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What's the difference between food grade and medical grade gloves?

The difference between Industrial Grade and Medical/Surgical Grade gloves is the proficiency displayed on the FDA safety guidelines and requirements. As far as Food Service Grade gloves, the USDA has regulations on the glove material used in glove production.


1, Material:

TPE-Gloves The material of the medical glove is generally nitrile and latex, and the natural rubber of the disposable medical latex glove is made of natural rubber, so the feel is very soft, and the elasticity is full; the food-grade glove is also one-time, but the material is mostly polyethylene plastic Lord, clean hygiene is no odor, can be used in food packaging. People who have bought medical gloves will find that medical gloves are mainly divided into powder and powder-free. The powder medical gloves are mainly talcum powder. Although the purpose of talcum powder is to wear conveniently and is not toxic, it can not be eaten or used as Food gloves.

Corn starch is used for lubrication, and corn starch is also selected food grade, but it is not recommended to use powdered medical gloves as food gloves.


2, Use:

Medical gloves mainly create a good environment for medical staff, especially the operating room doctors and pharmacists, need to wear professional medical gloves to protect hands skin, avoid infection and corrosion; food-grade gloves are mainly used to isolate oil, You can wear gloves to grab the food to eat, harmless to the human body.

3, Price:

In general, since the medical gloves are all-natural latex and high-quality nitrile, the manufacturing cost will be higher, so the price will be more expensive; food-grade gloves are divided into new materials and regeneration, compared to medical gloves, The price of food-grade gloves will below if it is a regenerative glove price will be lower.


Of course,  if it is powder-free medical gloves, can be used as edible gloves.

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