From millimeters to grams, do you know what transitions disposable gloves have gone through?


How can you be sure you're choosing the correct gloves when you're at work?

Currently, disposable gloves measure their performance by thickness, even down to the millimeter. However, this measurement method is not the most accurate, as the thickness of each disposable glove varies slightly. During the process of glove dipping, the fingertips appear thicker and the palms appear thinner.

If the thickness of disposable gloves is measured in millimeters, most of the time it is inaccurate, because different parts of the glove will have different thicknesses. As a result, the glove industry has gradually shifted to measuring in grams rather than millimeters.


When did disposable gloves start this transition?

Around 2006, thin and light disposable gloves were first introduced, but they were not widely promoted. In 2009, the thin and light disposable gloves were redesigned to bring more choices to customers. Because of changes in technology, disposable gloves have become more and more popular, and users can now accept gloves with a thickness of 0.05mm.


What is the difference between millimeters and grams?

Disposable gloves provide an important protective barrier to the hand. Although gram has not yet transitioned to end-users, the gram as a unit of measurement will help the glove industry to become more regulated. At the same time, it can also give buyers more clear purchasing guidance, because measuring in grams is more suitable for disposable gloves for specific use than measuring in millimeters.

At present, the standard thickness of disposable gloves is 0.08mm, 0.13mm, or thicker, but they all need to be measured on the wrist, fingertips, and palms, and the measurement results will have large errors. The measurement of gram only allows an error margin of 0.3g, which is a more accurate method of measuring gloves. The gram weight can also reflect the number of raw materials used in disposable gloves. It does not need to be measured with a specific tool such as a ruler but only needs a simple digital scale.