Uses and Benefits of Vinyl Gloves

Uses and Benefits of Vinyl Gloves

Vinyl gloves have been a popular choice for decades due to the convenience and low cost associated with them. Being disposable, uses of vinyl gloves are found almost in all industries including medical, food preparation, food serving, construction, manufacturing, teaching and many others making them extremely versatile.  Vinyl gloves are available at Elka Imports online store and are budget-friendly and useful in many different industries.

What are vinyl gloves?

Vinyl gloves are latex free synthetic rubber gloves made from PVC mixed with a plasticiser to make them flexible and comfortable to wear.  Unlike nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves are free from any chemical accelerators making them suitable for those who are sensitive to chemical allergies such as skin irritation, inflammation, runny nose, and cold-like symptoms, rashes, cracking and blisters, and in severe cases, anaphylactic shock (particularly in the case of latex allergies). They are a great fit for most people and provide more agility so hands can move freely and comfortably enabling the wearer to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently without being irritated. For this reason, vinyl gloves are used in workplaces where chemical or particularly latex allergies may be a concern. Vinyl gloves are a suitable low cost option where gloves are needed for a short period and low risk activities. It is recommended to avoid them where hazardous chemicals and materials are involved in work.

Vinyl gloves are available in powdered and non-powdered variants. Non-powdered ones are also sometimes referred to as powder-free vinyl gloves which are mostly preferred due to the reduced risk of skin irritation. The powdered gloves are lightly coated in powder such as cornstarch, to make them easy to put on and take off again after your tasks are complete.

Uses of vinyl gloves – some of the most common applications for vinyl gloves include:

Non-fatty food preparation: Vinyl gloves certified to EN1186 are considered safe for contact with food, with the exception of oily or fatty foods. These are cost effective options for activities that require frequent removal and disposal of gloves such as customer food service roles. Vinyl gloves come in different colours such as blue and clear to allow colour coding of specific tasks and prevent cross-contamination.

Painting and printing: Vinyl gloves are an excellent choice to protect hands from discolouration which might occur due to paint and dyes. Due to their resistance power, they provide a high level of protection to hands and materials. The high-quality vinyl material, beaded cuff, and medium weight construction offer a balance of strength, comfort, and sensitivity.

Cleaning and care work: Low-risk cleaning which does not involve hazardous chemicals but requires prevention against contamination such as body fluids, vinyl gloves would be an ideal solution. 

Healthcare, hospitals and clinics: Please note – medical-grade vinyl gloves differ from standard vinyl gloves. However, are deemed safe for use in environments where biological hazards caused due to blood or pathogens are a factor.

Benefits of vinyl glove use

Vinyl gloves are effective in protecting against oily substances, acid, emulsions and other liquids and serve well in food preparation.

Vinyl Gloves have anti-static nature and are also useful when working with wires and cords.

Where to buy vinyl gloves 

Elka imports offer a range of high-quality latex, nitrile, and vinyl disposable gloves which can be used in many different industries Australia wide. 

You can buy bulk vinyl gloves at reasonable and cheaper prices with Elka. Browse the full range today and find out which type of gloves are best for you.