Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is used in the making of Vinyl Disposable gloves. These gloves are normally used in places where the size of the gloves worn does not matter a lot, as these gloves are generally loose-fitting gloves. Vinyl gloves are typically not used for medical activities, but they do find a lot of use in industrial environments.
Specifications of Vinyl Disposable Gloves
Since Vinyl Gloves are not normally considered for medical use, you will find that their testing rigors are reduced somewhat. With that being said, these gloves are manufactured to the specifications of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Vinyl Gloves are not smooth on the surface. To make the glove smoother, cornstarch is added to the glove. You will find that the powdered Vinyl gloves will be a touch cheaper than the ones that are not powdered. The powder only benefits the manufacturer though to help in removing gloves during the shaping process. The powder used is corn starch in all cases. The latest generation of gloves are polycoated on the inside to help people put on and remove them.
The other thing to be noted about Vinyl Gloves is that they are rather loose in their make due to the physical nature of the plastic itself. Synthetic vinyl gloves with stretch properties do offer more form fitting gloves that almost feel like latex. Most cannot tell the difference between latex gloves and stretch vinyl gloves. Stretch vinyl gloves also give you similar protection that latex gloves give you, at a slightly lower cost in most cases.
Benefits of Vinyl Disposable Gloves
One of the biggest benefits of these gloves is the price. These gloves are priced way below than their Nitrile and Latex counterparts, and thus can be considered even for domestic uses. It gives you a decent amount of protection, especially against protein allergens.
Uses of Vinyl Disposable Gloves
Vinyl gloves are highly resistant to acids, fats and alcohols. They also have a superior anti-static property. Vinyl gloves are the least chemical resistant choice when compared to nitrile and latex. Customer who prefer vinyl gloves are mainly: food service, childcare services, and hair salons (vinyl shouldn’t be used with acetone).