Hot Mill Gloves
Hot Mill Gloves –
Protecting your hands in the extreme temperatures
The manufacturing industry, today, comprise of a major chunk in the market profit-resulting to which, an extra
emphasis is to be paid on the needs & whereabouts of the industry. This would constitute some of the primary
dimensions on which the industry works presently. A few of them can be safety, effective working & desirable
Post industrial revolution, the industry paid excess importance of providing superior safety facilities to its
employees & an on going trend in it is to provide MILL GLOVES to them. A mill glove, also known popularly as, a
hot mill glove is one of such safety precautions. These gloves not only provide safety to the employee’s hands, but
also ease his work.
A hot mill gloves, today, are mostly made up of a material called Kevlar. It a man- made organic fiber with some
unmatched properties. Research has proved that Kevlar in 5 times stronger than steel. When the Kevlar fabric is
spun, the resulting material has a high tensile strength. It is one of the best insulating compositions man has
ever made. It draws its strength out of long polymeric chain of inter-molecular hydrogen & covalent bonds. This
chemical masterpiece provides it the above mentioned features.
The hot mill gloves bring together all the qualities of the fabric. Along with them, they can sustain extreme
temperature, pressure, resistance & durability. These gloves are highly flexible to support different
application. They come in different sizes, are economical, comfortable & breathable. The other materials that
these gloves can be made up of are canvas, cotton & wool-depending upon the industry needs.
The gloves offer several levels of insulation. They do not come with any recommended temperature range. Their
heat resistance depends upon the temperature of the product being dealt with & the amount of exposure. Normally
it can bare a temperature of around 600K-ideal for the manufacturing industry trends today. Most of the industrial
work today includes these gloves as one of their safety precautions complying with the Government
Guidelines. There are some very unique features of such gloves, depending upon the industry needs. They come
along with band top & knuckle strap. They mostly have a canvas back with nap out material for thumb & index
finger. They also include a knit wrist for endurance & long-lasting durability.
The hot mill gloves are available in the market depending upon their weight. Mostly manufactured to meet
international standards, they come in weights measured in Ounces to target the global customers.
Different industries have different priorities towards the material with which these gloves are composed of. The
mining & refining industry mostly use Kevlar & canvas composed gloves. The Australian sheep rearing
industry use woolen ones. The iron & other manufacturing industries use gloves composed of rubber & Kevlar.
The mechanical industry uses superior fit, enhanced gripped, non-slippery & anti-vibrant gloves. Extra padding
& protection is given to their gloves at the palm region.
These hot mill gloves are light weight & long lasting goods ideal for the industry trends today.
Source: Performance of protective clothing: second symposium
Volume 989 of ASTM special technical publication,
American Society for Testing Materials International Symposium on the Performance of Protective Clothing,
2, Tampa, 1987Safety Series STP, 989, Performance of protective clothing: second symposium