The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Warehouse Gloves

Posted by Ella J. Wetherby on February 26th, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Warehouse Gloves

In the bustling world of warehousing and logistics, safety and productivity are paramount. Among the many safety gear options available,

nitrile-coated warehouse gloves have emerged as a popular choice. Their exceptional grip, durability, and versatility make them indispensable for a wide range of tasks. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the world of nitrile-coated gloves, helping you make informed choices to keep your hands safe and your work efficient.

Understanding Nitrile Coated Gloves

Before diving into the specifics of choosing the best nitrile-coated gloves for your warehouse, let's take a moment to understand what makes them unique:

Nitrile is a synthetic rubber compound known for its outstanding resistance to abrasions, chemicals, oils, and punctures. When applied as a coating to the palm and fingers of gloves, it enhances grip and protection while maintaining flexibility and dexterity. This combination of qualities makes nitrile-coated gloves ideal for warehouse tasks that involve handling materials, tools, and equipment.

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Key Advantages of Nitrile Coated Gloves

Superior Grip: Nitrile-coated gloves provide an exceptional grip on both wet and dry surfaces. This grip is crucial when handling items in a fast-paced warehouse environment.

Durability: Nitrile is highly resistant to wear and tear, ensuring that these gloves have a longer lifespan than some other materials.

Chemical Resistance: Nitrile is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making these gloves suitable for tasks that involve contact with oils, solvents, or cleaning agents.

 

Puncture Resistance: Nitrile-coated gloves offer excellent puncture protection, reducing the risk of injury when handling sharp or abrasive objects.

Comfort and Flexibility: These gloves are designed to provide comfort and flexibility, allowing for natural hand movements and reducing hand fatigue during long shifts.

Choosing the Right Nitrile Coated Warehouse Gloves

Now that we've established the advantages of nitrile-coated gloves, let's explore how to choose the best ones for your specific warehouse needs:

  • Task-specific Selection:
    • Cut Resistance: For tasks involving sharp objects or materials, opt for nitrile-coated gloves with added cut resistance to ensure maximum protection.
    • Grip Pattern: Consider the grip pattern on the palm and fingers; some designs are better suited for specific tasks, such as handling small parts or boxes.
  • Material and Thickness:
    • Nitrile Thickness: Choose gloves with an appropriate thickness based on the level of protection needed. Thicker nitrile coatings offer more durability and protection.
    • Breathability: Look for gloves with breathable materials to prevent excessive sweating and discomfort during extended use.
  • Sizing and Fit:
    • Proper fit is essential for comfort and functionality. Ensure you choose the correct glove size to avoid gloves that are too tight or too loose.
  • Ergonomics:
    • Closure Mechanism: Gloves with adjustable closures or elastic wrists provide a secure fit, keeping debris out.
    • Finger Sensitivity: Depending on your tasks, you may prefer gloves that offer enhanced finger sensitivity for precise handling.

Selecting the best nitrile-coated gloves for your warehouse operations is a vital decision that can significantly impact safety, comfort, and productivity. By considering the specific tasks you need them for, evaluating the thickness and material, ensuring the right fit, and assessing ergonomic features, you can make informed choices that enhance your work environment. Nitrile-coated gloves are not just a protective measure but also a valuable tool that contributes to the efficiency and safety of your warehouse or distribution center. So, invest wisely in high-quality gloves – your hands and your bottom line will thank you for it.

Benefits of Grip Gloves:

Enhanced Grip: The primary benefit of using grip gloves is that they provide an enhanced grip on objects. The gloves are designed with specialized materials that offer superior traction, making it easier to hold and manipulate objects. This is particularly useful in situations where the objects are heavy or slippery.

Increased Productivity: The improved grip provided by the gloves can help increase productivity in various industries. For instance, construction workers can handle heavy tools and materials with ease, reducing the time and effort required to complete tasks. Similarly, manufacturing workers can handle small components with greater precision, resulting in faster assembly times.

Reduced Risk of Accidents: Grip gloves can also help reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace. With a better grip on tools and materials, workers are less likely to drop them, reducing the risk of injury to themselves and others.

Types of Grip Gloves:

Latex Grip Gloves: Latex grip gloves are made of a latex coating over a knit or woven base material. They are lightweight and offer excellent grip in wet or dry conditions. Latex grip gloves are commonly used in the healthcare industry, where they provide protection against infectious materials.

