TPE Gloves: Substitute of Vinyl Gloves
Which is better, TPE or vinyl? What are their characteristics? What are the differences between them? The details are as follows.
What are vinyl gloves?
Vinyl gloves are also called PVC gloves. These gloves are made of virgin synthetic materials, mainly polyvinyl chloride and phthalate DINP plasticizers, which make the plastic soft and flexible. Vinyl gloves are soft but not flexible and are suitable for low-risk jobs such as food handling and kitchen/household cleaning. Relatively speaking, compared with latex gloves, nitrile gloves, and vinyl gloves, their distinguishing feature is their high-cost performance.
The properties of vinyl gloves are as follows:
Latex is allergy-free.
Suitable for low-risk tasks.
Not suitable for handling chemicals.
Fit more loosely.
Can apply some powder to make it easier to wear.
What are TPE gloves?
TPE gloves are made of thermoplastic elastomer. This glove is a new type of PE material developed in 2009. It looks a lot like vinyl gloves, but thinner than vinyl gloves. TPE gloves are soft and strong, more elastic than other PE gloves.
The performance of TPE gloves is as follows:
More suitable than polyester gloves.
Savings than vinyl gloves.
Weight is about 1.8 grams.
Suitable for food processing.
Why choose TPE instead of vinyl?
1. TPE gloves are much thinner than vinyl gloves, they are more comfortable to wear and feel better.
2. TPE gloves are cheaper than vinyl gloves, saving budget.
3. TPE gloves look and feel like vinyl gloves, but are stronger and more durable than vinyl gloves.
4. Both TPE and vinyl are suitable for food handling, but TPE is easier to put on and replace.
TPE gloves are another excellent alternative to vinyl gloves because they are cheaper. They are also a good choice for poly gloves. TPE gloves are known for their durability. They are lighter than CPE gloves, and they are elastic and flexible products. TPE gloves are skin-friendly and do not contain plasticizers (phthalates), silicone, and latex. Their body and the touch are much better than PE gloves.
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