CPE gloves’ Ultimate FAQ Guide
Disposable CPE gloves are mainly made of polyethylene (LDPE and LLDPE). As a kind of healthy poly material, polyethylene have white powder appearance, non-toxic and tasteless, excellent weather resistance, ozone resistance, chemical resistance and aging resistance, and good oil resistance, flame retardant and coloring properties. Good toughness (flexibility at – 30 ℃), good compatibility with other polymer materials, high decomposition temperature.
CPE Gloves Manufacturing Process
CPE gloves are made of CPE film. In the production process of CPE film, the steps of proportioning, mixing, no need of plasticization, tape casting, cooling, corona cutting and so on are needed. The proportioning has an important influence on the properties of CPE film.
In the production of CPE casting film, a variety of raw material particles need to be proportioned and evenly mixed. Due to the different sizes of various raw material particles, in the process of stirring, the raw material particles with smaller diameter will fall down from the gap between the raw material particles with larger diameter, causing the particles with smaller diameter to gather at the bottom. In the process of feeding, the proportion of raw material components in unit time will be different, which will seriously affect the quality of the film.
Raw Material choosing
It is very important and the first step, we need to choose food acceptable material and models, also need to choose the model that can be produced by T-die casting machines, fusion index should be between 2.0-6.0, too high will cause the film no strength, too low will very hard to produce.
Raw material will make sure the gloves don’t have any odor, because all CPE gloves are mainly used for food contact, it’s very important.
The mixing device is used for mixing. The mixing device consists of a frame, a mixing cylinder, seven raw material boxes, a box frame, a baffle and a mixing mechanism. The mixing cylinder is fixed on the frame, and the box frame consists of a center frame and seven side plates.
The seven side plates are fixed on the center frame equidistant in the circumferential direction, and the side plates and the center frame are integrated. The shape of the raw material box is the same as that of the space between two adjacent side plates, the raw material box can be detachably connected between two adjacent side plates, each side plate is provided with 15 vertically arranged protrusions.
The side wall of each raw material box in contact with the side plate is provided with a groove matched with the protrusion, the protrusion can be slidably connected in the groove, and the lower part of the side wall of each raw material box facing the center frame is provided with a discharge port.
The top wall of each raw material box is provided with a feeding port, the center frame is fixed on the upper end of the mixing barrel, the discharging port is connected with the mixing barrel, a baffle plate is slidably connected on the box frame, the baffle plate can close the feeding port, and a discharging port is arranged at the bottom of the mixing barrel.
No need of plasticization
Polyethylene don’t need anything else to produce film.
T-type die is used for tape casting.
The film is cooled by water ring cooling.
In the tractor, the corona device is used to treat the film to eliminate static electricity, the treatment time is 18-30min, and the corona voltage is 38-60kv.
Slitting and Rewinding
The film slitting machine is used to slitting the film; The film is wound by the winding device.
Application and Market
Disposable CPE gloves can be used in food processing, kitchen cooking, home cleaning, hair salon hair dye, hotel catering. The main market is Japan. But after COVID-2019, other customers has started to accept and purchase this glove.
Advantages of CPE gloves
CPE cast film gloves are high-grade disposable plastic gloves made of pure raw materials. The product is thick, corrosion-resistant, oil-resistant, strong, not easy to damage, excellent handle, anti adhesion, easy to wear, good permeability, and can be used as a high-end product to replace the traditional disposable plastic gloves.
Commonness of CPE gloves and TPE gloves
Both disposable gloves can be used in food processing, kitchen cooking, household cleaning, hair salon hair dye, hotel catering and other general food industry and general protection.These gloves are not allowed to be used in medical and surgical fields that can contact human or animal bodies or dangerous liquids
Compared with vinyl gloves, nitrile gloves and rubber gloves, the two kinds of gloves are much cheaper and can be used as substitutes for the three kinds of gloves.
Both gloves are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Such as transparent, white, blue, pink and black. Small, medium, large, super large to extra large.
The two kinds of gloves are sewn gloves. Compared with three-dimensional seamless gloves, the production process of film heat sealed gloves is relatively simple, that is, the raw materials of gloves are mixed and heated, the solid particles are directly melted at high temperature, without any liquid, and the film is formed by blowing or casting, air cooling or water cooling. After cooling, the film is rolled into a film roll, rolled up, and heat sealed into a hand shape.
