What is better Latex Vs Nitrile

How do you choose between latex or Nitrile gloves? It can become a confusing in know what material type of glove you should use. We take a look at pros and cons to help make your mind clear about which glove material type is right for you!


In its natural state latex is milky fluid that is found in many plants. It extrudes when the plant is cut and coagulates on exposure to the air. The latex of the rubber tree is the main source of natural rubber.

Latex Gloves:

Latex form nature is manufactured in to natural rubber. The main difference of latex found in nature compared to natural rubber is the chemical compounds add to the latex during manufacturing. These compounds enhance the durability of the glove. Latex gloves have very few flaws as a material of use in a work environment, so why are nitrile gloves so common? The main reason for this is Latex biggest Achilles heel. There are lots of people who suffer from latex allergies. If you don’t suffer from latex allergy then there’s no reason not to choose latex as it has slight advantage with dexterity and comfort compared to nitrile.


Nitrile rubber, also known as NBR, Buna-N, and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, is a synthetic rubber copolymer of acrylonitrile (ACN) and butadiene. Nitrile is generally resistant to oil, fuel and other chemicals.

Nitrile Gloves:

One of the main advantages of using nitrile gloves is that they are latex free so user is protected from Latex allergy. Nitrile is more puncture resistant than latex making it perfect for industrial use and have long shelf life.