PVC is a synthetic polymer that is a thermoset resin. This means that when this polymer is made and allowed to cool, it is very hard and rigid. In order to make a glove using PVC, a plasticiser must be added to soften the polymer and film enough to be used as a glove. The PVC polymer used to make gloves is the same polymer used to make rigid pipe, automotive parts, etc. PVC gloves may contain 30% or more of plasticiser in order to soften the polymer enough to be made into a usable glove.
PVC Gloves is use for some chemical resistance performance against various solvents.