New Leather Protector Gloves are Ideal for Electrical Workers

Press Release Summary:

  • Available in low-voltage (VLP-210S and VLP-210S4C) and high-voltage (VLP-211, VLP-212, VLP-213 and VLP-214) styles
  • Feature gunn cut pattern, adjustable leather strap and durable buckle to reinforce critical wear areas
  • Offers grip‑enhancing coating that covers palm, index finger and thumb to enable unsurpassed grip that won’t slip or affect the ergonomics of the gloves

Original Press Release:

Introducing the Most Powerful Leather Protector Gloves to Ever Take a Hold of the Electrical Safety Industry

New Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves deliver uncompromising comfort, dexterity, flexibility and grip

January 22, 2019 – NORTHBROOK, IL – Building on a legacy of manufacturing superior-quality leather gloves going back to the 1940s, Saf-T-Gard has once again raised the bar on leather protector gloves with the addition of the new Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves. A proprietary grip‑enhancing coating covers the palm, index finger and thumb to enable an unsurpassed grip that won’t slip or affect the ergonomics of the gloves. The Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves complement the existing Voltgard® Leather Protector Gloves product line, as electrical workers need leather protector gloves that can grip well without sacrificing comfort, dexterity or tactile sensitivity when handling small parts.

The Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves are crafted by leather glove specialists from a gold, grain, goatskin leather that is selected and pressed for softness, comfort, flexibility and durability and provides additional protection against cuts, abrasions and punctures that will not absorb dirt, oil, grit, grime or moisture. Available in low-voltage (VLP-210S and VLP-210S4C) and high-voltage (VLP-211VLP-212VLP-213 and VLP-214) styles, all Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves feature a gunn cut pattern for long-lasting wear and comfort, an adjustable leather strap and durable buckle that comfortably secure the gloves to the workers’ hands and are sewn with leather binding to reinforce critical wear areas. The low-voltage styles feature a slip-on cuff (with the exception of VLP-210S4C) for easy donning/doffing, fit properly over straight cuff industry‑standard rubber insulating gloves, have an Arc Rating of 38 cal/cm2, are designed for use with Class 00 and 0 rubber insulating gloves and are well suited for secondary line work, meter pulling, industrial applications and various other low-voltage applications. The high-voltage styles showcase a red, split leather gauntlet cuff (as well as the VLP-210S4C low-voltage style) that extends protection past the wrist, fit properly over both straight and bell cuff industry-standard rubber insulating gloves, have an Arc Rating of 28 cal/cm2, are designed for use with Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 rubber insulating gloves and are intended for rubber gloving, hotstick and various other high-voltage applications.

“As a leading manufacturer and distributor of rubber insulating products, arc flash safety clothing and kits, grounding equipment and testing services, the Voltgard® division of Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. is dedicated to serving those where worker safety and protection from electrical current are critically important, and the revolutionary new Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves are taking electrical safety to the next level,” said Richard Rivkin, President and CEO, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. “Unlike other leather protector gloves available today, the Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves are manufactured using a proprietary grip-enhancing coating that covers the entire work surface of the gloves to provide an incomparable grip without significantly increasing the thickness of the gloves, as well as superior dexterity and flexibility, to now enable electrical safety workers to hold all of the protective power in their hands while performing their jobs.”

All Saf-T-Gard® Voltgard® V-GRIPS® Leather Protector Gloves are dual-sized to fit whole and half sizes in rubber insulating gloves, i.e. – size 9 fits both 9 and 9 ½ rubber insulating gloves, are offered in sizes 8-12 (with the exception of VLP-210S, which is available in sizes 7-12) and are available in lengths ranging from 10” – 14”. Additionally, all styles are sold by the pair, packaged 12 pairs per polybag, 2 polybags (24 pair) per case and are available for immediate shipment.

About Saf-T-Gard International, Inc.
Located in Northbrook, Illinois, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. is a privately-held family-owned and operated global supplier of industrial safety products. Founded in 1936 as Latex Glove Manufacturing Company, Saf‑T-Gard quickly evolved into a predominant manufacturer, distributor, importer and exporter of personal protective equipment, environmental safety, facility safety, first aid, public safety and electrical safety. Today, Saf-T-Gard carries on the tradition that was started more than 80 years ago: bringing customers the products, training and service they need to keep employees safe in the workplace. Saf-T-Gard is an active member of the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Safety Marketing Group (SMG), as well as the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) committees responsible for the development of industry standards for protective equipment. Saf-T-Gard provides thousands of solutions from recognized brand names in addition to its renowned line of proprietary brands. Saf-T-Gard actively operates the Voltgard® Test Lab, one of the largest, independent, NAIL4PET-accredited test labs for rubber insulating products in the United States. To learn more, please visit www.saftgard.com or call 1-800-548-GARD (4273).

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