One of the many choices you will be faced with when choosing the disposable gloves for your business is powdered or powder free gloves? Both have their uses and benefits. Let’s look at the difference between the two.
Powdered disposable gloves are convenient for those who require many quick changes in gloves like those working in food prep. The powder, which is often made out of cornstarch, makes it easier to don and remove the gloves. Unfortunately, the powder does leave a bit of a residue wherever is touched, which can cause contamination. The powder on latex gloves can increase risk of allergies as well, making powdered latex gloves a less popular choice.
Powder Free Gloves
As of December 2016, the FDA banned the use of powdered medical/exam grade gloves, so all STRONG medical gloves are powder free. Some food prep is also best done with powder free gloves instead of powdered. If the users are not constantly switching gloves, powder free is the preferred choice to reduce contamination.
Looking for the ideal gloves for your business? Let us help. Contact STRONG Manufacturers at email@example.com or call 716-507-4476, and one of our personalized customer service representatives will learn about your business, your unique needs and work with you to find the best solutions for you.
On March 1, 2019, Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon and Hawaii officially banned the use of latex gloves in food service operations and retail food establishments. More states are likely to follow suit.
Latex gloves have been the go-to for the food service industry for decades. They’re durable, stretchy, tactile and cost-effective. They also provide great barrier protection. What went wrong?
Why Ban Latex?
According to the American Latex Allergy Association, around 3 million people in the U.S. are allergic to latex. Allergic reactions to latex often include skin rashes and hives. Sometimes the person may experience nasal, eye or sinus symptoms. Rarely, an allergic reaction to latex may even cause shock.
Because there are other options easily available to replace latex, several states have banned its use in the food service industry.
In an effort to always diversify the choices that we give our customers, STRONG offers the 3 FDA approved alternatives to latex gloves:
Because STRONG is both a manufacturer and supplier, we are able to offer all of our disposable gloves at deeply discounted prices without sacrificing any quality. Let us help you find latex alternatives that work for you.
STRONG General Purpose Nitrile Gloves are durable enough to handle the wear and tear of heavy duty food prep. These tough gloves provide reliable coverage with a beaded cuff at the wrist.
Another great latex alternative, STRONG General Purpose Vinyl Gloves provide great protection and more of a tactile feeling during use. We offer both powdered and powder free options.
New to our online store, STRONG Poly Gloves are both comfortable and economical. This disposable glove is ideal for light duty tasks and to prevent cross contamination during food preparation.
To learn more about the different glove options available, check out our How to Choose the Best Disposable Gloves for Your Business blog. If you still need help finding the right latex alternative for you, contact STRONG Manufacturers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-507-4476 and one of our expert sales representatives will be happy to help.
Choosing the correct material for your disposable gloves can make all the difference in your business. Let STRONG help you figure out which glove is best for you and your business. Here is some information on the different materials to help you make your choice.
Disposable Glove Materials
We offer both exam nitrile gloves and general purpose in powdered and powder free options. The general purpose nitrile gloves are great for the tattoo or food industry.
Disposable Gloves Pricing
Perhaps the most important question: what is your budget for disposable gloves? The pricing for gloves varies largely depending on the supplier that you purchase from. Most of the time, a manufacturer creates the gloves then sells to a supplier who marks the price up when selling to the end user.
Because STRONG is both the manufacturer and the supplier, we are able to cut out the middle man to save you money.
Contact STRONG Manufacturers today to help you find the best disposable gloves for your business at the lowest price possible without sacrificing any quality.