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Katermaster tackles glove tears and wastage

How many gloves end up in the bin before they are even used due to tearing and breaking?

And what is this costing your business?

In simple terms, let’s say you use 1,000,000 individual gloves per year, and pay $8.00 for a box of 100 gloves. Your cost per glove would equal 8c per glove. If 5% of your gloves are breaking and not being used, this would mean you are really paying $8.00 for only 95 gloves. Your cost per glove would equal to 8.4c per glove. This is an increase of your actual glove cost by +5.3%. And your total glove spend increases from $80k per year, to $84.2k per year!

Katermaster provides a few tips to help reduce glove wastage.

• Make sure you use the correct glove size.
• Be gentle when pulling on the glove by the cuff. Avoid tearing the glove with snap movements or with your fingernails.
• Dry your hands properly. Wet hands make the glove more difficult to put on.
• Consider your glove quality!

A higher percentage elongation can help reduce chances of your glove tearing. Elongation is the glove’s ability to stretch and then return to its previous form/shape. A higher ultimate elongation percentage will generally result in the glove being more comfortable, form-fitting, and puncture resistant. If a glove has a minimum of 300% elongation, it means that it can stretch 3 times its original length.

The standard vinyl glove has a minimum of 300% ultimate elongation / elongation at break, whilst NitraOne has a minimum of 500%.

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