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Superior Hand Protection: All About Nitrile

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Disposable gloves are widely used and there are a lot of different types, but nitrile takes the cake because of its superior properties that offer protection and versatility. But what exactly is nitrile, and why has it become the primary choice for professionals in different industries? This blog will explain the best bits and the reason behind its widespread adoption.

Understanding Nitrile

Traditional latex gloves contain latex proteins that cause some allergic reactions in certain people. Unlike these, nitrile gloves don’t have this making them safe for use by people in general. Due to this, Nitrile, also known as Nitrile butadiene rubber, is commonly used as a starting material in the hand protection industry. The sturdiness of the Nitrile comes from the chemical synthesis of these polymers, which are carboxylic acid, butadiene and acrylonitrile. These polymers are emulsified and then polymerized using free-radical initiators, resulting in thin elastic synthetic latex that serves as the base for the nitrile gloves. Each substance gives the nitrile gloves its property.

The Evolution from Latex

In the past, Latex was the choice of metal in making gloves due to its properties, such as tear resistance, elasticity, and tactile sensitivity. However, the rise of latex allergies among users from patients to healthcare workers made a huge impact in trying to pursue alternative materials to replace latex. Nitrile gloves became a great solution because they give the same performance as latex while addressing the concern about allergies to latex proteins. The prized properties of the polymerized nitrile come from the different properties of their composition. For instance, acrylonitrile provides penetration resistance from solvents and chemicals such as hydrocarbon oils, fats and solvents, butadiene adds softness and flexibility and contributes to the elasticity and carboxylic acid contributes to the tensile strength or the tear resistance of the glove.

A Multifaceted Marvel: Applications of Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile gloves usage is diverse as it is applied to a spectrum of professions and industries because of its known durability and versatility. The most common users of these gloves are healthcare workers such as surgeons, doctors and nurses, and also to other industries such as automotive workshops and chemical manufacturing. Nitrile gloves ability to resist harsh chemicals and contaminants and have high-puncture resistance that will not break nor tear from routine movements. From healthcare professionals doing medical procedures to shielding mechanics from grease and oils, even to salons that perform manicures and pedicures, nitrile gloves provide a barrier of protection against these potential risks.

The Role of Nitrile Gloves in the Medical Field

In the medical field, nitrile examination gloves protect both ends of the process, the healthcare professionals and patients. Nitrile prevents potential health hazards such as chemicals, blood-borne pathogens, and bodily fluids, and has properties like flexibility, sturdiness, and allergy-free composition, making it the optimal choice in this field. At MSE Pro, our affiliated brand NEST provides top-tier Nitrile Examination Gloves, created to ensure the best possible protection and comfort. Our gloves are latex and powder-free which minimizes allergy risk while maximizing durability and tactile sensitivity. We also have  Nest Colloidal Oatmeal Coated Nitrile Gloves which are infused with skin-soothing properties for enhanced comfort and during longer hours of wear. With this, healthcare professionals can perform their duties, knowing they’ve protected any gloves with the utmost safety and comfort. 

 

Throughout the years, nitrile gloves have been a reliable partner for occupational safety to reduce hazard risks. Its mentioned properties, proven performance, and versatility cement its status as a reliable tool for hand protection across different industries. Here at MSE Supplies, we remain committed to pushing boundaries in hand protection and delivering optimal solutions that safeguard lives.

Join us in embracing the future of hand protection, by selecting NEST nitrile gloves, that are crafted by professionals for professionals.  Send us an email or contact us for more details.


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