DriTek from SW Safety Solutions is a flock lining that provides a moisture-controlled environment, keeping hand irritation to a minimum. But comfort isn’t the only thing DriTek provides. It also offers superior abrasion and puncture resistance and improves grip for better handling of small parts and slippery objects.
Excessive, prolonged exposure to moisture makes skin more susceptible to a number of harmful conditions-redness and chapping being the most common–that can lead to more serious inflammation or even infection if skin becomes severely compromised. Single use (SU) gloves with an interior moisture-wicking layer help both prevent irritation as well as provide a safer environment for skin to heal if it has experienced any trauma that left the skin surface compromised.
Managed moisture means less friction and dermal integrity is maintained, allowing the skin to retain its natural protective qualities and serve as a barrier from harmful elements. When that natural barrier is compromised, skin is more susceptible to dermatitis, since bacteria, chemicals and other irritants are more likely to pass through the outer skin layers and be absorbed quicker.
The flock lining provides a better interior environment that translates into less frequent glove changes. Your glove becomes like a second skin instead of feeling like a sticky mess that inhibits your job performance.
The unique process SW Safety uses allows the glove to remain thin, so as not to impair job performance, while adding strength and durability to the glove to ensure glove integrity as well as a secure fit.
Users no longer need to don a cotton liner in addition to a single use glove. DriTek integrates these two layers into one glove that provides significant productivity benefits as well as a better managed occlusive environment.
SW EcoTek Biodegradability Technology:
EcoTek is an important technology SW has developed in support of global sustainability initiatives. The new technology dramatically accelerates biodegradability of our nitrile gloves ultimately in landfills.
Gloves are the Same, Only Better:
SW nitrile gloves updated with EcoTek Biodegradability Technology deliver the same performance and comfort as the non-EcoTek gloves, but are rapidly biodegradable in landfills.
SW nitrile gloves with EcoTek biodegrade in landfills through the action of naturally occurring microorganisms. Long term landfill biodegradation testing according to ASTM D5526-12 has reported 92.6% biodegradation of our gloves with EcoTek in only 945 days. Non-EcoTek nitrile gloves exhibited virtually no degradation (up to only 1.1%) during the same period. ASTM D5526-12 test results do not predict future biodegradation.
Contribution to Global Sustainability:
SW’s EcoTek Biodegradability Technology ultimately reduces waste, saving valuable landfill space by facilitating the breakdown and return of nitrile gloves to nature in timeframes that can be measured in months and years rather than centuries.