Waterproof gloves are a real must-have if you work outdoors a lot. If it rains, the highest waterproofness is required and urgently needed. Even when working with chemicals or similar liquids, you should never do without the necessary water and liquid protection! But what can these protective gloves do? What materials are they made of? These questions are often asked but actually very simple to answer, one deals more closely with the matter "waterproof gloves". Professionals in this field is also the team of the well-known manufacturer Ansell. Ansell is an Australian manufacturer that has been producing high-quality protective products for work since the 1930s. Among other things, products for the medical field are also manufactured. On the subject of material and processing can be said one by the complete program of Ansell: High quality and durability are in the first place! Therefore, only the most abrasion-resistant materials are used for production. This means, for example, the use of PVC. PVC is then used here as a top layer. Some gloves used to have such a coating, which caused allergies in some wearers. Especially with protective gloves made of latex, this is not an advantage if you suffer from a latex allergy. PVC makes it a lot easier. Especially disposable gloves, but also waterproof gloves, are therefore made of this flexible plastic. This is another important goal of the Australian manufacturer.
Neoprene is also increasingly used for production. This plastic material is known for its elasticity and has already proven itself for diving suits for many years. Although it lies directly against the skin, it ensures a dry hand. The dense material is water repellent and very breathable. Neoprene is also resistant to many different oils, acids and solvents. Manufacturer Ansell also confirms the tear and puncture resistance, as well as cut resistance and long life. Therefore, there is both a glove that you can dip directly into liquids, but also lighter models that protect you from corrosive splashes. There is also a wide range of glove models made of different polymers. Ansell distinguishes between smooth versions and a glove with microgranulation.
Particularly popular in the Ansell program: TouchNTuff
TouchNTuff is a concept specially developed for hand protection in dry as well as wet work areas. A TouchNTuff glove is made of nitrile and protects especially against chemical splashes. Possible applications are in the assembly of oily objects, chemicals, laboratory work, in the car repair shop, but also in the printing industry. Before this concept was launched, it was of course subjected to a number of tests. Among them a practical test and many laboratory tests with the material used. To further increase comfort and protection, the cuff was redesigned.
Brand new on the glove market: Gore-Tex® gloves
Gore-Tex® gloves provide long-term weather protection for any situation. The product technology was actually always known for clothing and shoes. But it's also great for gloves. Especially when it comes to waterproofing. Gore-Tex® has been convincing for years with the perfect combination of breathability and moisture management. As a result, you have a warm hand in winter and dry, cooled hands during sweaty activities. Of course, this is also a great feature in terms of health.
So that you can be sure that the gloves keep what they promise, they are subjected to several tests in advance. One is the breathability test. In this test, hot water vapor is pumped through the inside of the glove. After that, the glove is weighed and it is calculated how much steam has escaped. This is followed by: The spray water test. This test measures through a shower for the glove how many drops get inside. Furthermore, the so-called lining retention test is a decisive characteristic of a good, waterproof glove. This involves using a pulling device to ensure that the inner lining does not pull out when the glove is taken off. Finally, a leak test is important. This is done by "locking" the glove in a compressed air tank for winter or summer.
Gore-Tex® has now divided and expanded this product technology into further sub-sectors. Therefore, there is the right pair for many sports, such as skiing or mountaineering, but also for work! Soon you will also find these waterproof gloves at GenXtreme!
A good example of an assembly glove is the Stretch 2245 glove from Blakläder. This consists of stretch PU and spandex. In the fingertips, this article has been additionally reinforced. Thus, the grip is much better than ordinary gloves. So that you can quickly put on and take off the glove, a Velcro closure is attached to the wrist.
Especially for cold winter days, when the hands are again particularly attacked in terms of wetness, there are of course also the appropriate articles in the store. Waterproof these must then be. And that applies to all forms of water. Whether snow, ice or just normal, liquid water. The PolarGrip 23700 winter gloves from Ansell have a much longer life than a glove made of leather. This glove for winter is made of a material mix of PU and foam. The PVC surface has been roughened for extra grip. Tested and approved according to EN388, level 4221, you can play it safe!
Also the American cult manufacturer Carhartt has waterproof items for your hands on offer.... The SuperGrip A591 Knuckler gloves have the advanced C-Grip glove technology and a seamless nylon processing. Wrap cap cover technology was used for the fingers and knuckles. When it comes to vibration dampening, these work gloves are sure to be unbeatable in 2014. What is the C-Grip glove technology? Certainly a sophisticated system, there's no question about that. More precisely, it is the mixture of a work glove from the technical field, a seamless construction and superior grip properties. The most diverse color and textile combinations are possible for the gloves.