Powderless Coating For Natural Latex Gloves

- May 15, 2019-

Powderless Coating for Natural Latex Gloves
- Dutch Stahl latex gloves coating - latex gloves
Natural latex products are sticky. If the surface of products such as latex gloves is not treated, they will stick together. It is not only difficult to separate gloves from gloves, but also difficult to wear when they are used. In order to solve this problem, the commonly used method is to coat the inner surface of gloves with corn starch powder to increase slippage and anti-sticking. However, it is uncomfortable for the powder on the gloves to stick to the hands, which can also cause skin allergies of many people, and its application in the special field of electronics industry is also limited.

Another common method is chlorination, which eliminates the trouble of powder, but gloves treated by chlorination will yellowing after a long time, and the tensile strength and elasticity of gloves will decrease sharply due to the chlorination reaction which reduces the aging resistance of rubber compound, and pinhole problems often occur. Moreover, chlorination process is not only harmful to human health, but also corrodes the metal parts of production line.

Stahl, Netherlands, has developed a new powder-free glove coating ("WF-78-123") to solve the above problems. To be careful
WF-78-123 is an anti-sticking coating for powder-free gloves. After impregnated with WF-78-123, a smooth and non-sticky coating is formed on the inner surface of latex gloves. It is very convenient to wear gloves without using corn starch which can cause protein allergy symptoms or chlorination process which can reduce the performance of gloves and pollute the environment.

Nowadays, the price of gloves in the world market is declining. Competition has become very cruel. Only gloves with lower cost can be more attractive and competitive. In addition, WF-78-123 is very stable to calcium substances, such as coagulant (calcium nitrate). Traditionally, other similar slippery coatings are not stable to calcium, which can easily be brought into the impregnating tank with the coagulant, thus reacting with the active ingredients of the coating to form precipitation. Therefore, the anti-sticking coating agent can only be replaced and the impregnating tank can be cleaned up in time. From this point of view, the use of WF-78-123 surface anti-sticking coating agent is more economical, but also saves labor costs. To be careful
Nowadays, the demand for powder-free gloves in the world market, especially for non-chlorinated powder-free gloves with polymer coating, will be increasing. In such an environment, high-performance and low-cost products like WF-78-123 will be highly respected.