Why Should I Buy Powdered Gloves?
When buying disposable gloves, you are often faced with the decision of buying either powdered or powder free varieties.
The ‘powder’ seen in gloves is, in most cases, cornstarch. Cornstarch is a completely natural substance that is commonly used as an anti-stick agent on medical products including medical gloves with an appearance that is very similar to fine flour or icing sugar.
The main reason that many people choose powdered disposable gloves is that the powder is great for absorbing any perspiration or moisture on the hand. This then means that it is easier to put on or take off the glove than its powder free counterpart. This also results in the gloves being more comfortable for a longer period of time and the ‘sweaty’ sensation associated with wearing disposable gloves is reduced.
Another benefit of the powder is that is also stops gloves from sticking together in the box, this allows easier access and reduces damage from the gloves being pulled apart.
Powdered gloves are perfect for:
- Light duty maintenance
- Painting and decorating
- Automotive maintenance and repair
- General cleaning
- Food preparation
One of the main downsides of this type of glove though is the effect that the powder can have on people with allergies and sensitive skin. If the powder becomes airborne then it can cause allergic reactions if it was to get into peoples airways. It has also been associated with wound inflammation if the powder was to contaminate an open wound, therefore they are often discouraged from being used in first aid situations.
That was a quick summary of why powdered gloves may be the right option for you – want to know more about our gloves? Visit our Glove Guide or call our friendly sales team on 0800 1777 118 for more information!