Views: 104 Author: Pidegree Medical Publish Time: 12-18-2020 Origin: Pidegreegroup
Besides Vinyl, Latex, and Nitrile gloves, two new kinds of gloves have begun to grow in popularity:Cast Polyethylene (CPE) gloves and Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) gloves.In today's article,let's learn more about TPE Gloves.
TPE gloves are made of thermoplastic elastomers, polymers that can be molded more than once when heated. Thermoplastic elastomers also have the same elasticity as rubber.
Industrial fabricators classify thermoplastic elastomers as “specialty” plastic resins for two reasons. Firstly, they’re produced at lower volumes than “commodity” resins like polyethylene and at higher costs as well. Secondly, they’re used for more specialized applications than “commodity” resins.
Besides TPE gloves, products including adhesives and footwear are manufactured using thermoplastic elastomers.
Like CPE gloves, TPE gloves are designed for the food service and food processing industries.TPE Gloves can be considered as substitute of Vinyl Gloves,because they touch and feel like Vinyl Gloves,but are more thinner and cheaper than Vinyl Gloves.
TPE gloves are another excellent alternative for vinyl gloves since they’re less expensive. They’re also a good alternative for poly gloves.
TPE gloves, like CPE gloves, are known for their durability. They weigh less in grams than CPE gloves and are also flexible and resilient products.
If you’re a wholesaler or distributor who works with food service and food processing customers, we recommend that you get in touch with your trusted glove partner if you’re evaluating TPE and/or CPE gloves as alternatives to vinyl or latex gloves. They can help you select the best alternative solution(s) for your specific applications.