Nitrile Grip Gloves: Nitrile grip gloves are made of a synthetic rubber material that is resistant to punctures, cuts, and chemicals. They offer excellent grip in wet or oily conditions and are commonly used in the automotive and manufacturing industries.

PVC Grip Gloves: PVC grip gloves are made of a PVC coating over a knit or woven base material. They are lightweight and offer good grip in wet or oily conditions. PVC grip gloves are commonly used in the food processing and janitorial industries.

Leather Grip Gloves: Leather grip gloves are made of high-quality leather and offer superior grip and durability. They are commonly used in the construction and landscaping industries, where workers need to handle heavy tools and materials.

Cut-Resistant Grip Gloves: Cut-resistant grip gloves are made of specialized materials that offer protection against cuts and abrasions. They are commonly used in industries where workers handle sharp tools and materials, such as the construction and manufacturing industries.

Choosing the Right Grip Gloves:

When choosing grip gloves, there are several factors to consider, including the type of work being performed, the level of grip required, and the potential hazards present in the workplace. Some important factors to consider include:

Material: The material of the gloves should be chosen based on the type of work being performed. For instance, latex grip gloves are suitable for healthcare workers, while nitrile grip gloves are better for automotive and manufacturing workers.

Grip: The level of grip required will depend on the nature of the work being performed. Workers who handle heavy or slippery objects may require gloves with a stronger grip, while those who handle smaller components may require gloves with a more delicate grip.

Size: The gloves should fit snugly to ensure maximum grip and protection. It is essential to choose gloves that fit properly to avoid slipping or sliding while working.

Durability: The durability of the gloves should be considered when choosing grip gloves. Workers who handle sharp or abrasive materials may require gloves that are more durable to prevent punctures or tears.

Employee Safety

Employee safety should be a top priority in any company. Apart from the obvious pain and suffering with worker deaths and injuries, workers who are injured on the job could sue a company for financial damages. Injuries may make them less productive when they return to work. It is important that employers effectively communicate safety standards to every employee, and train them properly.

Safer Grip Gloves by OPNBar™️ are ideal work grip gloves for all-day use for light manufacturing, warehouse operators, and for use in maintenance areas.

Our new and improved Safer Grip nitrile coated grip gloves by OPNBar are ideal multi-purpose work grip gloves for various applications like trucking and delivery, warehouses, maintenance areas, light manufacturing and carpentry. They are also great for gardening, and various outdoor activities that require grip in wet conditions, like boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.

Coated Grip Gloves

Safer Grip nitrile coated gloves are made of 15-Gauge nylon polyester engineered yarn. The glove conforms to the operator’s hand and offers maximum flexibility and comfort. Safer Grip spandex nylon glove palms are coated in micro-foam nitrile, and are quite flexible, making Safer Grip nitrile coated grip gloves the perfect nitrile foam gloves for working with tools and protecting your hands and products. The latest glove offers a durable thumb crotch for extra grip and protection.

Coated foam grip gloves are extremely popular, primarily because they have a good price point.  They are effective and comfortable, provide great dexterity, and protect operator hands from hazards, as well as protect products from workers’ hands.

Foam coatings can be applied and used in wet, oily, cold, and normal situations. Safer Grip spandex gloves with a long lasting microfoam nitrile coating are breathable with a coarse surface that can suck up oil and liquid, and maintain grip and tactility even when wet.

Nitrile Foam Grip Gloves Coating

Safer Grip Gloves by OPNBar™️ grip gloves are dipped in a special longer lasting formula, with a durable nitrile foam coating that improves tactility and dexterity. The foam coating resists cuts, abrasions, and tears, and is also a good alternative for people with latex allergies or want an alternative to leather. Safer Grip gloves are dipped in an improved nitrile microfoam formula in a three-quarter palm dip. Micro-foam technology offers great breathability, making them cool and comfortable to wear, in any environment.

Lots of Features

  • 15-Gauge Nylon/Spandex Liner
  • Tough Micro-Foam Nitrile Coating
  • Touchscreen Compatible Grip Gloves that Work with Phone
  • Superior Grip, Dexterity & Protection
  • Ultra Soft Fitting, Breathable
  • Abrasion Resistance: 40,000 cycles, EN388:4131X
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Skin Friendly, Latex Free
  • Machine Washable
  • CE Compliance

Safer Grip nitrile coated grip gloves are CE Certified, EN388 4131 compliant, and have an abrasion resistance of 40,000 cycles. Safer Grip gloves are Oeko Tek Standard 100, are skin friendly, latex free, and guarantee a high level of protection, comfort, and durability.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

SAFER GRIP Gloves by OPNBAR™️ apparel carries the STANDARD 100 label.  You can be certain that every component has been tested for harmful substances and are harmless for human health.

