Welding is a specialised job that requires training and focus. It is also a hazardous job that can result in severe burns and other injuries if the proper protective equipment is not worn. The welder’s best friend is a good pair of welding gloves, specially made to protect hands and fingers while still enabling free movement and proper grip. CHARNAUD® explains what goes into the making of these gloves, and when they should be used.

What Are Welding Gloves Made Of?

Traditionally, welding gloves have always been made of thick leather, as this has always been the best way to protect against sparks and molten metal. Cowhide and pigskin have therefore been the usual choice for glove makers. However, nowadays, we make use of new technologies that offer even more powerful and sustainable protection. Aramid carbon blends and laminated aluminized fabrics are used to create burn-resistant barriers that cannot melt, and that offer exceptional protection against abrasions.

Welding gloves should obviously be used for welding, but they are also useful whenever a worker is going to be exposed to sparks or molten metal.

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CHARNAUD®’s METAL-SAFE® Gloves and Other PPE

We include welding gloves as part of our METAL-SAFE® range. Our aluminised 5-finger gloves are made from an Aramid carbon blend with 5-layer aluminized lamination on one side and a heat-blocking proprietary thermal liner. They provide effective protection against radiant heat and molten metal splash. The METAL-SAFE® PPE range is specifically designed to provide complete protection against molten metal and iron splash, as well as welding splatter. It is ideal for smelters, furnaces and hot metal welding work.

CHARNAUD® is a supplier of quality PPE for a variety of professions. We can help workers of all occupations to protect themselves against the hazards of their daily tasks. Contact us for advice and quotations on PPE for your business.

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