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Differences between powdered and powder free latex gloves

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Disposable latex gloves are the most common options in safety gloves.They are made of natural latex,which enables them more fitted with good elasticity and they are widely used in many industries,best known for food processing ,medical and health care facilities.Disposable latex gloves comes into two different main types,powdered and powder free,and each type has its own pros and cons.Now let's learn more about differences between powdered latex gloves and powder free latex  gloves.

powdered vs powder free

Powdered Latex Gloves

Powdered gloves have a powder added inside which makes them easier to put on and slip off, especially in busy situations that employees need replacing gloves constantly, and can prevent gloves from sticking together.In addition to making gloves easier to put on,the powder also  keeps your hands dry and comfortable ,as well as more resistant to tear and rip than powder free

Latex gloves.

When powdered gloves are worn for a long period of time the powder can cling to user’s skin and cause sensitivities or allergies. Cornstarch powder may also contribute to latex allergies or sensitivity.In food service situations, there have also been concerns raised about powder from powdered gloves sticking to hands, clothing, or surfaces after removal and causing contamination.


Powder-Free Latex Gloves

In 2016,the FDA issued a ban on powdered latex gloves in medical and dental fields due to its negative effect on patients who have latex allergy,which makes powder-free latex gloves more prevalent in medical industry.

Powder-free gloves undergo a process known as chlorination that helps make latex gloves less form fitting so that powder is not needed for easy donning and removal. During the process, gloves are treated with a chlorine solution, rinsed with water, and dried to remove most of the powdered residue and latex proteins.

The downside of the process is that powder-free gloves can be harder to remove quickly and may decrease the firmness of the glove’s grip. Powder-free gloves are also more expensive than powdered gloves due to the extra effort involved in the chlorination process.

The main benefit of powder-free gloves over powdered options is that powder free gloves won’t leave a messy residue on your hands or equipment,so they are perfect for food service and medical industry.

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