Types of Latex Coated Gloves
According to the type of the latex surface itself and thus the manufacturing process, latex coated gloves can have crinkle latex surface, sandy, foamy, or a smooth one.
When it comes to choices, you will be also available to choose the lining material of the gloves itself. Choose whatever feels best on your skin.
Common options are cotton, polycotton, polyester, nylon, or acrylic lining. All of these materials can be woven into different glove shells with different properties such as machine knit (form-fitting and seamless, jersey (economical and comforting), and canvas (resilient and tough).
Lastly, when choosing the appropriate pair of latex coated gloves you can also choose the coverage option (to which extend the gloves are coated).
Usually, they can be fully coated (protecting the entire hand), palm coated (covering the palm), fingertip coated (appropriate for handling small parts), and three-quarter coated (coating extending all the way to the backs of fingers allowing liquid resistance and coverage on the back of the hand).
▋The details for the different latex coated glove introduce :
1) Crinkle latex coated gloves
Taking a closer look into the palm surface of these type of gloves, you will notice a crinkled and uneven surface hence their name. With a specific chemical process which makes the latex crinkle, crinkle latex coated gloves are given a few vital properties which are the key to proper protection in some industries.
This type of gloves will not only have exceptional grip in dry conditions but also more importantly in wet conditions as well. Additionally, the crinkled surface equals increased resilience in terms of cuts and tears.
Most commonly, this particular type of gloves is used in rough construction industries and conditions when dealing with wood, stone, concrete blocks, scrap metals, and boxes. For reduce the chemical remain and good feeling, then latex gloves also can be washed before the package.
Crinkle latex glove can be coated on different liners. here we introduce some popular design :
- 10 gauge 5 yarn polyester glove, this is the very common design in the market, which is suitable to medium or high -quality work, as this kind liner supply very comfortable touch feeling for all day
- 13 gauge or 15 gauge polyester latex crinkle glove, this is the most popular in the market as it lightweight and cheap price, these gloves are a good function of resistance to puncture. Also, the liner can use nylon instead of polyester, nylon has a longer lifetime and breathable than polyester, the same, the price also will be higher
- 10 gauge 2 yarn polycotton, this is also a very common design in the market for its economic price (as polycotton is the recycled material. polycotton which means cotton and polyester mixed blending) ), polycotton glove is the very comfortable glove that doesn’t compromise functionality. The glove is durable and puncture resistant.
According to the coated position, latex glove can be palm coated (also the most common one ), half coated, and fully coated.
2) Sandy latex coated gloves
The second type that we are about to explain are the sandy latex coated gloves. Hence of the gripping capabilities type is spectacular especially when it comes to working in wet or oily conditions. The sandy finish is achieved with a special procedure and salt-alike substance used in the manufacturing process.
Because of their extraordinary grip, this is the most regularly seen and used type of gloves. Furthermore, besides the gripping function, this type is quite comfortable, flexible, and allows the skin to breathe.
Sandy latex coated glove can be coated with different liners, different gauge polyester, nylon, as well as with the acrylic for winter. No matter with which kind gloves, the sandy latex glove all can supper the good feeling in your work.
According to the coated position, sandy latex glove can be palm coated (also the most common one ), half coated, thumb coated, and also as the 2nd layer latex together with the half or fully coated gloves.
3) Foam latex coated gloves
This type of glove is chosen when priorities are the flexibility, breathability, and ultimately the comfort of the person wearing it. The sponge foam latex coating provides not only light-weight and strong grip but also durability and resilience.
They are prone to tears and abrasions, which is the most important thing when it comes to protecting the hands from injuries. Hence of their ergonomics and comfort, they are commonly used during light engineering tasks and general handling.
The most advantage of the foam latex glove is they can keep flexible feeling even in the cold climate.
Foam latex coated glove can be coated with the different liners, different gauge polyester, the nylon, as well as with the acrylic for winter.
According to the coated position, foam latex glove can be palm coated (also the most common one ), half coated .
4) Smooth latex coated gloves
As the name itself says it, the texture seen and felt on these gloves is smooth. This texture is achieved without any special chemical processes. The lack of structure makes this type resistant to abrasion, perforation, and snags while at the same time providing you with excellent puncture resistance, flexible grip, and much-needed tactile sensitivity.
For the position, smooth coated glove most is palm coated.
Of course, there are many other types of latex coated gloves in the market. The above types are the most common in the market.
▋The latex coated glove produce process.
▋Compared with other coated glove material, what’re the characters of the latex coat glove
▋Why Choose Latex Coated Gloves?
Latex (natural rubber) hence of its nature has high elasticity which will allow you to have outstanding grip while working. This type of glove is in particular good for biohazard and inorganic chemicals protection such as alcohols and some ketones but lack the ability to resist organic solvents such as oils, grease, gasoline, and hydrocarbon derivatives. Additionally, this natural rubber is prone to extreme temperatures and to common tears.
Besides their durability, they are the first choice to many people in numerous industries (construction, maintenance, automotive industry, gardening, medicine, agriculture) hence of the reel second skin feel and high sensitivity when wearing them.