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Polyco’s Top 10 Gloves for Workers in Warehousing, Transport and Logistics

06 March 2013

Polyco, the UK’s market leader in designing, developing and supplying high quality hand protection to the industrial, consumer and medical sectors has released its list of top 10 gloves suitable for workers in warehousing, transport and logistics.

Polyco, the UK’s market leader in designing, developing and supplying high quality hand protection to the industrial, consumer and medical sectors has released its list of top 10 gloves suitable for workers in warehousing, transport and logistics.
  1. The new Mad Grip® by Polyco to receive top billing at IMHX 2013

    Polyco’s latest hand protection the Mad Grip® features evolutionary injection moulded protection zones with thermoplastic rubber tread surface, which gives this glove incredible grip and outstanding resistance to abrasion. Made up of a combination of plastic and rubber, the thermoplastic rubber coating has the abrasion resistance of plastic combined with the elasticity of rubber. This, coupled with its excellent comfort and dexterity, combines to make the Mad Grip® a truly evolutionary glove. A general handling glove that is suitable for a variety of tasks, the Polyco Mad Grip® features a breathable seamless liner made from a combination of cotton, nylon and spandex, which provides a comfortable fit. The pre-curved palm and finger construction avoids bunching and conforms to the natural shape of hand. Mad Grip® sizes range from 8-10.

  2. Capilex™ - Getting a grip has never been so comfortable

    Capilex™ from Polyco is an extremely comfortable nylon glove with a patented, multi-layered nitrile foam coating that offers excellent wet and dry grip, and restricts oil penetration. The breathable seamless knitted liner is very soft making the Capilex™ extremely comfortable, enabling prolonged use without causing hand fatigue. The liner also has an elasticated wrist designed to give a snug and secure fit. In addition to the excellent grip and abrasion resistance, the multi-layered nitrile foam is flexible and soft enough to allow for fingertip sensitivity making it possible for use in tactile operations. The Capilex™ is the comfortable choice of general handling glove when safe and secure handling is needed. Capilex™ sizes range from 7-10.

  3. Dyflex® - A lightweight glove with heavyweight protection

    Dyflex® from Polyco is a lightweight, dextrous glove offering exceptional cut, abrasion and tear resistance. The seamless knitted liner made with Dyneema® technology provides excellent protection, yet still offers an exceptional level of comfort. The glove has been designed to be close fitting and is anatomically shaped making it extremely flexible, thereby reducing irritation and hand fatigue when worn for long periods of time. The polyurethane palm coating provides additional protection and guarantees an assured grip in wet and dry conditions, whilst the back of the glove has been left uncoated to allow the hands to breathe and stay cool. The elasticated knit wrist keeps the glove in place and also prevents any dust and debris from entering. Dyflex® sizes range from 6-10. This lightweight glove is available in white or grey.

  4. Dyflex® Ultra - Abrasion, cut and tear resistant.

    Dyflex® Ultra from Polyco is a high performance seamless knitted glove with outstanding cut resistance and dexterity. The liner is made with Dyneema® technology which provides maximum cut resistance, yet does not compromise on comfort as it allows for movement and breathability. The polyurethane coating provides outstanding protection against abrasion and tear, and boasts an excellent grip in wet and dry conditions. It is close fitting and anatomically shaped making it extremely flexible therefore reducing hand fatigue in prolonged use. This excellent combination of qualities make the Dyflex® Ultra an ideal choice for a diverse range of applications. Dyflex® Ultra sizes range from 7-11.

  5. Freezemaster - Keeping warm and dry has never been so comfortable

    Freezemaster® II from Polyco is a premium quality leather glove, which is exceptionally comfortable whilst keeping you protected, warm and dry. The glove provides insulation by way of a fleecy lining, keeping hands warm and comfortable. The glove also boasts a waterproof membrane helping to retain heat and resist water, making it perfect for applications being carried out in cold and wet conditions. Spandex on the back of the hand ensures greater flexibility and comfort in extended use, and the reflective piping improves visibility and therefore increases the safety of the wearer. The elasticated wrist holds the glove in place and provides a snug fit. The Freezemaster® is also available with an extra long cuff for additional warmth and protection. Offering good abrasion and puncture resistance, this versatile glove is the perfect choice for a number of environments. Freezemaster sizes range from 6-11 with a standard cuff and sizes 7-11 in a long cuff.

