Gloves that are produced on a production line have many benefits over gloves made by hand. Among them: they tend to be very consistent in size and shape, the seams don’t open up as easily after being folded, workers often use more of them because there are no breaks when replacing or wearing out a glove due to needing time off for washing between each set of gloves (as is common with handmade clothing). The most obvious benefit from an environmental perspective is that no resources are wasted when making gloves by hand. With this in mind, manufacturers who use a factory instead of an alternative such as hiring workers to make them one at a time can be seen as net recyclers for their environment.
What advantages does using just-in-time (JIT) production methods have over more traditional forms of mass-producing products? Some batches come out in large quantities or longer lines full of products in normal manufacturing. In other cases, each batch may require a lot of labor that just does not need to be used unless the item will actually get shipped out because it would make no sense for them to hire unskilled laborers into an assembly line when someone else is willing to do it instead. In order to tell a glove maker which equipment they need, they should ask those that are more familiar with the ins and outs of gloves production.
There are a variety of processes used when making gloves. The most traditional is hot melt and the second more commonly used method today would be dipped.
For those who individually make gloves, they will first hang each glove on a ring wire hanger. This particular process is known as hand finishing because it gives the person their individual quality control over every finger for that single thumb or cuff of the glove in front of them. The materials required to do this are various sheets and formers with cutters, wires, and harness wrapping materials selected from the expanded hand-finished material.
Next, a tie wire is put through every thumb as well as finger and claw hooking. Once that has been performed on each hand section individually, they are moved to their respective locations at the machine tabbing unit before being locked into place under two fingers or ball of heel looping machines when making boots in this way will release them quickly to just wrap around two fingers for tying shoes.
Each hand is then sent to the double vat unit, where they are dipped in a hot mill through an air-conditioned booth. Then on a conveyor belt with brushes underneath which dust and debris will fall away from their surface as it rubs off into trough—moving down at 60m/min with each dip completely homogenizing them all evenly before being removed after again standing up more quickly. Then it will be taken up to a line staging area where it is retained in an air-conditioned receiving bin and await the appropriate experience or step before being dispensed onto other areas of this process.
Gloves are now ready for final packaging and screens with magnets at unit capturing by hand-off machines, picking from containers that have been sterilized within after having sealed them from contact with anything else.