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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Updated EN 388 Standard for Protective Gloves



https://www.gloves-online.com/catalog/cut-resistant-gloves

The European Standard for Protective Gloves, EN 388, was updated on November 2, 2016 and is now in the process of being ratified by each member country. Glove manufacturers selling in Europe, have two years to comply with the new EN 388 2016 standard. Regardless of this allotted adjustment period, many leading manufacturers will immediately start using revised markings on gloves. Therefore, we thought it would be wise to provide this information now to help avoid any confusion. 

The good thing is that the new markings will include the old markings with the added two new testing results added at the end for the new TDM-100 Cut test and the new Impact Protection test. 

Unless someone can convince me otherwise, I have found that the old EN 388 standard and markings provided an excellent guide for our customers in the USA.  However, for the sake of proper technical information I have provided both markings as a guide. 

As far as impact protection (the last letter), it is a simple P for Passed; F for Failed; or X for Not Tested. 



Thursday, January 5, 2017

GO Gloves purchases totally secure



https://www.gloves-online.com/

Effective this week, all pages and links on GO Gloves have been completely encrypted with the new HTTPS protocol. This also includes our Industrial Glove web site. 

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

Although our web site has been encrypted for years, we have now converted to the new (HTTPS) standard which is becoming the new safe benchmark for the increase in mobile transactions. With this implementation you will now see a lock box on your browser link and this is something you want to look for on all web sites where you shop. 

We thank you for your support and your business and we look forward to a successful 2017.

Monday, December 19, 2016

FDA bans powdered medical gloves



http://www.gloves-online.com/catalog/disposable-gloves

The FDA has determined that powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. 

Consequently, the FDA is banning these devices. 

I noticed that the rule was proposed back in March but it was officially ruled on today and becomes effective on January 18, 2017. 

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

GO Standard (CP-100) Cotton Gloves Sizing in Dimensions



http://www.gloves-online.com/cotton-parade-gloves-standard
As many already know, the GO Standard Cotton Parade gloves are our most popular white cotton gloves for their high quality, simplicity, and low price. Additionally, we make them in many sizes from toddler children ages (0-3) to Men’s XXL. 

Often customers call about sizing questions. To address this issue, we made a chart to help assist in determining which size is best for you. We also added the chart to the product listing to make it more convenient for you. 






Monday, December 5, 2016

Cell Phone Gloves vs.Touchscreen Gloves



Is there a difference? The answer is a simple NO! 



Frankly speaking, they are the same type of glove. However, on our web site we have two category listings. One for Cell Phone Gloves; and one for Touch Screen Gloves. This simply reflects how long we’ve been around and how long we’ve been selling Cell Phone Gloves. 

You see, when we initially introduced Cell Phone Gloves to you back in 2008, there was no such thing as a Touch Screen cell phone. Hence the category name Cell Phone Gloves. These gloves were convertible type gloves where you could remove the fingertip to touch the buttons on the phone. Actually, these are still very popular today. 

Then, and shortly afterwards, along came the Touch Screen cell phone and that lead to the introduction of the conductive fibers and polymers commonly found in the Touch Screen Gloves. This allowed new types of Touch Screen Gloves such as leather gloves and even some coated work gloves. 

So, and in conclusion, if you are searching our web site, the same gloves are included in each category so don’t be confused. It’s actually helps your preferred search engine when you find us. 

In that effort, we’ll keep our two categories just in case.