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How to choose suitable latex gloves

Views: 56     Author: Pidegree Medical     Publish Time: 10-25-2019      Origin: Pidegreegroup

How to choose suitable latex gloves

Latex gloves,which are made by natural rubber,are widely found in the foodservice and hospitality industries as well as healthcare facilities.They act as an important piece of cleanliness and sanitation,not only protecting your hands from harmful chemicals,but preventing cross contaminations and helping achieve proper food safety.

There are two main kinds of latex gloves for you to choose,Powdered and Powder Free.From this article you will learn about these two types of latex gloves,and be clear to choose whichever based on your applications.

Meaning of Powdered Latex Gloves

Powdered latex gloves have cornstarch added inside which makes the gloves 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 cornstarch also keeps your hands dry and comfortable ,as well as more resistant to tear and rip than non powdered latex gloves.The cornstarch powders are applied to gloves near the end of the manufacturing process.

Reasons for Using Powdered Latex Gloves

1. To facilitate donning of gloves,making them easier to take on and off.

2. The powder can prevent gloves from sticking together.

3. The powder can keep hands dry and comfortable.

4. Powdered latex gloves are cheaper than powder free latex gloves.

Applications of Powdered Latex Gloves

Although uses of powdered latex gloves in medical and food processing field are being eliminated,powdered latex gloves are still widely applied in many other fields.

1.Household cleaning

2.Laboratory work


4.Assembly work


6.Production manufacturing


8.Salon/Beauty works

9.Biodegradable green practice

Meaning of 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 increase the market share of powder free latex gloves.

Powder free latex 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.

Benefits of using Powder Free Latex Gloves

Powder free latex gloves are less messy than powdered latex gloves,they don't leave residues on hands and clothes.

Another benefit of powder free latex gloves is that they are clean without powder,reducing the possibility of latex allergy

Applications of Powder Free Latex Gloves

1.Medical Professionals

2.Food Processing

3.Automotive Industry


5.Dust-free Operating Room

At the end,a brief summary:before you choose latex gloves,you need to know exactly what work suitation you will use the latex gloves,then choose the powdered or powder free ones with appropriate sizes.

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