Glove Education

IRONCLAD PERFORMANCE WEAR RECEIVES NEW PATENT FOR VISUAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation (OTCQB:ICPW), the recognized leader in high-performance task-specific work gloves, today announced that it has retained Three Part Advisors, LLC, a rapidly-growing, full-service investor relations consulting firm. Ironclad Performance Wear, a leader in performance and hand safety announced today that it has been issued a new patent for its Ironclad Visual Engineering (IVE) technology. “Ironclad Visual Engineering, or “IVE”, is a new technology that makes objects stand out to the human eye with greater clarity and from greater distances than conventional glove markings”, commented Eric Jaeger, Vice President of R&D for Ironclad Performance Wear. “The development of IVE has been a multi-year initiative of our team. We wanted to create a truly different technology and unique solution for industrial athletes where visibility is critical to ensuring worker safety. Our new IVE technology increases hand safety awareness for job site safety managers, as well as dramatically enhancing hand signal[Read More...]
Maximize Glove Durability & Reduce PPE Cost
Abrasion resistance ratings are often used to evaluate the durability of a glove –that is, how long a glove will last in the field, when used for a variety of tasks. This is a key metric, because glove durability directly affects the overall cost of hand protection programs. The math is simple and effective: a $30 glove that lasts 6 weeks is three times as cost effective as a $15 glove that lasts one week. This is a more complex issue than one might think. In today’s era of performance work gloves, safety professionals are under increasing pressure to provide high dexterity gloves to employees, but at a low cost that satisfies purchasing constraints. While there is a temptation to move downstream in price, the reality is that a glove designed to maximize durability might cost twice as much as what you are purchasing today, but[Read More...]
Glove Impact Testing
Hand impact protection is an issue that deserves serious attention when it comes to choosing the right gloves for your employees. Currently, there are no industry-wide standards for measuring hand impact reduction. This creates numerous problems for HSE managers when it comes to properly evaluating or comparing impact protection provided by various glove models. Glove manufacturers are not required to test the impact protection of their gloves, and this can lead to false claims and minimal protection for the user, which may lead to higher recordable injuries. Pinching, bruising blows, and broken bones are the three main recordables when it comes to impact related hand injuries. "ASTM does not have a test for reduction in hand impact force, and the ASTM rebound test should not be used as a substitute." What To Look For There are many things that an HSE manager can look for to help him or her make his[Read More...]