Poly gloves are typically made from two sheets of polyethylene film. The layers are seamed and sealed with heat to create a unified glove. The polymer material is thin and less expensive to manufacture. These gloves do not fit tightly or conform to the hand, so they offer less dexterity and precision. They are powder free, yet they allow easy donning and doffing. Poly gloves are ideal for applications where employees switch gloves often, such as sandwich shop workers who use a new pair of gloves for each customer.
- Low elasticity, looser fit
- Least expensive
- Thin material offers less protection against infectious substances
- Ideal for short-term, low-risk applications