Which ATG Maxi Gloves Should I Choose?

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

When choosing a suitable pair of work gloves, it's important to consider the environment and materials you'll be working with. For applications like manual handling, you may want a lightweight glove with a high level of grip, while for petrochemical work you may want good oil and chemical resistance.

ATG are one of the most creative glove producers currently on the market and have a particularly impressive and varied range known as their Maxi Gloves. This range is so extensive however, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you, especially as it includes a few sub-ranges.

How ATG Improve Performance With Technology

ATG incorporate a number of innovative technologies into their Maxi glove range to ensure they offer the highest possible levels of comfort, protection and dexterity. A list outlining some of these technologies can be found below:

  • AIRtech: Patented micro-foam nitrile coating offers 360° breathability
  • ERGOtech: Creates a thinner glove than standard whilst offering similar mechanical performance
  • GRIPtech: A micro-cup finish that is designed to offer exceptional grip even when handling slippery and smooth materials
  • LIQUIDtech: Enhanced resistance to oils and other liquids
  • DURAtech: Offers fantastic resilience for better longevity and value for money

These technologies are cherry picked for each glove, helping them to perform well in specific work environments. While the MaxiCut Gloves protect against sharp materials, the MaxiChem gloves may provide chemical resistance and prevent liquid penetration. To help you decide, more information about each ATG sub-range and a comparison of their products can be found below.

What Types All Of Protection Are Available?

MaxiFlex Gloves

The strength of the MaxiFlex Gloves lies in their ability to excel at precision handling tasks. Made to be 25% thinner than traditional nitrile coated gloves, they offer flexibility and touch sensitivity yet provide the same level of mechanical resistance. Their soft nylon and Spandex liner mimics the natural resting state of the hand and bends easily to its movements so as never to impeded dexterity. In addition to being lightweight and dexterous, they are incredibly comfortable, typically boasting 360 degree breathability.

The table below compares the different MaxiFlex Gloves available from SafetyGloves.co.uk, including their EN 388 cut resistance levels, their thickness and their coating type. While thinner gloves with less coating offer a little more dexterity and comfort, fully coated gloves ensure the entirety of the gloves protect against certain physical risks. All of these gloves achieve the highest possible levels of abrasion resistance.

MaxiFlex Elite Palm-Coated Handling Gloves with Knitwrist 34-274

MaxiFlex Elite Palm-Coated Handling Gloves with Knitwrist 34-274

Model Coating Thickness (mm) Cut Level Extra Features
MaxiFlex Elite Gloves 34-274 Palm coated 0.8mm Level 1/A -
MaxiFlex Cut Resistant Gloves 34-8743 Palm coated 0.8mm Level 3/B -
MaxiFlex Elite Handling Gloves 34-244 Palm coated 0.9mm Level 1/A Dotted palms
MaxiFlex Ultimate Gloves 42-874 Palm coated 1mm Level 1/A Cooling agent
MaxiFlex Active Coated Gloves 34-824 Palm coated 1mm Level 1/A Nourishes skin
MaxiFlex Endurance Gloves 42-848 Palm coated 1.1mm Level 1/A Dotted palms, cooling agent
MaxiFlex Ultimate Gloves 42-875 3/4 coated 1mm Level 1/A Cooling agent
MaxiFlex Endurance Gloves 42-847 Drivers style 1.1mm Level 1/A Dotted palms, cooling agent

MaxiCut Gloves

The MaxiCut Gloves are designed for those who work in tougher environments, where there is a greater risk of injury caused by sharp materials and lacerations. With liners made from a combination of nylon, Spandex, glass and polyester, they provide protection against cuts and abrasions without becoming overly cumbersome to wear. While they are still exceptionally lightweight and flexible for optimal dexterity, they can be a little thicker than the MaxiFlex Gloves.

Many of the MaxiCut Gloves also offer protection against other environmental risks, including oil, grease and water for versatile use both indoors and outdoors.

