In­no­va­tion in hand pro­tec­tion

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

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.

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