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How Long Should a Nitrile Coated Work Glove Last?

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How Long Should a Nitrile Coated Work Glove Last?

There are several factors that play into the lifespan of your nitrile coated work gloves. As with most items, the better job you do of taking care of them and keeping them clean, the longer they will last before needing to be replaced. If you are using and wearing work gloves on a daily basis, you should not be surprised that you’ll need to replace them eventually.   The definitive answer for how long your nitrile coated work glove should last doesn’t really exist. You’ll have to regularly assess the state of your work gloves and look for signs that...

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Common Misunderstandings Of Cut Proof Gloves

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Common Misunderstandings Of Cut Proof Gloves

Lets start this article off by debunking the most blatant misunderstanding when it comes to cut proof gloves: there is no such thing. There is no glove on the market that can protect against all risks of cuts. While technology has allowed gloves to be constructed out of some pretty strong materials, every material has its breaking point and can be cut at some point. What we do have, however are cut resistant gloves. So keep reading to learn and be reminded of the most commonly misunderstood facts when it comes to cut resistant gloves.  Cut Resistant means Cut Proof. We...

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Why Are Coated Gloves So Popular?

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Why Are Coated Gloves So Popular?

Glove coatings have become a very popular feature when it comes to selecting a pair of work gloves. While there are several types of glove coatings (we’ll look into those later) the benefit they all provide is some level of enhanced grip for your task.   Traditional dipped gloves are made by taking the knitted base of the glove and dipping it into the selected coating material. There are different ways to coat a glove: a partial dip that covers palms and fronts of fingers, a ¾ dip, and a fully dipped glove.   One of the newest developments in...

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A Guide to Various Palm Coatings on Work Gloves

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A Guide to Various Palm Coatings on Work Gloves

When it comes to palm coatings on work gloves, how do you know which is the right type of coating for your job? We’ve rounded up a simple guide that will show you the basic benefits and downfalls of popular coating materials to help you find the perfect coating for you. Nitrile Coating Benefits: This synthetic material is very strong and doesn’t pose allergy threats. It has high resistance to abrasions. Downfalls: Lacking in grip and stretch/flexibility compared to other materials. Grip: Good grip in dry conditions, poor grip in wet conditions. Industry Use: Perfect for general contracting and carpentry....

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Insulated Gloves: How It Works in a Glove

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Insulated Gloves: How It Works in a Glove

While there are many types of insulation, this week we’re talking specifically about thermal insulation found in work gloves. Thermal insulation is a type of insulation that helps to reduce the transfer of heat between objects by reflecting thermal radiation or reducing thermal conduction. The true function of insulation is to reduce the transfer of heat, therefore keeping heat in. There are three types of insulation. Conduction is when heat is transferred from a space of higher temperature to an area of lower temperature. Convection happens when has or liquid becomes heated and travels away from the original source. Radiation occurs...

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