String Knit Gloves

 

A. Features & Benefits

 

1. Machine knit, seamless construction provides better comfort.

2. Ambidextrous, eliminating sorting problems and cuts down on glove replacement costs (you can replace single gloves as opposed to full pairs).

3. Very economical, usually 10-50% less than similar cut-and-sewn cotton gloves.

4. Knit pattern conforms to hand for better fit; allows the hand to breathe.

5. Color-coded hems denote different sizes.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. General purpose, popular in warehousing, parts handling, assembly, etc.

2. Most are FDA accepted for food processing.

3. Extremely popular as a glove liner under liquid proof gloves.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Most styles available in Men’s and Ladies sizing.

2. Many different “density” or “gauge” (string thickness) differences, provide user with differing degrees of dexterity. The higher the gauge, the more dexterity it provides.

3. Common weights are light, medium, and heavy.

4. Cotton/polyester blend is by far the most popular and launders the most favorably, though many choose 100% Polyester or 100% Nylon if “lint” is an issue. Others choose 100% cotton where heat is an 

issue.

 

D. Common Objections and suggested responses

 

1. Knit pattern allows particulates to penetrate the glove and irritate the hand.

 

a. Suggest that customer upgrade to a higher density knit that would reduce the amount of particulates that can penetrate the glove.

 

2. Gloves aren’t the same color as style they are currently using.

 

a. Color of glove does not in any way signify quality of glove.

 

b. The most popular styles are off white. Bleached white is available if customer application demands it. Gray is available and is the best choice to hide dirt.

 

c. Multi-colored knits are made with “off-run” yarns. This yarn is inferior to regular beige or bleached white and grey knits. For a more consistent quality, customers should choose natural, grey, or bleached 

strings.

 

Coated String Knit Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Knit shell provides all the same benefits as uncoated versions.

2. PVC dot and brick patterns provide excellent gripping ability and prolonged glove life due to increased abrasion resistance.

3. PVC Palm coated pattern provides good puncture resistance, and reduces particulate infiltration.

4. Economical alternative to lighter weight leather gloves and in most cases a more economical choice than dotted canvas or jersey styles.

5. Reversible coated patterns allow user to get “double wear” out of glove by simply flipping glove over.

 

B. Common applications

 

1. General purpose abrasion protection.

2. Very popular in automotive industry, warehousing, parts handling, assembly, etc.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Most are available in Men’s and Ladies sizes.

2. Most popular coated patterns are dots, bricks, full PVC palm coating, PVC “criss-cross” pattern.

 

a. We can produce special logo patterns with your name or your customer’s name instead of the standard coating pattern.

 

3. Most coatings are available on one or two sides. One side is less expensive and sometimes more practical. Reversible coating is more popular.

4. Glove shells are available in a variety of densities. Density refers to the tightness of the weave.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

 

1. Dots don’t provide enough grip.

 

a. Suggest they use a brick pattern with more coverage, or perhaps a criss-cross pattern grip.

 

2. Glove is linting too much in their application.

 

b. Suggest the customer try a Polyester or Nylon glove with coating as they are relatively lint free 

products.

 

Cut Resistant Gloves & Sleeves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Knit pattern provides all the same benefits of string knits (ie, breathability, dexterity, etc).

2. Dupont Kevlar is pound for pound three times stronger than steel (very cut-resistant).

3. Kevlar gloves and sleeves provide good heat protection.

4. Ambidextrous- able to replace single hands as opposed to full pairs.

5. Launderable- can be laundered to extend glove life.

6. Kevlar gloves with dot pattern grips extend glove life and provide user with improved grip capabilities.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. Food processing, glass handling, auto processing, metal stamping.

2. Any application where there is a high risk of cuts and lacerations.

3. Lighter weight styles used as a glove liner to provide extra protection.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Kevlar gloves are available in men’s and ladies sizes, as well as in light, and heavy weight versions.

