To address specific work-related hand protection issues, several different types of palm coating: smooth
nitrile, foam nitrile, sandy foam nitrile, foam latex, sandy form latex, crinkle latex, and PU polyurethane.
Palm coatings allow for better gripping capabilities and tactile sensation without losing dexterity.

DEFINITION/APPLICATIONS:

SMOOTH NITRILE
Smooth/Flat gloves do not have any texture on the surface of the glove. They provide excellent
resistance to abrasion, snags, and perforation. Made of synthetic rubber, they are latex-free
with no natural rubber proteins. Excellent puncture resistance, tactile sensitivity, and flexible
grip.

FOAM NITRILE
Micro texture is the most common and lightest form of texturing for nitrile gloves. This texture
is suitable for gripping small object or tools in wet or dry applications. Breathable, flexible and
porous, foam nitrile will channel oil and water away from the surface quickly. Excellent
resistance to abrasion, snags and perforation. Made of synthetic rubber, foam nitrile gloves are
latex-free with no natural rubber proteins.

SANDY FOAM NITRILE
Roughened texture finished. The sandy-like finish on these gloves increases abrasion resistance
and improves grip. They are good for wet, dry or oil applications. Made of synthetic rubber,
these gloves are latex-free with no natural rubber proteins.

FOAM LATEX
Texture that offers better breathability and comfort. Excellent flexibility and resistant to tears
and cuts. Good for wet or dry applications.

SANDY FOAM LATEX
Micro roughened texture for better breathability and comfort. Excellent flexibility and resistant
to tears and cuts.

CRINKLE LATEX
Rough textured for better grip and abrasion. Latex gloves are natural material, made out of
rubber. They offer excellent flexibility and protection from tears and cuts.

PU (POLYURETHANE)
Semi-smooth texture is extremely flexible and provides superior dexterity and sensitivity. A PU
coating can be silicone free and has a low-particulate shed, which reduces risk of contamination
from the dip itself. The coating “strikes through” onto the inside of the glove, which can lead to
heat retention and sweating. Not as durable as nitrile or latex, PU gloves can be used for inside
light duty, detailed assembly, inspections, light fabrication, and box/small parts handling.