Disposable gloves protect your hands and skin from hazardous substances. As well as protecting hands, disposable gloves also help prevent contamination from either side of the material. Disposable gloves help to maintain high levels of hygiene and protection in a wide range of applications including personal, commercial and industrial. You can find out more in our disposable gloves guide.
What are Disposable Protective Gloves made of?
Disposable gloves are available in a variety of materials, all appropriate for different applications:
Latex - Latex gloves have exceptional elasticity which accommodates a comfortable fit, even when worn for a long period of time. They are considered a multi-purpose glove and suitable for a variety of applications including D.I.Y, Automotive Repair, Electronics and Clinical environments.
Neoprene - An excellent resistance to acids, alcohols and bases alongside reducing the risk of dermatitis for the user. They are a great choice for working in scientific, medical and industrial environments.
Nitrile - Nitrile gloves have a fantastic resistance to a wide selection of hazardous chemicals. They are 4 times stronger than natural latex gloves and are great for nearly all applications.
Vinyl - Vinyl gloves are a softer option, although this does not compromise the strength. They are suitable for food, electronics, laboratory, pharmaceutical, clinics and clean rooms.
Types of Disposable Gloves
There are disposable gloves suited to specific tasks and environments, some of the most common types include:
At RS, you will find an extensive range of disposable gloves in single, multipack, bulk or wholesale options from leading brands such as Ansell, BM Polyco and our trusted own brand RS PRO.