This week we are going to talk about the difference between boxed gloves and bagged gloves. Boxed gloves may seem great, but they are not designed for a cleanroom. The main difference between a boxed glove, also known as an examination glove, and a bagged glove is that a boxed glove is meant to protect the operator from any diseases. While a bagged glove is meant to protect the product from contamination. Keeping this in mind is very important when you pick out the gloves for your critical environment. You do not want a boxed glove because the point of the glove is not to protect the operator, instead it is to protect the product from contamination. To learn more about bagged gloves watch the video below!
Hi, I'm Greg Heiland and welcome to my weekly video blog, Critical Tips. This week the inquiry that will respond to is powder-free gloves. What's the difference between a powder free box glove and a powder free bag glove? I like to start answering that question with what I call my duck analogy if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. So upon closer examination when we look at the powder free nitrile glove we see this glove is called an examination glove. The definition of an examination glove is a glove that's designed for the examination of the patient. Examination of a lab object so powder-free box gloves are always examination gloves in the design of an examination glove is to protect the operator for cross contamination. Conversely a powder free bag glove for a controlled environment isn't designed to protect the operator. It's designed to protect with the operator comes in contact with so specifically the protection of the product in the process to not contaminate. That said, a powder free nitrile box isn't necessarily a clean glove. There might be traced molecular contaminants that come off the glove because the main purpose of this glove is to protect the operator. The primary purpose of the powder free bag low is to keep with the operator comes in contact with clean the primary use for powder free box glove is a lab environment or healthcare environment. The primary use for powder free bag glove is for a controlled environment. So let's dive a little bit deeper into how the packaging affects the suitability of use. The only way to Don a powder free box glove, you can't really open the in panel to get at the cuff the only way to get the glove out is to cross contaminated. You can see the bare hand we have to touch the palm area the glow because that's the only presentation of the glove. You can't get to the cuff you can only get to the middle because mind you, this glove isn't designed to keep the product you're coming in contact with clean. This glove is just designed to prevent the operator from getting cross-contaminated. A powder free bag love is a bag with in a bag so I pre-cut these for visual demonstrations but what you would do is you would take the outer bag into the pass through and in the past through or that pass area you would remove the outer bag presenting the clean internet once you're at the cleaner bag you cut along the cuff in and you notice you see these aren't randomly stack you have a stack of 50 gloves on both sides you cut it along the cuff in you open the cuff you can either dispensed from the bag or put a minute dispenser and you can see I only have to touch the cup of low and then the proper dining is just to grab the glove from the cuff and walla we've donned the glove without contaminating so just to summarize there really is a difference and it's not just the packaging is the intent of the globe powder-free box gloves are great to protect cross contamination and healthcare in lab settings where a part of free bag love for control environment is really the glove that you want to be donning when you're concerned about molecular contamination on a process or product. Thank you.