Disposable Glove Resistance to Common Chemicals

From cooking to cleaning or mechanical work, GloveNation has gloves for any need. When it comes to certain cooking, maintenance, or cleaning tasks, disposable gloves can stand up to a variety of common chemicals and contaminates. Keep reading to find out what gloves offer the best resistance to these common chemicals. 

Note: Our Chemical Resistance Chart refers to natural rubber latex gloves, PVC vinyl gloves, and synthetic rubber nitrile gloves.

Animal Fats and Poultry

Those working in food service locations may come in contact with animal fats or poultry products when prepping meat. According to our Chemical Resistance Chart, nitrile gloves offer “excellent” resistance and are the best choice for these tasks. Latex gloves offer “fair” resistance, and vinyl gloves offer “poor” resistance to these chemicals.

Fish (Shellfish)

Those working in foodservice environments may prep or come in contact with shellfish or fish products. Latex and vinyl gloves offer “fair” resistance to fish products, while nitrile gloves offer “excellent” resistance.

Vegetable Oil

Used to cook vegetables, pasta, and a wide variety of other food items, vegetable oils are frequently used by workers in foodservice establishments. Latex gloves offer “poor” resistance, vinyl “fair”, and nitrile “excellent”.

Bleach

Bleach can be used in foodservice locations to sanitize surfaces and can be used to disinfect surfaces at healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of bacteria or pathogens. Latex, vinyl, and nitrile gloves all have “excellent” resistance to bleach.

Household Detergents

Household detergents can be used in a variety of settings for general cleaning. Detergents can include both laundry or dish detergents that workers in foodservice or medical environments may use to clean uniforms, cloths, towels, or wash dishes. Latex, vinyl, and nitrile gloves all offer “good” resistance to household detergent products.

Brake Fluid

Those working in industrial or mechanical environments may frequently come in contact with this chemical from cars and other automotives. Latex and vinyl gloves offer “fair” resistance, while nitrile gloves offer “excellent” resistance.

Diesel Fluid

Yet another chemical found in industrial or mechanical environments, latex and vinyl gloves offer “poor” resistance, while nitrile gloves offer “excellent” resistance.

Gasoline

Mechanics or technicians may frequently come in contact with gasoline and need quality gloves to withstand heavy use. Latex gloves offer “poor” resistance, vinyl “fair”, and nitrile “excellent”.

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