Military Glove Development
Training and drills are a common component of military service. The best training takes place in simulated battlefields whose conditions mirror what soldiers can expect to encounter in a real battle. Just like in a real battle, there is a level of destruction expected during those exercises.
Sunday, October 1st, 2017 was a day Las Vegas won’t soon forget. The frantic early morning text messages, panicked phone calls, and frightening news reports as it happened and the momentary feeling of hopelessness we all felt in the aftermath of the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival took its toll on our community. However, amidst the chaos and in front of stunned onlookers across the nation, our first responders and service members led our city’s recovery and have since worked tirelessly to ensure its security. It is not a hard pattern to identify: a building or residence catches fire, our first responders race towards the flames to battle the blaze; a gunman opens fire on an innocent crowd, our first responders put themselves between the shooter and the civilians to shield them. No matter what seems to occur, the men and women that have voluntarily chosen a career path to serve and
212 Performance Military Gloves
212 Performance was recently given an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with some of our nation’s bravest individuals, members of our armed forces. The objective was simple; to create a glove that could withstand the brutal conditions these fearless individuals face on a day-to-day basis. Initially, this military segment had been constantly purchasing replacement gloves as those available to them were not able to withstand the wear-and-tear those service members required of their equipment. Working together, we identified unique solutions to address their specific needs and the issues they faced, all the while relishing in the opportunity to field test these gloves with them, side-by-side. You can imagine the shock on their faces when our gloves were withstanding the wear caused by hauling around rolls of razor wire, and when finished, were ready t
Impact resistance is, mechanically speaking, the ability of a material to resist permanent deformation caused by high force or shock applied to it over an extremely short period of time. When this is applied to protective gloves, it is a measure of a glove material’s ability to deflect or dampen an impact enough that it reduces that impact’s capacity to result in injury to the wearer.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Starting in 2003 the International Labor Organization (ILO) began the yearly observance of April 28 as a day to promote awareness and prevention of accidents and diseases at work. As an organization devoted to advancing opportunities for individuals worldwide to obtain decent and productive work they have constantly advocated for increased workplace awareness of the need for a culture of occupational safety and health.
What World Safety Day Means to 212
The 212 Performance Team has a long history of keeping employees, racers, DIY'ers, and average Joes safe during their jobs and tasks. When asked to take a step back and ask ourselves why we do what we do, it's hard to put a finger on why exactly we are in this industry and why we go to the lengths we do in order to create our products. Safety isn't a sexy industry by any means, nor is it a get rich quick job. In fact, it's quite the opposite. The safety industry supports some of the toughest jobs on the planet and, as part of that industry, we support some of the hardest working people on the planet. For us, it comes down to two words: Challenge and Satisfaction.
When it comes to the topic of hand safety, cut resistance is the single most talked about factor because cuts and lacerations are by far the most common type of hand injuries. Cut resistance is a measure of how much the material resists an attempt to cut through it and it is measured according to two different standards.
To put it simply, puncture resistance is a measure of the tensile strength of a glove’s materials and how resistant the fibers are to breaking or being forced apart in order for a foreign object to penetrate through the material. It is not a rating of how puncture proof a glove or material is. Just as with cut and abrasion resistances, if something is sharp enough, moving fast enough, or persistent enough, it will get through even the best gloves – it just might take more or less force or time to get through different materials.