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Not all glove decisions are solely price driven; many Safety Managers are focused on finding the right glove for the job. According to a 2013 study from TriComB2B in partnership with the University Of Dayton School Of Business Administration, price dominated just 55 percent of all purchasing decisions. Product features, benefits and brand are other attributes that come into play according to the study.

 


Safety Managers are also looking for gloves that are dexterous, coated for an enhanced grip, and made with materials that are inherently cut resistant in an effort to increase worker safety. While cut resistance is an obvious component of elevated protection, the other two aspects should not be overlooked. A glove that lacks dexterity may be removed to perform certain tasks, which removes the worker's protection. An enhanced grip makes it less likely something will slip out of, or through the worker's hands, which could cause a laceration. There are multiple variables to take into account for each job or task to ensure the overall protection meets workers' needs, as well as the demands of the work to be performed.

Advancements in Technology


You may be asking "But aren't these Cut Resistant gloves much more expensive than General Purpose gloves?" Until very recently, that was the case. 

 


However, advancements in manufacturing processes and engineered yarn technology, has allowed PIP to create its proprietary PolyKor™ Technology, which is shifting that paradigm. PolyKor™ Engineered Yarns optimize performance, function, and protection by blending select fibers to exceed industry standards. The ultimate objective has always been affordable cut resistant gloves for practically every application and now it can be provided for everyone, in every market. 

PolyKor™ Offers Enhanced Protection


Previously, construction workers were typically seen wearing those fabric/leather split palm gloves. Switching to coated seamless knits with engineered yarns, such as PolyKor™, enhances protection and allows workers to more securely hold power tools, handle sharp fasteners and sheet metal. Warehouse workers who often wear the economical General Purpose gloves can now feel more secure, even while handling those dangerous box cutters or razor sharp tape dispenser blades. The examples and opportunities are countless.


What's important though is that we change our perception of "General Protection" and how it's achieved. Advances in technology will continue to provide enhanced performance and cost efficiency solutions to this persistent issue.


View our entire line of G-Tek PolyKor gloves >

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