HexArmor rescue glove debuted

Gloves are rated to ISEA level 5; company working toward getting NFPA certified

HexArmor, which makes protective gloves for heavy industry, jumped into the rescue glove market at this year's FDIC. The gloves were selling like crazy, said Patrick Beadling, the company's marketing manager.

The gloves have 5,000 grams of cut resistance, which Beadling said is four to 10 times what competing gloves offer. This, he said, is due to a proprietary mineral resin that is screened onto fabric in a shape and pattern that keeps objects from cutting through the fabric.

The company also claims its gloves have more than double the impact resistance of competing gloves based on the results of an impact test performed using a hammering mechanism.

Photo Rick MarkleyHexArmor's new rescue gloves sell
Photo Rick Markley
HexArmor's new rescue gloves sell "like crazy" for $35 and $45 at FDIC 2012, according to Patrick Beadling, the company's marketing manager. Marketing Specialist Adam Dietsch (pictured) shows the gloves to a potential customer.

The gloves are rated to ISEA level 5 but are not NFPA certified. Beadling said there wasn't time to obtain NFPA compliance before going to market but the company is working toward that goal.

HexArmor was selling its gloves for $35 and $45.

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