Exam Glove Manufacturing Process

Transforming into Powder-free Gloves


A powder-free exam glove generally starts out as a powdered glove, and then has its powder removed. In the manufacturing process, the powder helps the exam gloves give uniformity as well as prevent the latex gloves from melding together before they are dried. To remove the powder and transform the latex gloves into powder-free versions, the latex gloves are rinsed in water and then placed into a chlorine bath to remove some of the tackiness from the surface of the glove. The glove is turned inside out, and the process is repeated. Once the bathing is complete, the powder-free gloves are placed back into the dryers.


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