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Whether you’re weeding or tending to your favorite weed (see what we did there?) you need a good pair of gloves to keep your hands safe while working. It’s about more than just comfort--it’s about ensuring safety and the quality of your final cannabis products. Our cannabis industry clients depend on our gloves to do the job safely and at the right cost.
What are bud gloves?
Bud gloves are a gardening tool that helps you to protect your hands while you're tending to your plants. They are made of a thick, durable plastic and they fit over your hands like gloves. They have long, pointed fingers so that you can easily grasp and handle the buds of your plants.
Bud gloves are a great tool to have if you're trying to avoid getting dirt and other debris on your skin while you're gardening. They can also help to protect your hands from insect bites and stings. And if you have any cuts or abrasions on your hands, the bud gloves will help to keep them protected from dirt and bacteria.
Why wear bud gloves when harvesting cannabis?
When you’re growing cannabis for a business, you need to ensure high-quality plants. The best way to protect against unwelcome contaminants is to protect your hands and plants by wearing gloves. Here are a few essential reasons why cannabis growers and harvesters should always wear gloves while inspecting cannabis products.
Bacteria and Fungi: Like any other gardener, farmer, and grower, cannabis workers have to be on the lookout for common bacterial and fungal infections lurking in their plants, soil, and tools. The best way to avoid infections on you or your plants is to prevent them from taking hold in the first place with sanitary gloves. Gloves protect against pesticides, too.
Injury Prevention: Between sharp tools, sharp plant matter, and good old fashioned accidents, injuries are a common feature of the trimming process. The right glove material will have high tensile strength and puncture resistance, thus protecting your hands against injuries.
Critter Control: While you do your best to keep rent-free tenants out of your cannabis fields, you’re likely to encounter at least a few pests while trimming plants. These can range from small critters (like spiders) to large and potentially threatening animals like snakes.
Advantages of Wearing Bud Gloves
They protect your hands from becoming calloused and dried out from working with plants and soil. They are made with a synthetic suede material which provides good grip and protection against sharp objects
They help keep your hands warm in cool weather and prevent them from sweating in hot weather. Bud Gloves are designed to provide the optimum level of warmth for your hands. The gloves have a thick lining that helps trap heat and keep your hands warm, even in cold weather conditions.
The gloves give you a better grip on wet or slippery objects. Finally, they can also be used for light gardening work such as pulling weeds or thinning plants. The gloves feature a tacky texture on the palm and fingers that helps to keep your hands from slipping, even when wet. Additionally, the gloves are made of a lightweight, breathable fabric that ensures your hands stay cool and comfortable while you work.
Choosing the Best Bud Gloves
Latex, Vinyl, or Nitrile Gloves?
In the cannabis industry, you need sanitary protection and a glove that’s durable, which makes nitrile gloves an ideal choice. Nitrile is the strongest material on the glove market, with impressive tensile strength and unbeatable puncture resistance. Latex can also work, as it is stronger than vinyl gloves and offers greater tactile sensitivity than nitrile, but it’s not as tough and it isn’t allergen friendly.
Even if you and your employees don’t have latex allergies, you have no way of knowing whether someone who handles your cannabis products down the processing line will have a latex allergy. You’re better off not taking the risk.
Disposable or Reusable?
If you want to prevent cross-contamination or if you’re handling chemicals, you should always opt for disposable gloves. These can be just as durable as reusable gloves, but you don’t need to worry about cross-contamination issues once the job is done.
What are the blue rubber gloves called?
They are officially known as "nitrile gloves." Nitrile is a synthetic rubber made from acrylonitrile, and it is resistant to solvents, oils, and acids. That's why they are often used in industrial and laboratory settings. Nitrile gloves can also be used for food preparation, but they should not be used for tasks that require exposure to ethanol (such as hand sanitizing).
What does Nitro mean in gloves?
Nitro is a trade name for a type of glove lining made from Kevlar and other materials. It's highly flame-resistant and protects the hands against cuts, punctures, and other injuries. Nitro gloves are typically used in industrial or construction settings where there is a risk of serious injury.
What does cut level 5 gloves mean?
Cut level 5 gloves are gloves that have been designed to protect the hands from cuts and lacerations. They are made of a tougher material than cut level 4 gloves, and offer greater protection against sharp objects.
When should you not use nitrile gloves?
Nitrile gloves should not be used when contact with a strong acid or alkali is anticipated. They also should not be used for applications in which there is a high degree of skin contact. For example, nitrile gloves are not recommended for use as dental dams.