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Wintex Has Your Hand Protection Covered!

Our hands enable us to work, touch, and communicate. In today’s workplace the hand is often the first point of contact with physical or chemical hazards. We have extensive experience in guiding our customers through the many options available. We can even customize a solution to the threat at hand.

Glove Types

An examination of worker activities, workplace conditions, and materials to be handled should indicate the appropriate type of hand protection required.

The following categories describe common glove types, materials, and uses:

Disposables - are designed to protect both the wearer and product being handled. Ideal for one-time use situations where fingertip sensitivity is required such as industrial labs, medical facilities, or clean rooms. Can be made of latex, nitrile, vinyl or polyethylene.

Chemical Resistant Gloves - protect against chemical penetration. Made from many different synthetic materials (or mixtures) such as latex, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), nitrile, butyl or neoprene. Look for specific chemical resistance, degradation resistance, tactility, and grip patterns. Some synthetic materials are dipped over a cloth fiber base, leaving certain areas of the glove uncovered for better dexterity.

Cut Resistant Gloves - have special materials to lessen the risk of being cut. Look for materials that provide the best level of protection for tasks ranging from handling sharp objects to using moving blades. Kevlar®, steel knit and tough synthetic yarns are used.

Voltage Resistant Gloves - are made of natural rubber for protection in tasks involving electrical voltage. Look for special features such as cuff length, style and voltage classifications.

General Purpose Gloves - provide protection against abrasion, punctures, and cuts. Ideal for lifting, moving, and handling. Made from a variety of materials, which often are combined, such as cotton knit, leather or synthetics.

Temperature Resistant Gloves - are designed for special purpose tasks involving temperature extremes, flame retardancy, or welding. Look for special materials and features such as thick leather, special synthetic coatings, insulation, glass cloth or aluminized backing.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Gloves

Because of the wide variety of hand protection products available today, gloves can be matched to particular applications.

Consider the following when assessing your glove needs:

  • Physical Conditions
    Hazards to which the glove will be subjected such as chemical immersion, punctures, temperature extremes and abrasion.

  • Chemical Resistance*
    Ability of the glove material to withstand chemical penetration. Check permeation guides to determine the level of protection required.
    *For information on the chemical permeability of different materials, call our Technical Support Department at 800 . 689 . 5154.

  • Product Protection
    Need to protect products from outside contamination through contact with worker's hands.

  • Glove Design and Configuration
    Strength, sensitivity, dexterity, finish and color.


Measuring For Proper Fit

Without a proper fit, gloves can be clumsy to work with, uncomfortable, cause hand fatigue, and ultimately be hazardous.

When measuring for proper fit, you should consider two primary factors - length and hand size:

Length - For accurate glove length, measure from the tip of the middle finger to where the cuff edge should be on the wrist or arm, then select the proper cuff and length for your needs.

Size - To measure your hand size, wrap a tape measure around the palm at its widest point. This measurement, in inches, is equivalent to the glove size, i.e. 9" measurement = size 9.