Gloves should be used in all industries when worker do their jobs, especially in food prepare and farm. Veterinarians need more to protect themselves and animals.
- Why they need the gloves
- Kinds of gloves they should use
- Different gloves used for different purpose
- How the different gloves made
- Where to buy and how to choose
- These gloves used in other daily life
- Why only soft gloves used in farm
- Gowns and boot covers also needed
- Recycle them after using
- Could they use the biodegradable gloves
- Bad environment need more and better gloves
- Discuss of the future of Vet gloves
Why they need the gloves
Veterinarians and livestock breeders are the group that comes into contact with animals most frequently, and animal fur often adsorbs many pathogenic microorganisms and parasitic eggs, which can often be infected with germs if not properly protected. Hands are in direct contact with the animal body parts, so its protection should be very important, the choice of gloves also becomes very important. Gloves can effectively block viruses and bacteria carried by animals and also prevent viruses and bacteria carried by humans from infecting animals.
Human and animals has their own good bacteria, but some kinds are bad for other species, and when worker feed the animals each day, it’s the most dangerous moment, so they need to cover all their body not only for themselves’ healthy also for the stocks.
Kinds of gloves they should use
Feeding staffs and milkers can use cheaper labour gloves and wear another disposable PVC gloves, when they feed the animals, because they will not touch the animals and sometimes they need to work long time, only disposable gloves can’t afford their work.
Veterinarians should use PVC or Nitrile gloves when they exam the animals, if they need to check the internal body of animals, need to wear nature gloves or PE LONG Gloves, which is 90cm length.
Different gloves used for different purpose
For veterinarians in different fields of study, different gloves are needed.
Veterinarians in animal hospitals (clinics) work on a daily basis just like human doctors, requiring blood draws, injections, films and surgery. Nitrile gloves are the best choice. Nitrile gloves are abrasion-resistant, thin, flexible and comfortable, suitable for long hours of repetitive work of the same action, good puncture resistance and can protect the hand and reduce cuts from sharp instruments.
Farm veterinarians, mainly focusing on the prevention of infectious diseases, daily including breeding and sperm collection, delivery and nursing, disinfection of pens, blood sampling and testing, isolation and treatment of sick individuals. The veterinarians in this field are definitely preferred with neck strap shoulder-length gloves, shoulder-length gloves, and elbow-length gloves. This is because they will be putting their hands inside the animal and need gloves that are long enough to protect them. These long gloves are generally made of PE and CPE materials. Not as flexible and comfortable and abrasion resistant than nitrile gloves, it has the advantage of being inexpensive and thin.
The main job of farm workers is to feed the animals, get some valuable products, such as milk and eggs, help the animals clean up their bodies and manure, and clean up the farm. Since preparing food for animals, feeding, handling farm products, and cleaning are all operations that involve repetition of the same action over a long period of time, these operations require nitrile gloves that are abrasion-resistant, thin, flexible, comfortable, and hard-wearing. When fertilizing and spraying pesticides on crops, it is also best to use nitrile gloves because nitrile gloves are a synthetic rubber with excellent chemical resistance. If you can’t afford the high price of nitrile gloves, you can choose PVC gloves. PVC gloves are not as durable as nitrile gloves, but they are inexpensive and a suitable choice for operations that require high-frequency glove changes, such as individual livestock handling, cleaning up manure and other tasks.
How the different gloves made
According to the production process, disposable gloves are usually divided into two categories: three-dimensional seamless gloves and film heat-sealed gloves. The production principle of three-dimensional seamless gloves is to dissolve the raw material of the glove in a liquid mixture of water and other organic compounds at high temperature, and the model of the handle is transported, then air-cooled and dried at high temperature. The glove film is shaped and the glove is then removed by hand or machine. The material chosen for the glove must be dissolved in a specific solution and must be easily removed from the mold, making it extremely demanding.
