Disposable Gloves by Industry

Disposable Gloves by Industry

Many industries, including pharmaceutical, medical and janitorial services, use gloves to keep staff and others safe. Disposable gloves can protect against cross-contamination, infection, exposure to chemicals and other hazards. There are several types of disposable gloves available for use, including latex, vinyl and nitrile gloves. Since every industry is exposed to different hazards, each sector tends to favor specific types of PPE.

What Industries Use Latex Gloves?

Latex gloves are made from rubber. They were developed in the 1880s for use in the medical field, and until the 1990s, latex gloves were most often used in medical and dental settings. Latex is naturally chemical-resistant and gloves made with the material offer protection against bloodborne pathogens and other hazards. Latex gloves are also dexterous and allow the user to feel through the glove, which is why they’re beneficial in medical and dental exams.

Today, along with non-latex gloves, disposable latex gloves are often used in the following industries:

  • Industrial
  • Food processing
  • Medical sectors
  • Janitorial sectors
  • Sanitation industries
  • Dental offices
  • Child care
  • Food service
  • Automotive industries
  • Manufacturing

What Industries Use Vinyl Gloves?

Vinyl gloves are anti-static and can protect hands from chafing and certain chemicals. Water-resistant vinyl disposable gloves are used in many industries, including:

  • Low-risk medical settings
  • Food service
  • Painting and some renovation sectors
  • Chemical and oil industries
  • Tattooing
  • Beauty industries
  • Janitorial
  • Paint and coatings industry
  • Electronics industry

Where Are Nitrile Gloves Used?

Nitrile gloves are latex-free, dexterous, puncture-resistant and chemical-resistant. Several industries use nitrile gloves, such as:

  • Tattooing
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Automotive
  • Mechanics and technician jobs
  • Beauty salons
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Electronics industry
  • Paint and coatings industry
  • Trades
  • Hospitality
  • Food service
  • Chemical industries and laboratories
  • Printing and dyeing industry

Choosing the Right Disposable Gloves

Even in the same industry, workers may use several kinds of disposable gloves. A medical clinic, for example, may use surgical and non-sterile gloves for patient exams while using latex, non-latex and vinyl gloves for cleaning and lower-risk tasks. Keeping multiple types of gloves on hand gives you the resources to always choose the best glove for any task.

SUNLINE Supply sells many types of gloves and PPE to a variety of industries. We offer 24/7 ordering as well as bulk orders for disposable gloves. We’re an FDA-certified company and we offer only the highest-quality gloves and PPE. We keep our items in stock so we can ship to you fast. Browse our selection of gloves, place your order now or contact us with your questions today.