Nitrile Medical Exam Glove Range

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It's what you can't see that delivers Quality

Not all exam gloves are created equal.
High performance and proven quality is critical in an environment where a breach caused by a tear can lead to occupationally acquired infection.1 HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves provide optimal protection and performance when you need it most.

Beware of fillers

Nitrile is a man-made rubber, made from synthetic polymers including
butadiene and acrylonitrile. Butadiene creates flexibility and tear resistance, whilst acrylonitrile enhances chemical resistance. Poor quality or low cost nitrile gloves, often use ‘fillers’ to reduce costs, such as clay, calcium carbonate and silica. Fillers possess poor strength and flexibility properties, resulting in gloves that can tear easily and provide low chemical resistance. 2

The highest quality nitrile - No filler

Low quality, low cost gloves are often made with filler ingredients, such as clay or calcium carbonate

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are made with only the highest quality raw materials, pass stringent quality controls and are filler free. 3

Established Brand

COVID-19 created an influx of first-time glove manufacturers with limited expertise, flooding the market with low quality, poorly made gloves that break or tear easily, increasing the risk of infection. 4

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are designed and manufactured with more than 22 years’ experience, producing consistently high quality gloves. 5

33% Less likely to have defects

AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) is an indicator of glove quality. The lower the AQL, the higher the product quality and lower the incidence of pin-holes and other defects, which can create a barrier breach and ultimately lead to infection.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves exceed the glove standard, providing an AQL as low as 1.0. 6 (for STERLING* and PURPLE* gloves).

Beware of Bricking

Poorly manufactured gloves that are not dried or stacked properly will stick together, known as ‘bricking’. Bricking results in gloves that are crinkled, making them harder to don and impacting tactile sensitivity.


HALYARD* operates a vertically integrated supply chain, owning and
operating a world class, award winning, glove manufacturing facility. Further, we ensure all gloves manufactured by our partner suppliers, meet our highest quality standards.

This control ensures HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are custom designed
and manufactured, providing you and your staff confidence in performance
and protection.

26 Quality Checks Provide Confidence

Stringent internal manufacturing controls require each batch of HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves to pass 26 quality checks, providing the highest level of confidence in glove performance, quality, and protection.7

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are engineered to perform.

Optimal Balance of Strength and Tactile Sensitivity

Nitrile exam glove manufacturing is an art, from sourcing the highest quality raw materials to developing the optimal curation times.

HALYARD* has developed expertise in the design and manufacture of nitrile exam gloves, optimising the balance of strength and weight, to create a thinner glove for tactile sensitivity.

Ideal for Stockpiling - Save up Storage Space

The COVID-19 pandemic has established a new benchmark in the criticality of stockpiling.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves:

Offer up to a 5 YEAR SHELF LIFE8

Feature increased pack sizes of up to 2000 eaches per case, saving you
storage space.9

It's what you can't see that delivers Comfort

With healthcare workers wearing more PPE than ever before, comfort is a critical factor when considering nitrile exam glove brand choice. Poor quality nitrile exam gloves can cause skin irritation, compromising tactile sensitivity and clinical outcomes. HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves reduce the potential for skin irritation and provide better tactile sensitivity, less hand fatigue and supports superior softness, coolness and comfort.

Beware of Allergies

Latex-sensitive patients and Healthcare workers face serious risk from any product containing latex.

There are three common reactions associated with latex glove use:

  1. Irritant Contact Dermatitis
  2. Allergic Contact Dermatitis or Delayed Hypersensitivity
  3. Latex Allergy

Not made with Natural Rubber Latex

Latex and natural rubber latex sensitivity is estimated to occur in 5-18% of healthcare workers. 11

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam gloves are not made with natural rubber latex or latex, greatly reducing the risk of allergies.12

Rinsed 3X Times to Reduce Harmful Chemicals

Gloves that contain excess chemicals can contaminate users and processes, whilst compromising skin health, exacerbating occupational health and safety outcomes.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are manufactured from the purest form of nitrile and rinsed 3 times to remove harmful chemicals, resulting in a clean glove, minimising the chance of allergies. 13