In the test, they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements.

More Features of Safer Grip

  • Touchscreen Compatible Grip Gloves that Work with Phone
  • These work gloves are also touchscreen compatible on 4 fingers!
  • Ultra Soft Fitting, Breathable
  • These lightweight work gloves offer superior breathability and are quite form fitting.
  • Superior Grip, Dexterity & Protection
  • Nitrile coated work gloves offer versatile protection for many environments.
  • Reinforced Thumb Crotch
  • The thumb crotch on these work gloves provides a firm grip for these grip gloves.
  • Abrasion Resistance: 40,000 cycles, EN388:4131X
  • SAFER GRIP gloves are tested to have an abrasion resistance of 40,000 cycles!

Tough Micro-Foam Nitrile Coating

SAFER GRIP nitrile dipped work gloves and nitrile coated in a special, long lasting formula.

  • Versatile Weather Protection
  • These safety gloves can offer protection not only for your hands and products, but also weather elements as well.
  • Latex Free, Skin Friendly
  • Skin friendly, latex free, and guarantee a high level of protection, comfort, and durability.
  • Industrial Use Features of Safer Grip
  • Construction, Carpentry, Roofing

Woodworking/Carpentry Gloves

These construction gloves are also great for being woodworking gloves and roofing gloves.

Warehouse Gloves

These warehouse gloves also make great moving gloves or box handling gloves.

Mechanic Gloves

These mechanics gloves also make great shop gloves or gloves for home improvement.

Truck Driver Gloves

SAFER GRIP gloves are popular truck driver gloves for their versatility and comfort.

Versatile Outdoor Uses of Safer Grip Gloves

Gardening Gloves

SAFER Grip gloves make great outdoor gloves and gardening gloves.

Hiking Gloves

These are great for everyday use in the outdoors and also make excellent hiking gloves.

Boating Gloves

Nitrile coated gloves provide dexterity in wet environments making them great boating gloves and fishing gloves.

Biking and Outdoor Gloves

These firm grip gloves are also great as biking gloves or daily outdoor gloves.

Protecting your hands should be your top priority, and the best way is to use work gloves. Yes, these work gloves are great as they provide a layer of protection to the knit gloves and give a non-slippery experience.

Gloves can be made of nylon, cotton, and even polyester or engineered yards called Kevlar or Dyneema. This material is an excellent alternative for expensive leather gloves.

The palm-coated industrial work gloves are great for different use in the automotive industry, construction, or even in sampling and handling products, which offer a better, and anti-slip grip.

Glove Coatings

The dip coating is applied on the knit gloves to give a good layer of protection. However, the amount of coating can be customized as follows:

Full Dip

The full dip allows covering the whole hand including the lower wrist.

Palm Dip

The palm dip will cover the whole palm including the fingertips for a better shield.

¾ Dip

The ¾ dip protects the palm, knuckles, and fingers.

What’s Grip Gloves Do you Prefer?

These tough coatings will give a perfect experience for handling tough materials filled with grease and chemicals. These gloves will enhance durability, chemical resistance, and even cut protection.

Many coatings can be used on knit gloves which are as follows:

  • Nitrile Foam
  • Latex
  • PVC
  • Neoprene
  • Zed coat
  • Micropore Nitrile
  • Polyurethane (PU)

Now, let us have a brief look at all these types of coating.

Nitrile Foam Coated Gloves

Industrial environments of today carry many activities that have risks. Governments and businesses in many countries define guidelines that benefit the safety of their workers. Many industrial applications promote the use of nitrile foam grip gloves for industry workers as a means of safety.

For Those with Allergy Concerns

Nitrile foam grip gloves are a type of glove made from nylone and coated with synthetic rubber. Nitrile is a polymer compound with a production process similar to that of making rubber. Unlike rubber however, nitrile is a 100% synthetic substance and typically does not create any type of allergic reaction on the human body and as a result, is accepted and used in many businesses. Nitrile is the synthetic form of latex and is commonly chosen for its strength.

Nitrile Latex vs Rubber

Just like natural rubber, Nitrile latex does not contain latex proteins. Nitrile rubber provides excellent resistance to tears and punctures and is almost 3 times stronger than natural rubber. Nitrile stands up well to oil, and makes it is a good choice for handling small wet/oily parts.

