Knit work gloves
Knitted work gloves have an excellent fit as well as tactile sensitivity. At Franz Mensch you will find knitted work gloves made of cotton, polyester or nylon. As fine knit gloves or medium knit gloves, they allow the skin to breathe and are also suitable as undergloves - especially the seamless versions.
Knitted work gloves from Franz Mensch
Knitted work gloves provide excellent tactile sensitivity for precise work. They are lightweight, breathable and comfortable to wear every day. Knitted work gloves come in a variety of styles. Depending on the type of knit (fine knit or coarse knit), material and surface (e.g. coating or nubs), knit gloves are suitable for different activities. Franz Mensch has been offering work gloves for many years and has a large selection of knitted work gloves in its range for you - convenient to buy online.
Knitted work gloves - tested quality
Knitted work gloves protect your hands from danger and are strictly controlled. They must meet all legal standards. Work gloves are considered personal protective equipment (PPE for short). EN 388 is particularly relevant here. In this test, the work gloves are tested and evaluated for the following criteria:
- Abrasion resistance
- Blade cut resistance
- Tear resistance
- Puncture resistance
- Cut resistance (ISO test)
- Shock protection
Materials: This is what knitted work gloves are made of
The most common materials for professional knitted gloves are cotton, nylon or a mixture of both. Cotton and nylon fibers can be processed very finely and are therefore ideal for work gloves that must meet high demands for fit and tactile sensitivity.
Advantages nylon (polyamide)
Polyamide or nylon is one of the most important synthetic fibers and is ideal for clothing and gloves:
- particularly elastic, therefore makes every movement with and fits perfectly
- very light and breathable - without sweating or pressure
- weather resistant and durable
Cotton is a natural material and is made from vegetable cellulose. Cotton gloves are:
- skin friendly
- durable and easy to clean
- durable and easy to clean
Fine knit, medium knit and coarse knit: these are the differences
The knitting method and the type of yarn strongly influence the properties of the work glove. How fine the knitting method is is indicated by the so-called gauge number. The gauge corresponds to the needle density of the knitting machine and is thus an indicator of the fineness of a knitted work glove. The number of stitches is measured over a length of one inch (1 inch is 2.54 cm long). The higher the gauge number, the more stitches the knit has and the finer the glove. Knitted gloves with a high gauge number are fine knit gloves and provide a high degree of sensitivity and tactile sensation. Work gloves with a low gauge number are coarser and heavier. The yarn used is thicker and stronger. Coarse knit gloves provide good protection, are durable and long lasting.
The knitting methods for work gloves at a glance:
- Fine knit gloves: (e.g. 13-15 gauge)
fine yarn, tight knit, elastic and soft, allow the skin to breathe, excellent tactile sensation for precise work, often seamless, so that nothing presses or rubs during work.
- Medium knit gloves: (e.g. 10 gauge)
Needle density between coarse and fine knit, air permeable, good tactile sensation, cheaper than fine knit.
- Coarse knit gloves (e.g. 7 gauge)
heavier than fine knit, coarse knit, air permeable, elastic, durable.
Grip: knitted work gloves with nubs
Work gloves with nubs provide a secure grip on slippery, small or smooth objects. The anti-slip nubs are usually made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). The plastic nubs are located on the palm as well as the fingers and partly also on the back of the hand.
Food safe knit work gloves
From a hygiene perspective, the food industry is one of the most challenging sectors. Strict specifications apply in order to protect the food and to offer the consumer impeccable quality. Knitted work gloves are also used when operating machines, sorting, packaging or even in cold storage. Particularly well-fitting fine-knit gloves are ideal and provide the necessary sensitivity. However, it is important that these work gloves are also food-safe and suitable for direct contact with food. Franz Mensch offers food-safe knitted gloves under the "Allfood" label - especially in blue for the food industry.
Product Tip: Fine knit gloves Allfood | Nylon
- high quality nylon, food safe
- Fine knit with 13 gauge
- Lightweight, snug fit
- Very good sensitivity