HAP expert, Marigold Industrial® has added to its recently launched XRT™ general-purpose glove range with a new thermal version in time for the winter months.

The new XRT Insulator™ glove has been designed to keeps the hands of workers warm and protected when undertaking tasks at temperatures as low as -30°C.
Finished in hi-visibility fluorescent orange, the XRT Insulator™ incorporates synthetic leather on the palm, thumb and fingertips, and Lycra synthetic fibres on the back of the hand, the XRT™ range also has an elasticated wrist to keep the glove fitted.

Launched in time for the coming winter months, the new XRT Insulator™ is ideal for use in cold stores, construction and general outdoor work and combines high comfort and flexibility with general protection, excellent abrasion resistance, good grip and good looks.

“The new XRT™ range provides workers who need general all purpose gloves with a completely new offering and a perfect alternative to traditional leather gloves. And now with the added thermal quality in the new XRT Insulator™ glove, workers can be protected against the cold in the coming winter months,” said John Thorne, UK Country Manager for Marigold Industrial Ltd.

In addition to mechanical protection, Marigold Industrial Ltd also performed industry standard laboratory absorption tests on the new XRT™ range and on traditional leather gloves at the same time, to see how they performed compared to each other.

Oil and then water droplets were placed on a swatch of the palm of XRT™ gloves and the leather gloves, and the absorption levels measured after 10 seconds and 30 seconds. The results revealed that the XRT™ gloves outperformed traditional leather gloves, having much slower oil and water absorption performance.

Available in sizes 8,9,10,11 for the new XRT Insulator™ glove, a free product information sheet is available from Marigold Industrial Ltd on 0845 075 3355, email ukenquiries@marigold-industrial.com or visit marigold-industrial.com.

Ends November 2009

Issued by Graham Buckley/Karen Baker of Mercury Public Relations on 0845 603 8456, or graham@mercury-pr.co.uk/karen@mercury-pr.co.uk