Danish gloves (Malaysia) has been making natural and synthetic rubber gloves for over 10 years and has become one of Europe and the UK’s leading disposable glove manufacturers. In that time, we’ve found that one of the most common misconceptions people make when searching for the right glove is to assume that rubber gloves are a different kind of glove entirely to latex gloves. Here, we demystify the different types of rubber gloves – both synthetic and natural – to help you select the best glove for your workplace or application.
‘Natural rubber latex’ (NRL) is sourced from the Hevea brasiliensis or ‘rubber tree’, which is then processed by manufacturers to create rubber. Depending on how it is treated, the resultant product is elastic, waterproof, and resistant to a range of chemicals and other hazards. Nowadays the term latex is used interchangeably with rubber, which is why we see the confusion in searches for ‘latex vs rubber