Ranging in thickness, puncture resistance and finishes, disposable gloves offer protection and convenience to workers across a wide array of industries. Also called single use gloves, choosing the right one depends on the properties, the tasks being performed and the environment in which they will be used. Material wise, latex, Nitrile and vinyl are the most commonly used. Latex gloves are strong and flexible and have a shelf life of about three years. Nitrile gloves cause less irritation, while vinyl gloves are soft and comfortable. Both have a shelf life of around five years.