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The difference between nitrile gloves and latex gloves

Nitrile gloves and latex gloves have a wide range of uses in industrial production, but because they are both disposable gloves, many people do not know the difference between the two.

Nitrile gloves and latex gloves can be distinguished from the following nine aspects:

  1.Material difference

  Latex gloves are also called rubber gloves. Latex is a natural material, derived from rubber tree sap. Natural latex is a biosynthetic product. Due to different tree species, geology, climate and other related conditions, its composition and structure will often vary greatly. In the fresh latex without any substance, the rubber hydrocarbon only accounts for 20%-40% of the total, and the remaining small amount is non-rubber components and water. Non-rubber components include proteins, lipids, sugars, and inorganic components. Some of them form a composite structure with rubber particles, and some are dissolved in whey or form non-rubber particles.

  Nitrile is a kind of artificial rubber, mainly synthesized from acrylonitrile and butadiene. It is a key material for organic synthesis and pharmaceutical intermediates.

  2.Classification difference

  Latex gloves are divided into powdered ordinary type and powder-free purifying type, with smooth and pitted surface slip resistance.

  Nitrile glove model is divided into non-slip palm numb surface and hand tip numb surface non-slip, the whole numb surface is non-slip, generally powder-free.


  Latex gloves contain protein, and people who are prone to allergies are prone to allergic reactions.

  Nitrile gloves do not contain protein, amino compounds and other harmful substances, and rarely cause allergies.

  4. Degradability

   Latex gloves and nitrile gloves are both degradable, easy to handle, and environmentally friendly.

  5.Puncture resistance

  The toughness and abrasion resistance of latex gloves are slightly inferior to those of nitrile gloves.

  The puncture resistance of nitrile gloves is three to five times higher than latex. For dentists who need to use sharp tools, the use of durable nitrile gloves can create a safer barrier in contact with patients.


  Latex gloves are soft and wear-resistant, and have better elasticity than nitrile gloves.

  7.Fit hand shape

  Because the nitrile glove contains butadiene monomer, it can be a flexible rubber, which allows the wearer to experience the best tactile sensitivity. In addition, the fit of the hand is due to its good thermal conductivity, which provides excellent flexibility, which is particularly important for medical professionals or those who operate small parts or tools.

  8. Price

  Since the chemical resistance and acid and alkali resistance of nitrile materials are much better than latex, the price of nitrile gloves is higher than latex products.


  Nitrile material can be added with pigment, the color is brighter. Can relieve the nervousness of the patient.

  In addition, nitrile gloves have certain antistatic properties because of their non-silicon content, low surface chemical residues, low ion content, and small particle content. They are suitable for strict clean room environments.

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Post time: Sep-10-2021