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Why choose latex gloves?
Latex gloves are one of the more popular choices when it comes to disposable gloves as they are extremely flexible and very strong. Made from natural rubber, latex gloves contain natural proteins that are biodegradable – you can actually compost latex gloves as long as they aren't contaminated with any hazardous materials. This makes latex gloves one of the most environmentally friendly options for disposable gloves. Latex gloves are also the most comfortable fitting disposable gloves and they offer high sensitivity.
What industries use latex gloves?
Latex gloves have been popular amongst many industries since the 1900s and are most commonly used in medical, dental, manufacturing, automotive and the food industry. Our powder-free latex gloves are ideal for a wider range of tasks and professions including tattooists, hairdressers, use in laboratories and by beauticians.
Cautions about latex gloves
About 6% of the population are allergic to latex. Allergic reactions can be anything from itching to severe breathing difficulties. If you are not allergic to latex but you come in to contact with people that might be, then it might be best to use an alternative disposable glove. Nitrile gloves or vinyl gloves are suitable as an alternative, depending on the use. Find out more about latex allergies and the best alternatives to latex gloves.
Standards and Certifications of our latex gloves
Generally, our latex gloves will meet the below criteria but check on the product page when ordering that the certifications meet the requirements of your industry:
Manufactured in accordance with: CE Category: Cat I
EN420: Protective gloves: General requirements.
EN374-2 Protective gloves: Chemicals and Micro-organisms penetration.