Using Air Knives in the Making of Rubber Gloves

The above video demonstrates how rubber gloves are made. If you will notice that after dipping there is a drip on the fingertips of the gloves. A customer that I worked with had a problem with this as it would set up and leave the drip on the fingertips and make that area thicker than the rest of the glove. Using a 54″ Aluminum Super Air Knife model # 110054 directing the air flow at the tips they were able to remove the drips. This not only made a better looking product but saved on material.

Another application they had is removing the gloves from the molds. In the video they removed them manually. This customer automated the process by using a soft rotating roller to roll the gloves off. They needed a little assistance so again using  Using a 54″ Aluminum Super Air Knife model # 110054 directing the air at the edge of the glove, air was able to get between the glove and the mold making it easier to remove it.

Joe Panfalone
Application Engineer
joepanfalone@exair.com

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