Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Disposable Gloves

Are Nitrile Gloves Latex Free?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Navigating the world of gloves can sometimes be confusing, especially with the vast amount of options available to you. “Are Nitrile gloves latex free?” is a common question that many glove consumers are asking, and here at Your Glove Source, we want to give you the answers. Nitrile = Latex Free Nitrile has been given the nickname “Synthetic Latex”. This name can, and has, proven itself misleading. It is true that Nitrile is a superb substitute for latex in its style and structure. However, Nitrile material does not contain any of the protein compounds found in latex; the proteins that...

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Nitrile Gloves goes Natural with COATS®

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Nitrile goes Natural with COATS® For those of us who suffered the plight of chicken pox during childhood, we were probably treated with a soothing oatmeal bath. Back in the day, an oatmeal bath could provide serious relief from irritated and itchy skin. Today the soothing power of oatmeal is making a comeback in a brand new revolutionary Nitrile glove. What is COATS®? COATS® is a new, revolutionary glove coating technology. It is an acronym that stands for "Colloidal Oatmeal System". The technology that COATS® created is patented and recognized by the FDA as a skin protectant. Not only do...

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Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves

Posted by D G on

Vinyl gloves have been in use for a very long time and a popular choice amongst food service workers, deli's and janitorial services. They provided the necessary protection for these applications at a economical price. New to the vinyl glove line is a product produced by Ammex. This new glove is revolutionary to the vinyl glove market, with its built in exclusive Anti-Microbial property. The glove is manufactured using AMS technology which is a major innovation for disposable gloves. The basic function of the AMS technology is to kill the bacteria and help prevent cross contamination. Obviously this is a...

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Food Service Gloves

Posted by D G on

  Food handling and contamination. Improper handling of food and poor personal hygiene of food handlers are the leading causes of food borne illness. Norovirus, the pathogen responsible for the greatest number of reported food borne outbreaks is transmitted when hands are not washed. Anyone who works with food should know about this virus. Norovirus is sometimes referred to as the stomach flu. Why use gloves?   Gloves can provide a barrier between hands and foods if they are worn properly. In addition to improved food safety, glove use also creates increased positive customer perceptions about the restaurant and foodservice...

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What materials are gloves made of ?

Posted by Eric Kim on

Many gloves may look the same, but they are made of materials that vary drastically. When choosing a glove to meet your needs, it's important to know the pros and cons of each material. Here we address specifically the most common materials, Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl and PVC.  Latex Latex is a common product that comes from rubber trees. When the rubber tree bark is shaved, the tree naturally oozes the product that is processed into usable latex. Chemicals and compounds are then added to form the liquid latex material used to fabricate latex gloves. These additives are generally non - allergenic and...

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