Choosing the Right Glove
Hands are probably the most industrious part of human anatomy. Selecting the right glove for the job at hand is essential to ensure user safety and product protection. DPL Occupational offers an array of gloves to suit a multitude of requirements.
In this section, we advise you on the most important areas to consider.
Choosing the appropriate Elastomer(glove material) for a given application is a crucial first step in selecting the right glove. These are the main factors to consider.
Deciding the right glove thickness is a trade-off between dexterity and the level of protection sought against hazards.
The inner layer between the wearer's skin and the elastomer enhances protection and comfort while the absence of lining is preferred where cleanliness and product protection are key considerations.
Fabric Supported (Cut and Sewn)
Fabric Supported (Knitted)
The chlorination process involves washing the gloves in a solution of chlorine, neutralization and rinsing off any residue. The process modifies the chemical structure of the glove's surface permanently. Chlorination is also referred to as halogenation. Most products, other than fabric supported gloves can be chosen with a chlorinated finish.
The extent of coating would vary with the required level of comfort, dexterity and protection.
Size and Length
The glove size should always match the hand of the user to optimize comfort, dexterity, safety and efficiency.
The appropriate glove length is decided by the extent to which the wearer's arm needs to be protected in the working environment. In chemical applications, the depth to which the arm is immersed should be the deciding factor.
Gloves of each size need to meet the minimum length requirements detailed in the table below.
Grip Pattern & Cuff Design
Grip patterns are designed to offer optimum wet and dry grip under general working conditions associated with each glove style. Trial usage is recommended to select the best grip for the intended applications.