What are Nitrile Gloves made from?

What Are Nitrile Gloves Made From?

Nitrile is a synthetic co-polymer, formed through acrylonitrile and butadiene combining.  Nitrile gloves begin their lifecycle as rubber from rubber trees. They are then transformed into latex rubber.  After they are turned into latex rubber, they are again reprocessed until they turn into the nitrile compound material. The extra processing removes all latex proteins.  The extra step of processing in the glove creation process was originally why when nitrile gloves first hit the market, they were so expensive compared to latex. However, technological advancements have lead to more cost-effective practices in the making of nitrile gloves. Nitrile gloves are now just as affordable as latex gloves. The reprocessing and removal of all latex proteins means that nitrile material also has a lower allergy rate than latex. 

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