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Innovation and Quality when Designing, Developing and Manufacturing Gloves

Focused on innovation and quality, ATG® designs, develops and manufactures gloves that enhance the performance of the most sophisticated work tool, the hand.

ATG delivers quality products and services through a core team that tracks markets, observes products in use and has discussions with end-users, which forms the basis to continually improve each customer’s experience through innovation.

ISO-accredited manufacturer of work gloves

At ATG nothing is outsourced. ATG is a fully integrated manufacturer able to control all elements in its ISO 9001 accredited manufacturing facilities.

From the covering and twisting of yarns to knitting the glove liners, coating, finishing and packing, ATG does it all.

Aside from enabling it to deliver high-quality gloves each and every time, the fully integrated approach assists the company in transitioning products from its R&D labs to full production.

Unlike other R&D departments, ATG facilities focus on developing technology platforms as opposed to one-off individual gloves.

This approach enables the company to look at customer needs and then to select and combine the necessary technology platforms in order to deliver innovative class-leading gloves that change the customer experience for the better.

Commitment to environmental and consumer safety

ATG is certified and uses ISO 14001 as the foundations for its environmental framework. "It’s part of our everyday life. When we look to modify, change or implement a new process it always has to satisfy our ISO 14001 ideology," says ATG operations director, Fazal Abdeen.

As an example of this commitment to ISO 14001, ATG re-engineered its whole manufacturing process to be in line with the EU directive for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances (REACH).

This new law came into force on 1 June 2007 and since then the company has realised the anticipated benefits to both the environment and its factory-based workforce.

ATG is the only glove manufacturer fully complying with this new directive which enables the company to certify all its gloves to the Oeko-Tex® global 100 standard, therefore guaranteeing them to be ‘skin friendly’.

Communication tools

When you visit ATG’s website you’ll find that it’s been structured around a service aimed at explaining what the company can offer, which products are most suitable for you and where you can buy them. It’s that simple.

There is also a range of short movies that explain the features and benefits of the ProRange product family.

As you would expect from a global player, ATG has a download facility for all of its catalogues, CE certificates, laundry details, instructions for use, material safety data and product data sheets.

All documentation is available by individual glove reference in 19 languages.

The company’s sales partner for Ireland is Keypoint Abrasives, based in Dublin, who can be reached by phone or by email using the details below. The ATG country manager is Chris Busby, who can be reached using the email address listed below.

Why is Glove Selection so Complex?

It is a job that safety officers need to be applauded for as they not only have to be specialists in gloves, they also have to be specialists in all other types of personal protective equipment.

Is Grip the New Safety Feature?

This is probably going to be one of the shortest articles that you have ever read, as the answer to that question is yes, grip is indeed the new safety feature.

The Dimethylformamide (DMF) Issue

Today, huge choices exist for lightweight polyurethane (PU) gloves offering outstanding dexterity and pliability from simple assembly jobs, to the handling of sharp plastic or steel objects.

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