It’s safe to say that work gloves and technology go hand in hand. Looking back at the past 10-15 years, work gloves were focused on function and provided very little user benefits. For instance, leather gloves were designed only with animal hide, and cotton gloves were designed strictly with cotton fibers and fabric. Fast forward to today, and the words “engineered” and “designed” are essential in describing today’s work gloves.
As the complexity and multi-job functions in the workforce increase, the idea of creating proprietary blends of fabrics and combining synthetic leathers, is now more of a requirement than an option. Glove manufacturers are becoming more in tune to multi-purpose or utility gloves. The work force is demanding more and Forney Industries is listening. It’s not uncommon to find a glove designed to serve several job functions. For example, adding thermal plastic rubber (TPR) patches on top of string knit and leather gloves is a growing trend. When a consumer wears a glove for the duration of their work day, that’s a key sign we’ve succeeded. This proves that the glove is highly functional and comfortable.
Staying on the cutting edge of technology has become paramount to being a viable solution to our customer’s needs. One such example is our ForneyHide™ Utility Multi-Task Cut & Impact Resistant Glove. The name alone screams “multiple functions.” This glove was engineered with a contoured blend of high visibility, cut resistant fibers on the palm, TPR pinch and crush protection in key contact areas, and Neoprene slip on cuff that provides comfort for easy on and off donning of the gloves. This is the perfect glove for a mechanic, contractor or steel worker.
Todd Romero, Senior Product Line Manager for Safety, Forney Industries
This post was originally published March 29, 2017.