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Graphene Gloves: The Future of Hand Protection

Since it was first isolated in 2004 by two researchers, Professors Geim & Novoselov, at the University of Manchester, England, graphene, the world’s first two-dimensional material, has been capturing the attention of scientists, researchers and material developers from nearly every industry around the world.

Soon after news of graphene was first published in the journal Science in 2004, students from around the world were sent to the University of Manchester to learn how to make the material and explore its incredible lightness, strength, flexibility, transparency and unusual electronic properties.

 

From its earliest imagined applications as a membrane, electronic component or biomedical ingredient material, more than a decade of intense R&D in England and throughout the world has finally begun to yield some amazing results.

 

Graphene-Polymer Thread

 

After more than eight years of research and development, a textile manufacturer in Shanghai announced that it had produced a graphene fiber that, when combined with another polymer material, could also add antibacterial, ultraviolet-proof, anti-static and heat-preservation and insulating properties to the textile.

 

Soon after, Armor Guys, the U.S. based sales and marketing division of QS Group, the worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacturing of premium hand and arm protection products introduced its Kyorene® glove as the first and only glove made with graphene.

 

The Kyorene Glove Made with Graphene

 

In addition to its mechanical strength, overall comfort, cut and abrasion resistance, some of the more remarkable characteristics of the graphene-based Kyorene glove include its superior UV-A and UV-B protection, far infrared wavelength absorption which regulates body temperature and inherent deodorant, antibacterial properties.

 

Beyond performance, what makes the Kyorene product line so revolutionary is that due to its early adoption and continued investment in the production of graphene fiber, seamless knitting machines and the advent of flat dipping production technologies, Armor Guys have created a unique manufacturing process. Such a process produces extremely high-quality, high-value products to market at an affordable price.

 

The pinnacle of performance and perfection, Armor Guys’ graphene-based gloves are lightweight, comfortable, soft, flexible, and extremely strong.

 

Armor Guys: Gloves for Manufacturing

 

Workers in virtually any type of manufacturing environment – from aerospace and automotive to glass work and metal fabrication – could benefit from the unmatched protection provided by a graphene equipped glove. Other common applications include construction, packaging, logistics and plastic injection molding.

 

To learn more about the new Kyorene or any of the other high-quality safety glove products developed and manufactured by Armor Guys – including the complete line of Taeki5® composite fiber gloves – please visit our online catalog. We offer a complete selection of gloves with numerous combinations of sizes, coatings, liners and ANSI cut level protection available to you today.  

 

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