Heat Protection Performance of E-Glass Reinforced Para-Aramid Gloves after Repeated Laundering and Continual Industrial Use
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
Protective textiles plays pivotal role in safe guarding the human body against the risks associated with mechanical, chemical, bio-logical, radiation, etc hazards. Heat protective gloves are used for protection of hands against high temperature, spark, flame, molten splash, etc hazards and provide suitable handling of hot, rough and sharp metal objects. These heat protective gloves are manufactured from high performance fibres such aspara or metaaramid, e-glass, modacrylic, carbon, etc. In
... arbon, etc. In present investigation heat protection performance of indigenous manufactured e-glass reinforced para-aramidgloves was studied. Heat protection performance of gloves was also studied after 20 repeated washing and regular use in various industries like welding, building construction, etc.In experimental procedure, the durability performance of gloves wasanalysed via visual appearance, change in colour, weight loss and EN 407:2004 testing standard. The finding of the results shows that e-glass reinforced para-aramid gloves have excellent heat protection withdurability to repeated laundering up to 20 cycles and continual industrial use.