Disposable rubber gloves (mainly natural latex or nitrile rubber) are demanded in large increasing quantities by various industries globally. For a disposable glove making company, the most significant factor to run a successful business must be a strong and good production process which adopts the most advanced tooling and machineries. The adoption of the latest manufacturing techniques and equipment ensures both the high quality of the products and the profit of the manufacturer.
In the modern disposable glove industry, a standardized process is set by the factory. Different producers may have slight adjustments to their own processes, but the key steps will always follow: (1). Cleaning the glove formers to get rid of dirt and debris. -> (2). Dipping the formers into coagulant bath and drying to ensure the liquid rubber adhere evenly on the formers in the later steps. -> (3). Dipping the formers in liquid rubber and leaching away the residue protein to reduce allergic reactions. -> (4). Curing and drying of the rubber to give the elastic glove. -> (5). Final cleaning steps and stripping off the former.
Throughout the process, the most important part of equipment playing a critical role is the glove former, which is in direct contact with the active ingredients and responsible for creating the microenvironments needed for a good quality rubber layer – uniform and free from pin holes. Traditional production lines have been using ceramic or aluminum formers for a long time, while such conventional materials bear some common shortcomings. Firstly, due to their natural fragility feature and poor resistance to thermal shock, the heavy ceramic and aluminum formers are usually easy to get broken or left with collision scars during production cycles. Since the damaged formers cannot be recycled, it leads to a short service life and hence a high cost of the formers. Secondly, they exhibit limited resistance towards corrosive media. Therefore, as the service time accumulates, their surface feature such as roughness changes, and this introduces great uncertainty in glove quality control and brings in chances of cross contamination among the tanks.
To bring solutions to the existing problems and create a more cost-efficient process for disposable rubber products. PELEN is now introducing its Patented Plastic Glove Former (https://pelen.com.sg/plastic-glove-former/) to the market. In contrast with the conventional ceramic or aluminum formers, the material of PELEN’s plastic formers is specially formulated with high performance polymers and fillers, to exhibit the following unique properties:
- Lighter weight with high durability and good resistance to thermal shock, giving at least 3 times increase in terms of service life.
- High resistance towards corrosive environment, offering long-lasting guarantee to the product quality.
- Compatible with built-in heater for faster heating, reducing the curing time and energy wastage, and improving the production rate.
In conclusion, through using PELEN’s Plastic Glove Formers, a disposable rubber glove manufacturer can produce products of higher quality, while cutting off the excess costs due to equipment loss and energy wastage.
Plastic Glove Formers
Faced with a drastic increase in the demand on disposable medical gloves, glove manufacturers around the world have invested massive resources in ramping up production output either by turning on reserve capacities or by building more lines. This has a severe chain effect on the supply of glove formers, one of the key components in glove manufacturing.
Ceramic glove formers have historically been in short supply due to their fragility and relatively short service life against the cleaning chemicals.
The invention of plastic glove formers creates a relief among the glove manufacturers as these provides a solution to the two big challenges, namely increased durability against both mechanical damages and chemical attacks. By adopting plastic glove formers, the average service life of the formers easily increases 3 – 4 folds.
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