Gloves & Hand Protection - Materials

G-Flex Glove Materials

Glove Liners                                                                                   
 

Nylon: Seamless nylon liners are designed to be form-fitting and flexible. The nylon glove liner allows the hand to breathe and the “Finger Dip” technology gives total ventilation to the back of the hand. 


Dynamax® 13D-F: Dynamax® 13D-F is a 13-gauge high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) fibre that offers protection against mechanical hazards. It provides great levels of protection whilst maintaining high levels of comfort. It has high levels of resistance to abrasion and chemicals. 

 

Dynamax® 15D-F: Dynamax® 15D-F is a 15-gauge high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) fibre that offers protection against mechanical hazards. It can provide fantastic levels of protection whilst maintaining the highest levels of comfort. It has high levels of resistance to abrasion and chemicals.

 

Dynamax® 18D-F: Dynamax® 18D-F is an 18-gauge high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) fibre that offers protection against mechanical hazards. It can provide the highest levels of protection whilst maintaining the highest levels of comfort. It has high levels of resistance to abrasion and chemicals. 

Glove Coatings

 

Nitrile: Nitrile is a strong fibre and does not cause allergic reactions allowing for a wider range of applications. It offers excellent resistance to punctures and tears and stands up well in wet environments with water and oil, making it a good choice for handling small oily parts. Nitrile performs well in temperatures ranging from -4°C to 149°C.


T-Touch™: The T-Touch™ PU coating is a proprietary breathable nitrile foam that offers levels of performance focusing on wearer comfort. T-Touch™ is highly flexible and soft yet offers excellent abrasion resistance grip, especially in wet, oily conditions. The breathable foam nitrile coating provides high levels of air permeability which minimises sweating and improves wearer comfort.


AirTouch™: The AirTouch™ coating is a unique nitrile micro-foam. The micro surface is infused with thousands of tiny bubbles that act like suction cups and will soak up and absorb liquids and limit the penetration of the coating through to the hand. It has a lower soak-through rate than standard foam nitrile and performs well in both dry and wet conditions. This coating offers high levels of dexterity and is extremely breathable, providing the highest comfort levels. 

 

Latex: Natural rubber is extremely elastic, flexible, and soft yet tough and durable. As a coating, it provides protection from physical hazards such as cuts, punctures, and slashes and has an outstanding grip. Good for exposure to aqueous chemicals such as acids and caustics, with limited protection from alcohols and ketones. Does not hold up well in organic solvents, oils, greases or fuels. Caution: Products containing natural rubber latex may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.


Polyurethane (PU): Polyurethane-coated gloves are great for handling small parts where high dexterity is required. PU delivers excellent grip, puncture, and abrasion resistance while providing protection against oils, fats, and greases. PU is also soft and flexible which means it can be applied in very thin coats allowing for excellent dexterity and tactile sensitivity. It offers great breathability due to being microporous and therefore providing the hand with good ventilation. It doesn’t go hard in the cold or go soft in the heat and coatings can be very thin, soft, and flexible providing excellent dexterity and touch sensitivity. Performs best in dry conditions.

 

At Elliotts Australia, we offer a wide selection of G-Flex glove products. Browse through our range of G-Flex Safety Gloves.

Mec-Flex Glove Materials

Palm Materials
 

Hyde-Tex™ 70, 80, 85: A unique soft, and durable synthetic leather providing durability and comfort. Hyde-Tex™ is available in several thicknesses and is machine washable.

 

Hyde-Tex™ Grip: A Hyde-Tex™ synthetic leather with specifically formulated non-slip silicon grip patterns to provide superior grip whilst offering comfort, protection, and durability. 

 

Hyde-Tex™ DX: Hyde-Tex™ DX is a synthetic leather with raised PVC dots for enhanced grip, performance, and improved durability. The raised PVC dots absorb the wear away from the base material and extend the life of the glove.

 

Goatskin Leather: Goatskin is considered to be the toughest most durable yet supple leather. Goatskin provides the best abrasion and tensile strength for its weight while remaining soft and supple. Mostly available in thinner cuts, this leather is great for products made for light to medium protective needs. The high lanolin content of goatskin makes it very supple leather. Goatskin leather is ideal for medium-duty protection where medium-high dexterity is required.

Cuff Materials
 

Neoprene: Neoprene has good abrasion and cut resistance and is often used when heavy-duty protection is required. Neoprene resists degradation which means gloves made of this material will normally last longer. Neoprene has a high level of chemical stability and is therefore resistant to a wide variety of acids, oils, solvents, and caustic agents. Neoprene also has good flame-resistant and heat-resistant properties. Neoprene gloves are commonly used for chemical-resistant applications and applications where heat and fire retardant properties are required.


Elastic: Elastic cuffs offer a secure and snug fit around the wrist, preventing the entry of unwanted debris or moisture. The flexibility and stretch provided by the elastic material allow for easy donning and doffing of the gloves and promote freedom of movement, accommodating different hand sizes and providing a comfortable, customized fit. 

