AceGrip®-Lite Glove BLACK/RED
A tough, general purpose glove suitable for an extensive variety of applications. A premium black crinkle latex coating gives excellent grip and durability. The seamless 13 gauge red knitted polyester liner is lightweight, soft and extremely comfortable for the wearer over prolonged periods of use.
General Purpose, Waste & Recycling, Building & Construction, Logistics & Warehousing, Agriculture, Utilities.
Superior Grip, Light Weight, Colour Coded.
Latex Coating, Palm Coated.
Refuse collection, horticulture, utilities, local authorities, construction, assembly, general handling.
EN388: 2016 Explained
Gloves when tested to the new standard will show on them (and their outer packaging) the EN388: 2016 rating.
Lookout for the EN388 2016 shield shaped symbol - underneath you will find 4 numbers followed by 1 to 2 letters - for example you should see markings like 3453E (Please note a few gloves may also show a P at the end of the digits).
What those numbers and letters mean...
1st [number]: Abrasion Resistance - based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the tested sample - 0 (lowest) 4 (highest).
2nd [number]: Coupe method circular blade cut resistance (the old test method) - based on the number of cycles to cut through the tested sample - 0 (lowest) 5 (highest)
3rd [number]: Tear resistance - based on the amount of force required to tear the tested sample - 0 (lowest) 4 (highest)
4th [number]: Puncture Resistance - based upon the amount of force required to pierce the tested sample with a standard sized point - 0 (lowest) 4 (highest)
5th [letter]: Straight blade cut test (the new test method) - using the new TDM ISO13997 testing method - based on the average load required to achieve a cut using a straight blade - A (lowest) F (highest) -
6th [letter]: Impact test - This is an optional test and will only be shown on certain types of gloves - Gloves will be marked with a P as the last letter of the markings.
Please note that not all gloves in circulation will show the markings for the new standard - manufacturers and distributors stocks will take some time to clear through.
The new cut test method gives you a much better idea of how the glove will perform in the real world. It's worth noting that many gloves that were tested cut level 5 to the old standard (so the highest possible score) were when tested to the new standard given scores of C to D (so a good cut rating but not the best) thus highlighting the need for the new cut test method.
A range of cut level E and F gloves are available.
Note: Some manufacturers where the gloves primary role is not cut resistance have opted to not have their gloves tested to the new cut standard - if this is the case then an "X" will be shown.