In addition to leather, textile fibres (natural and synthetic variants) and other synthetic materials are used in the manufacture of gloves.
- Cotton: A natural and highly absorbent fibre, which allows ventilation and prevents irritation. It presents good mechanical strength and an average thermal quality. It is comfortable despite prolonged use.
- Polyamide (Nylon): It is abrasion resistant, but does not absorb moisture. It can be made with high toughness, improving its mechanical performance. Abrasion resistant, doesn’t deform and dries quickly.
- Polyester: A synthetic fibre developed by DuPont in 1951. It doesn’t allow ventilation, so it is often combined with natural fibres such as cotton. It offers great abrasion resistance, it is soft and warm, and a good insulator.
- Kevlar®: A para-aramid synthetic fibre which is five times stronger than steel wire, fire retardant and cut resistant. Carbonized between 425 and 475 ° C. It doesn’t melt, is self-extinguishing, has high dimensional and chemical stability and it is very soft.
- Nomex®: A polymer aramid fibre that does not burn. When near a flame, the fibres create a thick barrier of air between the heat source and the skin.
- HDPE: High density polyethylene, at equal weight, is ten times stronger than steel. With excellent anti-cutting properties, it is resistant to many chemicals and ultraviolet radiation resistant products.
- Thunderon®: An organic fibre which discharges static electricity by electrostatic induction, which prevents spoilage or tampered componentss.
- Spectra®: A high density polymer which is very resistant to cutting. At equal weight, this fibre is ten times stronger than steel and 40% stronger than aramid fibres.
- Thinsulate®: A fine nonwoven polyester fibre. Excellent cold insulation, comfort and moisture resistant.
- Natural latex: Natural rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) with high comfort, flexibility and dexterity level. Aqueous chemical resistant products, but it degrades with hydrocarbons. It can cause allergies.
- Polychloroprene (neoprene): Synthetic rubber with high flexibility, ductility and resistance to gasoline, oil and lubricants. Avoid latex allergies. Good resistance to ozone.
- Nitrile (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber): Synthetic rubber with good resistance to oils, lubricants and petroleum products. Good mechanical strength. Resistant to a temperature of 0 to 104 ° C.
- Polyurethane: Synthetic material with excellent elasticity, and resistance to abrasion and tension.
- PVC: Synthetic polymer provides good resistance to aqueous chemicals (acids and alkalis) and fats and hydrocarbons. Has good flexibility and abrasion resistance. It causes no allergies.
- Butyl: High-tech synthetic rubber, resistant to organic and corrosive chemicals. It provides high impermeability to gases and steam, maintaining flexibility even at low temperatures.
- Viton: Fluoropolymer which is the most resistant of all synthetic rubbers. Protects against toxic and highly permeable chemicals. It is an excellent resistant to most known solvents, gas and steam. It is flexible and offers good resistance to abrasion and cutting.