What are Latex Gloves used for?
Posted on 26th , April 2012
Latex gloves are made from Latex, a milky fluid which is extracted from a rubber tree by shaving its bark. Since latex hardens soon after its extraction, several chemicals are added to it to keep it in a flexible state. Other chemicals are also added to latex during the manufacturing of latex gloves to increase the flexibility and tensile strength of the gloves. The gloves are hardened around the hand form through â€˜formersâ€™ (molds). The â€˜formersâ€™ decide the size and texture of the gloves. Once the forming process is complete, the gloves go through vulcanization and leaching processes. They are then rinsed, sterilized, tested and packaged to be delivered to medical products suppliers.
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