The auto industry is the biggest user of butadiene (synthetic rubber), used specifically in the manufacture of car tires. With car sales in China almost doubling in the last year, the subsequent sharp increase in butadiene price has been passed onto glove manufacturers, who in turn are passing these rising costs to suppliers and consumers.
Do you know why some gloves are cheaper than others? In this article, we highlight the true cost of disposable gloves, and why you need to focus on value when purchasing these products, rather than cost alone.
Have you considered that bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and E.Coli. can grow in unused glove boxes due to a lack of optimal factory hygiene during the glove manufacturing process?
Historically, latex gloves have been used in the medical and dental industries because of their superior dexterity and tactile feel, especially for surgical work. However, these can be problematic with practitioners and patients with latex allergies.
Nitrile gloves can carry a very low allergy rate of less than 1% of users. Studies have shown that the chemical accelerators and other additives commonly used in the products of nitrile gloves, can cause allergies.