About eight years ago, thermoplastic rubber (also known as TPR) revolutionized the hand safety industry. For the first time, this sturdy yet lightweight and flexible material was adhered to gloves to protect the back of the hand from impact. It was a groundbreaking step forward in safety.
We’ve come a long way since then, with continued innovations and improvements in the way that gloves protect hands from impact hazards, pinch points and crush zones. In this article, we will discuss some of the recent trends in back-of-hand protection, and the impact they are having in the marketplace.