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Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Youngstown Gloves Unveil Ground-Breaking FR Emergency Gas Glove  

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments

Culver City, CA, Sept. 28, 2015 – Youngstown Glove Company announces the release of the FR Emergency Gas Glove in conjunction with the ICUEE (International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition) taking place in Louisville, KY September 28 – October 1st.

This first-of-its-kind glove is designed specifically for gas utility workers who are faced with emergency ‘live leak’ work environments. While these workers are outfitted in extra-protective FR suits they are most often not provided equally-protective hand protection.
The FR Emergency Gas Glove will change this. The glove is Anti-Static, Heat-Resistant, Flame-Resistant, Cut-Resistant, High-Visibility and is engineered to fit over the sleeves of the FR suits. The glove maintains a lightweight feel and superior dexterity while resisting shrinkage when exposed to flames thanks to the incredibly innovative materials made with DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® brand fibers by DuPont.

“With their Dare Bigger™ platform, DuPont challenges their licensee’s to design innovative products that make a difference when performance and safety are crucial. With this in mind, we set out to fill a hand protection gap we saw in the Gas Utility Market. These workers are putting their bodies in harm’s way and we felt they deserved better protection,” said Max Hackett, VP of Sales and Marketing at Youngstown Glove.

The glove surpassed industry standards for flame-resistance according to ASTM D6413 and posted very impressive results according to the more comprehensive EN 407 test that measures heat and flame resistance. It achieved an EN 407 rating of 4-2-4-3-4-1, and is also approved in electrical operations for PPE Category 3, achieving and Arc Rating of 28 cal/cm² according to ASTM F2675/F2675M-13.

"We are delighted to have Youngstown Glove Company as an official licensee of the DuPont™ Kevlar® brand," said Kathy Kowalski, global brand and communications leader, DuPont Protection Technologies. "Their commitment to quality is evidenced by their use of authentic materials in the development of this product to address an unmet need in the oil and gas industry."

Youngstown Glove Company is an authorized DuPont™ Kevlar® licensee and winner of the first Innovation Award from DuPont for their FR Waterproof Ultimate Glove.
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® has helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the discoveries that led to DuPont™ Kevlar® and Youngstown Glove is proud to continue the legacy of innovation with this advanced material.

Youngstown Glove Company manufactures the world’s most durable performance work gloves. Founded in 2002, the company’s mission is to make the very best in technical hand protection. Offering more than 40 performance work glove styles, the company strives to exceed the demanding needs of professional workers.

For more information about the FR Emergency Gas Glove Lined with Kevlar®, please contact Youngstown Glove Company. 5765-A Uplander Way, Culver City, CA, 90230. 800-680-7177 or info@ytgloves.com.

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