Tillman’s Insulation Guide
Insulated gloves help protect the hand from either the cold or direct and/or radiant heat.
Understanding the type of insulation is necessary to provide the right level of protection depends on the type of welding or foundry work being done, the level of heat you’ll be exposed to, and the level of comfort you desire. Below is an insulation guide on the various types of insulation Tillman® offers.
Wool is lightweight and fibrous. The wool fibers contain air, which insulates from both heat and cold and creates a barrier of air in between the leather and your hand for protection from heat.
A thinner material with moderate heat protection that is generally used with a stick glove that has a thicker leather to assist with insulation or heat protection. Cotton does not have bulk so it allows for better dexterity.
DuPont™ Kevlar®, DuPont™ Nomex®, and Para-Aramid
These linings are extremely strong and primarily used for added cut resistance to gloves. These linings also provide some protection against the heat.
Tillman’s Winter Gloves Insulation
Combat the Cold.
A breathable and moisture-resistant insulator. The fibers of Thinsulate™ are more effective at trapping air and keeping hands warm while allowing moisture to escape. The colder the temperature, the higher gram insulation the user will want.
However, the higher the gram, the less flexibility they will have.
40-Gram: For cool conditions or high activity levels.
1414CW, 1468, 1469, 1485, 1486, 1495
100-Gram: For colder conditions or lighter activity levels.
865, 1403, 1419, 1565, 1567, 1590, 1592
Soft napped insulating fabric made from polyester with moderate warmth.
Includes products: 1581, 1584, 1586.
Thicker heavyweight synthetic wool material.
Includes products: 1450.
Cotton / Foam
Lightweight, economical option. Provides warmth and it will absorb moisture.
Includes products: 1578.
Perhaps the most common, is a lightweight option that is warmer than cotton/foam linings and still less bulky than some insulations.
Includes products: 1404, 1412, 1425, 1438.