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DSM Dyneema and ATG® collaborate to bring to market work gloves with unmatched combination of cut protection and user-preferred features

Sittard, NL, 19 Nov 2015 15:00 CET

DSM Dyneema and ATG® today announce a cooperative agreement to combine technology platforms using Dyneema® Diamond Technology for workplace hand protection.

ATG will utilize the unique cut-resistant properties of Dyneema Diamond Technology to develop glove styles that provide ultra-thin, cool-to-the-touch, dexterity-enhancing hand protection. The partnership with DSM Dyneema, which provides access to this game-changing material, creates the ability to develop innovative new work gloves when employed in concert with industry-leading ATG technologies. One such example is ATG’s expertise in developing gloves with proprietary coatings, such as the company’s patented AIRtech® technology platform, which is used in the highly breathable and comfortable MaxiFlex® range of gloves.

In addition, ATG will integrate its DuraTech® technology platform to reduce the cost-in-use by increasing wear life and bringing Dyneema Diamond Technology to a larger market.

Dyneema Diamond Technology and DSM Dyneema’s mantra to ‘Create the World’s Safest Hands’ also fit well with ATG’s commitment to providing ‘skin-friendly gloves,’ demonstrated through the company’s partnership with the Skin Health Alliance to ensure that all of its gloves are dermatologically accredited.

“Entering this relationship with DSM Dyneema and adding Dyneema Diamond Technology is appealing to our organization because we believe combining our glove-manufacturing expertise with the material that represents a market-leading standard in cut protection will improve workplace hand safety dramatically,” says Howard Goth, managing director, ATG. “We also believe there is power in the combined strength of our companies, which are two of the most recognizable brands in workplace hand protection.”

Another key element of the ATG and DSM Dyneema partnership involves commitment to a similar approach to quality control. ATG is a fully integrated manufacturer that controls all aspects of the manufacturing process without outsourcing a single element. With DSM Dyneema, ATG gains an equally conscientious materials partner, thus allowing the traceability of all aspects of production from polymer to final Dyneema Diamond Technology fiber production. This provides an unmatched degree of peace of mind.

“ATG and DSM Dyneema are leaders in innovation. We hold ourselves to the highest sourcing, manufacturing and product quality standards, we consider sustainability a core part of our businesses and we approach business relationships as long-term partnerships,” says Olivier Boubeaud, global business director for high performance textiles at DSM Dyneema. “These shared commitments all serve the market of end users looking to improve hand protection and worker safety.”