Define: TPR

Definition updated 13th November 2023

In the world of personal protective equipment, innovation plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and comfort of workers. One such innovation is Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) in glove designs, a material that seamlessly combines the best characteristics of both rubber and plastic.

Put simply, TPR is a versatile material possessing the elasticity of rubber and the durability of plastic. Its unique composition allows it to effectively disperse impact energy away from vital areas, mitigating the force of the impact. Skytec gloves take this a step further by securely stitching each piece of TPR to the dorsal side of our gloves, ensuring both protection and flexibility.

It is also important to maintain a full range of motion in the hands while providing optimal protection. Our TPR designs are meticulously crafted to follow the anatomy of the hand. This ensures wearers experience unhindered movement, promoting work productivity without compromising safety. The moulding, shaping, and sizing of TPR in Skytec gloves are purpose-driven, aligning with the glove's function: safeguarding workers' hands while maintaining dexterity, flexibility, and comfort.

TPR was first used in 1959 and has become a staple in various industries. Beyond gloves, TPR finds its utility in automotive components, such as gaskets and bushings, and is even present in footwear products and toys. This versatility speaks volumes about TPR's adaptability and reliability in diverse applications.

TPR in glove design reflects a commitment to providing top-notch protective solutions prioritising safety and performance. The unique properties of TPR, from impact dispersion to its recyclability, make it a valuable asset in various industries. As we continue to advance in workplace safety, TPR stands as a testament to the innovation driving the evolution of personal protective equipment, ensuring that workers can carry out their tasks with confidence and comfort.

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