Innovation in hand protection
The hand is vital to our day to day life, carrying out 70 percent of our total motor abilities and providing us with exceptional mobility and agility. Innovation in the design of protective gloves has resulted in a range of solutions for industry specific hazards.
One of the most common requests that we receive at Lynn River is for a glove that can stand the rigours of manufacturing, construction or engineering environments while providing excellent dexterity, grip and providing a barrier to a range of f luids.
Until recently this challenging brief usually involved a degree of compromise on at least one of the variables of comfort, grip, durability or liquid resistance. That is until the R& D team at Showa put their thinking caps on and solved the problem. Innovations in the manufacturing process have led to the development of gloves such as the Showa 377 and 477 that answer this challenging brief in full and without compromise.
The Showa 377 starts with a glove liner created on Showa’s legendary “Ergo Fit” formers that mimic the natural curvature of the human hand which in turn leads to a reduction in hand fatigue. Next the ultra-thin sky blue Nitrile coating is applied over the full surface of the liner to provide an impermeable surface making it ideal for working in damp or greasy environments. This nitrile coating has the advantage of providing protection against a wide range of chemical substances. Finally, the black nitrile foam over dip ensures excellent grip is achieved for the wearer even in oily applications. These gloves are both thin and tough allowing precision work to be carried out even in the most demanding of conditions.
Not to be outdone, the geniuses in the R&D team then went one extra step further and created the Showa 477. This version follows similar design properties as the Showa 377 model but has been created using a thermal liner for extra protection from the elements.