How can you be certain that your employees have the highest levels of comfort and protection at work? It’s simple… choose Bob Dale Gloves that have the “with Dyneema®” label. There are many benefits to using cut-resistant gloves made with Dyneema®. They are light weight and very comfortable, so employees will wear them for longer periods, reducing injuries and the associated costs. The high abrasion resistance of Dyneema® fiber means that the gloves can be washed and re-used several times, increasing their lifetime and cost-efficiency.
Today, comfort is as important an attribute as technical performance in protective gloves. If gloves are not comfortable to wear, employees won’t wear them all the time, especially if they need to do other things (work or non-work related) where a high level of dexterity is required. The risk therefore of employees returning to their work stations and not wearing adequate glove protection is high, and this can lead to potential injuries (which can lead to ‘indirect’ costs).
Gloves with Dyneema® will keep your hands cool
In order to keep the hand or body temperature on a constant and therefore a comfortable level it is necessary to keep heat emission in balance with (body) heat production. Protective clothes have to support this by dissipate heat from the inside to the outside.
High Modulus PolyEthylene (HMPE) has the property to transfer heat very quickly from the inside to the outside of the glove. Thanks to HMPE’s high heat conductivity, a glove made with sufficient HMPE content can release body heat much faster to the outside of the glove compared to other materials. This will prevent (body) heat accumulation inside the glove and thus sweaty hands.
The heat accumulation on the inside of a glove after one hour of static wear shows, that there is a correlation between hand temperature and HMPE content in a glove.
The pictures visualize, what the end user will feel. The hands will stay dry and cool when wearing gloves all day. The actual hand temperature will stay close to body temperature while gloves with other fibers cause an increase of hand temperature of several degrees above body temperature.
The result is that the more HMPE fiber is used in the glove, the more comfortable and cooler it will feel.
In practice this means that gloves stay cool all day long.
Dyneema® yarn is extremely flexible and can be bent over and over again without filaments breaking. Together with the yarn’s smooth surface, this feature is the key contributor to the high dexterity that gloves containing Dyneema® will give you.