Choosing Disposable vs Reusable Gloves: What’s the Better Option for Your Business?

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Wearing gloves is vital for many industries to support employee safety. There are many kinds of gloves to choose from, and it’s important to choose a style that works best with the material you’re handling.

What’s the Difference in the Make of Disposable and Reusable Gloves?

Disposable gloves are designed for single use and are often used in the food service and healthcare industry. These gloves are composed of natural rubber latex, nitrile, and vinyl, making them much thinner and sensitive to touch. The overall purpose of these gloves is to create a barrier to protect yourself from cross-contamination, whether it’s from food products or body fluids

Reusable gloves are designed for maximum durability and strength. These gloves are typically used for performing heavy-duty tasks and are ideal for businesses in agriculture, lawn and turf, industrial manufacturing, and research and science. Reusable gloves are composed of thick nitrile and PVC material to protect the user from hot liquids and harsh chemicals. Unlike disposable gloves, reusable gloves must be washed with soap and water after each use to maintain efficient functionality.

Axiom Products supplies reusable and disposable PVC and nitrile gloves that are long lasting and chemical resistant. Contact us today to start an order!

Can You Reuse Disposable Gloves? Can You Wash Disposable Gloves?

Disposable latex and vinyl gloves are designed for single wear and must be thrown away after use. Reusing and washing disposable gloves risks cross-contamination between the user and foreign particles, posing safety concerns for your employees. After you use a disposable pair of gloves, it’s crucial to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to ensure employee safety. 

Pros and Cons of Disposable Gloves


  • Require no maintenance or upkeep
  • Mold to your hand for a great fit
  • Great for food service and healthcare industry 
  • High level of touch sensitivity


  • Latex gloves can pose an allergic reaction
  • Bad for the environment 
  • Not ideal for heavy-duty performance 
  • Cannot be washed or reused for protection

Pros and Cons of Reusable Gloves


  • Can withstand many uses
  • Great for labor-intensive industries 
  • Suitable for heavy-duty performance 
  • Protects against hot liquids and harsh chemicals


  • Less convenient than disposable gloves
  • Requires cleaning and upkeep with every use
  • Lack of touch sensitivity 
  • Minimal gripping capability

Chemical-Resistant Gloves for Every Purpose

Axiom Products knows how important employee safety is. We supply businesses like yours with various types of gloves—both disposable and reusable.

Lined Nitrile Chemical-Resistant Gloves

Lined nitrile chemical-resistant gloves have a thickness of 15 Mil and are 13 inches long. They offer flock lining for improved comfort and are easy to take on and off. The reusable glove’s textured grip allows glove users to grasp wet or dry items efficiently. Our lined nitrile chemical-resistant gloves cases come in a quantity of 120 pairs.

Unlined Nitrile Chemical-Resistant Gloves

Unlined nitrile chemical-resistant gloves are 13 Mil thick and are 13 inches long. These reusable rubber gloves are resistant to snags, punctures, abrasions, and cuts. They’re also manufactured to work well with sprayer nozzles and other small parts. Our unlined nitrile chemical-resistant gloves cases come in a quantity of 120 pairs. 

Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Disposable nitrile gloves have a thickness of 5 Mil, which supports tacticality over other Axiom glove options. The powder-free gloves minimize hand residue, making them easy to use for gripping items of all shapes and sizes. Our disposable nitrile gloves cases come in a quantity of 120 pairs. 

PVC Gloves

PVC gloves are the most durable gloves in Axiom’s product line. They protect employees from most acids, fats, and petroleum hydrocarbons, making them ideal for industries that handle hazardous materials, such as anhydrous ammonia. In addition, these reusable gloves are double dipped with a rough grip for superior performance when wet. Our PVC gloves cases come in a quantity of 72 pairs. 

In addition to gloves, Axiom Products supplies various other safety products to ensure employee safety and well-being. We supply businesses with Grade-A safety goggles, marking flags, and jet rinse triple-rinsing nozzles to destroy chemical containers. Our Accu-Tech safety equipment is one of a kind and ensures your company stays EPA compliant. 

Ready to take the next step? Reach out to us today to get a quote on disposable and reusable gloves, as well as other Accu-Tech safety equipment.