Nitrile disposable gloves are a great choice for a multitude of applications and are suitable for use whilst treating patients in medical and healthcare settings as well as in a garage handling greasy and oily car parts. Nitrile gloves are available in a range of different thickness levels to suit the requirements of the tasks being carried out. If you are using chemicals then thicker gloves are best suited whilst thinner gloves are better for those who require dexterity and flexibility and are working in low risk environments such as food handling or general cleaning.

Nitrile gloves are replacing their latex counterparts as the preferred choice for worker protection in many different industries. They have a variety of benefits, including being suitable for those who have latex allergies and being able to withstand harsh temperatures and working conditions.

What Is Nitrile?

Nitrile is a synthetic rubber produced from butadiene and acrylonitrile.  Nitrile offers some great properties including being resistant to oil, chemicals and fuel and can withstand a vast range of temperatures from - 40°C to 108°C without being compromised.  

Why Is Nitrile Popular?

Nitrile is a really popular choice across a wide range of sectors across the globe for a number of reasons:

  • They are suitable for those who suffer from latex allergies, not only the wearer but patients and customers too.
  • They can withstand high and low temperatures without damage.
  • Nitrile is man made and therefore a cheaper alternative to naturally grown materials.
  • Nitrile offers greater puncture and friction resistance.
  • Nitrile offers good chemical resistance.
  • They mould to the shape of your hand offering excellent sensitivity and flexibility.
  • Powder free nitrile gloves are food safe.
  • Nitrile comes in a choice of sizes and easily recognisable colours.  

Industrial Or Medical Grade Nitrile?

Now that you know about the benefits of Nitrile, you’ll need to determine which grade of nitrile you will require for your working environment - medical or industrial grade nitrile. 

Medical Grade 

Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves must comply with the required BS EN 455 standards and have an AQL rating of 1.5.  These strict standards ensure that the gloves are strong, resistant to breaking and free from visual defects and holes.  Medical grade gloves are best suited to those in medical settings where protection from blood borne pathogens and environmental contamination is vital.  Medical grade nitrile is usually the main choice for dental practices, hospitals, medical offices and laboratories because the rigorous testing ensures the required protection is provided.

Industrial Grade

Industrial grade nitrile gloves are best suited to those working with chemicals, usually in janitorial, automotive or food environments.  There are various levels of industrial nitrile gloves that will offer various levels of puncture and chemical resistance.  Industrial grade gloves will need to comply with the EN420, EN374 and EN388 series of standards to determine the PPE requirements for chemical and mechanical handling.

Our Range Of Nitrile Gloves

Aurelia Bold Black Nitrile Gloves

The robust Nitrile material used to make Aurelia® Bold Black Nitrile Powder Free Examination Gloves makes them the ideal choice for people who are allergic to latex. Like ordinary latex gloves, they also provide better defence against a variety of solvents and chemicals.

Unigloves Violet Pearl Nitrile Gloves

Full palm and finger texturing make these Violet Pearl Nitrile gloves from Unigloves ideal for those who require a greater grip and are a good choice for those working in a beauty setting.

Aurelia Sonic 100 Blue Nitrile Gloves

These Cobalt Blue, ultra-thin nitrile examination gloves have been specifically designed to offer increased comfort, flexibility & sensitivity as well as tensile strength and protection.

Unigloves PRO.TECT Orange Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves

Offering strong, durable protection and a maximum, ergonomic grip that is ideal to use across a range of manual handling applications, these gloves are a popular choice for mechanics due to their heavy duty, silicone free and chemical tested design.

Whether you are a healthcare professional or are simply looking for a disposable glove to use for daily tasks around the home, we have an extensive range that provides the right disposable glove for everyone and every situation.  Browse our full range of Nitrile Gloves here. 


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