With over 100 years of glove manufacturing under their belt, Sempermed has set the standards in providing safe, reliable, and quality gloves. With a wide variety of gloves to choose from, there’s a glove for any and every situation, whether it’s for medical, dental, cosmetic, sanitation use, and more. These gloves are available in latex, nitrile, vinyl, polyethylene, and chloroprene materials, with Sempermed’s eye on every step of the manufacturing process.
The Material Difference
Latex: Latex is one of the most common materials in glove manufacturing, known for its elasticity and comfort. Some are also powder-coated or have slick lining to make them easier for donning in a hurry. For decades, latex has reigned supreme as the most safe and cost-effective glove available. However, thanks to its rise in popularity, so too did the occurrences of allergic reactions. As a result, there has become more demand for alternative glove materials.
Nitrile: Nitrile is often a common substitute for those who have latex allergies, but stands on its own merits as being puncture-resistant, body fluid-resistant, and chemical-resistant. It may not be as flexible as latex, but they’re more suited for medical environments, with their resistance to instruments and hazardous chemicals.
Vinyl: Vinyl gloves are constructed from PVC, and are relatively more durable than both latex or nitrile. However, when stretched they’re poorly resistant against chemical and hazardous material exposure. As a result, these gloves are more suited for low risk environments.
Polyethylene: This material is more economical and appropriate for light duty tasks that require frequent glove changes, such as food handling and preparation. They’re typically loose-fitting for quick donning or removal, but are powder-free and latex-free for those with allergies.
Chloroprene: Chloroprene combines the advantages of latex and nitrile. It offers the same comfortable fit and feel of a latex glove, paired with the tensile strength and protection that nitrile is known for. In addition, they’re flame-resistant and perform well in wet and dry environments.
If someone has a latex allergy, dermatitis sensitivity, or frequently dons gloves during all work hours, a skin-friendly alternative is the best choice. Fortunately, Sempermed offers a collection of such skin-friendly gloves, some of which are lined with aloe and vitamin E, or others that are manufactured without accelerators. Here are some of the best options Sempermed offers:
- Best Touch Latex Gloves.
- Best Touch StarMed ROSE Nitrile Gloves.
- SemperSure Nitrile Gloves.
- SemperSure Black Nitrile Gloves.
- SemperSure Green Nitrile Gloves.
Tested for Quality
All Sempermed gloves have been rigorously tested to perform, and have been approved for a variety of cases. For example, if a glove has been ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) tested, then it’s safe for use around sensitive electronics. Other resistance tests include protection against fentanyl and drugs.
Many of Sempermed’s gloves also meet the FDA 21 CFR Part 177 requirements for food handling and preparation, as well as fulfill the USP 800 requirements for PPE compliance for chemotherapy.
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