Rubber gloves have been in use since the 1960s. Many different designs of gloves have been available in a multitude of colors but traditional designs are yellow or pink with long cuffs. While these still remain the most popular patterns today, gloves can be obtained that range from wrist-length to those that are shoulder-length.
Rubber gloves are best worn with a skin tight fit which, while still allowing for the hands to breathe, makes it easier to hold objects and manipulate them. The palms and fingers usually have a raised pattern which helps provide a good grip when handling objects. Wearing gloves protects the hands from harsh detergents & chemicals and other cleaning products which are used in the home and elsewhere.
Latex rubber gloves are traditionally used for cleaning purposes popular with professional cleaners and for clearing up in shops, cafes hospitals and other public places. The thickness of the gloves and the long cuffs provide excellent protection for all general cleaning tasks and are useful for all chores where the hands need to be put into water, and provide protection when vacuuming, dusting, and polishing. Nitrile Rubber gloves provide a much stronger glove and are far superior for use with chemicals
The most common material used for making rubber gloves is latex. Usually, the gloves have a cotton “flock” lining or silver lining for easily taking them on and off. However, unlined gloves feel better on the skin and provide a greater ability to manipulate things. Gloves are available in a wide range of colours and cuff lengths. Problems with latex rubber include allergic reactions and poor protection against such substances as solvents. Other materials used to alleviate this are nitrile.
Ultra Health have an extensive range of Ultra Touch Latex & Solver Nitrile rubber gloves that cover most applications.