Your hands are one of your most important tools and every day,
they are exposed to many different risks. Choosing a pair of
gloves with the right shape and size is more important than
you might think. Gloves with conscious design are more
comfortable, last longer, keep you protected and will make you perform
in a better way.
There are different standards defining general requirements and test methods for different types of gloves. Here you will find a general view of all current standards and categories.
Are you looking for maximum dexterity? Do you work in humid environments or do you need heat protection? Check out the different features of our gloves.
The durability tells how long-lasting and durable a glove is. The durability depends on the materials and the design of the glove.
The level of flexibility describes how pliable and supple a glove is. The more flexible glove, the better use when dexterity is crucial.
If you wear a pair of our waterproof gloves you are 100% protected against moisture and water and you will stay dry and comfortable, even if your hands are working underneath the water surface. All seams are sealed and there are no leakage points.
WATER REPELLANT GLOVES
For humid environments it’s a good idea to wear a pair of water repellent gloves. The gloves are designed with waterproof or water repellant materials or has a repellent treatment but, unlike the waterproof gloves, the openings between the materials is not sealed.
WARM LINED GLOVES
Gloves made for winter use are lined and filled with insulating material to keep you warm and toasty even if the temperature is chilly. Choose your normal size or one size bigger if you’d like to complete your gloves with a pair of inner gloves.
CUT PROTECTION GLOVES
There are many levels of cut protection, from thin and flexible gloves with low level of protection to gloves filled with advanced technology for tough situations. Your choice of gloves depends on your mission.
Read more about EN 388:2016
NEEDLE PROTECTION GLOVES
All our gloves with needle protection are included in our CPN technology range. The CPN gloves are designed to protect when there are risks of cut-, puncture- and needle injuries.
When you are dealing with hot stuff you might need a pair of gloves that protects you from the heat. We recommend you to wear gloves suitable for your specific task:
to touch hot surfaces you will need an insulated glove to protect you from contact heat
if your work could create sparks we recommend natural materials
if you are welding you should wear a pair of gloves that are certified according to the welding standard EN 12477:2001.
Read more about standards EN 407:2004 and EN 12477:2001
GLOVES THAT WITHSTAND SPARKS
These gloves are made by material that withstands smaller amounts of sparks. The material doesn’t melt or ignite directly in contact with sparks but are not a substitute for welding gloves.
GLOVES FOR OILY ENVIRONMENTS
If you are handling oily objects we recommend you to protect your hands with a pair of gloves that withstands oil. With the correct glove you will not only be protected but also keep your grip, even on oily surfaces.
Read more about materials
GLOVES WITH TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONALITY
The touchscreen function makes it possible for you to use your smart phone or tablet, without taking your gloves off.
When the gloves are available in vendor pack version they can be sold pair by pair and they come with a handy hook and hang tags to be nicely displayed in the stores. We name these versions as HP and PP.
Different kinds of materials are used in our gloves to create maximal performance and protection. The choice of material depends on the need and requested properties.
Leather is a natural material and adapts to the surrounding temperature and environment. There are different kinds of leather and these different leathers has different benefits depending on the animal and its origin and conditions.
If there is a need for a really durable glove cow leather is to prefer. This is the thickest leather and withstand heat but also moisture quite well.
Goat leather is soft and pliable but still quite durable. It’s a thinner leather and therefore a good option when high dexterity of the glove is required.
Cow can be split into several layers. The inner layer is called split leather. The split leather has an irregular and rugged surface that insulates and gives a good grip. It is quite porous and doesn’t withstand moisture well. Grain leather, on the other hand, is the outer layer of the leather and it’s more effective against moisture. Split leather gives better protection against heat than grain leather and are often used in heat protection and welding gloves.
Synthetic leather can have the same look as natural leather and, partly, the same properties. There are two kinds of synthetic leather:
Polyurethane (PU) laminated on a very thin polyester or polyamide. This material is thin but still durable with good grip and water repellant surface. It has a grain leather appearance or a surface with a pattern design.
Polyurethane (PU) fiber mixed with polyester or polyamide into a non-woven material. It is soft and durable with high breathability. It has a split leather appearance.
PU (Polyurethane) can be used both as coating on a knitted glove liner and as coating on thin textile materials. It is often used as a leather imitation, then it’s called synthetic leather. PU is a thin and pliable coating which gives good dexterity, good dry- and wet grip and is still flexible at low temperatures.
PVC is a plastic. Gloves in PVC has good durability and a good grip in both dry and wet environments. It protects well against several water soluble chemicals but has a limited protection against organic solvents.
Nitrile is a synthetic rubber. It is very durable and gives good grip in both dry, wet and oily environments. During the production process of foamed nitrile the solvent used evaporates and small holes are formed in the coating. These small holes allows water and vapor to pass through and makes the glove very flexible and comfortable. Nitrile withstands both oil and solvents.
Latex is natural rubber. It has very high elasticity, high durability and very good dry and wet grip. The resistance against alcohol and water soluble chemicals is high. Latex contains a natural protein which can cause allergic reactions for sensitive persons during both production and use.
NEOPRENE / CHLOROPRENE
Neoprene is the brand name for Chloroprene. Chloroprene is a synthetic rubber material with good heat isolation properties. It has also good protection against oil, fat, organic hydrocarbons and acids when it comes to chemical protection.
A natural textile fibre with good durability/strength and high absorption ability. Doesn’t melt when ignites which make cotton suitable as lining material in welding gloves.
A seamless knitted work glove can be coated by different materials like nitrile, PU, latex or PVC. There are different levels of coatings depending on requested properties: Palm dipped, knuckle dipped, fully dipped, fingertip coated and/or dots in the palm area. These different levels of coatings depends on how deep and in which angles the knitted liner has been dipped in the coating bath. A fully dipped glove has coating all the way up to the cuff while a fingertip coated glove has coating only on the fingertips.