2. Kevlar sleeves are available in various lengths from 10-24 inches.

3. Kevlar sleeves and other special requests available by special order. Thumb slots are available.

4. Some Kevlar gloves available fingerless.

5. Kevlar gloves available with PVC dots on one or two sides.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

 

1. Cut-resistant gloves are too expensive.

 

a. Customer will save considerably more in employee “down-time,” medical expenses, lawsuits, and workman’s comp claims if cut problems are reduced/eliminated.

 

b. Kevlar launders considerably better than most glove styles, providing extended wear.

 

 

Cotton Work Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Canvas Single Palm- One of the most popular work glove styles. It is comprised of one layer of material, which varies by weight. Very cost effective, versatile, and widely accepted.

2. Canvas with pvc dots provide user with gripping ability and prolongs the use of the gloves.

3. All cotton styles provide some degree of heat resistance and abrasion protection.

4. Double palm patterns provide superior abrasion resistance and good heat protection while sacrificing minimal dexterity.

5. Hot mill styles provide optimum heat protection. Burlap liners create air pockets between the cotton layers to provide more insulation.

6..Brown Jersey- One of the most popular general purpose styles. Extremely comfortable and dark color hides dirt well.

7. Two piece jerseys are reversible (fit either hand) and can be replaced one hand at a time, eliminating sorting problems. Considerably less expensive than a standard brown jersey.

8. Glove “Oz. weight” is determined by fabric weight. A 10 oz. canvas weighs 10 ounces per square yard, a 12 oz. canvas weighs 12 ounces per square yard, etc.

 

B. Common applications

 

1. Canvas and Jersey styles are used in any general application such as maintenance, warehousing, material handling, and gardening.

2. Nap-In Double Palm styles provide greater abrasion resistance.

3. Hot mill Nap-Out Double Palm styles are used where heat protection is important, such as in foundry 

work.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Most Canvas and Jersey styles are available in both Men’s and Ladies sizes.

2. Canvas styles are available with band top cuffs, gauntlet cuffs, and knit wrist cuffs.

3. Canvas is available in 8, 10 and 12 oz. weight. Double palm styles are 18 oz. or 20 oz. Hot mills are available in 24, 28, and 30 oz. weight.

4. Brown Jersey is available in 8, 9, 10, and 14 oz. weight.

 

D. Common objectives and suggested responses

 

1. The glove is wearing out too quickly, or is too light.

 

a. Suggest a heavier weight glove.

 

b. Determine if it is truly wearing out or just getting a little dirty. If it’s just dirt, suggest a darker glove like a brown jersey that hides dirt better.

 

 

Coated Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Most coated gloves provide a good degree of liquid resistance.

2. Coated gloves provide varying degrees of grip including smooth, rough, and crinkle finish.

3. Latex crinkle finish dip provides outstanding grip as well as a light degree of cut resistance and puncture resistance.

4. Vinyl laminated provides good grip, abrasion resistance, and excellent dexterity for use in electronics or parts assembly.

5. Vinyl impregnated provides water resistance and great dexterity. Very cost effective.

6. PVC special coated outwears cotton and provides better dexterity than leather. Provide some degree of chemical and cut protection as well as good abrasion resistance.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. Latex Crinkle is very popular in glass handling and sheet metal applications, as it provides outstanding cut and puncture resistance, as well as good abrasion resistance.

2. Vinyl laminates provide excellent dexterity for applications such as electronics assembly. Also a very low linting glove.

3. Vinyl Impregnates are popular in oily, slippery applications.

4. PVC special coated gloves used for many general purposes, especially assembly. Very popular in the furniture business and in light duty chemical applications.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Vinyl Laminates are band top styles available in men’s and ladies sizes.

2. Latex crinkle finish gloves are available in men’s size. They come in safety cuff and knit wrist versions.

3. PVC special coated gloves are all open cuff styles available in four sizes. Different linings (jersey, interlock, knit) are available depending on customer preference.

4. Vinyl Impregnates available in 6 sizes.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

 

1. Vinyl Impregnated glove is too light and wearing out quickly.

 

a. Suggest they upgrade to the double palm version of same glove.

