Latex and vinyl are great materials, but they do have their limitations. Latex gloves offer good tactile sensitivity and cushioning, but they are not as easy to clean as nitrile gloves. Vinyl gloves offer good grip, but they can be damaged when cleaned with strong detergents or disinfectants.
Nitrile is one of the most common synthetic materials in the world. It is a clear polymer that looks and feels similar to latex, but it doesn’t contain any rubber. Nitrile gloves are often used for food service because they are very durable and resist stains, oils, and heat better than vinyl or latex gloves.
So here is a quick infographic that shows why nitrile gloves are better than latex and vinyl.