Chlorination is used to reduce the tackiness of gloves to improve the ease of donning (as an alternative to using additional dusting powder) or to alter the grip properties of the outer surface of the glove. The gloves are dipped into an aqueous chlorinated solution during manufacturing.
Extra washing during the chlorination process provides an added benefit by greatly reducing the level of soluble latex proteins in latex gloves. It also affects some cosmetic and physical glove characteristics (softness and colour), but can be used on both latex and nitrile gloves.
Unigloves Supergrip powder-free latex examination gloves are manufactured with a proprietary single-chlorination process. Our Comfort gloves are chlorinated on both sides to produce an exceptionally soft and low-grip glove.