Nitrile is made from a synthetic rubber copolymer called nitrile butadiene rubber. This butadiene rubber is a durable, synthetic material consisting of acrylonitrile, butadiene and a carboxylic acid, which provide specific advantages for manufacturing disposable gloves; for example, acrylonitrile enhances chemical resistance while butadiene increases flexibility and tear resistance. This is why nitrile gloves are the superior choice when it comes to chemical and puncture resistance. Nitrile gloves are three times more puncture resistant than vinyl or latex gloves. Nitrile gloves are a popular alternative to latex gloves in both the industrial and pharmaceutical industries. Unlike latex gloves, which are made from natural rubber, nitrile gloves provide a synthetic rubber alternative when latex allergies are of concern and offer a variety of applications across a broad range of industries.
Blue is the standard color for nitrile gloves, and makes color coding easy. Clean Q Grip offers blue nitrile gloves in both exam and pharmaceutical glove grades. Our blue nitrile glove lineup features an extended cuff for added protection.