 

2. Glove is too slippery.

 

a. Suggest similar styles with rough or crinkle finish grips.

 

 

Ambidextrous Disposable Examination Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Disposable gloves are very cost effective.

2. Most disposables available in medical grade and lower end industrial grade.

3. Disposables provide good protection against dirt, bodily fluids, and chemicals.

4. Recommended for short-term use.

5. Can be used on either hand (ambidextrous).

6. Can be dispensed economically throughout a plant.

7. Nitrile (synthetic latex) is most expensive, but is also the strongest disposable glove and most chemically resistant.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. Vinyl, Latex, and Nitrile (synthetic latex) are used in large amounts in the Medical and Dental fields.

2. All disposables are popular for food service, food processing, and food production applications.

3. Used in sanitation, childcare, police work, etc.

4. Polyethylene used primarily in food service.

5. Latex and Nitrile used in EMS (Emergency Medical Service) applications.

6. Powder Free gloves used when powder is causing user Dermatitis, or in “cleaner” production facilities where powder can’t be left on product.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. All disposables available in sizes S-XL.

2. Latex, Vinyl, and Nitrile are packed 100 gloves per box, 10 boxes per case. Polyethylene is packed 100 gloves per dispenser, 100 dispensers per case.

3. Latex available in Medical grade and Vinyl is available in industrial grade.

4. Latex, Vinyl, and Nitrile are available lightly powdered and powder free.

5. Vinyl is available in standard clear or blue for food processing.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

 

1. Latex gloves make my hand break out.

 

a. Recommend Powder Free Latex, as the natural proteins in Latex stick to the powder and can cause hand irritation. Switching to powder free often helps.

 

b. Recommend a switch to Nitrile or Vinyl.

 

2. Clear vinyl glove can fall off hand into product and its difficult to find.

 

a. Recommend a switch to Blue Vinyl.

 

3. I’m allergic to Latex, but need tight fitting glove and the dexterity that Latex provides.

 

a. Recommend Nitrile. It is more expensive, but is very close to Latex in dexterity and how it conforms to hand. It is also more chemical and puncture resistant.

 

 

Unsupported Liquid Proof Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Full line of unsupported Nitrile, Latex, and Neoprene.

2. Most styles flock lined for easy “on and off” as well as for perspiration absorption.

3. Nitrile, Latex, and Neoprene offer exceptional chemical resistance.

4. All styles have a popular diamond pattern grip for improved grip in slippery applications.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. All styles are very popular for food processing, janitorial, sanitation and maintenance industry.

2. Popular for any application that requires resistance to caustic chemicals such as fertilizer, battery acid, etc. Please refer to our chemical resistance chart for suggestions.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. All unsupported liquid proof gloves are available in sizes S-XL.

2. Latex is available in a yellow 18 mil. and a 22 mil. thickness. It is available in a “Canners” unlined style and in a blue or amber for food processing applications. A 28 mil. orange Latex is also available in a flock lined version.

3. Nitrile is available in 11 and 15 mil Thickness, lined and unlined. We also carry an 18 mil. lined.

4. Unsupported Neoprene is black, 19 mils thick, and available in flock lined version only.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses.

 

1. Glove is too thick or too thin.

 

a. Suggest a similar style with a different mil. thickness.

 

2. Glove is breaking down too quickly with chemicals.

 

a. Refer to your chemical resistance chart. Chances are, the wrong glove is being used. If the correct glove is being used, suggest a thicker glove for longer wear.

 

3. Glove is much more expensive than disposable gloves of the same material.

 

a. Unsupported is a better choice when gloves are being used in a “submerged” application as opposed to a “splash” application. Disposables will be too thin to be effective protection in that situation.

 

b. Unsupported lasts considerably longer. Depending on the style, it is quite probably a “better value” if the people take care of their gloves.

 

 

Nitrile Coated Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Full line of coated nitrile products including cut-and-sewn, and dipped jersey.