Preferred Tactile Sensitivity

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Glove formulations provide thin yet durable gloves, offering the right balance between protection and comfort.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are being appreciated for their tactile sensitivity, easy finger and hand movement, less hand fatigue, softness, coolness and comfort. 14

Optimal Skin Health

Poor quality nitrile exam gloves, made with irritant chemicals, can be detrimental to skin health, resulting in dry, cracked, irritated and sore hands, impacting healthcare workers dexterity and ability to effectively care for patients.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves meet the ISO standard for Skin Sensitization and Primary Skin Irritation (ISO 10993-10). 15

Beware of Contamination waste

Many common glove dispensers are wasteful and can be unhygienic. More gloves than needed can fall on the floor or are put back into the dispenser box.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are designed to prevent multiple glove dispensing and waste, via our patented, two step SmartPULL* dispensing system.

It's what you can't see that delivers Protection

Not all nitrile exam gloves offer the same level of protection. The pandemic has highlighted that healthcare facilities cannot compromise on PPE protection. With superior performance exceeding glove standards, HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves offer the highest level of barrier protection.

Protection Against up to 52 Cytotoxic Drugs and Dangerous Chemicals

Cytotoxic drugs represent a significant risk to healthcare workers. When a patient has received chemotherapy, your staff need a glove designed to
provide increased protection against exposure to carcinogenic fluids.

HALYARD’S* range of SPECIALTY gloves, including PURPLE*, PURPLE NITRILE-XTRA* and PURPLE NITRILE* MAX are tested against 29 to 52 cytotoxic drugs and dangerous chemicals, providing the highest level of protection. 16

Protection that Exceeds Standards

The COVID-19 pandemic saw a significant increase in the supply of exam gloves that failed to comply with local or international regulatory standards.
All single-use nitrile exam gloves in the healthcare setting are required to meet local or international glove standards.

HALYARD* Nitrile Exam Gloves are exceeding glove standards for AQL, providing you and your staff confidence in protection. 17

Unique Patented Dispensers Proven to reduce Cost, Waste and Contamination

Glove dispensing units that allow excessive gloves to fall on the floor increase
waste and facility costs.

The HALYARD* patented SmartPULL* dispenser systems is designed to reduce contamination waste and cost, by ensuring only one glove is dispensed at a time.


Compared to standard nitrile gloves, SKYBREEZE* Powder-free Nitrile Exam Gloves are more cost effective, lighter, and thinner.

These gloves are a versatile option for various tasks and serve as a great alternative to latex or vinyl exam gloves, providing both comfort and
reliable barrier protection.

Designed to be Comfortable, Economical, and Protective.

  • Tested with various chemotherapy drugs and several commonly used chemicals.
  • Skin friendly formulations and ISO 10993-10compliant gloves offer excellent comfort.
  • Powder-free and Natural rubber latex-free formulation reduces the likelihood of skin irritation and Type I allergies.
  • Non-sterile.
  • SMARTPULL* dispenser facilitates glove dispensing and reduces glove waste by 38.2%.

Working for a Better Tomorrow

Stop excessive waste with Smartpull* and Ecopull*

Environmental Award-Winning Manufacturing

The HALYARD* Safeskin manufacturing facility in Thailand has been consistently recognised for environmental best practice, receiving awards for river conservation, fish release programs and tree planting to prevent soil erosion.

Packaging Made with up to 95% Recycled Material

HALYARD* is committed to sustainably supplying protection, with our patented nitrile exam glove dispensers and cartons, made with up to 95% recycled material.18

Gloves Made with 92% Renewable Energy

The HALYARD* manufacturing facility is purpose designed, using 92% renewable energy 19, from sustainable byproducts of rubber tree plantations, instead of fossil fuels, as part of the manufacturing process.


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Smartpull Dispenser


1 Hübner, NO., Goerdt, AM., Mannerow, A. et al. The durability of examination gloves used on intensive care units. BMC Infect Dis 13, 226 (2013).

3 Data on file.

ONG, S. (2020). ‘Hartelega not worried of glove glut or new entants due to
high demand for gloves.’

5- 18 Data on file.