MaxiCut Oil Resistant Level 3 Palm Coated Grip Gloves 34-304

MaxiCut Oil Resistant Level 3 Palm Coated Grip Gloves 34-304

Glove Cut Level Coating Resistance
MaxiCut Ultra Gloves 44-3745 Level 5/C Palm coated Abrasion, cut, tear
MaxiCut Oil Resistant 34-304 Level 3/B Palm coated Abrasion, oil, liquid
MaxiCut Grip Gloves 34-450 Level 3/B Palm coated Abrasion, tear
MaxiCut Oil Gloves 34-450LP Level 3/C Palm coated Abrasion, tear, oil, liquid, heat
MaxiCut Cut Level C Gloves 34-470 Level 4/C Palm coated Abrasion, cut, tear
MaxiCut Oil-Resistant Gloves 34-504 Level 4/C Palm coated Abrasion, cut, tear, oil, liquid
MaxiCut Level 4 Dry Gloves 34-460 Level 4/C 3/4 coated Abrasion, cut, tear, oil, liquid
MaxiCut Oil Resistant Gloves 34-505 Level 4/C 3/4 coated Abrasion, cut, tear, oil, liquid
MaxiCut Oil Resistant Gloves 34-305 Level 3/B 3/4 coated Abrasion, oil, liquid

MaxiDry Gloves

This range of gloves will guarantee your hands remain clean and dry, no matter how harsh the conditions you work in. You can find oil resistant gloves, waterproof gloves and gloves for dealing with chemical hazards or contamination. To ensure users can keep a secure hold on tools and components, all of these gloves also feature micro-cup finishing for a high level of grip in dry or slippery conditions. This helps reduce the risk of accident and injury, and is especially important in applications involving potentially hazardous substances including corrosive chemicals.

Much like the other gloves in this ATG range, the MaxiDry Gloves are dexterous, comfortable and resilient. Depending on what type of protection you require, they are available in different styles, including snug-fitting grip gloves and long cuffed gauntlet style gloves.

MaxiDry Fully Coated Gloves 56-427

MaxiDry Fully Coated Gloves 56-427

Glove Coating Resistance Cut Level
MaxiDry Oil-Resistant Gloves 56-424 Palm coated Abrasion, oil, liquid Level 1/A
MaxiDry Oil-Resistant Gloves 56-425 3/4 coated Abrasion, oil, liquid Level 1/A
MaxiDry Fully Coated Gloves 56-427 Fully coated Abrasion, oil, liquid Level 1/A
MaxiDry Zero Gloves 56-451 Fully coated Abrasion, oil, heat, liquid Level 3/B
MaxiDry Plus Gloves 56-530 Fully coated gauntlet Abrasion, oil, liquid, chemical, contamination Level 1/A
MaxiDry Oil-Resistant Gloves 56-426 Fully coated gauntlet Abrasion, oil, liquid, chemical, contamination Level 1/A

MaxiChem Gloves

These gloves offer top level resistance against a series of harmful chemicals, including certain acids and hydrocarbons. They are liquid proof, protect against microorganism contamination and provide a superb grip for safe manual handling. Like the other gloves in the ATG range, they are coated in nitrile with a micro-cup finish and provide dexterity and comfort as well as resistance. As such, they are suitable for use in laboratories, petrochemical industries and other environments where dangerous chemicals are handled.

You can compare the MaxiChem Gloves available from SafetyGloves.co.uk using the table below. Both of these gloves feature a fully coated gauntlet style.

MaxiChem Chemical Resistant Gauntlet Gloves 56-635

MaxiChem Chemical Resistant Gauntlet Gloves 56-635

Glove Length Chemical Resistance Cut Level
MaxiChem Chemical Resistant Gauntlet Gloves 56-635 35cm JKLMNO 1/A
MaxiChem Chemical Resistant Gauntlet Gloves 56-633 30cm JKLMNO 3/B

MaxiTherm Gloves

The MaxiTherm range of gloves were created to protect users in cold conditions, while enabling performance and productivity. They fit snugly against the hand for better dexterity, and ensure hands remain warm without becoming overheated thanks to their breathable, lightweight construction. Providing grip and flexibility, these gloves are perfect for freezer or cold store work, or for general handling in cold outdoor environments. Some are also designed to protect against high levels of heat for versatile use in a range of environments.

MaxiTherm Palm-Coated Thermal Gloves 30-201

MaxiTherm Palm-Coated Thermal Gloves 30-201

Glove Coating Resistance Cut Level
MaxiTherm Palm-Coated Thermal Gloves 30-201 Palm coated Tear, cold, heat Level 2/B
MaxiTherm 3/4 Coated Thermal Gloves 30-202 3/4 coated Tear, cold, heat Level 2/A

Found Your Ideal ATG Gloves?

We hope that this guide has helped you better understand ATG Maxi glove's so that you can find the right type of protection for your needs. Whether you're carrying out precision work, working with chemicals or dealing with extreme weather conditions, there's something here for you. Why not browse our entire selection of ATG Gloves and find your perfect pair today?