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Materials Guide

Compare the strengths of the different glove materials and coatings available and choose the composition that best meets your needs.

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Aramid

  • Lightweight, supple, comfortable, washable.
  • It provides effective protection from cuts (with stainless steel reinforcements) and from convective heat offering durability and performance that far exceed that of leather (5 times higher) and cotton (3 times higher).

Para-aramid

  • A para-aramid is lightweight, supple, comfortable, and washable.
  • It provides effective protection from cuts (Level 5) and offers durability and performance that far exceeds leather.

HAGANE Steel Coil

  • Developed by SHOWA, HAGANE Coil is a technology that combines HAGANE stainless steel with another fibre in order to provide the very highest cut protection.
  • The HAGANE coil shell adheres well to latex and nitrile coatings and is unaffected by UV light.

Cotton

  • Natural cellulose fibre.
  • Flexible, soft and non-irritating, it protects against mechanical aggression (impacts, low vibration, iron filings, splinters, glass fragments), absorbs perspiration and gives you great comfort when wearing dipped protective gloves continuously.
  • Cotton fibres are mixed with polyester fibres in order to associate comfort with a higher mechanical resistance and more elasticity.

Nylon

  • A lightweight elastic polyamide which is largely lint-free and washable, dries quickly and is resistant to abrasion and deformation.
  • Mixed with cotton and acrylic, it makes the glove more flexible and extends its lifetime.

Acrylic

  • A polymer that is resistant to water, common solvents, acids, weak alkalis and abrasion.
  • Soft and warm, it insulates from the cold.
  • Mixed with cotton, it makes the knit more lightweight.

HPPE

  • High performance polyethylene is flexible, light and durable.
  • As resistant to cutting as a para-aramid but with more resistance to abrasion, the fibre remains resistant to chemicals, in particular solvents. 

HPT

  • Hydropellent Technology coating.
  • The HPT process creates a spongy, soft and durable coating that repels liquids to provide a firm wet or dry grip.
  • Encapsulated air molecules provide an inherent vibration absorption feature.

Nitrile

  • A non-slip synthetic polymer.
  • It is flexible and can withstand abrasion and puncturing.
  • It repels oils, grease, hydrocarbons and is resistant to chemicals, particularly acids in gauntlet format.

Latex

  • Natural rubber that is supple, elastic, robust, highly resistant to mechanical impacts and hazards.
  • Waterproof and detergent-safe. 

Polyurethane (PU)

  • Elastomer that is resistant to wear, abrasion, tearing, harsh oils and chemicals.
  • Doesn’t go hard in the cold or go soft in the heat.
  • It is microporous and provides the hand with ventilation.
  • Very elastic and adapts to all of the hand’s movements. 

Viton

  • A synthetic rubber polymer for chemical protection against PCBs, chlorinated, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Butyl

  • A synthetic rubber polymer for heavy chemical protection.
  • Very elastic at low temperatures, low gas permeability and excellent chemical resistance against ketones (MEK, acetone) and acids.
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