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Comfortable microfibre glove

09 December 2015

A new protective glove, the Showa 381 from Globus, is designed to offer increased comfort as well as protection for workers carrying out a variety of tasks.

Whether its assembly work or the handling of oily components, the glove provides a high level of abrasion resistance (EN388 Level 4) and allows the necessary dexterity for intricate tasks to be completed with ease.
The glove is said to be very hard-wearing but also lightweight; the thickness of the palm is only 0.90mm which allows impressive levels of tactility and fingertip sensitivity. It’s suitable for use in manufacturing environments as well as the mechanical, construction, logistics and utilities sectors.
The ‘Health and Safety Statistics Annual Report for Great Britain’, published October 2015 by the Health & Safety Executive, provides provisional statistics for 2014/15. Out of the 76,054 non-fatal injuries to employees 23% of these have been attributed to handling, lifting or carrying. According to Globus, how comfortable a protective glove is in the first place can have a big impact on such statistics. The company adds that "good quality hand protection and comfort also contribute to a motivated workforce".
To enhance comfort, the glove features a 0.52 denier Showa-engineered microfibre yarn within the lining to help remove perspiration from the surface of the hand. The microporous nitrile palm coating allows the warm air and moisture from inside to permeate out. Together, this helps to keep hands dry and comfortable and aids productivity.
An embossed pattern to the nitrile foam palm channels oil and grease away, allowing grip to be maintained even over long periods.