Ironclad Performance Wear, a Brighton-Best (BBI) company and pioneer in the hand-safety industry, announced that it was recently awarded the Occupational Health & Safety‘s new product-of-the year award for two new gloves.
“We are proud to receive the award in the “hand-protection, impact-resistant” category for the new Command Series A2 PU IMPACT (KCI2PU) and in the “cut-resistant” category for the world’s first NFPA 2112 flash-fire rated glove (HW6XFR),” states a company press release.
The KCI2PU successfully delivers the dexterity required for high-precision tasks such as calibration, testing, and equipment repair. The polyurethane palm ensures a superior grip in dry, wet, and oily conditions, as well as guaranteed touchscreen functionality. The full-coverage TPRs also provides impact and pinch protection, preserving the finger dexterity essential for intricate tasks.
The Heatworx Heavy Duty FR glove is the first NFPA 2112:2018 certified glove in the world. The glove is constructed using materials and components that will not ignite, melt, or drip when exposed to fire within the testing parameters of NFPA 2112:2018.
In addition to the flame resistance, this glove uses a one-piece molded silicone palm with Hotshield Technology, allowing for a wearer to handle 600° F objects for extended periods of time. It’s rated at ANSI Level 5 Conductive Heat Resistance (ASTM F1060- 08).
Designed in partnership with DuPont, the HW6XFR is an advanced glove, making it the first NFPA 2112 certified glove in the safety market. Workers in hazardous locations who are at risk for lethal flash fire exposure are required to wear FR garments certified to NFPA 2112:2018 for protection.
Up until now, there was no other option for flash-fire certified hand protection. The HW6XFR features a molded silicone rubber palm, and a shell made with 100% DuPont Kevlar. Silicone-laminated Kevlar is used on the finger sidewalls, knuckles, and cuffs to create a cut and flame-resistant barrier.
Traditional heat and flame-resistant gloves are bulky and typically rely on a thick insulation to limit thermal conductivity. The HW6XFR glove uses a much thinner silicone construction that provides higher dexterity.