Which Is Better, Medical Latex Gloves Or Rubber Gloves? When To Use Which Kind Of Gloves?

- Oct 12, 2020-

Which is better, medical latex gloves or rubber gloves? When to use which kind of gloves?


First of all, let's distinguish the two materials. Strictly speaking, whether it is latex or rubber, the raw materials for both are resins cut from rubber trees. Rubber includes natural rubber and synthetic rubber, or hybrid rubber (natural + synthetic );


Natural rubber includes: natural latex, natural dry rubber (in short, divided into: wet and dry); synthetic rubber is also divided into wet and dry, but there is no such thing as latex.


So they are the relationship of inclusion and intersection.


But generally speaking, what we call latex is milky white, while rubber is a thicker material with a color, mainly black.

Medical latex gloves:


Material: latex.


Scope of application: It is widely used in industrial and agricultural production, medical treatment, and daily life. It is suitable for automobile manufacturing, battery manufacturing; glass fiber reinforced plastic industry, aircraft assembly; aerospace field; environmental cleaning and cleaning.


Production method: latex gloves made of natural latex and other fine additives. The product has a special surface treatment and is comfortable to wear.


Function: Latex gloves have abrasion resistance, puncture resistance; resistance to acids and alkalis, grease, fuel and various solvents, etc.; they have a wide range of chemical resistance and good oil resistance. Latex gloves feature a unique fingertip texture design, which greatly enhances the grip and effectively prevents slippage; the patented design without palm lines, even infiltration, enhances protection; unique hand design, cotton lining, improve comfort.


Rubber gloves:


Material: rubber sheet or film.


Classification: According to the purpose, it can be divided into acid and alkali resistant gloves, electrical insulating gloves, radiation protection gloves, medical gloves, etc. According to rubber raw materials or manufacturing process, it is divided into latex gloves and molded gloves.


Scope of application: Acid and alkali resistant gloves should be able to be used in sulfuric acid (density 1.32) or caustic soda solution (density 1.19) at 45°C. Electrically insulating gloves are divided into high voltage and low voltage. The high voltage can be used under 6000 volts (test voltage is 12000 volts). Low voltage can be used below 1000 volts.

The above content is the classification introduction of medical latex gloves and medical rubber gloves.