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With the GLOROS T1, Rosenbauer is bringing a new glove for technical assistance onto the market. The successor to the RESCUE II has been revised and improved in all essential properties, is particularly comfortable to wear and offers a previously unattained tactility and ergonomics for a glove with high mechanical protection.

This is due on the one hand to the anatomically optimized cut, and on the other hand to new materials with finer fabrics that are used in the GLOROS T1: mixed fabric made of polyamide with elastane for the palm, nylon with elastane for the backhand, high-strength and at the same time soft KEVLAR® glass fiber composite for the inner lining, which completely envelops the fingers and thus also offers ‘all-round cut protection’.

Highest performance level

In addition, elastic neoprene inserts and movement folds are incorporated in the area of ​​the ankle and finger joints, which make it easier for the fingers to bend and guarantee more mobility. With the GLOROS T1, one has excellent haptic sensitivity when grabbing smaller objects such as pens or keys, i.e. more feeling when gripping and holding.

That is why special attention was paid to this aspect when developing the GLOROS T1

This also confirms the highest performance level achieved for dexterity according to EN 420, the standard for the general requirements for protective gloves say more feeling when gripping and holding. A perfect grip is the key to using gloves for technical assistance. That is why special attention was paid to this aspect when developing the GLOROS T1 and the inner surface of the glove was designed with a special silicone coating in a new type of grid structure.

Minimum level of protection

Even on smooth surfaces (e.g. aluminum ladders, window panes of vehicles etc.), which are often wet or soiled with oily substances during use and therefore offer even less grip, this creates a kind of gecko effect with a high level of grip and security. Almost the entire palm of the hand is covered with this raised coating, it is only slightly interrupted at the bending folds of the fingers, in order to guarantee a high degree of mobility at the same time.

Since hand injuries such as abrasions or cuts can easily occur during technical operations and accident rescue, gloves that are worn during technical assistance must offer a minimum level of protection against these risks. In EN 388: 2016, the standard for protective gloves against mechanical risks, the corresponding requirements, test methods and labeling obligations are defined.

High-Performance fibers

The GLOROS T1 meets the highest performance levels in terms of abrasion resistance and tear resistance

The GLOROS T1 meets the highest performance levels in terms of abrasion resistance and tear resistance, achieves the second highest value in terms of puncture resistance and, with protection level D on a scale from A to F, offers a high level of cut protection.

The tests are always carried out on material samples from the palm area, because this is where the gloves are subjected to the highest stress. The performance levels achieved can be seen on the product under the standard pictogram, whereby the cut resistance test of the GLOROS T1 is based on the processed high-performance fibers according to EN ISO 13997 (hence the labeling according to letters and not according to numbers) and not according to the so-called, as is the case with gloves made of normal materials Coupe test has taken place.

Penetration of glass splinters

To protect against the penetration of glass splinters and dirt into the interior of the glove, there is a cuff with an elastic strap on the wrist. In addition, the GLOROS T1 is tested according to EN 407 contact heat level 2, which means that it protects for a short time up to 250 ° C if you attack hot surfaces. All performance tests were carried out on the GLOROS T1 after 25 washes and thus well above the number required by the standard.

The GLOROS T1 was also used for a long time by voluntary, professional, company and airport fire brigades

When developing products, Rosenbauer not only relies on theoretical specifications and compliance with standards, but also always tests new developments in practice before they are brought onto the market. The GLOROS T1 was also used for a long time by voluntary, professional, company and airport fire brigades and their feedback was incorporated into the product design.

Rosenbauer combat boots

The new gloves for technical assistance can be cleaned at 40° C by hand or in the washing machine. The GLOROS T1 will be available from September in sizes 6 to 13. With the GLOROS T1, Rosenbauer is not only introducing a new product but also a new name for its emergency gloves: RESCUE II, the previous protective glove for technical assistance, becomes GLOROS T1, and SAFE GRIP 3 subsequently becomes GLOROS F, where T stands for Technical Rescue and F stands for Firefighting.

The product name is made up of the terms GLOves and ROSenbauer and this nomenclature will in future be carried over to the entire Rosenbauer PPE. At HEROS (HElmets of ROSenbauer) they have been known for a long time, what the product names of Rosenbauer combat boots and protective suits will be in the future, it is not yet revealed at this point, but one can perhaps deduce it now.

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