Ways of coating gloves. How can we coat inserts to protect a particular part of the hand?

How can we coat inserts to protect a particular part of the hand?

During the production of coated gloves, gloves are immersed in a vat with the substance up to the level, to which we want to obtain coating. However, first, the liner must be degreased and coated with substances that allow the liner to bind with the coating. This allows to avoid the coating disconnecting from the insert in whole sheets, which is often found, for example, in cheap nitrile gloves.

What are the types of glove coating?

  1. Coating only the fingertips – Provides the best breathability of the globe. This coating is used in gloves intended for precision operations, e.g. RS CONDUCTOR LEICHT.
  2. Palm coverage – provides protection to the inside of the hand, e.g. the RS Ultra Tec glove.
  3. ¾ – a coating that also covers the fingers, but without the top of the glove – allows the fingers to be submerged during work (e.g. the RS CITRIN glove)
  4. Complete coating to obtain complete tightness of the glove and the possibility of full immersion of the hand during work (e.g. the RS Opal 800, Topas Voll glove).

In turn, what structures can we get by subjecting gloves to further processing after coating?

  1. Smooth – without any additional treatment – the advantage of this coating is tightness, but a worse grip especially in wet environments and lack of breathability.
  2. ‘Crinkle’ – a sealed Surface, but wrinkled, which is achieved by the action of corrosive substances. This coating gives us a better grip, but no breathability. You need to pay attention to the diverse quality of these products – they often have a large admixture of other substances and are in the cheapest varieties.
  3. Sandblasted/sandy – the still warm glove is immersed in a substance that etches the surface making it fluff to provide it with grip properties. The advantages are breathability and a better grip. There are a lot of gloves and qualities of these products.
  4. Foam – It has a sponge structure and a greater thickness – but a lower density, it is less dense. Water passes through it much easily, but it provides good insulation and is softer. It may brittle. 
  5. Double coating – for the best sealing, some gloves are coated twice. Tightness and porosity are obtained while combining the advantages and disadvantages of both coatings.