Honeywell Launches Needle Stick-Resistant Gloves

November 7, 2016
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

Honeywell has launched a new range of gloves, Picguard Urban, which offers protection against needle stick and puncture.

Honeywell has launched a new range of gloves, Picguard Urban, which offers protection against needle stick and puncture. The gloves are made using puncture- and tear-resistant para-aramid, polyurethane, and ceramic materials that protect the palm and fingers effectively. Reinforced protective coating on the fingertips and hand side offer better abrasion and puncture resistance. These features make the use of overgloves unnecessary, and provide more flexibility and dexterity to workers.

“Being punctured by objects such as hypodermic or glass needles, razor blades or metal wire remains a common and very serious risk for workers, one that can even lead to viral infections such as Hepatitis A, B, or C,” says Stéphanie Quilliet, product manager EMEA for Honeywell Industrial Safety. “After extensive testing, we discovered that unless workers wear overgloves, different types of hand movements can lead to injuries involving unprotected parts of the hand (such as the top of the finger, the external part of the hand and the thumb) that gloves would traditionally leave unprotected from needle stick. This glove offers a new level of protection while providing users with the comfort they need.”

For comfort and breathability, the Picguard Urban gloves are only 0.5mm thick and feature an ergonomic design with elastic cuff and fabrics. Additionally, the polyurethane texture surface on the palm offers better grip in both dry and wet environment, while the new thumb crotch design ensures better flexibility on the forefinger. These features make Picguard Urban ideal for situations where tactile sensitivity is needed to handle small objects.

Source: Honeywell