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How Tegera's touchscreen gloves work

Have you ever wondered about how touchscreen gloves works? If yes, keep reading...

In order to get a touchscreen function on gloves, the glove needs to have conductive material that mimics the skin's own conductivity.

The capacitive screen, which most smartphones have today, must be able to sense a change in charge ratio when touched. When you press your finger or the conductive material of the glove on the screen, the electrons in the electrostatic field present in the screens are affected and this effect generates a button press.

In a knitted glove, this touchscreen function can be incorporated in different ways. E.g. by adding conductive material in dipping and/or knitting with conductive fibers in the glove's fingers.


Touchscreen funtionality for leather and synthetic gloves

When it comes to sewn gloves in leather or synthetic, there are a few other methods to get touchscreen functionality.

For leather gloves, we get the touchscreen function mainly in the coloring of the leather, so we add conductive material into the leather. Since the conductive material only needs to be on the surface of the glove, it is entirely possible to add touchscreen functionality to winter-lined gloves. E.g. TEGERA 7798.

For sewn synthetic gloves, the conductive material is usually added to the coating. E.g. TEGERA 520.

All touchscreen gloves

Click here to view all TEGERA gloves with touchscreen functionality. On the search page you can add filters that will help you find the perfect match for you.

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Touchscreen functionality does not mean that a glove is ESD approved!

It´s important to understand that touchscreen functionality on a glove does not mean that they are ESD or ATEX approved. For a glove to be ESD or ATEX approved, it´s required that the conductive material is continuous through all material layers, from the skin to the surface of the glove material.

go to the ESD and ATEX protective glove collection.