Oil, Grip and Cut & Abrasion Resistance Can Coexist
Manufacturer of axles for large trucks. Typical eighteen wheeler.
More than 200 employees at this one location.
Application and Issues:
Inserting large bushings into axles. Bushing is approximately 10” x 6” and weight five pounds. And, they are round and completely saturated in a propriety lubricating oil.
This area has experienced laceration issues, with the last resulting in 8 stiches.
1) Kevlar lined driver glove – Oil saturated glove quickly. 2 + pair per day
2) Nitrile coated – Too slick and no dexterity
3) String knits – Economical but quickly saturated and no cut resistance
Introduced the MCR 9672APG. This glove offers cut resistance, oil resistance and a good grip. Abrasion resistance is an added benefit.
After the initial hour of evaluation the tester gave a ‘thumbs up’. While the glove was not completely free from slippage, the dexterity was a significant and acceptable improvement. Expectations of one pair per day usage.
This glove will become part of the solution for this company.
This does not factor a lost time injury of approximately $30,000
Injuries in this area are expected to drop 75%
- Excellent resistance to Abrasion
- Excellent dry and wet grip, reasonable oil grip
- Excellent oil, grease, glue and chemical resistance
- Provides physical performance properties (Dexterity, Touch, Elasticity / conforms to the hand) similar to Natural Rubber
- Excellent Oil Repellency