Need a Hand With Disposable Glove Selection?
At RJ Schinner, we currently offer a wide and varied selection of disposable gloves. From foodservice to cleaning, there is a glove for every purpose- but how do you know which one is right for you?
At Glove University, you can learn all about the various types of disposable gloves and their appropriate applications. This overview is a great starter guide for selecting the right type of glove for your needs:
Latex gloves offer a unique blend of comfort and protection. Resistant to puncturing, these gloves serve as an optimal barrier against biological contaminants. Made from natural rubber, latex is widely considered to provide the greatest fit of any disposable.
Designed for short-term use, vinyl gloves offer a cost-effective alternative to latex while providing an effective temporary barrier against biological contaminants. Available in both exam and multipurpose grades, it is an ideal choice for applications demanding frequent changes.
Regarded as the highest quality replacement for latex, nitrile continues to grow in popularity. Nitrile provides outstanding resistance against many commonly used chemicals. Made from 100% synthetic polymer, consisting of acrylonitrile, butadiene and a carboxylic acid, it is also more resistant to puncturing than its latex and vinyl counterparts.
Offering the best economy, polyethylene gloves serve as an inexpensive solution for creating a barrier between bare hands and handled material (most typically, food). Disposable poly gloves are designed for short-term usage, and cannot provide equal levels of protection or resistance as alternatives.
A fifth alternative to those mentioned above is Steric Gloves, a fully-synthetic, non-latex glove that is a premium and economical alternative to vinyl gloves. Hailed for their excellent dexterity and durability, Steric gloves are an excellent choice for foodservice applications where extended tactile precision is important.
RJ Schinner currently offers selections from all of the above categories, including Sterex Steric Gloves. If you visit our Literature by Vendor section of the blog, you can download a handy sell sheet for steric gloves, as well as other brands, and make the selection process a snap. For more information on gloves, and other products, visit RJ Schinner’s website, or return to Glove University for more in-depth training.© Copyright Amy Ullsperger, All rights Reserved. Written For: DSR Sales Support Blog