GUIDANCE

Hands are one of your most important tools for a human being. In everyday working, they are exposed to many different hazards. Most hand injuries that are sustained in the workplace and at home are preventable. However, one needs adequate precautionary measures as well as protective gloves to protect hands. Selecting the right glove type is of paramount importance according to the work being done. The manufacturing of gloves is guided by international standards and certifications to give you the best quality and conformity of product.

Types of Gloves for best of your work

Material

Many Gloves may look same, but different kind of material used in our work & safety Gloves to meet your needs, it’s important to know the pros and cons of each material.

Features

Finding best safety for hands! Do you work in unsafe environment or do you need better protection? Check out the different features of our gloves.

Standards

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

Glove Material

Many Gloves may look same, but different kind of material used in our work & safety Gloves to meet your needs, it’s important to know the pros and cons of each material. The choice of material depends upon the need and required properties of application.

Leather is a natural & flexible material that adopts behavior from surroundings. There are different kinds & origin of leather which has different benefits and conditions.

  • Cow Leather is preferred to be a really durable also the thickest leather and withstand heat but also moisture well.
  • Goat Leather is also flexible and soft but still quite durable, a better option when high dexterity is requested.

Cow Leather is thickest and that can be split into several layers. The inner side layer is called split leather. The split leather has rugged and nappy appearance that insulated and provide better grip. It is quite absorbent and doesn’t withstand with moisture well. On the other hand Grain Leather is outer layer of leather and more effective against moisture. 

Features

Finding best safety for hands! Do you work in unsafe environment or do you need better protection? Check out the different features of our gloves.

Durability

Glove longevity relates directly to its durability. The durability depends on the materials and the design of the glove.

Flexibility

The level of flexibility describes how influenced and supple a glove is. The more flexible glove, the better use when dexterity is crucial.

Oil Protected Gloves

If you are facing challenges in oil Industry, we recommend you to protect your hands with a pair of gloves that withstands oil. With our Oil block treated glove you will not only be protected but also keep your grip, even on oily surfaces.

Welding/heat protection gloves

Working in High Temperature industries or hot stuff, you might need a pair of gloves that protects you arm from the heat. We recommend you to wear gloves suitable for your specific task:

  • Leather is overlocked and can withstand around 150-200°F before burning, For extreme heat temperature KEVLAR® is used
  • 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+A1:2005.

Read more about standards EN 407:2005 and  EN 12477:2001+A1:2005.

Cut protection gloves

The Levels of Cut Resistance rated from ANSI level A1toA9, from minimal to extreme hazard. By determining the advance technology you can find perfect safety to hands in tough situtations. 
You choice of Gloves depends on your Purpose.

Read more about Standard EN 388:2016

Warm lined gloves

Winter Gloves are filled with lined and Insulation material to keep your hand warm and dehydrated. Thinsulate™ is used to provide exceptional warmth while also minting mobility. Thinsulate™ is a registered trademark of 3M Canada.

Water repellant gloves

These gloves are designed with waterproof or water repellant materials or have a repellent treatment but, unlike the waterproof gloves, for humid environments it’s a good idea to wear a pair of water repellent gloves.

Touchscreen Gloves

These innovative gloves feature the latest electro conductive material technology in the tips of the index finger and thumb of both hands, to enable you to use touchscreen devices whilst wearing gloves.

Impact Protection Gloves

The Impact Glove gives 70% Protection against shocks & Impact.3D thermoplastic Rubber Rib design to absorb and dissipate impacts to the back of the hand. This Glove also comes in Hi-Viz color. Split Leather also gives better protection against Heat than Grain Leather and more often used in heat protection, welding and hardworking gloves.  

CE Category I

Glove in this category are Simple Design and intend to protect user from minimal risks only. This Glove Suitable only for low risk applications where hazards can be identified by the wearer in time to deal with them.

CE Category II

Glove is this category is Intermediate Design - reversible risks. The gloves must be marked with a pictogram showing the gloves protection properties and are tested according to the standard EN388, mechanical protection, at an accredited test institute, All category 2 Products examined by notified body to show validity of Production.

CE Category III

Gloves in this category protects against risks such as Toxic or highly corrosive chemical handheld or serious consequences such as death or irreversible damage to health. The gloves must be marked with pictograms showing the gloves protection properties and must be tested at an accredited test institute. All category 3 Products examined by notified body to show validity of Production. Chemical protection gloves are all category 3 but heat protection can also be classified to this category.

EN 420:2011(EN 420:2003+A1:2009)

This standard is designed to ensure that the gloves themselves do not cause harm to the wearer and are comfortable to wear.