Features of Nitrile Foam Gloves

The main feature of knit nylon gloves coated with nitrile is their good grip and dexterity. Nitrile coated palm and fingers provide protection from abrasion, excellent grip, are extremely thin and durable, are breathable, comfortable, cut resistant, have great dexterity, tactility, and sensitivity.

There are various types of Nitrile coated glove dips available, some of them which include Nitrile palm coated grip gloves, foam Nitrile coated gloves, and fully coated Nitrile gloves.

All-Weather Grip Gloves

Many businesses use nitrile work grip gloves for their workers and most of these companies, especially in cold weather areas of the world. Nitrile foam gloves can keep worker’s hands warm in cold weather conditions and allow them to move their hands freely and easily even in cold conditions as well as protect their hands from harmful substances, cuts, and abrasion.

Works Well with Wet Conditions and Oil

Nitrile foam gloves withstand oils and have tactility even when wet. Nitrile coatings protect hands by preventing oil from penetrating through the gloves. Some applications include working with small or oily parts, as nitrile coating provides a secure grip.

Durable and Long Lasting

Nitrile foam gloves do not easily break down, delaminate or blister-like other coating materials in the presence of oils and in general. This makes nitrile foam gloves a choice for jobs that require a high degree of sensitivity and dexterity, especially when grip is important such as assembly, construction, painting, working on automotive, handling small oily parts and components, gardening, machining, maintenance, warehouses, and trucking. Recreationally, they are also great for gardening, and various outdoor activities that require grip in wet conditions, like boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.

Other Information on Nitrile Foam Gloves

Nitrile foam gloves are perfect for general work because of their durability and robustness. The nitrile coating will prevent cuts, tears, and even abrasions. These grip gloves work well between -25 F and 350 F.

Nitrile foam gloves are durable, but they will not provide a robust grip in oily and wet conditions compared to micropore nitrile gloves.

Nitrile foam coating may not be ideal for liquids and adhesives because they may seep inside the gloves.

Latex Coated Gloves

Latex-coated gloves are soft and flexible. These soft gloves give a perfect grip and an anti-slip experience. Latex-coated gloves work well in all circumstances and temperatures, and they are a perfect choice for high temperatures too.

Latex gloves fall in the category of the most durable gloves, but you may experience low abrasion and oil resistance. Latex gloves can resist the use of alcohol and some categories of ketones, but they won’t work well for organic solvents and hydrocarbons.

Latex gloves are perfect to use in construction, masonry, and even landscaping.

Micropore Nitrile Gloves

Micropore nitrile gloves work best for oily grip. These gloves consist of different suction cups which absorb all the oil and liquid providing a firm grip.

This coating doesn’t work well with adhesives, but the outcome is highly abrasion-resistant.

Polyurethane Coated Gloves

Polyurethane-coated gloves come with the best stretch and flexibility. These gloves work well for delicate applications, and the coating offers flexibility.

Polyurethane-coated gloves are resistant to all kinds of liquids, including oil. It is also heat resistant, but these gloves are not recommended to use above 79 degrees celsius. These polyurethane gloves work perfectly well for aerospace, fine part handling, and even with assembly and inspection.

PVC Gloves

PVC gloves work the best with adhesives, and they are abrasion-resistant. The adhesives won’t stick on the gloves so that you can work without any hassle. These gloves are best when working with furniture, automotive assembly, and trim applications.

These PVC gloves are perfect to use within cold conditions, and these PVC gloves are flexible but not tactile with rubber products.

Neoprene Coating Gloves

Neoprene coating gloves are synthetic rubber that also comes with chemical stability and heat resistance. These gloves are suitable for chemical-resistant and fire-retardant installations.

Neoprene coating will provide a dry, oily, and wet grip, but it has low resistance towards abrasion.

Final Verdict!

Nitrile foam grip gloves are more versatile do not easily break down, delaminate or blister-like other coating materials in general. This makes nitrile foam gloves a choice for jobs that require a high degree of sensitivity and dexterity, especially when grip is important such as assembly, construction, painting, working on automotive, handling small oily parts and components, gardening, machining, maintenance, warehouses, and trucking. Recreationally, they are also great for gardening, and various outdoor activities that require grip in wet conditions, like boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.

Looking for comfortable grip gloves should be your topmost priority so that there is no chance of removing these grip gloves and damaging your skin and hands.

Nitrile foam grip gloves will become your new favorite with a long-lasting experience.

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