Film heat seal gloves are relatively simple, i.e., the glove raw material is mixed and heated, the solid particles are melted directly at high temperatures without any liquid, and the film is formed by blowing or casting into a film, air or water cooled. After cooling, the film is rolled into a film roll, rolled up and heat-sealed into the shape of a hand by a heat-sealing machine. Factories must choose materials with excellent heat sealing properties to make these gloves.
Disposable gloves on the market are generally classified by material and can be broadly classified as the following: natural latex gloves, nitrile rubber gloves, PVC gloves (also known as vinyl gloves), chlorinated polyethylene gloves, polyethylene gloves, newly developed thermoplastic elastomer gloves in recent years, and fully degradable gloves that are still in the sample preparation stage.
Details of the different gloves’ production and physical properties is introduced in our site, please click here if you interest in.
Where to buy and how to choose
There are generally 2 ways to buy disposable gloves, online and offline.
The online ways are mainly: 1, you can buy directly through the network shopping platform. 2, through the network search, choose a brand of gloves, the brand represents the reputation, can guarantee the quality of gloves. We can find big glove dealers. A strong dealer has keen market insight and the best quality of service, relying on its many years of experience in selling products and can provide the best choice.
Offline ways are: 1. go around to major supermarkets, shopping malls, and drugstores, where there are a variety of gloves to choose from. 2. go directly to a nearby factory that produces disposable gloves and go see the glove production process.
These gloves used in other daily life
For medical procedures: latex and nitrile gloves are the best choice. Both latex and nitrile gloves provide a high level of fit and superior comfort. They are suitable for non-sterile operations with high risk of contact with blood or body fluids; operations involving sharp instruments, handling cytotoxic substances and disinfectants. However, natural latex gloves have a disadvantage, some people are allergic to them.
For general inspection and industry: we usually choose vinyl gloves, thermoplastic elastomer gloves. Because they do not require a strong stretch or fit, these gloves are usually not worn for long periods of time and are much less expensive compared to latex and nitrile gloves. Vinyl gloves have a strong anti-static function and are suitable for wearing when working in a clean room.
Daily life: we use in our life will generally choose chlorinated polyethylene gloves, polyethylene gloves these relatively inexpensive gloves. Because the gloves used in daily life are not very demanding. These gloves are relatively thin and can be bought in general supermarkets.
Also in our another blogs, introduce there.Differences among CPE Gloves, TPE Gloves and PE Gloves and The Differences Between Nitrile, Latex and Vinyl gloves.
Why only soft gloves used in farm
Animals are actually very sensitive, they can judge their environment by touch and smell, and many times we touch them with gloves on, either to clean them or treat them when they are sick, or to get the items we need from them. Just like milking a cow, only gentle, slow stroking will allow the cow to produce milk, and if the cow receives irritation, then production will be reduced. Soft gloves soothe the animals and settle them down so we can avoid getting hurt by their violent temper, and we can feel comfortable treating them and doing what we want to do on them.
