Yes, Usually rubber gloves made from natural rubber latex is referred to as latex gloves. Other than the household gloves, Natural rubber latex gloves are used in a range of industries and sectors including medical, dental, industrial, pharmaceutical and food handling sectors.
Natural rubber latex obtained from the Para Rubber tree is considered the ideal glove material due to its good tensile and tear strength. It is also elastic and has a relatively low modulus which can be important in reducing hand fatigue for the wearer.
However, one of the main obstacles to the exclusive use of natural rubber in the production of gloves is the allergic reactions to natural rubber latex and nitrile rubber gloves are used as a replacement for latex rubber gloves.
The rubber industry is one of the most developed and robust industries in Sri Lanka manufacturing product varieties from apparel and tires to raw rubber, rubber sheets, with the best quality guarantee from the exporters.