2. Nitrile is very puncture and abrasion resistant.

3. Nitrile has excellent chemical resistant properties.

4. Cut and sewn styles available with perforated backs to increase user comfort level.

 

B. Applications

 

1. Nitrile is used in any application where abrasion and puncture resistance is important. It is used in many applications involving oils and chemicals including furniture assembly, packaging, parts handling, and battery manufacturing.

2. Different weights and configurations provide varying degrees of flexibility, dexterity, and protection.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Cut and sewn styles are available in 6 sizes, as well as full nitrile back, and perforated back.

2. Dipped supported nitrile is available for the most part in sizes S-XL.

3. Palm coated versions are available to provide user with better dexterity and comfort. Fully dipped versions provide user with better overall protection.

4. Different styles provide varying degrees of protection and grip. Our light weight versions provide better dexterity while still providing great protection. Our rough finish is for superior grip.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

 

1. Most Nitrile dipped are too bulky to provide any kind of dexterity.

 

a. Suggest the light weight series. This has a considerably lighter coating and provides better dexterity.

 

2. Gloves are too expensive.

 

a. Nitriles unique combination of abrasion resistance, puncture resistance, comfort, and chemical resistance make it in many cases a superior choice than a leather palm or cotton work glove. Whereas it may cost more initially, chances are it will outlast the other styles and provide better protection to the user, thereby making it a better value.

 

 

PVC Dipped Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Interlock and Jersey Lined PVC dipped gloves provide user with superior comfort.

2. Rough and sand finished provide excellent grip.

3. PVC provides excellent chemical resistance.

4. Knit wrist styles keep particulates from entering the glove. Gauntlet styles provide user with protection up farther on the forearm.

5. Orange foam insulated styles provide user with warmth, and hi-vis orange color is an obvious safety feature.

6. Jersey lined versions are more comfortable and provide greater warmth than interlock lined versions. Interlock lined styles are more economical and shed less cotton lint.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. Used in Petroleum, sanitation, fishing, and metal industry.

2. Our orange foam insulated styles are very popular in the fishing industry and when working with cold water. It remains flexible even in extreme cold temperatures.

3. Our sand paper finish gloves are preferred when working with oil and petroleum. It doesn’t stiffen when submerged in oil. These are great gloves for machining applications.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. All standard black PVC dipped gloves are available in smooth and rough styles. Green PVC is available in knit wrist 10, 12, & 14 inch sandy finish versions.

2. Knit wrist 10,12, 14, and 18 inch gauntlets are available in our black sand paper finish.

3. Foam insulated, hi-vis orange color is available for additional safety.

 

D. Common Objections and Suggested Responses

 

1. PVC is too slick and doesn’t provide enough grip.

 

a. Suggest a rough or sand finish grip.

 

2. PVC is breaking down too quickly. We are using too many gloves.

 

a. Review your chemical resistance chart to be sure PVC is the preferred protection against the chemicals in question. If so, suggest a “double dipped” style which will last longer and probably prove to be a better 

value.

 

Leather Palms

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Gunn cut construction provides long life.

2. 2″ safety cuff provides user with protection over the wrist, as well as ability to quickly discard glove in problem situations.

3. Kevlar stitched styles prolong life of glove by providing additional heat and abrasion protection, as well as additional wear.

4. Starched and PE cuff styles provide user with ability to launder glove for additional wear and cost savings. Rubberized cuff tends to dissolve in cleaning solutions and is not recommended.

5. Knit wrist style keeps particulates out of glove, and is a better choice than cottons where abrasion is an issue.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. Our -AAA series is popular in heavy duty applications such as farming, foundry, lumberjacking, mining, and heavy machine operation.

2. Our -AA series are used for construction, metal work, farming, maintenance and other general purposes. Different grades provide varying degrees of protection.

3. Our -A and -EA series are the most popular versions providing the best mix of quality and price. Used in Constructions, Metal Work, general maintenance, warehousing and other medium and light duty applications.

4. Our economical series is used in dirty applications where the glove is almost “disposable” and price is the most important consideration such as for temporary day workers.

