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How are other synthetic gloves compared to latex gloves?

The fit and comfort level of a glove have a great impact on your ability to perform your tasks. Here, we compare the properties and characteristics of different synthetic glove materials to latex:

Material Properties Characteristics
Latex Soft, elastic, stretchable, great elongation Fit well and comfortable
Vinyl High modulus, low elongation Limited flexibility and dexterity
Type I - Latex protein hypersensitivity (IgE mediated allergy) Immmediate localized itching, burning and discomfort, hives within 5 to 60 minutes after exposure, rhinitis, asthma and in serious cases, anaphylactic shock and in rare cases, death. Residual extractable protein in natural rubber latex products
Polyurethane High tensile strength, medium modulus, low elongation    Stretchable, soft, fit and feel well Nitrile, Neoprene    High modulus, reduced elasticity, low elongation    Vary, limited fit, feel and flexibility Styrene Co-polymer such as Tactylite, Allergard    High modulus, high tensile strength, high permanent set Limited flexibility and dexterity.


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