Powdered Vs Powder-Free Gloves: The Facts
Thursday, 28 November 2019 | Sean
dHere at SafetyGloves.co.uk we get a lot of questions regarding powdered and powder-free gloves. In this guide, we give you the ins and outs of powdered and powder-free gloves, discussing the best for your industry, your task and even skin health.
What Is the Difference?
It can be difficult to know the difference between powdered and powder-free gloves. Below, we briefly explain the difference between the two:
Powdered vs Powder-Free: The Pros and Cons
The Pros of Powdered Gloves?
✔ Powdered design makes donning far easier
The Cons: When to Buy Powder-Free Gloves Instead
✗ You work with food or in mechanics
Top Uses for Powdered Gloves
✔ Busy and fast environment (See the Busy and Fast Paced Powdered range)
Editor's Verdict: Powdered gloves are popular within healthcare and fast paced industries because they are comfortable, reduce sweating and are easy to don. If you want something a bit stronger and with resilience to things such as water, oil and chemicals, then we would recommend choosing powder-free instead.
Our Top 4 Powdered Gloves
To make your decision easier, we've ranked our top 4 powdered gloves below. We've taken steps to ensure that we provide a selection of colours and gloves from a variety of industries.
The Pros of Powder-Free Gloves
✔ Super strong and durable for tougher industries
The Cons: When to Buy Powdered Instead
✗ You work in fast paced sweaty environments
Top Uses for Powder-Free Gloves
✔ Food, catering and processing industries (See the Food Powder-Free range)
Editor's Verdict: Powder-free gloves are super strong offering more versatility than powdered gloves thanks to their oil, chemical and water resistance. They are more skin friendly than powdered gloves, however you might find more discomfort as they can cause you to sweat during the day.
Our Top 4 Powder-free Gloves
To make your decision easier, we've ranked our top 4 powder-free gloves below. We've taken steps to ensure that we provide a selection of colours and gloves from a variety of industries.
To make things as simple as possible we've narrowed it down to the top industry for each type of glove.
Powdered gloves on the other hand are easier to don, therefore suitable for fast paced and busy industries. They are cheaper and more affordable and don't cause sweating, which makes them popular within the health care and cleaning sectors as long as you don't expect to have to come into contact with a patient during surgery or when tending open wounds. Their top industries can be found below:
Powder-free gloves tend to be stronger, which makes them well suited to mechanics and the manufacturing industries. They are also suitable for use with food (unlike powdered gloves), more resilient against oil, chemicals and water and are therefore recommended for the health and beauty and scientific industries. The top industries can be found below:
Powdered vs Powder-Free: Still Undecided?
If you are still unsure about which gloves to buy, then we've created this handy little guide below. Simply find the factor that you are most concerned about, read what score we rank it out of five and choose based on your factors results.
The Full Verdict
Powdered Gloves and Powder Free Gloves can be found in our Vinyl, Nitrile and Latex categories. Both can be certified to the same standards (whether it be EN 455 or EN 374) and both can be found in hospitals, garages and factories across the UK. But before your make your purchase, there are a few differences which are worth noting.
Powdered gloves tend to be easier to don, with the cornstarch underneath the surface helping to reduce discomfort and reduce sweating. They are fantastic in fast paced industries, making them well suited to hair and beauty, cleaning and hospital use (only when you aren't coming into contact with open wounds). They are a little more affordable too, making them ideal for any person looking to cut a few costs.
Alternatively, powder-free gloves tend to be ideal for Sensitive Skin, and their stronger design proves perfect for more mechanical industries such as engineering and mechanics. As powder-free gloves come with a reduced contamination risk, they are popular within the food industries too. Finally, powder-free gloves usually come with better resistance to chemicals, water and oil.
The Full Range
If you have decided that you want to go ahead and buy some disposable powdered or powder-free gloves then you're in the right place. Check out our wide range of Powdered and Powder-Free Gloves on our site.