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Differences Between Vinyl & Nitrile Gloves

Cibowares offers a variety of high-quality gloves made from both vinyl and nitrile materials. But what are the differences between these two materials? Keep reading to find out more about our selection of vinyl and nitrile gloves.


Our medical, industrial, and foodservice grade gloves can be found in both nitrile and vinyl options. When deciding which one is right for you, be sure to take into account the many differences in durability, cost, and intended use.

Vinyl Gloves

Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl gloves are popular, low-cost options for those working in foodservice, medical, or industrial locations. They are ambidextrous and designed to be form fitting but easy to remove and replace - perfect for quick, lower-risk tasks. They also offer resistance to mild chemicals. Cibowares offers many vinyl medical grade, foodservice grade, and industrial grade options.

Nitrile Gloves

Cibowares’ nitrile gloves are extremely durable and ideal for heavy duty, higher risk tasks. Their form-fitting design helps to keep gloves from falling off while completing tasks, and their comfortable feel makes them ideal for extended use. Chemical and heat resistant, they are the best choice for medical examinations, food prep, and general janitorial tasks. Foodservice grade, industrial grade, and medical grade nitrile gloves are all available.

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