The working environment is constantly evolving, introducing new hazards and potential risks that require the use of hand protection. In order to meet with these demands manufacturers are also developing the materials and processes used to create their products.
Polyco, a leader in the design, development and supply of quality hand protection, has launched the new Mad Grip range. Lasting up to 10 times longer than traditionally dipped products, the protection zones incorporate an innovative thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The gloves deliver outstanding anti-abrasion and dry grip performance with high levels of comfort and dexterity.
The Mad Grip range uses ground breaking manufacturing techniques, where the use of an injection moulding process involving TPE (a combination of plastic and rubber) is heated to a liquid form and injected at high pressure into a mould cavity containing the glove liner. The thermoplastic solution then cools, securely bonding to the glove fabric. This process ensures that the exact amount of material is used and the finish is consistent; any extra material can be reground and reused, resulting in very little waste.
This evolutionary manufacturing method is very different to the traditional method of dipping a glove liner into liquid latex or nitrile and results in a glove that has the abrasion resistance of plastic, combined with the elasticity of rubber. The ergonomically designed mould incorporates pre-curved palm and finger construction and provides a comfortable and natural fit, giving extra flexibility in areas where it is needed most. A tread pattern system provides superior dry grip that requires the wearer to exert less force when gripping an object or surface. This reduces the amount of exertion required from the wearer and makes this glove ideal for heavy and repetitive lifting of large or small objects.
A breathable, seamless liner made from a combination of cotton, nylon and spandex helps add to the very high level of comfort created by the mould. The Mad Grip + and Mad Grip Therm benefits from additional thermoplastic coating on the back of the hands, providing extra protection to high risk abrasion areas such as the knuckles.
Outstanding anti-abrasion and dry grip performance, coupled with high levels of comfort and dexterity make the Mad Grip a truly evolutionary glove – you’d be mad not to give it a go!
BM Polyco Ltd