 

Polyester + Spandex: Polyester spandex has good elasticity to ensure a snug and comfortable fitting glove, allowing the gloves to conform to the hand’s contours, providing excellent dexterity and flexibility. The polyester blend also means durability and resistance to abrasion, enhancing the gloves’ overall lifespan. Polyester spandex gloves are known for their moisture-wicking properties, efficiently drawing perspiration away from the skin, thereby keeping the hands dry and comfortable during extended wear. Furthermore, the material is often lightweight and breathable, promoting airflow and preventing overheating. 

 

Glove Liners
 

Dynamax® 265: Dynamax® 265 is a 265gsm high-performance aramid blend that offers protection against mechanical hazards. It can provide great levels of protection whilst maintaining high levels of comfort. It has high levels of resistance to abrasion and chemicals.

 

K-Guard TPR Exoskeleton 
 

The K-Guard® TPR Exoskeleton is like “armour” for the top of your hand providing metacarpal, knuckle, and finger protection. The soft TPR components of the exoskeleton are engineered to provide padding and reduce the force of impact transmitted to the hand.

 

Elliotts Australia offers a wide range of Mec-Flex glove products. Browse through our range of Mec-Flex Safety Gloves.

Handling Glove Materials

Glove Outer Materials
 

Cowhide: Cowhide is the most common hide because of its broad range of leather and uses. Cowhide strikes a good balance between durability, dexterity, abrasion resistance, and comfort. Cowhide is the most versatile leather and can yield a wide range of thicknesses and distinct grades from a single hide (grain and split). This versatility makes it suitable for anything from welding gloves and accessories to work gloves, to full welding jackets and other protective apparel. Cowhide leather is ideal for heavy-duty protection where low-medium dexterity is required.

 

Goatskin Leather: Goatskin is considered to be the toughest most durable, yet supple, leather. Goatskin provides the best abrasion and tensile strength for its weight. Mostly available in thinner cuts, this leather is great for products that require light to medium protective needs. The high lanolin content of goatskin makes it very supple leather. Goatskin leather is ideal for medium-duty protection where medium-high dexterity is required.

Glove Liners
 

Dynamax® 265: Dynamax® 265 is a 265gsm high-performance aramid blend that offers protection against mechanical hazards. It can provide great levels of protection whilst maintaining high levels of comfort. It has high levels of resistance to abrasion and chemicals.

 

Cotton/ Cotton Fleece: Cotton and cotton fleece is used as a glove liner for its comfort and moisture-wicking properties, making it suitable for tasks where breathability and sweat absorption are essential. Cotton is cost-effective and hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for various applications that do not require specialized protection.

 

At Elliotts Australia, we offer a wide range of quality safety gloves. Browse through our range of Handling Gloves.

Welding Glove Materials

Glove Outer Materials
 

Cowhide: Cowhide is the most common hide because of its broad range of leather and uses. Cowhide strikes a good balance between durability, dexterity, abrasion resistance, and comfort. Cowhide is the most versatile leather and can yield a wide range of thicknesses and distinct grades from a single hide (grain and split). This versatility makes it suitable for anything from welding gloves and accessories to driving and work gloves, to full welding jackets and other protective apparel.


Best suited for: Heavy-duty welding apparel, stick, and MIG welding gloves, and general handling gloves for heavy-duty protection (low/medium dexterity).


Pigskin: Pigskin is a very tough hide that is naturally breathable, moderately supple, lighter-weight leather that is suitable for making medium-thickness performance gloves and apparel. Pigskin is known for resilience, holding up well against abrasion. Pigskin is primarily a top-grain hide but is also commonly used as a reverse grain. Slightly thinner than Cowhide and not as dense, Pigskin features the ability to stay pliable with wear and the ability to withstand stiffening after exposure to moisture.


Best suited for Medium-duty welding apparel, MIG and TIG welding gloves, and general handling gloves with medium-duty protection (high dexterity).


Goatskin: Goatskin is considered to be the toughest most durable, yet supple, leather. Goatskin provides the best abrasion and tensile strength for its weight. Mostly available in thinner cuts, this leather is great for products that require light to medium protective needs. The high lanolin content of goatskin makes it very supple leather. Goatskin leather is reserved for producing TIG welding, driving, and ergonomic gloves where dexterity is important.


Best suited for Light/medium-duty welding apparel, TIG welding gloves, and general handling gloves with medium-duty protection (high/ medium dexterity).

Glove Liners
 

Dynamax® 265: Dynamax® 265 is a 265gsm high-performance aramid blend that offers protection against mechanical hazards. It can provide great levels of protection whilst maintaining high levels of comfort. It has high levels of resistance to abrasion and chemicals.

 

Cotton/ Cotton Fleece: Cotton and cotton fleece is used as a glove liner for its comfort and moisture-wicking properties, making it suitable for tasks where breathability and sweat absorption are essential. Cotton is cost-effective and hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for various applications that do not require specialized protection.