  • The glove itself shall not cause risk to wearer or injury to user.
  • The glove material should have pH Value greater 3.5 and less than 9.5.
  • The chrome VI level in the leather must stay at 3mg/kg or below.
  • The gloves are measured according to standardized minimum length.

EN 420:2013 has pictogram.

EN 388:2016

This standard applies to all kinds of Protective Glove in respect of Physical and Mechanical aggressions Cause by abrasion, Blade Cut, Puncture, Tearing and Impact.  Protection against Mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers then A letter and if applicable the letter P. Each represent test Performance against specific hazard.

  • ABRASION RESISTANCE: This test is carried out by a Martindale tester in which based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample given. The protection level is indicated on a scale of 1 to 4 depending on the number of turns required until a hole appears in the material.
  • CUT RESISTANCE: This test is carried out by instrument consist of a free circular rotating blade under Pressure which moves backward & forward. The result is based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed. The Protection level indicates from number 1 to 5, where 5 indicates highest cut protection.
  • TEAR RESISTANCE: THIS TEST is based on the amount of force required to tear the given sample. The protection level indicates from 1 to 4, where 4 is the highest tear Protection.
  • PUNCTURE RESISTANCE: This test is carried out by a material with a Tip which is pushed through the material at fixed point and speed which penetrate through material. The Protection Level indicates from 1 to 4, where 4 is the highest is the highest puncture Protection.
  • CUT RESISTANCE TDM TEST ISO: 13997: This test is refer to the force of the blade on the glove material needed to cut through the material 20mm, The level of Protection is Measured in from A-F in Newton Value, where F is highest Protection Level, Minimum 30 Newton Force is required to cut through the material for Level  F.
  • IMPACT PROTECTION: The second letter relates to impact protection, which is an optional test depending on whether it is relevant to the purpose of the gloves. If the glove has been tested for impact protection this information is given by the letter P as the 6th and last sign. If there is no P then no impact protection is claimed. Testing is carried out by accordance with EN: 13594: 2015 6.9, Protective Glove for Motorcycle Riders.

EN 511:2016

PROTECTION FROM COLD

 The standard evaluates performance against cold & extreme conditions. This Protection shows how well the Glove withstand in Convective cold & Contact cold, In addition No Water penetration after 30min. 

The pictogram is accompanied by three numbers representing:

  • This measures the transfer of cold via convection and is rated from (0-4), 4 being the most resistant 
  • This measures the thermal resistance when the glove is in contact with a cold object. Rated from (0-4), 4 being the most resistant. 
  • This measures the gloves resistance to water penetration. -water penetration rated as (performance 0 or 1 where 0 indicates “water penetration after 30 minutes” and 1 indicates “no water penetration after 30 minutes”)

EN 407:2004

PROTECTION AGAINST THERMAL RISKS (HEAT AND FIRE)

This standard measures a glove suitability for use when handling high temperature item or working in Environment where burn hazards are present. The pictogram indicates the gloves performance for each test in the standard. The higher number the better performance levelGloves must also achieve at least Performance level 1 for abrasion and tear.

  • RESISTANCE TO FIRE
    The length of time the material continues to glows and burn after the source of ignition is removed.
  • RESISTANCE OF CONTACT HEAT
    The Glove is exposed to temperature range from + 100°C to + 500°C, at which the user will not feel pain. The glove must withstand the increasing temperature of maximum 10°C for at least 15 seconds for an approval.
  • CONVECTIVE HEAT RESISTANCE
    This measured as how long a glove will take to transfer of heat from a flame. The lowest result gives the performance level (out of four possible levels).
  • RADIANT HEAT
    The average length time of the glove able to delay the transfer of heat at 2.5kW / m2.
  • RESISTANCE TO SMALL SPLASHES OF MOLTEN HEAT
    The standard is based on number of molten drops required to heat the glove and skin at around 40°C
  •  RESISTNACE TO LARGE SPLASHES OF MOLTEN METAL
    A PVC film is attached to the back of the glove material. The molten metal poured onto material to cause smoothing or pin-holing across a simulated skin placed directly behind the glove sample

EN 12477: 2001 + Amendment No. 1: 2005

PROTECTION GLOVES FOR WELDERS

This standard is specifically intended for gloves designed to provide hand and wrist protection in welding and allied processes. It includes reference to EN 420 requirements to ensure that the gloves themselves do not cause harm to the wearer, are comfortable and correctly sized.
The gloves are also assessed according to its design and purpose:

  • Type A more suitable gloves when higher protection against heat but with lower flexibility and dexterity
  • Type B are more suitable where gloves with lower protection against heat but with greater flexibility and dexterity

EN 12477:2001 has no pictogram.

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