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Disposable Glove Terminology: What You Should Know

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Disposable Glove Terminology: What You Should Know

If you’re involved in the glove industry, or find yourself purchasing a high quantity of disposable gloves, we’ve rounded up a list of terminology that can be helpful as you navigate the disposable glove world and purchasing the proper pair of gloves. Accelerator Free: Most allergies to non-latex gloves are attributed to the accelerator chemicals used in manufacturing. Accelerator free gloves are approved as an allergen free option. Beaded Cuff: This is a rolled cuff style found on disposable gloves. Color Coded: Often times in work environments where there are multiple tasks being performed, each with different protection needs, many people will use...

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Non-Sterile vs. Sterile Disposable Gloves

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Non-Sterile vs. Sterile Disposable Gloves

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between disposable gloves that are sterile, and the ones that aren’t? Well, we’ve got the quick and straight forward answer for you this week.   A glove can be classified as “sterile” if it meets certain sterilization standards that the FDA puts forth. Gloves marked as “sterile” have typically been sterilized by the manufacturer. Gloves that are “non-sterile” have not been sterilized by the manufacturer, but still must be tested by the FDA to assure that they have been sterilized and meet the FDA assurance level.   One other major qualifier for...

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Different Gloves For Different Occupations

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There are virtually an endless number of uses for work gloves, depending on what industry you are part of. Below we’ve rounded up the top five occupations that require the use of gloves and have identified the most appropriate type of glove for that industry.   Cafeteria Workers: It is imperative for those working in a cafeteria or restaurant to utilize gloves to prevent the spread of germs as well as minimize cross contamination among food preparation stations. The most popular glove to be used in a cafeteria are vinyl gloves. Vinyl gloves are easy to pull on quickly when...

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Disposable Nitrile Glove, what are the Benefits?

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Disposable Nitrile Glove, what are the Benefits?

You’ve probably noticed the increase in popularity of disposable nitrile gloves. But what makes these gloves stand out against the other types of disposable gloves. We’ve rounded up a list of key benefits that disposable nitrile gloves offer wearers. 1.Disposable Nitrile Gloves are Extremely Puncture ResistantNitrile is an inherently puncture resistant material, and it boasts a resistance that is three to five times stronger than disposable latex gloves. Puncture resistance as well as acting as a general barrier, is essential for gloves used in the medical industry. They are extremely durable, and often you can opt for nitrile gloves that are...

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How to Save Money on Your Dental Practice Gloves

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How to Save Money on Your Dental Practice Gloves

The vast majority of dentists and their auxiliary staff utilize disposable latex or nitrile gloves while working on patients, particularly with the rise in concern regarding AIDS and hepatitis B. The use of gloves is primarily for the purpose of protecting the dentists and assistants from contamination, rather than the patient. The level of protection offered by sterile gloves is minimally more than that off non-sterile gloves. Sterile gloves can cost up to 10 times more than non-sterile gloves, and when you’re using a pair of gloves for up to 36 patients each day, that cost adds up exponentially. So, cut...

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