PVC stands for Polyvinyl chloride, a thermoplastic polymer that is used to coat the outside of gloves in order to provide protection from abrasions, bacteria, chemicals, cuts and punctures. They’re also latex-free as many people have latex sensitivities.
Oftentimes latex sensitives aren’t even known until a reaction is had in response to wearing them. PVC also allows more feeling through the glove for better tactile application. If you have a choice between a glove you can easily text with, go with PVC.
Another advantage, PVC doesn’t break down chemically as happens with latex and nitrile, which can become oily messes. PVC gloves are also less expensive but they offer the same protection against bacterias in a standard environment. Finally, the cost per use of PVC gloves (thrown away after one use) is much better than their latex and nitrile equivalents.
Find our selection of PVC vinyl gloves here in a variety of sizes.