How to determine the grade of leather gloves?
According to the relevant safety standards of the European Union and Germany, the risk level of labor protection gloves is divided into three levels:
1. The glove risk of Level 1 risk is low. The manufacturer produces according to the basic requirements of EU regulations. If the test results are consistent with the regulations, the gloves are classified as Level 1 risk gloves if the risk level is not indicated.
2. The glove risk of Level 2 risk is moderate. Gloves with this risk level should be submitted for inspection and approved before use. Gloves or labels should be stamped with qualified identification, performance, and grade.
3. The glove risk of Level 3 risk is irreversible and can cause death, therefore it cannot be provided to consumers for use.
Leather gloves are the oldest type of gloves known to people, with a top layer of cowhide, goat skin, pig skin, and sheep skin. The gloves are made of these leather materials and are not easily damaged. Their long service life and fine processing make them comfortable to wear and precise to grip items. In addition, leather gloves also have the advantages of good heat resistance and insulation performance.
Top layer leather: The outermost layer of leather material, taken from the epidermis of leather, which does not require any mechanical processing or trimming.
The advantages of top layer gloves: agile operation, comfortable, and precise gripping performance.
Double skin: The inner layer of leather is obtained by cutting open or removing the outer layer of the leather.
Advantages of double-layer leather gloves: wear-resistant, suitable for dry and heavy physical labor. The types of genuine leather and its advantages
Cowhide: Cowhide layer: Most protective gloves use cowhide layer, mainly scraped from the ribs. Features: Soft, agile, comfortable, good wear resistance, tear resistance, and puncture resistance.
Cow double skin: Most gloves made of double skin are used for handling items and heat protection purposes. Usually, we choose to use the double skin on the back of the cow, with fewer options for the raised shoulder area. The double skin on the ribs is of poor quality and is rarely used. Features: The cost is lower than that of cowhide layer leather, and the wear resistance is excellent.
Goatskin: Single skin layer: Its ordinary thickness cannot pull out two layers of skin, and its advantage is that it is lighter than cowhide. Due to its original thickness, it is suitable for making gloves with good mechanical resistance. As the fibers are not cut off, its wear resistance and puncture resistance are enhanced. If mixed, it will have a better contact effect. Features: Soft, agile, good wear resistance, tear resistance, puncture resistance. Its wear resistance depends on the thickness of the leather, and the commonly used thickness is 1.1-1.3MM (with good mechanical properties) or 0.6-1.0MM (with good softness and dexterity).
Pig skin: The first and second layers of pig skin are mostly concentrated in Asian countries. Due to its poor mechanical resistance and poor dexterity after mixing, it is used as a glove for simple isolation effects. Features: Low price.
Lamb skin: Single layer skin: Due to its poor wear and tear resistance, it is usually only used for making ordinary gloves. The thickness of lamb skin is directly proportional to its dexterity, and the thinner it is, the more agile and comfortable it is to wear. Features: