The coating thickness makes a difference in the amount of protection a glove provides. Therefore, it is essential to consider the thickness of the coating layer when deciding on the type of coated seamless work gloves.
All varieties of coated seamless work gloves, in general, deliver protections by creating a barrier. They can shield your skin against mild chemical exposure, abrasions, and cuts. The thicker the coating, the higher the resistance to more potent hazards.
The gloves are dipped several times to increase the thickness of the layers. Thicker gloves are appropriate for manufacturing and assembly, automotive settings, and warehouses because they are incredibly durable and allow for superb precision handling.
Coated seamless gloves come in a variety of coatings. Five standard coatings for Liberty Glove and Safety include Nitrile, Latex, Polyurethane (or PU), PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), and Neoprene coating. Each coating offers its own benefits.
|Nitrile, Foam Nitrile and Sandy/Micro Foam Nitrile||Nitrile-coated seamless gloves are a prevalent choice because they are durable and ideal for general-purpose work. As a material, Nitrile stands up well against tears and abrasions, and withstands significant temperature differences. Foam Nitrile coated seamless gloves are best used in wet or oily conditions because the coating works like a sponge and keeps the surface dry. This makes gripping with the gloves on a lot easier. Sandy Nitrile is known for its abrasion and higher resistance. It offers a tighter fit than other nitrile coatings. It works well in wet and oily environments. Micro Foam Nitrile have a somewhat tacky finish and offer good breathability and flexibility.||Parts Assembly
|Latex and Sandy Latex||Latex-coated gloves offer a fantastic grip and are often preferred over Nitrile when gripping in both wet and dry conditions is essential. Sandy latex provides a superior grip in wet or dry applications because of the grit. Outside workers appreciate how easy these gloves make grabbing bricks or hauling other building materials.||Parts Assembly
Masonry and Tile
|Polyurethane||Polyurethane, commonly called PU, is used to increase puncture protection with only a thin coating. Though less durable than other coated seamless gloves, they offer a greater dexterity and grip because of the thinness of the PU coats. In addition, you can count on PU to enhance the grip without being sticky, too, while providing good resistance to oils and some chemicals.||Material Assembly
|PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)||PVC-coated seamless gloves work well with adhesives and resist abrasions. Most adhesives do not stick to a glove’s surface with PVC, so they’re often used in an application where applying a sealant is necessary. In addition, PVC performs well in the cold and has a certain amount of abrasion resistance.||Construction
Handling Oily Materials
|Neoprene||Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that has good chemical stability and good heat-resistant properties. Therefore, it resists oil and has exceptional dry, wet, and oily grip but has low abrasion resistance. As a result, it is often used for chemical-resistant and self-extinguishing applications.||Handling Oily Materials
Shipping and Receiving
Because of the excellent level of protection and comfort that coated seamless gloves provide, you’ll find them used in a wide variety of industries including but not limited to:
|Mechanics||Construction||Factory work||Delivery work|
|General assembly||Automotive||Warehousing||Packaging assembly|
By adding layers of protection to knit gloves, coated seamless gloves are affordable and have grown in popularity across most industries. They can noticeably improve your grip in slippery conditions and are a versatile alternative to more expensive safety gloves.
Coated seamless gloves are suited for handling small parts and work well in general-purpose situations. Depending on the coating, you’ll have better agility, increased durability, and a certain amount of abrasion/cut resistance.
The knitted glove shells are dipped into the coatings and are available as:
- Fully-Coated (entire hand including the lower wrist)
- 3/4th Back (palm, fingers, and knuckles) -same as above
- Palm Coated – (full palm and tips of fingers)
Glove coatings are available in different colors, including hi-vis and various grips such as flat, crinkle, or rough textured finishes. Palm-coated gloves provide the same comfort as knits, but the introduction of palm coatings has made industrial work gloves more versatile.