Gowns and boot covers also needed
When we come into contact with animals, it is not enough to rely on glove protection alone. Our shoes will get covered in animal droppings, our clothing will accidentally touch the animal’s body, and we must have an all-around protection method. To protect our feet, we can wear boot covers. Traditional boot covers are made of rubber, the soles of the boots are natural rubber and recycled rubber processing, the tops of the boots are natural rubber, some will add butyl rubber and all kinds of powder processing, the lining can add a layer of fleece. The traditional boot cover is die-cast molding, insulation and corrosion resistance are better; anti-slip breathability is better; the main thing is high comfort, winter wear also has a certain role in insulation, wearable. PE boot cover water and moisture resistance is good, but the function of gas and organic vapor resistance is poor, with outstanding chemical stability, at room temperature and general acid shouting does not work. But oil resistance is slightly worse, wear-resistant, soft. CPE boot cover. CPE boot cover is a product of PE material through chlorination, CPE boot cover surface with non-slip particles, more non-slip than PE boot cover, which has the function of heat-resistant oxygen aging, ozone aging, acid and alkali resistance, anti-corrosion. For the body, we’d better choose robes to cover up. There are three kinds of robes: disposable protective clothing, disposable isolation gown, disposable surgical gown. Disposable protective gowns are made of high-performance spunbond nonwoven fabric and antistatic medical dialysis membrane composite, which is light and soft with high protective performance. Disposable protective clothing with filtration, dust, filter bacteria, no particulate ultrasonic sealing edge, can better block dust and microorganisms, no allergies. Protective clothing is to prevent being infected, a single isolation. Disposable isolation gowns are usually made of non-woven materials or combined with materials that have better impermeability such as plastic film. Disposable barrier gowns are used to protect medical personnel from contamination with blood, body fluids, and other infectious materials during contact, or as a protective item to protect patients from infection. Isolation gowns are used to prevent both medical personnel from being infected or contaminated and to prevent patients from being infected, which is a two-way isolation. Disposable surgical gowns are made of non-woven or laminated non-woven composite materials with certain protective properties and are used to prevent the spread of infectious agents between patients and healthcare workers during surgical procedures and other invasive examinations. Surgical gowns provide two-way protection during surgery, and the barrier function of surgical gowns is considered to be the key to reducing the risk of infection during surgery.
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Recycle them after using
Plastic can be recycled. However, due to the simple production process of disposable gloves, huge production, the use of a wide range of people and a variety of purchase channels, people after using disposable gloves may be discarded or put into garbage bags and garbage together, which will bring a problem, a large number of products are not recycled, into landfills, incinerators and into the environment. The raw materials of disposable gloves are non-decomposable or not easily decomposable materials, which are not properly and timely recycled and reasonably disposed of, resulting in serious environmental pollution. I think our environment will be better and better if we can recycle and give it to professional people in time.
Could they use the biodegradable gloves
What are biodegradable gloves? Even if gloves made of this material are discarded, they can be gradually converted into carbon dioxide and water in the soil and turned into fertilizer to nourish plants, thus forming a green ecological cycle. However, the production cost of biodegradable gloves is high, the technology is not mature enough and expensive, so it is unlikely for the general livestock breeders to use such gloves.
Bad environment need more and better gloves
The issue of environmental pollution is a hot topic of discussion in recent years. Many countries have enacted laws to ban the production, import and export of plastic products. Disposable glove manufacturers should find ways to improve the performance of plastic products to reduce their pollution to the environment. Biodegradable gloves have become a trend. Polylactic acid (PLA) is a new bio-based renewable biodegradable material that can be made from renewable plant resources (e.g. corn, cassava, etc.), and can effectively reduce the production cost of biodegradable plastic gloves if PLA can be used as a raw material for glove preparation. However, polylactic acid (PLA) has a high melting point and is brittle. Gloves prepared from PLA have the disadvantage of being less rigid, and the process of preparing gloves requires dissolving PLA into a paste, and dissolving PLA requires the use of a large amount of phthalate plasticizers, which are harmful to the environment and health. All of these problems limit the application of PLA in the field of glove preparation. Therefore, the development of biodegradable gloves has a long way to go.
Discuss of the future of Vet gloves
Application of new technologies and techniques. As the medical and electronics industries continue to evolve, new processes and technologies will be applied to glove production. As a result, manufacturers who can take advantage of new processes and technologies, such as equipment automation and artificial intelligence, will be more competitive.
Increased efficiency. As technology continues to upgrade rapidly, the production line established in recent years with more advanced technology and higher efficiency. With the increasingly stringent requirements of environmental laws and regulations and technological and technical advances, it is expected that glove production lines will be upgraded and glove production efficiency will increase accordingly.
Supply chain integration. Disposable glove manufacturers are benefiting from economies of scale in terms of lower production costs and the ability to offer customized products. To achieve economies of scale, relationships between manufacturers and suppliers are increasingly important. As a result, disposable glove manufacturers that can integrate their supply chains will realize economies of scale and differentiate themselves from industry competition.