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Top 10 Exam Nitrile Gloves


What are the best nitrile exam gloves?

This article goes over the top 10 exam nitrile gloves on the market. We recommend that you invest in quality exam gloves for you and your patients’ protection. I will tell you some of the things to look for when it comes to buying exam gloves, as well as a brief description of each model. In addition, I will give you some of the pros and cons of each type.

  1. Halyard – Purple Glove
  2. Mexpo Int – Safari Discovery
  3. SuperMax (Aurelia) – Sonic
  4. Ansell – Microflex
  5. Sempermed – Tender Touch
  6. Medline – MediGuard ES
  7. Sempermed – StarMed
  8. McKesson – Confiderm
  9. Halyard – Aquasoft
  10. Ammex – Nitrile Gloves

O&M Halyard – Purple Glove

Purple Nitrile Exam Gloves are the most popular choice for healthcare workers. For those who need outstanding barrier protection from bacteria, viruses, and chemicals during procedures where the risk of fluid exposure is moderate to high. They have been tested against 29 chemotherapy drugs and common chemicals found in their environment.

  • Pros:
    • The brand’s longevity and quality are the leaders in the field most companies compare to.
  • Cons:
    • The cost of the product is higher for facilities not purchasing through a GPO.

Mexpo Int – Safari Discovery

Mexpo has been a staple of the glove industry since 1989, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon.

Within this market segmentation, a lesser-known brand name offers quality products at a great value that will satisfy any customer’s needs!

  • Pros:
    • If you’re looking for a high-quality product at an affordable price, then this is the perfect option.
  • Cons:
    • The brand is not widely recognized, but it has gained ground since the high demand for Nitrile gloves.

SuperMax (Aurelia) – Sonic

Supermax ensures that they provide high-quality products with durable, long-lasting materials.

  • Pros:
    • This is a product that offers high-quality and affordable prices.
  • Cons:
    • The brand is not widely recognized and may not be carried by many distributors.

Ansell – Microflex

Ansell is a company that has manufactured protective gloves for industrial and medical use since 1929.

  • Pros:
    • Ansell offers high-quality gloves, mainly known in the surgical glove market.
  • Cons:
    • Again, the cost will be higher with this product, particularly if you’re not part of a GPO.

Sempermed – Tender Touch

For over 100 years, Sempermed has been making quality gloves; they can provide customers with top-of-the-line products that will last you as long (or longer!) than any other glove out there!

  • Pros:
    • The brand’s longevity and quality are the leaders in the field most companies compare to.
  • Cons:
    • The cost of the product is higher for facilities not purchasing through a GPO.

Medline – MediGuard ES

Medline has been a leading supplier of medical supplies for over 50 years. They offer National Brand products with their private label, which they manufacture to provide you the best quality at an affordable price!

  • Pros: 
    • This is another great value product for the price.
  • Cons:
    • Due to the supply chain issues, they are still experiencing problems, particularly in the different sizes they have available.

Sempermed – StarMed

StarMed is Sempermeds economy lines in their nitrile glove offerings.

  • Pros:
    • Although they are considered their economy line, they offer excellent durability and tinsel strength.
  • Cons:
    • They feel a little thicker than their tender touch line, which might make some users think less of a grip than with their other lines.

McKesson – Confiderm

McKesson Corp. is a multinational company that supplies medicines, pharmaceuticals, and health IT products to hospitals across North America.

  • Pros:
    • Confiderm is McKesson’s economy line, but they offer great value and strength.
  • Cons:
    • They feel a little thicker than their other lines, leading to fatigue over long.

Halyard – Aquasoft

The company’s unique nitrile formulation lets AQUASOFT* gloves offer comfort and tactile sensitivity comparable to latex without the risk of irritation from its skin. Aquasoft is Halyard’s economy line in their nitrile glove offerings.

  • Pros:
    • Their economy line offers excellent comfort as their top line gloves and high tinsel strength.
  • Cons:
    • They are still costly compared to other economy lines offered by some of the other manufacturers on this list.  

Ammex – Nitrile Gloves

With a relatively newer manufacturer in the exam glove market, Ammex has quickly become one of the top brands on Amazon and other retail sites.

  • Pros:
    • Affordability and multiple options from a low-cost glove manufacturer.
  • Cons:
    • The brand is not widely recognized, but it has been gaining popularity on sites like amazon.

In Conclusion

It’s essential to invest in a high-quality exam nitrile glove that is safe and reliable. We hope our table above provides you with some insight and makes your research a little easier – note its contents before making any decisions as there may be other factors besides price which would affect your choices, such as durability and, most importantly, availability. Check out some related articles!

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