MECHANICAL PROTECTION GLOVES Leather and fabric gloves are made using traditional cut-andsew methods. Being predominantly hand made this style of manufacture is very labour intensive. Leather gloves offer protection from rough objects, mild heat, sparks and abrasion. They are generally forgiving in miss-use situations (except for chemical contact), with a variety of cuff designs and choices in genuine and synthetic leather quality. Animal hide leather does have its deficiencies in actual EN388 performance standards testing as it is a natural product and cannot be guaranteed to provide the same level of protection from glove to glove. This is due to hide toughness and thickness variances, as well as the selection of which part of the hide is used in the palm and fingers of the glove. The suitability of the chemicals used and the quality of the tanning and curing process for each piece of hide will also determine its overall performance for durability, cut and abrasion resistance. For the above reasons, Safety practitioners are becoming more critical as to how an Animal hide which is obviously different from beast to beast, can actually carry a standards marking at all, unless each pair of gloves are individually tested? The above issues and the more predicable performance of man-made synthetic leather materials has seen growing demand for the more pliable and cost effective synthetic leather rigger style gloves over the past decade. Other advancements in manual handling glove appeal and performance in recent times have been due to the infiltration of recreational design (extreme sports) glove materials and manufacturing techniques. The crash and impact protection offered from dirt bike riding gloves for example, has been adapted to our modern heavy 10 www.pipaus.com industry hand protection styles. Moulded flexible plastics, nylons and rubber can now be engineered into the back of finger and dorsal of hand to greatly improve the crush and pinch protection for one of the bodies most valuable assets, the hand. Further to this, the choice of improving the longevity of the glove at its wear points on palm and fingers is a matter of selecting the most suitable re-enforcing material type and shape to be cut and sewn onto the correct position of the base material of the glove. FEATURES AND BENEFITS • Die cut construction provides exact patterns with potential for long life and generous fit. • Open or Safety Cuffs provide user with protection over the wrist, as well as ability to quickly discard glove in problem situations. • Kevlar® stitched styles prolong life of glove by providing additional heat and abrasion protection in the stitched areas for glove performance longevity. • Selection and design of wear point re-enforcing to deliver extra Heat. Cut, Puncture, Abrasion protection. • Special colour selection for areas or workforce recognition as well as private labeling available in nominal M.O.Q’s. COMMON APPLICATIONS • Used in Mechanical, technical, mining operations, machine operation, utility work, farming, construction, cable pulling, transport industry and many other general applications.
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