Latex is a mixture of proteins and compounds found naturally in some plants and trees. Latex exists in liquid form, but is now a rubber material with very different uses in different fields around the world. Latex is used to make many items such as gloves, medical equipment, balloons, shoes and rubber toys. Latex gloves are divided into 2 types: powdered and powder free.
Corn starch is existed in powdered latex gloves. Thus, the powder serves many purposes, such as reducing the balance of sweat and moisture inside the gloves. Helps keep hands dry and comfortable at all times, prevents latex from sticking to hands, making it ideal for users to easily remove their gloves and replace them with a new pair. Some people who use powdered latex gloves may experience some kind of allergy (powder allergy) or discomfort to their hands due to the powder.
Lycopodium powder from corn starch prevents skin irritation, but the powder in the glove cannot be easily used in all areas. Thus, powder-free gloves are preferred during operations and other sensitive procedures. The advantage of powder-free gloves over others is that they do not leave powder residue in the food service, depending on the hands, equipment or various surfaces. In addition, the new type of powder-free gloves can replace powdered gloves because they are as easy to wear as powder options.