely planted in these Southeast Asia countries.

Some famous brands are “Ammex”,”SuperMax”and”Topglove”. Ammex develop fastest in recent years. Their nitrile glove is sold very well in the world. You can find Ammex brand in supermarket, online-shop.Amazon and hospital. Supermax take their attention on European and American market. They have established sales offices in UK, USA and Brazil.They mainly do business with local distributions and have a good relationship with them. Their latex glove are sold better than nitrile glove. Topglove are biggest glove factory in 1990s. They have vinyl glove manufacturing plant in China beside nitrile glove and latex glove factory in Malaysia. Their main market is USA and export 90% disposable gloves to USA. Vinyl glove, nitrile glove and latex glove are all sold well in USA.

In China, there are also some latex glove and nitrile glove factories. However, their output is less than the above factories and price is higher. So Chinese manufacturers focus on making different colors and application nitrile glove and latex glove. For example, latex surgical glove, orange or black nitrile glove.