What is Blue Nitrile Gloves?

What is Blue Nitrile Gloves?

Traditionally Nitrile gloves come in a blue hue in order to differentiate them as a non-latex glove for people with latex allergies. Now, the reason for such color variation in Nitrile gloves is mostly due to industry preference.

Are Ansell gloves latex?

Skin-friendly, non-latex surgical gloves – Ansell.

What is accelerator free nitrile gloves?

Gloves that are accelerator free are manufactured without the inclusion of sulfur-based chemicals and are designed to reduce the risk of skin allergies and provide users with a comfortable fit.

What is the difference between purple and blue nitrile gloves?

With nitrile gloves, color coding may look something like this: purple gloves are suitable for use with chemotherapy, black or blue gloves for medical examinations or other procedures.

What does Ansell make?

The product range includes surgical powder-free gloves, surgical synthetic gloves, specialty surgical gloves, exam powder-free gloves, exam powdered gloves, exam synthetic gloves, garments, tubing and wall brackets. Brands include GAMMEX, MICROFLEX, TouchNTuff, SANDEL, ENCORE, BioClean, EDGE.

What kind of gloves are used in hospitals?

Hospitals use both latex and nitrile gloves. Latex allergies are on the rise, and frequent exposure to latex can cause severe dermatitis, so hospitals often have both nitrile and latex options available for their staff.

What is the difference between nitrile and vinyl gloves?

Nitrile gloves are much more resistant than Vinyl gloves, but more expensive. The biggest differences are in elasticity and mechanical resistance: for this reason vinyl gloves are less sensitive and break more easily, even with a simple finger press.

Do nitrile gloves have accelerators?

Most nitrile gloves (and other non-latex gloves) are manufactured using a sulfur-based chemical accelerator which may cause something called Type IV Hypersensitivity, or a chemical allergy.

Why do nitrile gloves smell like sulfur?

During the manufacturing of some latex & nitrile gloves, the process leaves a sulfur residue on the surface of the latex or nitrile. When this surface comes in contact with hydrogen peroxide (the active ingredient in Rescue™), the reaction creates a rotten egg odor.

Is there sulfur in nitrile gloves?

Glove manufacturers use accelerators during the vulcanization process of nitrile gloves. During this kind of chemical process, manufacturers heat rubber with sulfur to improve the physical properties of natural or synthetic rubber. (Note: Nitrile gloves are made of synthetic rubber.)