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3 Apr 14

Ergodyne Announces New Fire & Rescue Glove With Bloodborne Pathogen Protection

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St. Paul, Minn. (April 3, 2014) – Ergodyne has announced today the expansion of their ProFlex® Glove Line to include the ProFlex® 730OD Performance Fire & Rescue Gloves with OutDry® Bloodborne Pathogen Protection. This revolutionary glove utilizes an OutDry® bonded membrane – eliminating the need for an insert and providing protection from water and disease carrying bloodborne pathogens.

“For the past two years, Ergodyne has been the go-to for OutDry® waterproof winter gloves in the safety industry,” said Andy Olson, senior product manager. “After extensive research and testing, we’re excited to expand the use of the OutDry® bonded membrane technology to benefit and protect fire & rescue workers.”

The 730OD with OutDry® is 3rd party tested to ASTM 1670, the standard for synthetic blood penetration, and the membrane passes the ASTM 1671 test for surrogate microbe penetration from harmful disease-causing pathogens. OutDry® technology not only protects workers from harmful fluids, it also provides better dexterity and flexibility while working. And because it’s bonded – not an insert – it will never pull out of the glove. The Armortex® reinforcement zones on the fingers and palm as well as Kevlar® stitching and EVA foam padding on the knuckles work together to provide first-level protection in any situation.

“We are extremely excited to be a partner of such innovation,” said Luca Morlacchi, CEO of OutDry® Technologies srl. “Industrial workers and consumers respect Ergodyne for their commitment to highly technical products that perform in all conditions. With the utilization of OutDry® , wearers gain even more protection and performance.”

Ideal for extrication applications and those who need protection from bloodborne pathogens, the new ProFlex® 730OD Performance Fire & Rescue Gloves with OutDry® are available now at all authorized Ergodyne distributors. For more information or to find out where to buy, visit, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features:

  • Waterproof gloves with OutDry® also pass ASTM 1670 penetration test
  • OutDry® membrane passes ASTM 1671 microbe penetration test
  • Ultra-thin CoolPass comfort lining
  • Armortex® reinforcements on palm, fingers and thumb saddle
  • Durable synthetic leather on fingers, thumb and palm
  • Double-needle Kevlar® stitching
  • PVC-reinforced fingertip gripping zones
  • Stretch spandex shell for comfort and fit
  • EVA knuckle pad with reflective pattern
  • EVA palm padding to dampen shock, impact
  • Hi-vis lime for hand visibility

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.