Polythene Gloves

Polythene gloves are ideal for short-term wear in a range of commercial settings. Flexible, lightweight and highly touch sensitive, they offer the perfect solution when a medical grade glove is not necessary. From just £1.20 for 100 gloves, they’re extremely affordable and a great alternative for latex allergy sufferers.

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  • 200 Gloves
    Product Code: EG-4922
    Key Features
    • Ideal for Eczema suffers, no latex, no powder!
    • 200 Gloves per box! - fantastic value for only £1.55 per 100 Gloves!
    • Cost effective solution to Vinyl Gloves
    • Cheaper than latex, and a great alternative for latex allergy sufferers
    • Available in small, medium, large, x-large
    £3.72 (inc. VAT)
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  • 100 Gloves
    Product Code: EG-1280

    Key Features

    • Lightweight, touch sensitive disposable polythene gloves
    • 100 Gloves
    • One size, ambidextrous, standard cuff length
    • Powder free
    • Ideal for general purposes including food hygiene
    £1.20 (inc. VAT)
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Polythene Disposable Gloves

Polythene disposable gloves are a loose fit work glove, most commonly used in the food and care industries. They are hygienic, lightweight and cost-effective, which makes them perfect for tasks like food serving. Due to their economical nature, they are well suited to situations requiring regular glove changes and disposal. They offer basic protection in low-risk applications, making them ideal for:

  • Food handling and preparation
  • Veterinary work
  • Hairdressing/ hair colouring
  • Healthcare and social care

Favoured by these sectors for being extremely affordable and easy to change between tasks, polythene gloves are super thin yet highly durable. Our stock of high-quality disposable gloves features leading brands Aurelia and Shermond at extremely competitive prices. Browse our range today to take advantage of the amazing deals on offer. 

If you are looking for cost-effective disposable gloves offering convenience and protection in a wide range of applications, look no further than polythene disposable gloves. Read more about their benefits on our blog.


What are Polythene Gloves Used For?

Polyethylene gloves are an excellent option for a wide range of tasks. First and foremost, they’re known for being worn during food preparation tasks to prevent cross-contamination. They are also frequently used by hairdressers when colouring hair to protect their hands from dyes. Other common wearers include care home workers, cleaners and veterinarians. In short, polythene gloves offer basic protection from dust, dirt and a variety of messy tasks.

Are They Food Safe?

Yes. Commonly found in fast food restaurants, sandwich shops and food vans, polyethylene gloves are food safe. Used across the food industry for both preparation and handling, they are commonly associated with low-intensity duties like handling ready-to-eat food. With that said, they are highly durable, making them an excellent choice for preventing cross-contamination. 

Are They Reusable?

No. Polythene disposable gloves should only be worn for a single task. Especially when worn for food related tasks, they should not be reused due to the risk of cross-contamination. As a general guide, you should ideally replace your gloves every 2-4 hours, or sooner if you swap onto a different task, notice they are torn or dirty, or touch your hair or face.

What are They Made From?

Polyethylene is a common type of plastic used in many everyday items, from food packaging film and grocery bags, to plastic bottles and gloves! Polythene is lightweight and much thinner compared to nitrile, vinyl, or latex. Polythene gloves are powder-free and generally have a smooth finish. As they are latex-free, they offer a reduced risk of hypersensitivity or allergic reaction for wearers, including eczema sufferers.