Glove Hand Safety Technical Terms Defined

Blog | Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

Industry Definitions

Abrasion Resistance– The ability of a material to resist damage and wear caused by friction and rubbing contact with another material.

Cuff– Material at the end of a sleeve, normally covering the wrist. 

Chemical resistance polyurethane – Also known as P.U, is a highly chemical resistant thin coating.

Damp-Donning – The act of attempting to put on a glove with wet, moist or sweaty hands.

Dexterity / Dexterous – Skill and grace in performing a task, especially being skilful with the hands. 

Dermatitis – Inflammation of the skin.

Doffing – The practice of removing or taking off an item.

Donning – The practice of putting on an item.

Durability – The ability to last for a while without significant deterioration by resisting the effects of moderate use. Able to resist wear.

Elasticity – The ability for a form to return to its original state after deformation.

Gusset – An insert in a seam to provide expansion, reinforcement or strength. 

KOMODO– A brand name and logo that means these gloves are super tough, durable and agile.

Latex – Comes from rubber trees and can be used to make gloves.

Nitrile Nitrile gloves are made out of a synthetic reprocessed version of latex.

Sandy Grip – Strong tough textured grip that has a sand paper like feel. 

TGC – Is an acronym for The Glove Company.

Vinyl – A synthetic resin made from polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer, vinyl gloves are a cost effective solution.

Wicking Fibre – A textile fibre, acting to move moisture by capillary action from the inside of the surface.