The two kinds of gloves are more wear-resistant, although they are disposable gloves, but wearing these two kinds of gloves can maintain half a day’s work without damage.
The raw materials of the two gloves do not contain natural latex, so the wearer will not have allergic reaction, and the waterproof effect is also very good.
Differences between CPE and TPE gloves
TPE gloves have high elasticity, high tension, relatively thick, corrosion-resistant, oil resistant, relatively soft, and are suitable for general medical examination. CPE gloves have low elasticity and tension, which are thinner, harder and less close to hands than TPE gloves.
TPE gloves have excellent weather resistance, good resistance to ozone, ultraviolet and electric arc, resistance to general chemicals and electrical insulation, which are suitable for the electrical industry,
The production and processing of CPE gloves will pollute the environment with low safety; Thermoplastic elastomer glove is a kind of environmental protection material. The waste can be recycled. It will not produce toxicity at high temperature and is safer to use.In recent years, people pay more and more attention to environmental problems, so TPE gloves are more and more favored by customers.
CPE gloves and TPE gloves from the initial production process is not the same, regardless of the pressure, crystallization, flow are different, the production of hand, tension, sheet naturally have relatively large differences.
TPE gloves are not as transparent as CPE gloves and are more expensive than CPE gloves.
When to Use CPE or TPE Gloves
If your industry needs to use disposable gloves, including wholesalers or distributors working with food service and food processing customers such as food contact, kitchen hygiene, etc., or you are evaluating TPE or CPE gloves as alternatives to vinyl or latex gloves, we recommend that you contact your trusted glove partners. They can help you choose the best alternative solution for a particular application
CPE glove is cheaper than TPE glove, but TPE glove can use much longer than CPE glove.
Why we normal people should choose CPE or TPE gloves
More and more people use disposable gloves in 2020 than ever before, especially now, the strongest B.1.1.7 COVID-19. We need to protect ourselves and also protect others.
I have discussed it before in article “Differences among CPE Gloves, TPE Gloves and PE Gloves ”, you can learn it there, and if you want to know more things, you can email me and discuss, welcome anyone discuss with me.
These PE film gloves also can protect you
CPE gloves and TPE gloves are not thick as PVC or Nitrile gloves, usually they are half thickness of them, from 20 microns to 40 microns before embossed. After embossed, it will be very thickness on the wrinkle, different embossing have different thickness, but i don’t suggest you to choose the very thick emboss gloves, because on the wrinkle it is very thick, but the other space will be very thin.
No matter PE, CPE, TPE gloves, they are all belong to PE material, made with PE film, it is a very good film that can isolate air and liquid than other film. So they can protect you as well as Nitrile and PVC gloves. But the first thing is to confirm there are no pink hole on them and the gloves are good appearance in water test. That’s why i suggest you to choose high weight CPE gloves and TPE gloves instead of HDPE and LDPE gloves. One piece 1.6 gram to 2.5 gram is your best choice, enough thickness and enough protect.
Less energy loss to protect earth environment
The energy to produce one piece of PVC or Nitrile glove and produce more than 10 pieces of TPE or CPE gloves, and produce more than 100 pieces of PE gloves. And during the production, the PE film gloves making lines will not influence the environment much, and not use plasticizer as well. After use, all types disposable gloves can’t be bio degradable, will be burn, during burn, of course less weight will use less energy too. That’s how we can help the earth, we have to use the disposable gloves to protect ourselves, but we also should protect earth too, or we will destroy this unique star.
CPE and TPE gloves are very strong sealed and also can be done to fit AQL 1.5 quality lever, can be used nearly half a day or even a whole day, though PE gloves are cheaper than them, but PE gloves are so thin and so easy to broken, if we calculate the cost per hour, PE gloves will be never “cheap”, it is real disposable.
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As you see in the table, PE gloves are sealed different from CPE and TPE gloves, so the sealed temperature is much lower than them, this is one reason why it can’t be used so long time. Another reason is the material and thickness, it is much thinner and use cheaper material.
