Work Gloves - Glove Strengths and Uses

 Texas America Safety Company
Strengths and Uses
    • Synthetics
      Used for protection against chemical resistance and solvents and abrasions, punctures and cuts.
      • Dipped
        • Nitrile – excellent abrasion resistance
        • Neoprene – greater flexibility and comprehensive chemical protection
        • PVC – solvent and liquid protection
        • Rubber – cut and puncture resistance and gripping power
        • Vinyl – breathable, minimizes absorption of oil, water, and grease.
      • Cut-N-Sewn
        • Nitrile - excellent abrasion resistance and dexterity.
        • Vinyl (Impregnated & Laminated) - flexibility and mild abrasion resistance.
      • Regular Unsupported - 11 mil - 30 mil thickness
        • Nitrile – flock-lined and unlined – provides snag, cut, abrasion and puncture resistance better than any other rubber glove
        • Latex – flock-lined and canners - natural rubber, most elastic substance known
        • Neoprene – flock-lined – resists oils and provides for less hand fatigue
        • Neoprene and Latex Blend – flock-lined – blending of two rubbers for multi-purpose use
        • Neoprene on Latex – flock-lined – unique dipping process which resists specifically MEK and other ketones and acetones
      • Heave Guage Unsupported - 45 mil - 50 mil thickness
        • Latex – provides greater durability and protection
      • Disposable Unsupported - 5 mil thickness
        • Latex – medical or industrial grade – provides better elasticity, dexterity, cool and comfortable
        • Polyethylene – 1.25 mil thickness – promotes good hygiene
        • Vinyl – medical or industrial grade – durable, provides softness, no latex allergens
    • Cotton
      Best for comfort and breathability; general applications; used for heavier weights, for heat protection and abrasion.
      • Light Weight (Product Protection)
        • Inspectors – nylon or cotton, reversible; may be used as glove liners or gloves
      • Single Ply (Multi-Purpose)
        • Canvas – 8 oz., 10 oz., or 12 oz. material for general purpose work. PVC dots add extra gripping ability and longer wear
        • Jersey – 9 oz. For general purpose work; PVC dots provide for longer wear and extra gripping ability
        • Terrycloth – seamless knit styles in various weights for differing degrees of heat protection
      • Quilted (Heavy Multi-Purpose, plus Heat Protection)
        • Chore – general purpose work
        • Double palm – minimal heat protection
        • Hot Mill – moderate heat protection
      • Strings
        • Used for general purpose work; for cut and abrasion resistance using high performance yarns when working with sharp objects. Varied weights are available for longer durability and additional dexterity
      • Multi-purpose Yarns
        • 100 percent cotton; cotton/polyester; 100 percent synthetic; PVC coating provides for longer wear and better grip
      • High Performance Yarns
        • KEVLAR® Knits, Stainless Steel - Steelcore, Steelcore II, Spectra Fiber - Survivor.

  • Leather
    Best for protection from sparks and heat, rough objects, and for cushioning blows in heavy duty work. Leather provides comfort, dexterity, durability, abrasion protection, and mild heat resistance. Leather is a traditional favorite for industrial workers .
    • Types of Leather
      • Cow
        Cow leather is the most commonly used leather in the glove industry because of its availability.
        The majority of the hides come from the United States and Australia. Advantages to leather include durability, comfort, breathability, and excellent abrasion protection. Chrome tanning of leather provides greater heat resistance and wear.

      • Pig
        Pigskin gloves afford greatest breathability due to its porous texture. Pigskin becomes softer with use and withstands moisture without stiffening. Pigskin leather returns more to its soft texture after laundering than does other types of leather.

      • Goat
        Goat leather has been proven through independent tests to be a more durable and stronger leather. Natural lanolin produced by goats help to make this type of leather the softest, most abrasion-resistant leather. Goat-skin leather is highly recommended for tasks requiring tactile sensitivity.
    • Cuts of Leather
      • Grain
        Grain leather is from the smooth, external side of the hide, providing dexterity and durability.

      • Split
        Split leather is from the rougher, internal side of the hide. Different types of split leather are side, shoulder, or belly.
        • Side-split leather comes from the rib area of the animal, making it the most durable leather. It provides the greatest protection because of its greater density of fibers.
        • Shoulder split leather is more economical than side, but less durable because the additional movement of the animal in this area creates less fibers and a difference in texture.
        • Belly split leather is the most economical but has the least consistency of texture and in appearance.
Texas America Safety Company
  4400 Danhil Drive
  Brownwood, TX 76801
  Toll Free 1-800-646-5346
  Outside US 1-325-646-5346
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