5. Top grain styles provide superior abrasion resistance and last much longer than split styles.

6. Pigskin provides soft supple feel and returns to its original pliability even after getting wet.

7. Goatskin is most expensive, but is strongest and thinnest leather. Provides user with best dexterity.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Our -AAA series is available in S-XL, as well as 2” and 4” gauntlet versions and double palm versions. All -AAA series are Kevlar stitched.

2. Our -AA series is available in White and Blue fabric backs. White fabric backs are available in S-XL size as well as safety cuff and gauntlet versions. Blue canvas back is available in S-XL as well as safety cuff and gauntlet versions.

3. Our -A series is available in safety cuff and gauntlet versions. Double palm versions and double palm gauntlets are also available.

4. Our -EA series is available in safety cuff and gauntlet versions. Double palm versions and double palm gauntlets are also available.

5. Our economical series are available in Rubberized, PE, and starched cuff versions. Double palm and gauntlet versions are also available. Reinforced patched palms on low-end styles are very popular.

6. Top grain leather palm styles are available in safety cuff and gauntlet cuff versions in Cowhide leather and available in sizes S-XL. 

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

1. Glove is wearing out too quickly.

a. Suggest they upgrade to a higher series leather palm.

b. If glove is only wearing out in palm, suggest a double palm version.

c. Top grain styles last longer than split styles.

2. Leather Palm gloves are costing too much money.

a. Evaluate why they are replacing gloves. If the gloves are not wearing out but only being replaced at the end of the shift or because they are dirty, suggest they downgrade one or two levels to save money.

3. Gloves are splitting at seams, especially when brought near heat.

a. Suggest a Kevlar-stitched style, which holds up considerably better to open flame and heat.

b. Evaluate that customer is using correct size, may require one size larger.

4. Standard leather palm is not washing well.

a. Suggest a safety cuff with a PE or starched cuff, which launders considerably better than standard rubberized cuff versions.

 

Leather Drivers

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Drivers gloves provide outstanding abrasion resistance and good fit and comfort.

2. Top grain cowhide provides the best abrasion resistance and puncture resistance.

3. Split cowhide provides good abrasion resistance at a lower price than top grain.

4. Top grain Pigskin is a very pliable leather that will retain its softness even after being soaked in water and dried out.

5. Goatskin is one of the most durable leathers available. Very thin but very strong leather. Has Lanolin in it naturally which helps avoid hand chafing. Excellent dexterity.

6. Color-coded hems denote sizing.

7. Lined styles provide user with warmth in cold applications.

 

a. Pile lined is warmest, but impedes dexterity.

b. Thermal lining is least expensive, and provides good warmth.

c. Thinsulate lining provides excellent warmth, at mid-range price.

 

 

 

B. Common applications

 

1. Used in construction, machine operation, utility work, farming, roping and many other general applications.

2. Pigskin is preferred in wet applications, as it will return to its original pliability after being soaked.

3. Goatskin is used where tactile sensitivity and abrasion resistance are of key importance.

4. Lined styles used in outdoor cold weather applications, refrigeration applications and anywhere else cold is an issue.

 

C. Availabilities.

 

1. All drivers gloves are available in sizes S-XL. Some styles also have sizes XS & XXL available.

2. Most styles available in straight and Keystone thumb versions.

3. Cowhide is available in A B, or C D grade leather.

4. Pigskin is available in A and B/C grades.

5. Goatskin is available in A grade, as well as in clute cut versions.

6. Most have shirred wrist for snug fit. Style 990T has ball and tab pull strap for tightest fit. Style 990ls has leather strap & metal buckle.

7. Lined pigskin is available in Thinsulate and flannel linings. Lined cowhide is available in a Thermal 

lining.

 

D. Common Objections and suggested responses

 

1. Drivers gloves are too expensive.

 

a. Suggest a lower grade. Often, a lower grade is just as effective and long lasting but not as atheistically pleasing.

 

2. Drivers gloves are wearing out too quickly.

 

a. Evaluate why glove is wearing out. If because of abrasion, recommend a goatskin. If it is because they are working in wet applications, suggest a pigskin glove.

