Gloves have become one of the most important pieces of PPE that one can wear on the job. Typically, they help protect our hands against scrapes and scratches. More specialized gloves help protect us from cuts and others against chemicals or contaminants.
As glove manufacturers produce at their maximum output, the increased glove demand continues to far exceed global supply availability. The lack of workers in glove manufacturing, due to health and social restrictions of the pandemic, is resulting in increased production costs.
The answer is that Nitrile is a stronger, higher-quality glove compared to Latex. However, Latex is a cheaper option for those that do not require stronger chemical and puncture resistance.