Gloves

Latex Gloves

Optimizing Latex Glove Performance

Latex gloves are often critical for product quality control, workers’ safety, hygiene, and chemical protection. Waxes have a positive impact on latex glove manufacturing because of their water-resistance, malleability, and low melt viscosity. They can improve slip and lubrication, abrasion resistance, anti-blocking, and water repellency, all of which are critical properties in the production and performance of latex gloves.

Wax Emulsions For Latex Gloves

Wax emulsions are useful at both the compounding and polymer dipping stages in the latex glove manufacturing process. Add paraffin or microcrystalline waxes in the compounding stage to improve release properties, tack resistance, and anti-blocking. Provide smoothness, abrasion resistance, and donnability by adding polyethylene, carnauba, or paraffin to the polymer coating formula in the polymer dipping or post treatment stage. Brands such as Michem® Emulsion, Michem® Lube, and Michem® Guard are beneficial for aiding in processing and extending the shelf life of latex gloves.

Key Benefits

  • chemically inert and no reaction with latex
  • environmentally friendly and suitable fo water-based systems
  • release aid for ease of stripping the glove from a form
  • COF reduction with improved donnability and abrasion resistance in a polymer coating 
  • rub resistance
  • anti-blocking

Michelman wax emulsions improve the in-plant handling and service life of natural and synthetic rubber gloves.

Additives & Modifiers for Gloves Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge abrasion resistance block resistance detackifier donnability mold release

Michem® Emulsion 43040

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

This additive is effective in providing a high degree of slip resistance in wood and overprint varnish formulations. It also provides lubricity and mold release for industrial molding applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic      

Michem® Emulsion 71150

(Anionic scale wax emulsion)

This stable high solids water-resistant additive for coatings effectively controls concrete curing and provides donnability and release for industrial molding applications.

Emulsion 50 - 51 Anionic        

Michem® Emulsion 71152

(Anionic Scale wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water resistance in paint and varnish applications.

Emulsion 52 - 53 Anionic        

Michem® Guard 200

(Nonionic micronized wax dispersion)

This aqueous dispersion for interior and exterior wood varnishes, decreases gloss while improving abrasion resistance, slip, and anti-blocking for cabinetry, furniture, and floor applications.

Dispersion 47.5 - 48.5 Nonionic      

Michem® Guard 349

(Nonionic Fischer-Tropsch dispersion)

Designed to impart rub resistance, block resistance and matting properties to aqueous paints, coatings and inks.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic      

Michem® Lube 124

(Anionic microcrystalline wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides release and acts as a detackifier for industrial molding applications and latex glove formulations, and offers slip resistance for adhesives and sealants.

Emulsion 41.0 - 43.0 Anionic        

Michem® Lube 124P

(Anionic microcrystalline wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides release and acts as a detackifier for industrial molding applications and latex glove formulations, and offers slip resistance for adhesives and sealants.

Emulsion 41.0 - 43.0 Anionic        

Michem® Lube 135

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion)

Promotes water and mar resistance and anti-blocking properties in various coating formulations. This product has proven successful for rubber glove release as well as various paint and coatings applications.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic      

Michem® Lube 156

(Nonionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides scratch resistance, lubricity, release, and anti-block properties in auto polishes, cosmetics, paints, coatings, and graphic arts.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Nonionic        

Michem® Lube 156 PFP

(Nonionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides scratch resistance, lubricity, release, and anti-block properties in auto polishes, cosmetics, paints, coatings, and graphic arts.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Nonionic        

Michem® Lube 180

(Anionic co-emulsion of carnauba and paraffin waxes)

Provides slip, release and anti-blocking properties in a number of applications from wood coatings to synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellence in varnishes and other coatings.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic    

Michem® Lube 985

(Anionic carnauba/paraffin emulsion)

This emulsion provides slip, release, and anti-blocking properties in several applications, including wood coatings, latex gloves, and floor and auto polishes. It can also be blended with synthetic and natural lattices.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic    

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