Latex is the best material for gloves in Malaysia. Lates gloves ensure personal protection for your medical endeavours or personal hygiene. Browse our selection of latex gloves from various brands including Top Glove, Cranberry, Shirudo, Puritex, and others!

What are the differences between nitrile, latex and vinyl gloves? | What are latex gloves used for? | What are the benefits of latex gloves?

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Latex Gloves: A Personal Barrier to Safeguard the Health

Providing an all-natural, biodegradable personal protection against the harmful components of the surrounding, latex gloves is your companion for your medical endeavours, personal hygiene or for the natural extension of your hand to that one worried germaphobe.

Rubber gloves were first invented in the year 1894 by Goodyear Rubber Company in the United States of America on a request by the surgeon William Stewart Halstead of the Johns Hopkins Hospital to treat a skin reaction to mercuric chloride of a nurse. The use of sterile latex gloves was implemented by the hospital immediately after. However, the first latex medical glove was manufactured in 1964, exactly 70 years after the invention of the first rubber glove.

The use of latex gloves in different industrial sectors including the medical field is common in Malaysia. Well-renowned international brands like Ansell and local brands such as Top Glove Sdn Bhd and Bergamot Sdn Bhd have established a large market for their latex gloves in Malaysia.

What's The Difference Between Nitrile, Latex, and Vinyl Gloves?

Latex a natural substance found beneath the bark of rubber plants that are harvested by rubber tappers. It is a biodegradable material that does not contribute to the pollution of our planet Earth. Latex gloves give the wearer comfort and flexibility. The dexterity and the fit of latex gloves make it the perfect glove for the health sector.

Nitrile gloves are synthetic, made from nitrile butadiene rubber and are more resistant to punctures. However, a puncture will tear the entire nitrile glove completely. Even though Nitrile gloves are mostly powdered or lightly powdered, they also come in a powder-free version similar to latex gloves. Nitrile gloves are commonly used in the chemical industry because of their resistance to oils, chemicals and solvents.

Vinyl is a synthetic non-biodegradable material. Vinyl gloves offer little to no protection from chemicals or bacteria and viruses, therefore vinyl gloves are mostly used in non-hazardous fields such as handling food or other fields similar to the food industry that does not require precision from the wearer to perform the given task but gives the wearer some type of protection.

What are latex gloves used for?

Latex gloves are most commonly used in the medical field. Of all the materials that are used in the manufacturing process of gloves, latex provides the most efficient protection against body fluids, viruses and bacteria. Latex gloves are disposable and this property of the glove makes them perfect for the medical field. It provides personal barrier protection from human-borne contaminants to the wearer and the surrounding.

What are the benefits of latex disposable gloves?

  • Biodegradable: Gloves used in the medical field has to be disposable to prevent the spread of diseases. Plastic disposable gloves contribute to the environmental pollution of microplastics. Natural latex disposable gloves biodegrade as natural compounds do without polluting the environment.
  • Better protection from chemicals: natural rubber latex gloves offer resistance against iodine, formaldehyde, chlorine, acids and bases.
  • The best feel, fit and dexterity: The fit, feel and dexterity of the glove allows precision in performing the task for the wearer. Surgeons in the medical field for instance will need a steady hand in performing complex procedures that require the handling of smaller instruments with precision.
  • Latex gloves offer a better puncture resistance when compared to vinyl gloves.
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