LATEX GLOVES

Do you need to buy latex gloves? Our range is perfect for users looking for affordable but effective hand protection.

Latex gloves: We are proud of our position as a leading importer and supplier of high-quality disposable gloves. Our range is designed to meet the varied needs of users in many different sectors. We sell latex gloves, nitrile gloves and vinyl gloves to both resellers and end-users that trust our products to give them the protection and hygiene needed to work safely and effectively.

Latex gloves may not be as advanced as nitrile gloves, but they are still widely used as they are more puncture resistant than vinyl gloves and offer great value for money.

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Latex Disposable Gloves

We sell latex gloves of industrial and medical/exam grade. Buyers can select between powered and un-powdered varieties, according to their exact needs. The powder can reduce the buildup of moisture within the glove, however, powder free gloves may be preferred for jobs such as painting – where powder residue may interfere with the finish of the work. Our exam grade latex gloves conform to the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, as well as the EN 455 standard for use in a medical context.

  • Protection: Latex gloves offer superb protection from both chemicals and blood-borne biological threats.
  • Comfort: Latex is highly elastic – more so than nitrile, and far more so than vinyl.It naturally conforms to the shape of the wearer’s hand for enhanced comfort and dexterity. These are key requirements during periods of long use, or when performing intricate tasks.
  • Puncture Resistance: Latex gloves offer superior levels of puncture resistance to vinyl alternatives – a primary consideration for users who may exposed to sharp, potentially contaminated objects such as syringes, or scalpels. (For users needing the highest degree of protection, we recommend our nitrile gloves range.)
  • Allergenic: The primary disadvantage of latex is that the material is allergenic. While the majority of users can safely use latex, we do offer disposable nitrile and vinyl gloves as an alternative.

What is Latex?

Latex is produced from natural rubber, which is derived from the sap of a tree called Hevea brasiliensis. A lot of rubber is produced in South-East Asian countries, including Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The trees are “tapped” which is where a small tube is hammered into the trunk, and a small bucket hung underneath to collect the sap as it flows out of the tube. After it is collected, sulphur is added in a process known as vulcanization, which converts the natural rubber into a more durable polymer suitable for modern uses. Latex is produced as a direct product of the vulcanization of natural rubber.

When most people think of latex, they think of gloves, but they are probably not aware that is it also used in many other products. Latex is used in a whole host of applications, including clothing, adhesives, household products, elastic bands, and many more. The main issue with latex products is that repeated exposure can, in some people, lead to sensitization. This means that further exposure can result in a reaction known as contact dermatitis. This is an eczema type reaction which appears as a direct result of the exposure to latex in affected individuals.

Relevant Applications

Latex disposable gloves are suitable for a range of applications across multiple industries including:

Medical

The superior comfort and dexterity, and the high level of barrier protection afforded by latex makes these gloves a common choice for use in the medical sector. Exam grade gloves meet the 93/42/EEC European Medical Device Directive, as well as standards EN455 and are recommended for a variety of medical roles.

Industrial

From manufacturing to professional cleaning (janitorial) roles, latex gloves are the product of choice for many industrial or other workplace applications.

Automotive

Industrial grade latex’s innate resilience to chemicals makes it perfect for use in the automotive industry, where workers may otherwise face frequent exposure to potentially hazardous substances.

Food Prep/Service

Latex gloves can be a key way for businesses or organizations to exercise suitable levels of food hygiene.

Personal Care

Latex gloves are commonly chosen by caregivers providing services to the young or elderly.

Make Aldena your supplier of choice for high-quality latex disposable gloves!