Heat protection gloves, or protective gloves against thermal risks, are always used when the hands need to be protected from scalds or burns. The respective requirements for heat protection gloves cover a wide range and enable safe handling of temperatures from 50 to well over 1,000 degrees Celsius. Many also provide good protection against other hazards, such as mechanical hazards.
Industrial safety gloves at Original MRUK® - certified according to EN 407
Heat protective gloves receive their certification based on the testing of six criteria: 1. resistance to burning, 2. resistance to contact heat, 3. resistance to convection heat, 4. resistance to radiant heat, 5. resistance to small splashes of molten metal, and 6. resistance to large splashes of molten metal. For the first four criteria, the increasing resistance is marked 0 to 3 or 4 ("0" stands for "test level 1" not reached, the highest value marks the strongest resistance). For resistance to molten metal, there are only the criteria 0 or 1, i.e. not resistant or resistant. If there is an X in the performance level under the pictogram, it means that one of the criteria was not tested or testing was not possible.
Heat-protective gloves are versatile
Heat-protective gloves are usually made of materials such as leather, aramid or loop fabrics and often have a high mechanical load capacity. Modern high-tech fabrics can be comparatively thin, thus offering more comfort, are softer and more snug, but can still often provide sufficient protection in the low heat range. Welding gloves - a special form of heat protection gloves - are usually made of strong leather and are therefore very resilient.
Heat protection gloves from SHOWA supplies Original MRUK®
Protective gloves against thermal stress, heat, fire and liquid metal of the SHOWA brand can be found at Original MRUK®. We will be happy to advise you.