The Difference Between Nitrile Gloves and Vinyl gloves


During the epidemic, viruses and bacteria are everywhere, so paying attention to hand hygiene, and wearing disposable gloves is essential. Remember to wear masks and protective gloves whether it is in a crowded place such as taking express delivery, taking subway/bus, etc..

Nitrile and Vinyl gloves are the most commonly used protective disposable gloves in our daily life, but they are really two completely different products. Today, I will show you the difference between nitrile gloves and vinyl gloves!



Different Materials


Nitrile gloves are made of butadiene and acrylonitrile by emulsion polymerization. They are made of high-quality nitrile rubber and other additives.

Vinyl gloves are made of polyvinyl chloride as the main raw material. They are made through a special process and have anti-static properties.

Different Characteristics


Nitrile gloves do not contain protein, which avoids the protein allergy phenomenon that occurs usually in latex gloves. It has good oil resistance, high wear resistance, heat resistance and chemical corrosion resistance. Non-toxic, harmless, strong and durable.

Vinyl gloves do not contain allergens, have low ion content, have strong chemical resistance, weak acid and weak alkali resistance, good flexibility and touch, have anti-static properties, and can be used in dust-free environments.



Different Application Fields


Nitrile gloves are suitable for machining, logistics handling, oil depot operations, etc. Widely used in housework, electronics, chemical industry, aquaculture, glass, food and other factory protection, hospitals, scientific research and other industries.

Vinyl gloves are mainly used in cleaning room, hard disk manufacturing, precision optics, optical electronics, biomedicine, precision instruments and other industries. Widely used in labor protection and home hygiene in health inspection, food industry, chemical industry, electronics industry and other industries.



Are They Environmentally Friendly?


Vinyl gloves contain high plasticizers, which are easy to volatilize harmful gases when heated, and are not degradable.

The main material of nitrile gloves is a petroleum extract, synthesized from acrylonitrile and butadiene. The raw material oil is taken from nature and can be degraded.


Both nitrile gloves and vinyl gloves can isolate the new crown virus, but in comparison, nitrile gloves are actually stronger, more environmentally friendly, durable, and better breathable than vinyl gloves.

The vinyl gloves will have more advantages in cost and better anti-static performance. Both have their own advantages and need to be purchased according to the corresponding purpose.