Disposable Nitrile Gloves


These high-quality, premium-grade disposable Nitrile Gloves are a great choice for a number of sectors and industries. They are manufactured using the highest quality of synthetic rubber, have excellent puncture resistance and are also hypoallergenic, making them ideal for people with latex allergies. They have a snug yet comfortable fit with a useful beaded cuff to prevent contamination.

Conforming to UK standards, these gloves are highly certified and perfect for a range of industries including dentistry, laboratory work, cosmetics and tattoo artists, medical settings such as hospitals, food preparation and serving, and general cleaning.

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Nitrile is a synthetic rubber material commonly used in the manufacturing of disposable gloves. It is made through a process called polymerization of acrylonitrile and butadiene, resulting in a durable and flexible material with excellent resistance to punctures, chemicals, and oils (ScienceDirect, 2024). Nitrile gloves are a popular choice in various industries due to their hypoallergenic properties, making them suitable for individuals with latex allergies.

What are nitrile gloves?

Nitrile gloves are a type of disposable glove commonly used in various industries for protection against chemicals, pathogens, and other contaminants. They are made from a synthetic rubber material called nitrile, which provides excellent resistance to punctures, chemicals, and oils. Nitrile gloves are preferred by individuals with latex allergies and are known for their durability, flexibility, and comfortable fit (Droppe, 2023).

These premium quality disposable nitrile gloves are suitable for a diverse range of industries and professions, as they adhere to UK standards (ICU Production, 2021) and are highly certified. They are ideal for:

  • Dentistry: Providing protection for dental professionals during procedures and examinations.
  • Laboratory Work: Safeguarding researchers and technicians while handling chemicals and specimens.
  • Cosmetics and Tattoo Artists: Ensuring hygiene and protection for artists and clients during procedures.
  • Medical Settings: Including hospitals and clinics, where they offer barrier protection for healthcare professionals and patients.
  • Food Preparation and Serving: Maintaining hygiene standards in kitchens and food service establishments.
  • General Cleaning: Protecting hands during cleaning tasks to maintain cleanliness and prevent contamination.

These gloves offer top-quality protection and versatility across various sectors, making them essential for maintaining hygiene and safety standards in diverse workplaces.

Disposable gloves are designed for single use only (British Medical Association, 2024). They should be discarded and replaced after each wearing to maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of germs or contaminants. Reusing disposable gloves can increase the risk of cross-contamination and compromise their effectiveness in providing protection.

Disposable gloves can be effective in reducing the transmission of viruses, including the coronavirus when used correctly in combination with other preventive measures such as using other PPE, frequent hand washing and social distancing (Soleman et al, 2023). 

They create a barrier between the wearer's hands and potentially contaminated surfaces, reducing the risk of direct contact and transmission of pathogens. However, it's important to note that wearing gloves does not replace the need for proper hand hygiene. If gloves are not used and removed correctly, they can become contaminated and contribute to the spread of germs (Kohli, A.; 2020). Additionally, wearing gloves does not provide complete protection. The virus can still be transmitted through other means such as respiratory droplets.

Yes, the use of disposable medical gloves typically comes with several warnings to ensure safe and effective usage (World Health Organization, 2009):

  • Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may be sensitive to the components used in the manufacture of these gloves. Those with known sensitivity should avoid contact to prevent allergic reactions.
  • Avoid Puncturing: Care should be taken to avoid puncturing the gloves with sharp objects, as this can compromise their integrity and effectiveness.
  • Replace if Damaged: Gloves should be replaced if their integrity is compromised, such as if they are split or broken, to maintain adequate protection.
  • Proper Removal: When removing gloves, it's important to hold the wrist and reverse the inside of the glove, taking care not to touch the outside surface to prevent contamination.
  • Safe Disposal: Gloves should be disposed of safely and sustainably after each use to prevent the spread of germs and protect the environment.

Following these warnings helps ensure that disposable medical gloves are used correctly and effectively to maintain hygiene and safety standards. These nitrile gloves are of the highest quality and are regulated to UK standards so you can rest assured that you will remain protected whilst using them.

Below are the answers to some of the most common questions that UK Meds customers ask us about nitrile gloves.

Yes, these premium-grade nitrile gloves are latex-free (Ansell, 2024). They are made from a synthetic rubber material called nitrile, which does not contain latex proteins. This makes nitrile gloves an ideal alternative for individuals with latex allergies or sensitivities. Nitrile gloves offer similar levels of protection and durability as latex gloves but without the risk of causing allergic reactions.

Nitrile gloves are generally not conductive (Armbrust American, 2024). Nitrile is an insulating material, meaning it does not conduct electricity. This property makes nitrile gloves suitable for use in various industries where protection against electrical hazards is required.

Yes, most premium nitrile gloves are considered food-safe and are commonly used in the food industry as they have certification for food handling; nitrile gloves should be food-grade and powder-free to be considered as food safe (ICU Production, 2021). These nitrile gloves are preferred for food handling and preparation because they are chemical-resistant, latex-free, durable and puncture-resistant and compliant with food safety regulations.

Nitrile gloves typically do not work well on touch screens (MSC, 2018). Unlike some other materials like latex or specialised touchscreen-compatible gloves, nitrile is not conductive. Touch screens rely on the conductivity of the material touching them to register input, and nitrile gloves generally do not conduct electricity effectively enough to interact with touch screens accurately.

No, nitrile gloves and vinyl gloves are not the same; they are made from different materials and have distinct properties (Reflexx, 2022). Nitrile gloves are made from a synthetic rubber material called nitrile, while vinyl gloves are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Yes, these nitrile gloves are completely body-safe and meet the regulations and requirements to be listed as body-safe (Steroplast Healthcare, 2023). These are premium-grade gloves that provide excellent protection for people in a number of sectors.

Nitrile gloves are not inherently eco-friendly, but their impact on the environment can vary depending on factors such as manufacturing processes, disposal methods, and recycling efforts. While nitrile gloves themselves are not biodegradable, some companies offer recycling programs for used gloves (Terracycle, 2024). These programs collect used gloves and recycle them into other products, reducing waste and environmental impact.

Nitrile gloves are generally considered non-flammable. Nitrile is a synthetic rubber material that does not support combustion easily. However, it's essential to note that while nitrile gloves themselves may not catch fire easily, they can still be damaged or melted by high heat or direct flames. In situations where there is a risk of exposure to flames or high temperatures, it's crucial to exercise caution and use appropriate protective equipment.

Nitrile gloves offer some resistance to heat, but they are not considered heat-resistant in the same way that specialised heat-resistant gloves are. Nitrile is a synthetic rubber material with a relatively high melting point, which provides some protection against moderate heat and contact with hot surfaces.

Yes, nitrile gloves are considered hypoallergenic, which means they are unlikely to cause allergic reactions in most people. Unlike latex gloves, which can contain natural latex proteins that may trigger allergic reactions in individuals with latex allergies or sensitivities, nitrile gloves are made from a synthetic rubber material called nitrile that does not contain latex proteins.

Yes, these nitrile gloves meet the standards of oil resistance and are certified as oil-resistant (Omni International Corp, 2024). Nitrile gloves like these premium-grade ones provide excellent protection against oil and other chemicals commonly found across multiple sectors.

Yes, nitrile gloves are generally waterproof (The Glove Company USA, 2019). Nitrile is a synthetic rubber material that provides excellent resistance to water and other liquids. These nitrile gloves create a tight seal around the hands, preventing water and other fluids from penetrating through the material.


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