Frankfurt, Germany -- Bayer MaterialScience has presented its developments for protective work gloves, showcasing its Impranil polyurethane dispersions at the TechTextil fair in Germany, the company said in a 24 May statement.
BMS said the PU dispersions can be used to coat the textile substrate of lined gloves quickly and easily. Protective gloves made with these products are free from plasticisers and allergenic proteins, as well as being tough and abrasion-resistant, BMS claimed in the statement.
"The grippiness of the glove surface can be precisely adjusted - from sticky to dry and flexible - by the choice of the PU dispersion and the formulation," said Rolf Irnich, a textile coatings specialist at Bayer MaterialScience.
Gloves based on Impranil XP 2772 are resistant to alcohol-based cleaning agents and solvents, BMS noted, adding that gloves based on PU dispersions can be produced on conventional moulds in dip processes.
"The temperatures required here are not as high as those needed to produce gloves made of conventional materials such as latex and nitrile," Irnich emphasised.
Bayer MaterialScience presented the developments at the TechTextil 2011 international trade fair, held in Frankfurt-am-Main on 24-26 May.