Prevent sweaty hands and enhanced dexterity, with safety gloves made from COOLMAX® fibre!
Do you or your workforce suffer from sweaty hands in your safety gloves? Are your work gloves to thick you can’t perform precision handling tasks?
Sadly, this is all too common, particularly when gloves have been issued for the wrong applications and this can often be dismissed as being part of the working environment and just accepted. As a result, it’s likely that the protective glove will be removed to perform their tasks, which may significantly increase the risk of a hand injury. As technology advances, so does the manufacture of specific yarns, which help wearers to overcome workplace obstacles such as sweaty hands.
By listening to our customers feedback, we have developed a protective glove which significantly helps to improve the comfort, longevity and sense of touch compared to many traditional safety gloves on the market. Offering a second-skin type fit which allows the wearer to maintain a high level of dexterity to perform precision tasks efficiently. Through research and development, we were able to include a fibre called COOLMAX® which helped us to achieve a superior safety glove with naturally cooling benefits.
The Benefits of COOLMAX® Fibre
Coolmax ® fibre technology offers fantastic moisture management and wicking performance. With air being able to pass through the specially designed fibres, moisture is drawn away from the skin where it evaporates, helping to keep your hands cool, dry and comfortable.
Our GP1006 glove family has been verified by Lycra to ensure the correct levels of COOLMAX® fibre have been applied allowing the safety glove fibres to achieve the expected moisture management and wicking performance levels.
Did you know that COOLMAX® fibre can be found in all kinds of apparel such as sportswear, denim jeans and even socks! In garments you purchase online or on the high-street, lookout of the COOLMAX® tag which indicates this fibre is present. You can find this on every pair of our GP1006 family of gloves.
Our COOLMAX® Safety Glove
The brief was simple, to develop a safety glove the wearer wants to wear rather than must wear.
The makeup of our GP1006 family is an 18-Gauge featherweight naturally cooling shell which fits like a second skin. It offers superior dexterity allowing the wearer to perform effortless precision handling tasks distraction free. Another fantastic benefit is they are less likely to remove the glove, reducing the risk of hand injuries.
You could argue that productive could be increased from wearing the correct safety glove.
Equally as important as the shell of the glove is the coating as this can also be a contributing factor in causing the hand to overheat.
So, we opted for three premium thin coatings PU, Nitrile Air and Latex foam coatings, two of these coatings are breathable. Apart from latex foam, we felt it is important that the coating has a good level of breathability or else it defeats the object of your hand overheating. We made the exception for the latex as felt this coating has its benefits in this glove family.
The nitrile and PU coatings offers high breath-ability, flexibility and durability, whilst the latex provides flexibility, durability and is water repellent. All offer good all-round grip whilst the nitrile glove excels in light oily conditions. Each coating complimenting each other for different working environments.
GP1006PU, GP1006NA and GP1006LF are only available with palm coating to maximum the cooling proprieties of the Coolmax® fibre. Offering fully coated options would prevent the COOLMAX® fibres from transporting the moisture away from the skin.
It is important to select the correct coating for your working environment. This will allow the work gloves and wearer to performance at their optimum levels. As part of our service we offer onsite-assessments and limited free product trials. We believe it’s important we identify the right safety glove which works for you. For more information about the performance levels of our coatings, click here.
The Technical Jargon.
Our GP1006 COOLMAX® fibre gloves are CE certified to EN388:2016 and conform to the new PPE regulations. The three models do perform slightly differently due to the nature of the coating. These gloves are designed for mechanical handling uses and are not to be used if there is a risk of cut.
Technical documents are available to download on the product specification pages of our website or in the media download area.
When to use these safety gloves
They are ideal for any mechanical handling or general-purpose task which requires high levels of touch and feel. The perfect all-round premium glove.
Who is using these gloves?
These protective gloves can be used in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, engineering, manufacturing, warehouse and logics and many more where precision handling is paramount.
Working closing with one of our global partners, the GP1006NA was successfully trialled and introduced into AB-InBev Belgium.
Interested in the GP1006 Coolmax fibre safety glove?
Contact us today to trial or enquire about the GP1006 safety gloves.
- Click here and complete the call back form.
- Click here to view specification GP1006 with PU
- Click here to view specification GP1006 with Latex Foam
- Click here to view specification GP1006 with Nitrile Breathable Foam
Peace of mind that every wearer can work disruption free. A safety glove which the wearer wants to wear rather than must work.
COOLMAX is trademark of Lycra