Vinoguard Vinyl Gloves Vinoguard is the Readigloves brand name for vinyl gloves. Vinyl is a synthetic polymer, more commonly known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). To make the rigid polymer flexible and suitable for use as a glove, plasticisers are added, such as phthalates. Vinyl gloves are latex free but can still cause dermatitis in wearers, due to the chemicals they contain. Vinyl gloves are of lower performance than both nitrile and latex but do offer a low cost option for low risk tasks. It should be noted that many gloves available on the market today do not comply with the Medical Devices Directive. All products in the Readigloves Vinoguard range comply fully with the Directive and may be used for medical examination purposes. The Vinoguard range also includes a stretch vinyl product, often referred to as synthetic or pigmentised vinyl, which is formulated to deliver improved strength and elasticity, improving comfort, fit and sensitivity in use.