St. Paul, Minn. (October 24, 2019) – Ergodyne announced the launch of their new ProFlex® Coated Series Work Gloves, introducing several first-of-their-kind innovations to a competitive – but sometimes hard to distinguish – product category in the process.
The expansion of the ProFlex® line of hand protection gives workers a range of ANSI-level cut resistance (A2, A3, A4), grip (for wet/oily or dry surfaces) and dexterity to satisfy the needs of those working in everything from small parts manufacturing to heavy construction.
“When creating these gloves, we wanted to design something truly unique using new yarn and grip technologies that were not available on the market until now,” said Aaron Skemp, Product Manager for Ergodyne. “Many coated work gloves are made with the same materials.”
Ergodyne's two exclusive grip technologies – DSX™ for dry conditions and WSX™ for wet/oily surfaces – feature multiple layers to protect hands while allowing air to flow for all-day breathability. The WSX™ dip also makes use of an anti-slip nitrile top layer to absorb and disperse liquids from the surface, providing a firm grip even when wet.
Ergodyne’s WSX™ dip was found to be superior when tested against other common dips on the market today. To test the grip performance, testers must pull straight down on a piece of metal covered in oil. The score is the force registered when the hand slips. The graph below shows the average score for five of the most common dips on the market.
Another industry first featured in the new coated glove line is TenaLux™ fabric – a special engineered polyester found on the cut-resistant ProFlex® model 7040 and 7041 gloves. The supremely breathable material provides ANSI level A4 cut protection without the irritating glass or steel fibers commonly used in other cut-resistant gloves. It’s also a supremely breathable fabric that feels cool to the touch, and is lighter weight than other A4 level cut-resistant gloves.
“We engineered these to be the most comfortable cut-resistant gloves possible. Workers aren’t going to want to wear their protective gear if it’s hot, uncomfortable or hinders their grip and dexterity. So we wanted to create something that feels great that they can wear all day long,” Skemp added.
The ProFlex® Coated Series is available now on Ergodyne’s website.
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 manage the elements, improve productivity and provide protection 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® Equipment Storage Systems, and CORE Performance Work Wear® and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.