MEDIflex Nisense Powder Free Nitrile Gloves (100 gloves per box)

OUR PRICE: AU$21.00

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Nisense is made using a softer formulation, providing superior comfort levels and reducing hand fatigue. Micro textured fingertips help to improve grip in wet or dry conditions.

Powder Free

245mm Cuff Length

Textured Fingertips

Latex Free

Non Sterile

Ambidextrous

AS/NZS 4011.1:2014, EN 455, ASTM D6319, ISO 11193-1:2008

Nitrile gloves are an important element of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Nitrile gloves offer protection for the wearers’ hands, whilst also preventing them from contaminating any objects they are touching. Nitrile gloves are often the superior choice for latex free gloves, as they are more chemical resistant and puncture resistant. There are a range of nitrile gloves commonly available, including powder free gloves, black nitrile gloves, blue nitrile gloves, and textured nitrile gloves.

The CPAP Clinic is a medical specialist group and a proud supplier of a range of disposable gloves, including a selection of disposable nitrile gloves. In our clinic, we rely on the disposable nitrile gloves we sell for our own client visits. For any questions relating to our nitrile gloves, we have clinicians able to assist you. We can be contacted by calling 1300 76 29 39 or emailing us on info@thecpapclinic.com.au.

 

What is nitrile?

Nitrile is a synthetic compound derived from rubber, similar to latex. However, during the process of making nitrile, all latex proteins are removed. This means that nitrile gloves are latex free, and safe to use for those who have latex allergies. Furthermore, nitrile is three times as puncture resistant as natural rubber, making it a fantastic material for sturdier, puncture resistant gloves to protect your hands. However, as nitrile is a synthetic material, disposable nitrile gloves are not biodegradable.

Nitrile gloves are very safe, as these gloves offer a high level of protection, and are less likely to cause allergic reaction than latex gloves.

What do nitrile gloves protect against?

Nitrile gloves are waterproof, greaseproof, oil proof, and are chemical resistant to a large range of common chemicals and substances. Importantly, nitrile gloves offer chemical resistant properties that latex gloves do not have, including resistance to petroleum based chemicals. Some nitrile gloves can also be specially designed to be chemical resistant to more damaging substances such as those found in chemotherapy drugs. Generally, this also makes nitrile gloves more appropriate when cleaning with high grade disinfectants.

Nitrile gloves are also puncture resistant, and are resistant to cuts, abrasions and snaps. Most nitrile gloves are strongly coloured (such as blue, purple or black nitrile gloves) as well so that any tears or holes are clearly visible.

Disposable nitrile gloves are a suitable choice for medical clinics as well as these gloves offer an effective barrier against biological hazards such as bacteria and viruses. These gloves protect the wearer’s hands from blood spills and other biological hazards that clinical staff may come across.

What is the difference between latex and nitrile gloves?

Latex gloves and nitrile gloves may often be used in similar situations, including the food and medical industry. Both latex gloves offer touch sensitivity, as well as elasticity and flexibility. They can both protect the wearer from biological hazards such as bacteria and viruses and bodily fluids, making them suitable for many medical uses.

However, there are important differences between what disposable latex and nitrile gloves offer in terms of protection, price and eco friendliness. Latex gloves are not very chemical resistant, and are also less puncture resistant. Unlike latex gloves, nitrile gloves are chemical resistant to a range of substances including petroleum-based chemicals which degrade disposable latex gloves. Latex gloves may also cause allergic reactions in people with latex allergies. Nitrile gloves are different to latex gloves as the latex proteins have been removed, making them latex free and suitable for those with allergies. Furthermore, many latex gloves also have a thin coating of powder to help slide on, but this powder often irritates the skin. Nitrile gloves are generally powder free, and the gloves powder free property helps reduce allergic reactions further.

As the production of latex gloves also requires far less processing than nitrile gloves, disposable latex gloves are often significantly cheaper. Furthermore, because latex is a natural product rather than synthetic, disposable latex gloves are also biodegradable, unlike nitrile gloves. Latex gloves often come lightly powdered to help them slide on, which is rarer amongst nitrile gloves.

Can you sanitise nitrile gloves?

Sanitising disposable gloves rather than replacing them is generally discouraged. Disposable gloves may break down over time with sanitation, and if they have not been sanitised properly, they will be contaminated for the next use. However, during glove shortages, some groups have recommended that nitrile gloves can be sanitised using a high content alcohol hand sanitiser. This allows them to be worn for longer. Research has shown that disposable gloves stay intact even after sanitising over 30 times. However, disposable nitrile gloves should not be worn again after they have been taken off, regardless of sanitation. 

What are nitrile gloves used for?

Nitrile gloves are used in a range of industries, including food, medical, industrial, and trade industries. Nitrile gloves offer a high level of protection for medical workers against biological hazards and punctures. Black nitrile gloves are often used by mechanics as they are chemical resistant to oil and petroleum-based chemicals that may damage their hands. The chemical resistant properties nitrile gloves offer also make them suitable for industrial workers, and food workers, keeping their hands protected and their work free from contamination. Nitrile gloves are frequently used as a substitute for latex gloves due to allergies, the need for powder free gloves, and the chemical resistant and puncture resistant qualities of nitrile gloves.