Vinyl... Nitrile... or Both?

Did you know that Medical grade Nitrile & Vinyl gloves can be used in industry?

  • Manufacturing & Production

  • Chemical Industries

  • Paint & Coating Industries

  • Printing & Dyeing Industry

  • Food Prep

  • Medical (many different uses)

There are some differences between Nitrile & Vinyl gloves. Here is what you need to know.


Vinyl gloves are made from PVC, a petroleum-based film. The primary benefit of vinyl disposable gloves is that they’re inexpensive to manufacture. That being said, they are less durable than latex and nitrile, and they offer limited protection against chemical or biomedical exposure. When vinyl gloves are stretched or flexed, the individual molecules separate and the integrity of the protective barrier is compromised. Vinyl gloves have also raised a red flag in terms of their environmental impact.

Just heads up. You may order vinyl gloves immediately as our source in Canada has them in stock. (as of March 19, 2021)


Nitrile gloves came to prominence in the 1990s as a leading latex alternative. While they’re not as elastic or flexible as their counterparts, disposable nitrile gloves are notably more durable and resistant to chemicals. As such, these gloves are the ideal choice for anyone who has to handle potentially hazardous and corrosive chemicals. They are also perfectly suited for most medical environments, being exceptionally puncture-resistant and eliminating the risk of latex allergy reactions.

While Vinyl gloves cost less, they do not last as long as Nitrile gloves do, so you use more of them. Understanding these key differences will help you make the right decision when purchasing and selling to your customers


We have four different sources, as you will see below in the table, and each source has different colours of gloves available. The same applies to sizes. Some sources do not have all of the sizes, while others do. So please check the TABLES carefully, and check the Estimated Lead times shown on the table as well.


We have added Credit Cards as a payment option, however there will be an additional 2% fee for that service.

You may click on the table and print if you wish.

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