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The sky's the limit

25 May 2016

Globus has enhanced its range of chemical-resistant gloves with the launch of SKYTEC Nero – combining chemical and mechanical protection with comfort, dexterity and grip.

Suitable for a wide range of industrial applications from chemical processing and manufacturing to utilities, engineering and agriculture, SKYTEC Nero is designed to not only protect workers against water-based chemicals but also delivers abrasion and tear resistance performance. The result is a natural-rubber glove suitable for heavy-duty handling, processing and maintenance tasks.

Featuring a hexagonal textured pattern on the palm and fingertips for enhanced grip in wet and slippery conditions, SKYTEC Nero is also very comfortable thanks to its anatomical shape, designed to minimise hand fatigue. Part of the renowned SKYTEC hand protection range, the glove is 0.65mm thick – ensuring flexibility and dexterity. Comfort is further enhanced through the pure cotton flock lining which absorbs perspiration.

Available in sizes small to extra-large, the CE certified Cat III glove, has an EN388:2003 rating of 2020 providing good abrasion and tear resistance and is also EN374-3 certified, delivering in particular level 4 protection against chemicals including Sodium Hydroxide (40%) and Sulphuric Acid (96%).

“The need to balance physical performance with chemical resistance is increasingly important across a wide range of industry sectors and the launch of Nero is designed to further help our customers achieve this. Not only does it deliver when it comes to protection but with a real focus on wearability, it’s a great solution for challenging working environments," Globus marketing manager Steve Shale said.

As part of its approach to helping customers better understand the issues surrounding workplace hand protection, Globus has created a free infographic explaining the EN 374:2003 standard, the testing procedures and what the resulting data means. The infographic can be seen at: www.globus.co.uk/guide-to-standard-en3742003-infographic.