Simple work only need simple gloves
Average people like me use gloves to eat food, wash things, touch people or things, such as these simple works only need to use CPE gloves or TPE gloves. They are enough safe to protect people or others. Doctors or nurses who will touch patients need better gloves such as Nitrile gloves or PVC gloves, because they need to wear it long time and do much harder and more dangerous works. We should leave these better gloves for them, that’s also one way to protect ourselves. If they fall down firstly, then we will fall down of course. Hope every average people like me do not to use the PVC or Nitrile gloves in the future in not requisite situation.
TPE and CPE gloves are your best choice
You must use disposable gloves in the future, i have to say that. And not only you, but also you should suggest your loves. More bacteria has come to earth, because the permafrost melt. More extreme weather happens, it is really bad for human being, it has influence the survive of all people. We need to protect ourselves and our mother land, the earth too.
Why CPE Elasticated Long Gloves are more and more popular
Key Point is the gloves are much stronger, Will Not drop when using, also can protect clothes away dirty, do not need to wear sleeves together, especially when you need to touch water.
Elasticated Long Gloves are very popular in nursing and cleaning, also in veterinary. A lot customers like it after trying samples.
Strong: Thicker than normal gloves, maybe they are expensive, but can do a lot work. More than 30 microns make sure it is not easy to be broken when using.
Economic: Though it is a little expensive than normal short gloves, but because it has elastic band on it, can protect your clothes away from dirty, also can do some jobs that normal gloves can’t do, such as when you using your two hands do work together, can you imagine one glove drop from hand when working? With elastic band, it will not happen.
Never Drop:With elastic band the gloves will wrap on your arm or shoulder tightly, especially when you dip your hands into cattle’s body, it is tight and sticky, long examination gloves are easy to be drop from your hands and arms, elastic band will help a lot, or you will need to use another hand to help.
Water proofing: A lot of food contact work need to touch water or other liquid, our elasticated gloves can proof water, also with rubber band, no matter what kind of liquid, the gloves will be fell off from hands when washing food. All gloves are AQL 1.5.
Clean hand: No one want to touch dirty no matter you washing, cleaning or working. Strong gloves and protect your hands away from dirty and bacteria.
Many many advantage make we believe that every one like this long type elasticated gloves. So we develop it into 3 types
Three main types of elasticated long gloves
Divide by length, this type gloves mainly have forearm length gloves (42cm), arm length gloves (60cm), shoulder length gloves (90cm).
Forearm length gloves: It is around 42cm length, protect your clothes not wet when touch water, can do some easy work, such as cleaning room, washing dishes, clothes, meat, vegetables and so on, very fit for home daily use.
Arm length gloves: It is around 60cm length, no need of sleeves, can protect you when you nusing older away from bacteria, also make sure water will not make your arms or clothes dirty. More uses than forearm length gloves.
Shoulder Length gloves: It is around 90cm length, because it is mainly using in veterinary and artificial insemination, length needs 90cm, and smooth enough, not harmful for cattle’s body.
Better feeling better living
Enough thick is needed to make sure the strength of the film and gloves. To protect your hands, arms and clothes, elastic band is needed.
Why choose our best quality CPE Gloves
CPE Gloves are new types from PE Poly Gloves, a little expensive than PE Gloves, but much better than them.
When you use Poly Gloves to prepare food or do something dirty, it is very easy to broke, it is dangerous for your family’s health, especially for children and old people. Why cheap poly gloves are easy to be broken, because the gloves are very thin and manufactures do not care about the quality, and very hard to make it stronger.
Our factory has full QC department, every step has its own separate quality inspector. Let me introduce for you, firstly when the material and packages purchased into our warehouse, we will inspect them by AQL 4.0. If appearance or performance fail to meet our requirements, we will reject and send them back to our suppliers. Secondly, after material and packages go into our workshop, it will be tracked at every step. Our production steps mainly contain material mixing, casting or blowing, film rolls sign, stamping , packing and finished warehouse, every step has its own tracking number.
CPE Gloves can be produced 20 to 30 microns, tensile is more than 2.0 N. TPE Gloves can be produced 25-50 microns, tensile is more than 2.7 N, and some thicker gloves and be more than 3.6 N, so they are better than PVC gloves, especially for environment.