Made from natural rubber latex (NRL), it offers its users the best barrier protection in areas of potential risk associated with blood-borne pathogens and other substances or biohazards. The physical properties of the material provide the excellent flexibility and uncompromised protection with a high degree of sensitivity. It provides excellent comfort and feels. Latex outperforms other glove materials in terms of elasticity and tensile strength. Latex examination gloves are generally affordable and economical in terms of pricing.
Nitrile gloves are made from Acrylonitrile-butadiene, a synthetic polymer. It is made from synthetic rubber which is non-latex and protein free, hence suitable for users who are sensitive to natural rubber proteins. Soft formulation or low modulus nitrile gloves provide the excellent feel, fit, comfort and flexibility to users and reduces hand fatigue. It has good resistance to oil, grease and a wide range of toxic chemicals and solvents. Nitrile gloves possess high abrasion and puncture resistance properties. Its elasticity is good but less superior as compared to natural rubber. It is generally more costly than natural rubber gloves.