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TEMPEX®-TREME HEAT: Ultimate hand protection up to 500 °C

Jun 12, 2023

Anyone who works in a blast furnace or generally in an environment with high heat exposure needs gloves they can rely on, because the hands are particularly stressed when working in extreme heat. HB has relaunched its glove range in terms of material and fit precisely for this purpose. The result is a versatile range for different requirements and areas of application. The special material combinations not only improve the resilience, but also increase the wearing comfort in this demanding work environment.

Among other things, HB uses specially selected outer materials and different insulation media, especially in the palm area, for a longer service life in contact heat, so that EN 407-certified protection against contact heat of up to 500 °C is achieved there. An up to four-layer construction of the palm supports the thermal insulation. The choice of materials in the palm also has a decisive influence on the mechanical properties and wear. That is why HB pays attention to high tear and abrasion resistance, both EN 388 certified. In addition, high-quality aluminised materials protect against radiant heat and splashes of molten metal.


HB's TEMPEX® TREME-HEAT glove range comprises eleven models in mitten, 3-finger or 5-finger versions in various lengths and sizes. This means that everyone can put together their own individual heat protection equipment. All products are manufactured in Europe and checked again in Germany.

HB Protective Wear: We have PPE in our DNA.
Since 1952, we have been developing and manufacturing high-quality PPE solutions that protect people from specific hazards in the workplace. We are the only manufacturer in Germany that has been exclusively producing protective clothing for over 70 years. With distinctive standards competence and highly specialised material know-how, we develop products for the highest demands. Added to this is the high-quality workmanship and the special quality down to the smallest detail that characterises our collections. Qualified employees with a passion for PPE and a strong customer focus make us Germany's leading manufacturer of protective clothing. That is why our brand promise is: "be safe. we care."

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