How do I know which glove is suitable or best for my purpose?
To determine which gloves are suitable or best for a particular industry, please call our customer service department.
What materials are used to make disposable gloves?
The primary materials used to manufacture disposable gloves are synthetic (vinyl), latex (natural rubber), nitrile (synthetic rubber), and polyethylene.
What is AQL, and how is it measured?
AQL stands for Acceptable Quality Level and is measured based on international standards. There is an AQL for: dimensions; major defects, which are visible to the eye, such as tears, stains, and dirt; minor defects such as excessive powder; and water-tight test - pinholes, which are very small and are sometimes invisible to the eye.
What is the difference between medical examination and industrial grade gloves?
Medical gloves must be of a higher quality than industrial gloves. The AQL for pinholes for medical gloves is 1.5, whereas for industrial gloves, the AQL for pinholes ranges from 2.5 to 6.
What materials are used to manufacture of industrial/reusable gloves?
BARAD offers industrial gloves manufactured from a wide range of materials, including latex, neoprene, nitrile, cotton, and leather. Our products also include lined gloves and gloves dipped in nitrile, latex, neoprene, or PVC.
What are the different types of leather used in manufacturing gloves?
Leather gloves made from grain leather and from three grades of split cow leather. Full Grain Leather has not been altered beyond hair removal. It is made from the outer part of the hide and retains the original texture and markings of the original hide. Split Leather is made from the lower (inner or flesh side) layers of a hide that have been split away from the upper, or grain, layers.
What is the difference between supported and unsupported gloves?
Supported gloves are manufactured by dipping a cotton glove or liner into a vat of material, be it nitrile, latex, neoprene, or PVC. Unsupported gloves are manufactured by dipping a former into the material. Unsupported gloves can be either unlined or flock lined with a cotton lining. When manufacturing flock lined gloves, the gloves are either dipped inside out into a vat of cotton or painted with the cotton. These procedures take place while the gloves are still wet so that both the lining and the glove material will dry together. The lining is designed to facilitate donning, similar to the use of powder in disposable gloves.
What is powder used for in disposable gloves?
Powder is used to make donning the glove easier. The powder is made of USP cornstarch.
How are powder-free gloves manufactured?
Powder-free gloves are manufactured inside out and then dipped in a silicone-type coating to make the inner surface of the glove smoother and more slippery, thereby making the glove easier to don. Another method of manufacturing powder free gloves involves chlorinating them.
What are latex allergies?
Natural rubber latex is a processed plant derived from the Hevea brasiliensis tree found in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia.
Some reactions can range from a mild rash to severe, life-threatening anaphylactic shock. As a result of the potential dangers associated with latex glove use, many facilities and communities have either banned powdered latex glove use and have begun purchasing powder-free latex gloves or have abandoned latex gloves altogether, preferring to use vinyl or nitrile gloves. Vinyl, nitrile, and powder-free gloves have greatly increased in popularity.
Powdered gloves magnify the risk of allergic reactions. When an individual removes the glove, latex can cling to the powder and land on surfaces and other people in the room. If any of these individuals are allergic or sensitive to latex, they may have a reaction as a result.
What are the differences between polyethylene, vinyl, polyurethane, neoprene, and PVC supported aprons & sleeves?
Each material is designed for use in a variety of industries and applications.
Polyethylene aprons & sleeves are disposable; they are relatively thin and inexpensive. They are designed for use in the food handling and serving sectors. These aprons & sleeves are not meant for uses where chemical resistance is required.
Vinyl aprons & sleeves are stronger and more durable than polyethylene aprons & sleeves. They are somewhat resistant to chemicals, but an analysis would have to be completed to ensure that they are resistant to the chemical being used. They are also suitable for use in the foodservice & handling and industrial maintenance sectors.
Polyurethane aprons and sleeves exhibit high levels of resilience; even after being exposed to high tension, the material will return to its original shape. These aprons & sleeves are more cost effective than ones made from either polyethylene or vinyl and are easily cleaned after use. Aprons & sleeves manufactured from polyurethane are designed for use in laboratories & pharmaceutical companies, janitorial use, food processing plants, chemical processing, meat packing, and general industrial use.
At 35 mil, neoprene aprons are quite thick compared to the other aprons. These aprons are made by coating a bacteria resistant polyester mesh grid with neoprene on both sides. These aprons are heavy duty, enabling them to withstand tough jobs. These cost efficient aprons are ideal for janitorial use or for chemical processing.
PVC supported aprons are also 35 mil thick. They can withstand acid and are puncture resistant. Durable for a longer lasting apron, they are also ideal for the plating and meat packing industries.