There are many disposable gloves to select from, and they all look the same. However, the raw materials they are made from defines their quality. Here is a quick and easy way to estimate the difference in quality of raw materials used during glove manufacturing. No labs or no equipment needed!
Easy 6 step Inflation test
Use the following steps to quickly compare the quality of materials used to manufacture nitrile, latex or vinyl safety disposable gloves.
- Blow into glove to inflate - if the glove breaks during inflation, it is a sign of lower quality with reduced elasticity.
- Twist the glove to hold in the air
- Hold up to the light
- Inspect the glove colour
- Inflate another glove to the same size
- Hold side by side and compare glove clarity and colour variations
If you see cloudiness or variations in colour this indicates cheap disposable glove fillers used to save money during production.
Test Results: What You May See
Cheap fillers may even be seen prior to inflation.
Cheap fillers like chalk or silica can be toxic to the wearer, and also reduce glove strength and flexibility, making them more likely to tear. This in turn increases glove failure rate, and with gloves breaking, ripping or tearing, there is a higher potential for micro-organisms to make contact with the skin and if used in the food industry the potential for glove fragments to enter the food.
Inferior Gloves Increase Your Safety Risk!
Read more about the Top 6 Hazards of Cheap Disposable Gloves, and why cheap gloves do not save you money. Eagle Protect offers a range of certified safe disposable gloves to protect you, your staff and your business reputation.