A work glove is a product where the safety level is highly affected by the daily wear and tear on the material used in the glove, substances can come in contact with the glove during use e.g. oils that could affect the glove material negatively when subjected to detergents and washing procedures.
We recomend to not wash protective gloves
Ejendals does not recommend washing of protective gloves as unknown substances can contaminate the product during use and Ejendals can’t guarantee that the performance levels remain intact after the gloves have been subjected to laundry. Washing the glove means additional strain on the material. If small damages are present there is a substantial risk they
can grow when being washed.
To care for your product, we recommend that you rinse in cold water and line dry in room
temperature. The user bares sole responsibility for submitting the product to laundry.
Note! All gloves that have been in contact with chemicals of any kind must be sent to destruction after use.
Frequently asked queistions
- Other manufacturers of protective gloves recommend washing, how come?
Answer: Gloves can undergo a standardized test to ensure that domestic or industrial washing does not affect the performance levels. However, these tests are only performed on unused gloves. Therefore, the result from the tests cannot fairly be extrapolated to used gloves.
- Who’s responsible for the glove if a laundry service provider washes the gloves and later supply it to users?
Answer: If a laundry service provider washes the glove it’s his responsibility to make sure that the washing doesn’t jeopardize the performance levels of the gloves.
- Some laundry provider washes the gloves and then re-test the performance levels at a test house, can these results be trusted?
Answer: The results can be an indicator however tests should only be performed at accredited test institutes.
- Is there a difference between washing and cleaning a glove?
Answer: In some case, it can be. Perclorethylene (perc) are often used to clean leather which is a process without water, while washing is usually done in a washing machine with different water temperatures, detergents and number of cycles.