Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Glove Protection

What are Nitrile Coated Work Gloves? What are they used for?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Just like the typical disposable Nitrile gloves used in the medical and food service industries, coated Nitrile gloves are free from the components that contribute to latex allergies, and are therefore a high quality option when looking for a protective nitrile work glove. As usual, there are many different options when it comes to choosing the correct Nitrile coated work glove. This week at Your Glove Source, we want to give you a bird's eye view of these gloves to get you started on the path to finding the best fit for you. Why choose coated gloves? These coated work...

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What are Latex Gloves?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Your Glove Source is diving into other aspects of latex gloves, so that you can know your gloves well.  History of latex gloves For over 120 years latex gloves have been manufactured! This manufacturing has taken place largely in Malaysia because this country is the primary source of the rubber tree that produces the latex. The very first documented use of latex gloves dates back even before these gloves were being manufactured. Back in 1883, a surgeon at John Hopkins hospital wanted to find a way to protect his nurse’s hands. So, he asked the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company...

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Nitrile Gloves goes Natural with COATS®

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Nitrile goes Natural with COATS® For those of us who suffered the plight of chicken pox during childhood, we were probably treated with a soothing oatmeal bath. Back in the day, an oatmeal bath could provide serious relief from irritated and itchy skin. Today the soothing power of oatmeal is making a comeback in a brand new revolutionary Nitrile glove. What is COATS®? COATS® is a new, revolutionary glove coating technology. It is an acronym that stands for "Colloidal Oatmeal System". The technology that COATS® created is patented and recognized by the FDA as a skin protectant. Not only do...

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Cut Resistant Gloves: What Materials Are Cut Resistant Gloves Made of:

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

With over 100,000 workers suffering from hand injuries each year, each of who require an average of six days away from work to recover, it is essential for employers to obtain the appropriate protection found in cut proof and/or puncture resistant gloves. Injuries caused from inferior work gloves or lack there of, account for a loss of productivity in the work place, which means less money in the company’s pocket. When it comes to choosing the right glove for the job, there are many options from which to choose. Whether you are looking for puncture proof or cut resistant work...

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Cut Resistant Gloves made from Dyneema Fiber

Posted by Michael Giannini on

Believe it or not, Dyneema is the world strongest fiber! It is classified as a high-performance polyethylene.  While Dyneema doesn't hold up to friction heat very well, the fiber is as good as they come. Body armour, vehicle armour, Dyneema fiber in cut resistant gloves, the application and uses goes on and on.  Resistance to most chemicals Low density Invisible to ultra-violet light sources and thermal imaging devices Floats on water Smooth to the touch Fire resistant and self-extinguishing Can withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures The Great White 3GX 19-D322 glove is just a awesome example of how Dyneema light weight,...

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