 

We offer a wide array of quality welding gloves at Elliotts. Browse through our range of Welding Gloves.

High Heat Gloves

Aluminised Materials
 

Heat Treated Pryocore Leather: ideal for applications where standard leather may be drying out. Heat Treated Leather is designed to handle higher contact heat levels for longer periods.

 

Woven Aramid: the high-performance glove ideal for applications with high radiant heat where hot items are required to be handled for longer periods.

 

Aluminised Palm Materials
 

PR720 Aluminised Preox: is made from a combination of a Preox fabric and a highly reflective Gemini film process. Aluminised Preox is a heavy-duty yet very flexible aluminised material that is ideal for applications where the wearer will be exposed to high levels of radiant heat while maintaining high levels of moveability in the garment.


AR530 Aluminised Aramid: combines a para-aramid fabric and a highly reflective Gemini film process. It is ideal for applications where the wearer will be exposed to high levels of radiant heat and abrasion.

Aramid Glove & Mitt Materials
 

Loop Pile: Loop pile aramid is utilised throughout the whole glove or mitt including the palm, back of hand, and cuff. This option offers high levels of contact and excellent convective heat protection with added cut and abrasion resistance.


Woven: Woven Aramid is utilised throughout the whole glove including the palm, back of hand, and cuff. This option offers high levels of contact and convective heat protection with added cut and abrasion resistance.

 

E-Glass Mitts
 

HeatShield®: HeatShield® is manufactured from E-Glass fibre which is a non-combustible, flexible, inorganic material that has a continuous service temperature of 500ºC.


T1000®: T1000® is manufactured from E Glass Fibre which is a non-combustible, flexible, inorganic material that has been treated to withstand higher temperatures than HeatShield. The T1000® fabric has a continuous service temperature of 800ºC.

 

High Heat Glove Liners
 

All gloves are fully lined with a T-GARD® N260,  an inherently flame-resistant aramid felt offering excellent thermal properties.

 

At Elliotts, we offer a wide selection of quality safety gloves. Browse through our range of High Heat Gloves & Mitts.

CryoSkin Glove Materials

Outer Materials
 

Polyester with PU Coating: Polyester with a polyurethane (PU) coating ensures that the glove can effectively shield the hands from the hazards of extreme cold, providing a reliable barrier against the potential risks associated with handling liquid nitrogen. A polyester with PU coating not only offers thermal insulation but also contributes to the overall durability and longevity of the gloves, making them a crucial and dependable choice for individuals working with liquid nitrogen in both industrial and scientific settings.

 

Thermal Liner
 

3M™ Thinsulate™: 3M™ Thinsulate™ is designed using hydrophobic fibres to provide superior insulated water resistance, whilst keeping the user warm and comfortable. Made from 100% polyester, it is designed to retain warmth and dryness without adding extra weight. 

Moisture Barrier
 

Porelle® ePTFE: The Porelle® ePTFE moisture barrier is a microporous PU that is able to provide high levels of protection whilst remaining extremely soft and flexible, not limiting the dexterity or tactility of the glove. This means that the glove is both waterproof and breathable. 

 

At Elliotts Australia, we offer a wide array of quality safety gloves. Browse through our range of CryoSkin Gloves.

Chemical Glove Materials

Glove Coatings
 

PVC: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) offers good abrasion protection, flexibility in cold temperatures, and excellent resistance to resins and glues. PVC also holds up well in the presence of water and most aqueous solutions, detergents, and diluted bases and acids. PVC does not cause allergic reactions and is stronger than latex or nitrile. PVC is ideal for working applications where adhesives/ glues are used as it will not stick to the PVC. PVC stays flexible at lower temperatures, so it is the ideal glove for cold weather.

 

Nitrile Rubber: Nitrile rubber is a durable glove coating offering excellent resistance to physical hazards such as punctures, cuts, snags, and abrasion. It provides superior grip in dry environments and provides superior protection against oils, solvents, grease, and some acids and caustics. 


T-Touch™: The T-Touch™ PU coating is a proprietary breathable nitrile foam that offers levels of performance focusing on wearer comfort. T-Touch™ is highly flexible and soft yet offers excellent abrasion resistance grip, especially in wet, oily conditions. The breathable foam nitrile coating provides high levels of air permeability which minimises sweating and improves wearer comfort.

Glove Liners
 

Cotton/Polyester blend: A natural fibre that is exceptionally subtle, soft and comfortable. Cotton also excels in absorbing perspiration and is breathable. It insulates well, making it ideal to use in heat-resistant products.

 

Dynamax® CD: Dynamax® CD is 18-gauge high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) fibre that offers protection against mechanical hazards. It can provide great levels of protection whilst maintaining high levels of comfort. It has high levels of resistance to abrasion and chemicals. 

 

We offer a wide selection of high-quality safety gloves at Elliotts Australia. Browse through our range of Chemical Gloves.

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