  6. Grip It® Foam - Extremely dextrous and flexible with superb grip

    Grip It® Foam from Polyco is an extremely comfortable nylon liner with a light porous foamed nitrile coating that provides excellent grip and has high abrasion resistance. Snug fitting to give maximum dexterity, the seamless knitted liner is extremely flexible and comfortable to wear. The back of the hand has been left uncoated to provide ventilation keeping the hands cool by allowing them to breathe, it also has an elasticated knit wrist to ensure the glove fits securely. As well as providing excellent dry grip, the foamed nitrile coating channels oils and liquids away from the glove surface providing superb wet grip. This makes the Grip It® Foam an excellent choice of general handling glove when safe and secure handling is required. Grip® It Foam sizes range : from 6-10.

  7. Grip It® SL - Outstanding dexterity, flexibilty and excellent dry grip

    The Grip It® SL from Polyco is an extremely comfortable nylon glove with a sponge latex palm coating that provides excellent dry grip. Snug fitting to give maximum dexterity, the seamless knitted liner is extremely flexible and comfortable to wear. The back of the hand has been left uncoated to provide ventilation keeping the hands cool and dry, it,also has an elasticated wrist to further enhance the fit and ensure that the glove fits securely. The sponge latex coating covering the palm and fingers provides excellent dry grip and is very soft, making it extremely flexible therefore reducing hand fatigue in prolonged use. The Grip It® SL is the comfortable choice of general handling glove when safe and secure handling is needed. Grip It® SL sizes range from 7-11.

  8. Matrix® C3 - Cutting the cost of cutting edge protection

    Matrix® C3 from Polyco is a seamless cut resistant liner with a polyurethane palm coating, offering outstanding fit and dexterity as well as Cut Level 3 protection. The Matrix® C3’s combination of high abrasion and tear resistance is enhanced by its good cut resistant performance. The seamless shell made from a high spec yarn with Lycra, is designed for a snug fit giving the user superior dexterity. The palm has a polyurethane coating providing excellent grip which performs well in wet and dry conditions. These properties and its competitive price make the Matrix® C3 the ideal choice for use in several applications. Matrix® C3 sizes range from 7-11.

  9. Reflex® Hydro - top quality glove keeping you safe, warm and dry

    Reflex® Hydro from Polyco is a thermal lined latex coated glove, perfect for wet and cold conditions. The Reflex® brand is synonymous with quality and high performance, and the Reflex® Hydro is no exception. The three-quarter crinkle latex coating is flexible and designed to give maximum grip in wet conditions, providing the user with assured handling at all times. The glove provides excellent tear resistance and good abrasion, cut and puncture resistance, making it extremely durable and long lasting. The thermal lining offers exceptional warmth and comfort, which together with the anatomical shape enables prolonged wear with minimal hand fatigue. This glove is so comfortable you will not want to take it off. Reflex® Hydro sizes range from 8-10.

  10. Not a glove but a Hand Protection Assessment Survey

    Hand protection is a vital form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a number of different industries including waste and recycling, construction and manufacturing where workers can be exposed to sharp or abrasive materials or dangerous and toxic substances. However, due to the vast choice of hand protection available today and the progression of technically advanced products coupled with an increasing amount of cheaper and often inferior counterfeit and illegal product, selecting the most appropriate glove is a potential minefield.

    To combat these issues and to help with the selection of the right hand protection for the taskPolyco is launching a new, best practice initiative with a comprehensive Hand Protection Assessment Survey. The survey will help navigate the sea of choice and bypass inferior counterfeit and unregulated products making sure that the right protection is being selected within organisations and ensuring they are fit for purpose.

    The Polyco Hand Protection Assessment Survey offers:

    • A documented process that will support risk assessment procedures
    • Identification of areas where improvements can be made financially and adhere to best practice procedures
    • A review of existing hand protection policies and an audit of requirements
    • Professional industry expertise and advice
    • A safeguard against expensive injury claims and time lost due to workplace injury
    • A comprehensive report, highlighting the most appropriate specifications of hand and arm protection

    Mark Mastrangelo, Marketing Manager at Polyco explains: "Polyco has been designing and manufacturing gloves since 1979 and so as the UK’s leading glove manufacturer, the company is in a very strong position to offer sound, quality advice and ensure that the outcome of the Hand Protection Assessment Survey is appropriate to each organisation".

    For further assistance on selecting the correct hand protection or to book a hand protection assessment consultation with Polyco, please visit: www.polyco.co.uk/hpas

 
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