Nitrile gloves, latex gloves, and finger cots have numerous uses in a variety of industries. From protection from contamination in a medical or lab setting to keeping you shielded in Electrostatic Protected Areas (EPAs), gloves offer many benefits and are often an essential tool in the workplace.
Whitedrop produces nitrile gloves, latex gloves, and finger cots to enable you to work safely and efficiently, ensuring proper protection and cleanliness.
Benefits of Nitrile Gloves, Latex Gloves, and Finger Cots
While regular cleaning can often remove many contaminants, human hands contain a variety of oils and residues that can easily dirty and contaminate equipment and devices. In medical and lab settings, keeping other individuals, materials and equipment free of contamination is even more critical.
The solution is latex gloves or nitrile gloves — either one is a suitable choice for many applications.
Nitrile gloves are ideal for individuals who may suffer from allergies to latex. Nitrile gloves also have a longer shelf life and are naturally anti-static, making then well suited for applications in Electrostatic Protected Areas. Nitrile gloves are also more durable than latex gloves, forming a ber barrier against punctures and being more resistant to many types of chemicals. Nitrile gloves are also less likely to absorb water, making them more comfortable when working in wet and damp settings as well.
Nitrile is also more ergonomic with a higher elasticity, making them more comfortable to wear and easy to put on and remove.
Using finger cots instead of gloves also offers advantages in many settings, and are also generally less expensive than latex or nitrile gloves. Also, because they do not cover your whole hand, they can be more comfortable to wear and allow your hand to breath, reducing the chances of sweaty hands.
If you are working in a setting where you do not require the full protection of gloves, finger cots are idea, convenient, and also more environmentally friendly.
Finger cots can be used for protecting fingers from materials you may be working with such as glue, keeping cuts covered and safe from infection, or ensuring that small bandages on your fingers stay in place while you are working.
In the medical field, finger cots are well suited for wound protection, covering blisters, and for certain medical procedures where full gloves aren’t a necessity.
Finger cots are also well suited for many non-medical applications, such as arts and crafts, beauty care, electronic or industrial work, and working with small components such as jewelry, watches, and other mechanical devices. Finger cots provide an improved grip on small and slippery items, allowing you to work more efficiently and safely.