A multi-national manufacturing company recently contacted us to enquire about
protective gloves for a particular aspect of their manufacturing process. This process
requires blades to be cleaned with a hazardous solvent called
First and foremost a glove was needed that would provide full chemical protection
against the solvent (i.e. a chemical resistant Nitrile glove). Secondly, the glove
would need to provide a high level of cut resistance in order to protect against the
blades being handled.
The quickest solution would be to wear a cut resistant glove as a liner to a full
nitrile glove, however this is less than perfect as it often results in a significant
loss of dexterity and comfort. It also opens up the possibility that employees may
forget to (or choose not to) wear both gloves.
Dipped gloves that offer high cut- and chemical- resistance have existed for a
while now (indeed Bennett Safetywear have long been a supplier of them), however the
large majority of these dipped gloves have fabric backs and so offer minimal or no back
of hand protection against chemical hazards.
Bennett Safetywear’s R&D team were tasked with
developing a lightweight, dextrous and cost effective glove that would provide a one-stop,
solution to all the hazards involved. The Aggressor was born out of these considerations
and as such it is yet another innovative addition to the market from Bennett Safetywear Ltd.
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