The material and production process are crucial for how well a glove protects you. Every detail in a glove from TEGERA® is carefully thought out with respect to comfort, safety and ergonomics.
There are plenty of cheap imitations on the market that both feel and look credible. Our gloves are thoroughly tested and certified by independent institutions and in our own laboratory. That is why they deliver what they promise.
We have come a long way in our R&D, and can tailor gloves for many different functions, often in cooperation with our customers.
Many TEGERA® PRO gloves are made of Microthan® or Macrothan® – two synthetic materials which in many respects are superior to leather. These materials are thin and strong, making the gloves extremely durable, flexible and with good sensitivity. The flexibility of the material also allows a more advanced ergonomic design, contributing to safety and comfort. Microthan® and Macrothan® are only used in protective gloves from TEGERA®. In addition, they are chromium-free.
MICROTHAN® is flexible and very durable. The material's principal property is its excellent grip. Microthan® is a synthetic material comprising a layer of polyurethane with the reverse side of nylon tricot. The material is chromium-free.
MICROTHAN®+ has the same excellent properties as Microthan, but is thicker and has a grooved surface. This produces a material that is very strong and provides an excellent grip.
MACROTHAN® is ideally suited for both work gloves and assembly gloves. The material is also chromium-free and is a soft microfiber composed of nylon and polyurethane. Macrothan® is available in a range of thicknesses. The material is breathable, making them pleasant to work with, even for long periods of time.
MACROTHAN®+ is a very flexible material that breathes. It is ideally suited for work where very high demands are made on strength, fit and sensitivity.
VIBROTHAN® is a specially designed foam material that dampens vibrations.
IMPACTOTHAN® is a specially designed impact-absorbing material that distributes the shock over the entire hand.
AQUATHAN® is a material which gives off excessive heat and wicks away moisture from the body while preventing moisture from penetrating the material. The material is wind- and waterproof.
Leather is strong, mouldable and flexible. It even adapts to temperature fluctuations. All leather gloves from TEGERA® are made from selected, carefully tanned leathers for the maximum possible durability and flexibility. We also supply chromium-free gloves.
SPLIT AND GRAIN – WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Skins have different qualities based on which part of the animal they come from. The back and shoulders provide particularly strong leather, while the sides yield a softer type. Before processing, the skin is split into two layers. The upper layer is called the grain or nappa, the inner layer is called the split.
NAPPA is durable, soft and pliant. That is why it is a particularly suitable material for assembly gloves, for example, where sensitivity and comfort are paramount.
SPLIT LEATHER has a rougher surface than nappa. It comes in a range of thicknesses and is also heat-resistant. Split leather is therefore suitable for work gloves where good grip is required for more rugged applications. It is often used in welding gloves because it insulates and is pliant despite its thickness.
WHICH LEATHER SUITS YOU BEST?
Pigskin, cattle or goat – leathers with different properties
COW LEATHER is very durable and tough. A glove made of thick, split cow leather is also an excellent option for handling hot objects.
GOAT LEATHER is thin, pliable and durable. A glove made of goatskin is therefore well suited to demanding tasks and work where sensitivity is important – the glove moulds to your hand.
PIGSKIN LEATHER is ideal for general use. This material breathes and becomes smoother and softer the more the glove is used.
OXHIDE GRAIN LEATHER from specially selected skins is generally of a higher quality than cowhide. An oxhide grain leather glove is therefore a good choice for both light and heavy duties.
Textile materials are common in mittens and for the top sides of leather gloves. Although a fabric or textile glove is rarely exposed to the same kinds of stresses and strains as a leather work glove, choosing this kind of material is often important for both safety and comfort. Textiles used in gloves can be made of both natural and synthetic fibres.
- High comfort
- Good strength
- Low elasticity
- Good moisture absorption
- Tendency to shrink
- Burns like paper/cellulose (burns well)
SYNTHETIC FIBRE PROPERTIES
- Available in many different variants
- High strength
- High elasticity
- Good dyeing properties
- High crease resistance
- Poor moisture absorption
- Can easily become electrostatically charged
- Tendency to pill increases when mixed with other fibres
- Burns relatively poorly but may melt
COTTON is a common material used for gloves and for the top sides of leather gloves. May be woven or knitted (tricot). Cotton is often adequate in a glove for light duties.
POLYESTER is a strong, elastic and a shrink-free synthetic fibre that does not absorb moisture. Polyester is a common material and found in many different variants. Good strength, good abrasion resistance, highly resistant to light.
ACRYLIC is a synthetic fibre that can retain air, which gives the material good thermal insulating properties. Acrylic is often used as an alternative to wool in linings. Very high resistance to light, heat-sensitive. Soft feel, similar to wool, moderate abrasion resistance.
NYLON is a synthetic fibre that is very strong, pliable and elastic. Poor ability to absorb moisture
PARA-ARMIDS, also referred to as 'aromatic polyamides', are approximately four times stronger than regular polyamides. The material is highly heat-resistant and is flame-resistant. A well-known brand is DuPont™ Kevlar®.
VISCOSE is a man-made fibre manufactured from wood cellulose. It has similar properties to cotton: high moisture absorption, soft and comfortable to wear. There are many different types of viscose, depending on production process: Viscose, Modal and Lyocell.
Modal is a type of viscose fibre that has better properties than conventional viscose. Among other things, it is stronger and has better wet strength.
UHMWPE/HPPE – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene/High Performance Polyethylene is a very strong and lightweight polyethylene fibre that can be used in cut-resistant gloves for example.
POLYURETHANE is an extremely hard-wearing synthetic material. Polyurethane protects against both dirt and oil.
NITRILE RUBBER (NBR) is a rubber material with high resistance to abrasion and good barrier properties against oil and grease.
LATEX/NATURAL RUBBER (NR) has high elasticity which is retained even at low temperatures. Good grip.
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC or VINYL) is suitable for working in wet and rugged conditions.