Safety equipment specialist uvex has launched its new uvex phynomic safety glove range, which is said to boast three dimensions “absolute purity; perfect fit, and optimum functionality”.

The new uvex pure standard is claimed to be establishing new benchmarks in the purity of safety gloves, ­guaranteeing to protect the health of the wearer and any materials with which the glove comes into contact. The uvex pure standard takes the Okeo-Tex Standard 100 (an international testing and certification system for textiles) further by dermatologically testing the complete glove with 32 of the most allergically susceptible human ­subjects together with an independent institute, to confirm the excellent skin compatibility of the product.

In addition, the uvex phynomic M1 FOAM model is approved for use in the food industry. The range leaves no impression on sensitive surfaces and is silicone-free according to imprint testing requirements.

Secondly, the phynomic safety glove is said to fit like a second skin. This, together with uvex’s 3D ergo technology, allows for precision and a natural dexterity, while maintaining complete freedom of movement, especially when the work involves delicate or fine components.

At the heart of the 3D ergo technology is a combination of a 15-gauge fine-knit polyamide and elastane liner complemented by a new, elastic, aqua polymer coating. The basis for a perfect fit is created by the special, anatomically formed, 3D ergo hand shape.

Thirdly the innovative aqua polymer coating gives the uvex phynomic range excellent grip in both wet and dry conditions. When working in dry, wet or oily environments, the thin and robust aqua polymer coating guarantees optimum functionality and safe working, as well as high durability.

The 80 per cent aqua polymer coating of the blue uvex phynomic M1 WET makes it suitable for wet and oily environments where water and emulsions drip off, but oil is absorbed still allowing the wearer to achieve excellent grip. The 50 per cent aqua polymer coating of the white uvex phynomic M1 FOAM is the best choice for dry and very light oil applications. Both models ­conform to the most rigorous uvex climazone standard criteria ­concerning breathability and hand climate control.

Graham Abbott, sales director of uvex-safety UK, says: “The new uvex phynomic safety glove is a major step ­forward in hand protection and is already setting a new standard among knitted safety gloves for precision work.”


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