Since the release of the current Australia/New Zealand Structural Fire Fighting Glove Standard AS/NZS 2161.6:2014, we have seen an advancement in the quality of Structural Fire Fighting Gloves offered into this market sector. With this newest 2014 edition being the most difficult Structural Glove Standard in the world to certify gloves too it certainly poses it’s challenges to us true glove manufacturers.
Yes there are many companies out there who distribute product including gloves but being a true manufacturer holds its own challenges and keeping up with the market is certainly a challenge within itself. For over a 100 year’s ESKA has thrived with these challenges and always accepted the hard road ahead to create something that we are proud of and that will make a difference for our customers.
This is no different with our latest creation “ARES” being the first non-leather textile Structural Fire Fighting Glove completely tested and Certified to AS2161.6:2014 in VICLAB, Melbourne, Australia. It is our belief where possible that if there is an accredited testing facility in the country where the product will be distributed, then why not use this facility as they will have a greater understanding of the testing methods and criteria. This is obviously a harder and more time consuming method rather than choosing an overseas pass result, however you can be assured with ESKA you are getting a glove that has been thoroughly put through its paces to achieve AS/NZS certification. When supplying such an integral component to your PPC ESKA needs to be assured that we are not going to be a weak link in that PPC/PPE chain and in conjunction with our 12 months guarantee on all of our gloves you can be confident that we are doing everything in our power to keep you safe in the workplace.
The ARES is leading the way when it comes to the textile glove market under AS2161.6:2014. The glove consists of several new highly technical FR materials fully developed by ESKA®.
The material of the palm is a composition of 8 components developed over several years. The lining, specially developed as well, is made of Kevlar® Stretch Broken, fibreglass, silver threads and other sophisticated materials and is produced in a double-wall knitting construction on special machines.
PROmarble with GECKO effect is also new and is used in the coating of the “ARES”. Micro structures create a significantly improved grip in dry and wet conditions. The heat resistant and antistatic Kermel® outer fabric is provided with a tightly woven specially engineered and additional FR seam coating and guarantees top values in all areas. The world’s best insert CROSSTECH® + Gore Grip technology is incorporated in the glove from the fingertips to the cuffs according to the ESKA® patented process, cannot be separated from the shell.
Furthermore, the new design and processing technology has been perfectly adapted to suit “ARES”. The newly developed soft-shell knuckle protector on the backhand and stretch absorber with air pockets guarantee the users optimum impact and shock protection even in extreme circumstances. One of the greatest attributes of the ARES Structural Fire Fighting Glove is it’s fit. With ESKA’s vast experience in manufacturing gloves in various market sectors, such as military/ police, skiing, recreational and motorcycle with all incorporating our revolutionary 3- dimensional fit technology where passion meets dexterity. Dexterity is an extremely important component when manufacturing a glove and we implore you to try on as many pairs of Fire Gloves as possible as we can ensure that you will keep coming back to ESKA.
Once you put the ARES on you will know that you are in a glove which was built from over 100 years of experience.
For more information, go to www.eskaaus.com.au