Guide to Gloves

Guide to Gloves

A lot more goes into a glove than just your hand. And picking the proper gloves is considerably more difficult than figuring out which one is the left and which is the right.

Just some of what must be taken into account includes:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Cut resistance
  • Puncture resistance
  • Impact protection
  • Heat/cold protection
  • Impact protection
  • Insulation
  • Lining
  • Color
  • Contamination potential
  • Softness/comfort
  • Dexterity
  • Flame resistance
  • Breathability
  • Chemical protection
  • User allergic reactions
  • Food handling certification


And that’s just for starters. Other factors that must be weighed include: ease of laundering, sizes and fit, price, value, materials, application and durability.

Then, to really make the world complicated, there is the whole issue of brand name.

Take courage, however. There might be a solution that is easier than you might expect: IBT Safety.

Your IBT Safety Team has a wealth of experience in helping find just the right solutions to customers’ glove problems. They have covered hands in a full range of industries with great success. The questions that need to be answered are many, but IBT Safety has been down these roads before.

The Team also represents a variety of glove suppliers and the advice and recommendations they give will be based on protecting your workers’ hands and your organization’s safety records.
Best Glove: The Name Says It All

Best Manufacturing made its name serving the needs of industrial workers across the country and around the world. The company has pioneered many breakthroughs in hand protection, including Nitty Gritty, the world’s first wrinkled-finished work glove, and Black Knight, the industry’s best selling glove. The Company’s design and technical expertise have helped Best remain a competitive domestic glove manufacturer in an era of growing outsourcing and overseas production.

From its new Viton II and BLUE CHIP gloves to the introduction of CleaN-DEX, Best covers every hand protection application facing the industrial worker today. Whether it’s barrier protection from chemicals, cut and abrasion resistance to metal or high-end product protection, Best has the right glove for the right job. That’s due in large part to its new product development. By focusing on the worker’s environment and specific hand protection needs, Best is able to bring to market products that help make the job site a safer place.

IBT Safety will be happy to work with you to choose the best Best Glove for your specific job requirements, whether you need cut resistance, chemical protection, high temperature protection or have some other specialized application.

Memphis Glove: Single Source

Memphis Glove has been protecting hands of the world since 1975. They are the perfect fit for hand protection needs. Memphis has craftsmanship, quality control and consistency to provide the best safety protection for working hands.

Memphis, through IBT Safety, offers one of the most extensive product lines in the hand protection industry. It is a full line of leather, cotton, string knits, supported, and unsupported styles, manufactured with quality

A person’s hand is vulnerable to all types of risks, and those risks vary with the specific application. By clearly defining the work environment, IBT Safety and Memphis Glove can more accurately recommend the proper glove for your needs from their 1000 plus styles.

Contact your IBT Safety representative to get full details and product offerings.

Summit Gloves: The Working Hand’s Choice

Summit Glove specializes in industrial gloves and medical grade latex and vinyl examination gloves.

Summit Glove Inc. was established in 1998 to supply “high quality gloves for America’s workforce”. Summit produces top quality gloves for many applications including emergency medical services, emergency response, industrial, medical, manufacturing and food processing.

Glove Impact on Hand Function
One important area of glove performance is the glove effect on hand function. The protection provided by gloves against specific hazards typically involves some tradeoff with hand comfort and functionality. These properties are generally subjective and will depend on the perception of the wearer, the type of work being performed, the environmental conditions, and the length of the wearing period.




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