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Introducing New IRONCAT® Welding Gloves and Apparel from West Chester Holdings
The IRONCAT® line of welding gloves and apparel from West Chester Holdings is designed for the unique heat shielding, dexterity and protection demands of Stick, MIG and TIG welding applications. IRONCAT® welding apparel is available in either leather or IRONTEX® flame resistant cotton.
Designed to meet the protection demands of the roughest welding environments, IRONCAT® products are ideal for all welding applications including maintenance repair, steel construction, industrial fabrication, as well as aerospace, piping, tool and die repair applications, sheet metal fabrication, and more. Detailed specifications on each item can be viewed at www.west-chester.net, and products are available through a nationwide network of safety distributors, welding supply houses, and other specialty retailers.
Stick Welding Gloves
IRONCAT® gloves for Stick welding are designed with thicker materials to withstand the higher heat generated from this process. The longer length (14-inches) provides better forearm coverage, while welts protect finger seams against sparks and abrasion. Various materials of construction, linings and thumb designs are available to suit particular worker preferences. Split cowhide is available for durability and abrasion resistance, while softer Elk gloves are more resistant to hand fatigue.
Cotton linings provide breathability, while foam insulation is available for additional heat resistance. Thumb designs offered include wing thumb for open-handed work, or a straight thumb for better gripping. A reinforced thumb strap increases durability in high wear areas.
MIG Welding Gloves
IRONCAT® MIG welding gloves allow for maximum dexterity with an unlined palm, while foam insulation on back of hand provides increased heat protection. Various lighter weight materials are available including cowhide for durability, goatskin for increased dexterity, deerskin for unparalleled comfort, and pigskin which stays pliable even with increased wear and exposure to moisture. Wing thumb and straight thumb designs are available. A reinforced thumb strap increases durability in high wear areas.
TIG Welding Gloves
Constructed of lighter weight materials, unlined IRONCAT® TIG welding gloves allow for maximum dexterity. Goatskin is available for durability and comfort, while kidskin offers unmatched dexterity. For softer feel and comfort, deerskin gloves are available. Wing thumb and straight thumb designs are available.
IRONTEX® FR Cotton Welding Apparel
Lightweight 9 oz. 100% cotton FR treated IRONTEX™ fabric provides protection from heat, flame, sparks, spatter, slag and spall, as well as electric arc “sunburn.” Various styles for comfort and protection level are available. This specially treated flame resistant cotton will not shrink, melt or drip and it self-extinguishes when exposed to flame. Anodized snaps and rivets prevent arc flashback and oxidation.
IRONTEX™ exceeds U.S. industry standards for flame resistance and also meets EN 470-1 & 531. Its flame resistance lasts the life of the garment – with proper care and maintenance, this equates to 100 home washings or 50 commercial washings.
Protective apparel manufactured of A grade leather is also available. Specially treated for heat resistance this apparel features anodized snaps and rivets to prevent arc flashback and oxidation. These durable garments include flat fell seams for strength and durability, Kevlar thread and 100% cotton straps.
Founded in 1987, West Chester Holdings is a premier supplier of hand protection, rainwear and protective clothing. This privately held company has an extensive distribution network, and supplies millions of pairs of gloves, protective garments and rain suits each year, to protect people whether at work or at home. Their advanced IT inventory system allows same-day turnaround on orders, enabling industry leading fill rates. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 647-1900, or write to West Chester Holdings, Inc., 100 Corridor Park Drive, Monroe, OH 45050, or visit www.west-chester.net.