Nitrile or vinyl glove - which is better?
Nitrile gloves are significantly more resistant than vinyl gloves, but also significantly more expensive. A big difference is the stretchability and mechanical strength. Vinyl gloves tear more easily and allow less sensitivity.
Which hand protection is right for me?
Depending on the expected risks, different types of protection can be considered. First and foremost, gloves are used, which can be made of very different materials. The type of work to be performed and the extent to which protection for the wearer and the product to be handled must be ensured are the main factors to be considered.
When must hand protection be worn?
Depending on the activity, attention must be paid to whether hygienic hand protection is necessary. Hygiene is particularly important in the food sector. If you run the risk of contracting an injury or illness, you must use hand protection. In many companies, the wearing of hygienic hand protection is mandatory.
What are hygienic gloves for in the food sector?
Hygienic gloves are particularly suitable for handling fruit and vegetables, filleting fish, deboning poultry or in cheese production. It is particularly important that gloves are fully resistant to liquids when working with food. The distinctive exterior provides good grip in wet conditions.
How do I dispose of disposable gloves?
Used disposable gloves are generally disposed of in the residual waste. It does not matter whether they are vinyl, nitrile or latex gloves. None of these materials are designed to be recycled, so they are not suitable for recycling and do not belong in plastic waste.
Why are disposable gloves blue?
When using disposable gloves in the food industry, the blue colour is chosen because this colour does not naturally occur in food. Thus, blue gloves are immediately noticeable and can be removed to prevent the risk of contamination.