Technologies

The transfer of expertise between uvex sports and uvex safety strengthens our ability to innovate using pioneering technologies and to deliver products with superb wearer comfort and distinctive designs. All effort is focused on developing high quality, functional and innovative products that not only protect from workplace hazard but work in harmony with the body to deliver comfortable solutions that deliver measurable benefits to the wearers health and well-being and most importantly a high degree of wearer acceptance.

HeiQ Viroblock

HeiQ Viroblock

HeiQ Viroblock inhibits the growth and persistence of microbes on textile surfaces upon contact and combines two technologies:

  • HeiQ’s patented and registered silver technology – well known for its antibacterial properties
  • HeiQ’s patent pending vesicle technology - acts like a booster that mechanically destroys the outer membrane of a microorganism

The silver technology emits silver-ions to kill bacteria on the fabric's surface. Like a magnet, the positively charged silver attracts the negatively charged bacteria, viruses and pathogens and attacks it with the silver-ions. A membrane acts like a shield, protecting the microorganism from the silver-ions. The vesicle technology (a cosmetic grade Liposome) targets the membrane enabling the silver-ions to work rapidly and efficiently at attacking the core.

uvex phynomic silv-air hygienic protection glove

Bamboo TwinFlex® Technology

Bamboo TwinFlex®

The patented Bamboo TwinFlex® Technology, a material composition made of a cut protection fibre on the outside and a bamboo comfort fibre on the inside, combines outstanding skin sensory properties with excellent climate characteristics and extremely good cut protection (cut protection level 3 and 5). The bamboo's natural fibre provides very good moisture transport and absorption, as well as a pleasant feeling on the skin. It is free of harmful substances in accordance with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.

Structure of the Bamboo TwinFlex® Technology with double-face principle:

  • The patented Bamboo TwinFlex® protection function: Strong glass fibres and abrasion-resistant polyamide guarantee optimal mechanical protection.
  • The patented Bamboo TwinFlex® comfort function: Soft, comfortable bamboo yarn for silky wearer comfort and perfect temperature control combined with durable HPPE fibre for high tear resistance.
  • uvex SoftGrip coatings: The climate properties are supported by the newly developed SoftGrip coatings made out of high performance elastomer (HPE). Ret values (= resistance to moisture vapour transfer) of under 20 are achieved with these new coatings. For the user, this means noticeable breathability, which ensures increased wearer comfort.

Why do we use bamboo?

uvex patented Bamboo Twinflex® Technology combines outstanding skin sensory properties with excellent climate characteristics. Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. Bamboo fabric has been growing in popularity due to its many unique properties and is more sustainable than most textile fibres.

Bamboo fabric:

  • is light and strong
  • has excellent wicking properties and pulls moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate
  • is able to take three times its weight in water
  • will absorb 50% more moisture than cotton
  • does not cause skin reactions like wool and hemp can cause
  • is cool in summer and warm in winter

Bamboo also has many antibacterial qualities, which bamboo fabric is apparently able to retain, even through multiple washings. This helps to reduce bacteria that thrive on clothing and cause unpleasant odours.

uvex Xtra Grip Technology

Xtra Grip

The uvex Xtra Grip Technology reliably manages oil and liquids. The unique, multilayer design of the nitrile coating ensures an effective grip, while maintaining a high level of flexibility and outstanding tactile feel and wearer comfort. The robust design delivers optimum durability.

The uvex Xtra Grip Technology is applied to selected uvex safety gloves that protect against mechanical or chemical risks – and they are completely "Made in Germany".

3D-Ergo technology

uvex 3D-Ergo

The revolutionary 3D-Ergo technology is based on the anatomically formed 3D ergo hand shape, the elastic aqua polymer coating system and a 15-gauge fine-knit liner based on polyamide/elastane. The result: Precision throughout right to the fingertips.

uvex gloves with Ergo Technology

uvex ERGO

Natural dexterity – wherever you use them! In addition to the intelligent use of new lining materials, uvex gloves with Ergo Technology have the perfect shape and fit thanks to newly developed flat ergo moulds. These are anatomically shaped moulds that accurately replicate the hand form, so improving the fit and the flexibility of the uvex safety gloves in the long-term.

uvex climazone hand climate management

uvex climazone hand climate management

uvex climazone functions like the body's own climatic system: deviations from the individual climate are balanced and the body temperature remains at a consistently comfortable level. Excess warmth and moisture are effectively removed, reducing the feeling of cold. Temperature regulation is of particular importance in hand protection products. Hands have more sweat glands than any other part of the human body, with 375 per square centimetre on the palm and 200 per square centimetre on the back. During physical activity, the resulting moisture must either be stored or dissipated by the material.

Innovative coating technologies, cutting-edge materials and unique ventilation solutions ensure high product quality and wearer acceptance. The material's breathability, ventilated design and high moisture retention create real comfort and keep hands dry and protected.


The Chemical Expert System

uvex Chemical Expert System

The uvex Chemical Expert System is our online adviser tool, allowing you to quickly and easily find the right protective glove for handling chemicals.

Download our hand protection guide

Download our glove selection guide

Need help choosing the right glove? Download our simplified glove selection guide to help keep your colleagues safe.

HexArmor® safety gloves

HexArmor® safety gloves from uvex

uvex and HexArmor® – two brands with one global mission: protecting people. We now offer a select range of safety gloves from HexArmor’s portfolio.

Safety gloves for chemical risks

uvex chemical glove solutions

Chemical protection safety gloves must be used in a wide variety of areas and enable wearers to still complete tasks effectively.

Modification to EN 388 standard

Test procedure in accordance with EN 388:2016/ISO 13997

In addition to the coup-test in accordance with EN 388:2003 the new test method in accordance to ISO 13997 has been introduced.

The 3 colour glove system

The 3 colour glove system

uvex SelectToGo offers a visual, simple and memorable system to help you and your employees choose the right glove for the job.

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