Advantages and disadvantages of 6 common types of disposable gloves
Material: PE, new materials produced by HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE
Advantages: good quality, low price, wide range of uses
Disadvantages: relatively thin, not suitable for long-term use, suitable for one-time use
Material: NBR, a synthetic rubber, the main component is butadiene
Advantages: non-allergenic, degradable, can add pigments, bright colors
Disadvantages: poor elasticity, the price is higher than latex products
3, PVC gloves
Material: polyvinyl chloride
Advantages: low price, can add pigments, bright colors
Disadvantages: high plasticizer (internationally recognized public health public enemy), heat volatile harmful gases, not biodegradable
4, latex gloves
Material: natural latex
Advantages: good elasticity, biodegradable
Disadvantages: natural latex contains proteogen, which may cause allergies in some people. To solve this problem, nitrile rubber (a synthetic rubber) can be used to make gloves. Nitrile rubber does not contain proteogens and does not cause allergies at all.
Material: polymer material
Advantages: gloves made of TPE are actually no different than silicone, feel good and comfortable, and the price of TPE is better than silicone, and TPE wear-resistant. Good weather resistance, long service life, high cost performance, suitable for application in factories or families, so TPE gloves are very suitable for application in labor protection supplies, household products, etc.
The disadvantage is that TPE gloves are not resistant to high temperature. The limit temperature of nitrile rubber is 120 degrees, and TPE will be softened at this temperature.
6, PLA gloves
Material: PLA (polylactic acid), PBAT ()
Advantages: low price, biodegradable, relatively small impact on the environment
Disadvantages: incomplete degradation, 80% degradation in 200 days, there are still 20% of the particles will cause pollution to the environment.
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