Safety Equipments in Australia


4 Types of Safety Gloves That Have a Special Coating

4 Types of Safety Gloves That Have a Special Coating

Hand and wrist injuries are the most common work-related injury in Australia. A 2017 Hand Safety Report by The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) states that one in five work-related injuries happen to hands. Cut injuries were seen to be the most common in the construction, manufacturing and the food and beverage industry. In mining and logistics companies, crush and impact injuries were more common.


Based on the report, 76 per cent of Australian industries believe that safety gloves are considered the most effective way to reduce hand injuries in the workplace. The coating of safety gloves offers an extra layer of protection for hazards in the workplace. Whether it’s an improved grip or chemical-resistance, using the right safety gloves for particular jobs helps prevent injuries. Here are four types of safety gloves that have a special coating.




Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) safety gloves are versatile and inexpensive. They are one of the most commonly used coatings for safety gloves in many industries. Since they are 100


Per Cent


synthetic, they do not cause allergic reactions, making them a popular alternative to latex gloves in for workers who may have allergies.


Although PVC gloves are not suitable for cut and puncture hazards, they offer exceptional abrasion resistance. They are suitable for applications in automotive assembly and woodworking due to their resistance to adhesives. The gloves do not lose their flexibility in cold temperatures, making them a good option for palm-coated winter gloves.




Latex gloves do not offer that much protection against cuts or puncture hazards, but they provide improved grip and can withstand extreme temperatures. These gloves are also chemical-resistant to alcohols and some ketones. However, they do not perform well in the presence of organic solvents and hydrocarbons.




Nitrile gloves have a synthetic coating that consists of a combination of butadiene and a co-polymer of acrylonitrile. Due to their synthetic coating, they are three times more durable than rubber. Although they are not flame-resistant, they perform well in -4˚C to 149˚C temperatures.  The gloves are a good choice for metal stamping and handling oily materials or machinery, making them suitable for factory workers or workers in the mining and oil industries.




Polyurethane (PU) gloves are extremely flexible and have a low particulate shed. They do not have the most durable coating, but they provide a phenomenal grip without the sticky feeling. This means that you do not have to worry about using finishing substances or processes such as powder or chlorination to remove the stickiness. Though PU gloves have poor resistance to heat and water, they provide excellent protection against grease and oil.


Safety Gloves from Maxisafe


Maxisafe supplies these four types of safety gloves in their range of hand protection gloves. All of our hand protection products are engineered to meet global safety standards. Our comprehensive range of gloves are suitable for all markets including industrial, construction, agriculture etc.


We offer the Black Knight product line that features our Gripmaster technology. These gloves allow the wearer to work easily and safely in wet, dry and oily workplaces. We also supply gloves from the Black Shield range. They offer high puncture resistance with comfort and excellent dexterity, allowing the wearer to work easily while maintaining full protection.


Call us on 1300 062 947 for any enquiries about our safety gloves.