Since the gloves are premium-priced the firm based in Bridgewater Nova Scotia Canada needed packaging that would position the product accordingly and help the gloves stand out in hospital buyers' minds. "It's just the presentation we wanted" says general manager Bruce Haick. The material for both webs consists of 1/2-mil polyester laminated to a 2-mil coextrusion of low-density polyethylene and ethylene vinyl acetate. Webs are supplied by Phoenix Health Care Products (Milwaukee WI) and provide a barrier to moisture and oxygen. At ECI the two webs are heat-sealed together. A unique water-based heat-seal coating from Phoenix goes on clear but turns milky white when the peelable pouch is opened furnishing evidence of a seal break. Differentiation has its price. The packaging materials ECI has developed cost roughly half again as much as traditional paper glove pouches acknowledges Haick.