 

3. Glove is wearing out in the thumb crotch.

 

a. Suggest a keystone thumb. Inset thumb provides better dexterity and longer wear.

 

 

Insulated Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Insulated gloves provide user with warmth in extreme cold temperatures.

2. 3M Thinsulate lined styles provide superior warmth without sacrificing dexterity.

3. Pile lined styles provide best warmth, but are very bulky.

4. Thermal lined styles provide good warmth and good dexterity. Usually less expensive than Thinsulate or pile lined styles.

5. Thinsulate lined Pigskin safety cuff and knitwrist are popular in snow and other wet applications, as they will remain soft and pliable when dried even after being soaked.

6. Foam lined PVC provide user with protection against chemicals in the cold, and hi-vis orange color is an additional safety advantage.

 

B. Applications

 

1. Used in applications where cold temperatures are a factor such as refrigeration.

2. Popular for use in cold warehouses by pickers, forklift operators, and others.

3. Popular for use in winter by anyone working outside in harsh elements.

4. Pile lined safety cuffs are preferred when working outdoors and abrasion is an issue.

5. Hi-Vis foam insulated PVC is used in outdoor applications where additional safety feature of orange color can benefit user, such as in traffic or public works maintenance situations.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Thinsulate lined Pigskin is available in sizes L-XL in both Safety cuff and heavy knit wrist versions.

2. Foam lined orange PVC is available in heavy knit wrist version, safety cuff version, and 12″ gauntlet version.

3. Leather safety cuffs are available in a pile lined version in sizes L & XL.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

 

1. Snow is getting in the glove and my hand gets wet and cold.

 

a. Suggest a knit wrist style to keep snow out, or perhaps a longer length glove.

 

2. Glove becomes too stiff when dried out after working in snow or getting really wet.

 

a. Suggest a pigskin glove which retains its pliability even after being soaked. 

 

Welding Gloves

 

A. Features and Benefits

 

1. Different grades of leather provide varying degrees of protection.

2. Kevlar stitched styles prevent seams from splitting due to heat or contact with open flame.

3. Cotton lining provides user with additional comfort.

4. Foam lining provides user with comfort and creates an air pocket for additional heat protection.

5. All welding gloves are fully welted for extended wear.

6. Different colors denote different grades of leather.

7. Unlined Mig Tig styles provide user with maximum dexterity.

 

B. Common Applications

 

1. Used in Welding and heat applications.

2. Mig Tigs used in Mig and Tig welding applications and other general applications requiring light heat protection and superior dexterity.

3. Foundry gloves used in foundries near open flame where high heat protection is necessary.

 

C. Availabilities

 

1. Economy series are available in gray, black, and brown, and russet color, all with one-piece backs.

2. Shoulder grade series available in gray and brown with Kevlar stitched seams.

3. Select shoulder grade available in blue and russet and have cotton linings and reinforced

thumbs.

4. Side split series come with cotton foam lining and reinforced thumbs.

5. Mig tig styles are available in cowhide, pigskin, and goatskin versions. All Mig Tigs are available in sizes S-XL.

 

D. Common objections and suggested responses

 

1. Welding gloves are splitting at the seams.

 

a. Evaluate whether style they are using is Kevlar stitched. Just because it has yellow thread doesn’t mean it’s Kevlar. If it isn’t- suggest a Kevlar stitched version.

 

2. Gloves are holding up, but it often becomes uncomfortably hot.

 

a. Suggest a foam lined version. Cotton foam lining creates an air pocket providing better heat protection.

 

3. I’m spending too much money on welding gloves.

 

a. Evaluate why. If glove is holding up but is getting thrown away because of shift end or because it’s dirty, suggest a lower cost alternative or a different color that will hide the dirt better.

 

b. If gloves are wearing out, suggest they upgrade to a model that will cost a bit more initially, but will hold up longer and end up being a better value.

 

4. Gloves are too stiff- not flexible enough.

 

a. Suggest they upgrade to a thinner style, perhaps a pigskin or goatskin Mig-Tig. Also, higher quality leathers usually provide better dexterity.