Our technologies : A continuous R&D process

R&D

Wonder Grip’s DNA : research, development and innovation

Wonder Grip has been concentrating its efforts on developing highly innovative technological products since its creation. We have a firm will to develop products adapted to suit demanding and increasingly complex working environments: thermal and chemical risks, risks of cuts or impact, and cross risks.

OUR SPECIFICATIONS ARE UNCOMPROMISING AND CRYSTAL CLEAR: TO INCREASE COMFORT AND SAFETY IN ORDER TO PRESERVE USER HEALTH, WHATEVER THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

Our team of engineers has continuously increased over recent years
(to reach 25 employees in 2019) and benefits from a highly advanced laboratory which not only enables them to conduct quality raw material tests, but also finished product tests in real conditions of use.


A scientific and technical approach: hand ergonomics

Whether for the most basic of everyday gestures or the execution of difficult manual tasks, in hostile environments, our hands are our most precious tool. This is why the prevention of MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) is one of our priorities. Our R&D process is focused on a range of innovations aimed at helping reduce muscular and nervous stress for the hand. Hence, Wonder Grip Technology TM, which stems from the same philosophy, offers users greatly increased grip thanks to the coatings we devise within our own plants.

In the human skeleton, the hand comprises

27

bones

makes use of no less than

40

muscles to offer the flexibility and dexterity we are all familiar with.


Quality certification

Wonder Grip: quality guaranteed

Wonder Grip’s factories are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. All manufacturing processes - from the purchase of raw materials to final product quality control - conform to the strictest of international standards.

ISO 9001

Our ISO 9001 certification means that our organisation satisfies all prerequisite conditions for an efficient and appropriate quality management system.
Wonder Grip’s policy towards continuous improvement enables us to guarantee that our products are manufactured according to strict quality requirements.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 certification is an internationally renowned standard for corporate environmental management.
Thanks to Wonder Grip’s advanced EMS system, we can control our impact on the environment. ISO 14001 certification is accredited by UKAS.

OHSAS 18001

Wonder Grip was awarded OHSAS 18001 accreditation thanks to its commitment to building a greener future, respectful of the safety and the well-being of all its staff members and their families.

WONDER GRIP IS COMMITTED TO ENHANCING ITS PRODUCTION PROCESSES,
IN ORDER TO FURTHER REDUCE ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
AND STRIVES PERMANENTLY TO DEVISE PRODUCTS SUITED TO THE MOST SENSITIVE OF SKIN TYPES.

REACH

Wonder Grip certifies that all the raw materials used in the manufacture of its products conform to European Union regulations (regulation n°1907/2006): regulation for chemical products and their use’, referred to as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). The key aim of this directive is to offer the utmost level of protection and safety for human health and the environment.

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OEKO-TEX®

Wonder Grip strives to constantly offer its clients more added value. One of the main reasons that spurred us to request this certification was so that we could demonstrate that Wonder Grip stands out from its competitors thanks, not only to the technical quality of its products, but also to the intrinsic quality of the raw materials used. Whereas certain competitors continue to use toxic solvents, which are a hazard for production line operators and end product users, Wonder Grip’s difference lies in its OEKO-TEX® accreditation.
Wonder Grip Accreditation No.17.HCN.14623

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Production process

Wonder Grip organises its research and development activities around three key themes: coating mixes, weaving techniques and mould ergonomics. In recent years, Wonder Grip has actively adopted a systematic patent application approach, in order to guarantee the authenticity of its products’ unique characteristics and their associated technologies.


Wonder Grip Technology™

Wonder Grip Technology™ defines the type of honeycomb coating specially developed by Wonder Grip.

This technology consists of creating specific asperities on the coated surface of the glove, hence reproducing the sucking effect of a force cup. These micro-asperities deflect fluids such as water or petroleum far from the contact surface, thus considerably increasing grip, equally in damp, dry or oily conditions. This specifically designed augmented grip technology offers the user considerably increased grip. In other words, Wonder Grip Technology™ reduces the force required to move objects and considerably increases grip control of all objects, in both dry or slippery environments.

Results of tests conducted by BOKEN Japan, an independent materials test and control agency, demonstrated an increase in the friction coefficient, i.e. prehension force or grip, of 58%* for Wonder Grip Technology™ latex coatings, and of 36% for Wonder Grip Technology™ nitrile coatings.

Wonder Grip Technology™ also offers increased user prehension force, thusly reducing the risk of injury, preventing musculoskeletal disorders and contributing towards extra overall comfort at the work place.


TPDT™ : Thermo-set Pre-curved Design Technology

All our gloves are produced via our TPDT™ (Thermo-set Pre-curved Design Technology) technology.

Placed inside a mould that reproduces the natural shape of a hand at rest during soaking, our gloves are also washed and dried via a method specifically developed by our in-house engineers. This method offers our users freedom of movement and the increased sensitivity that has earned Wonder Grip its international reputation.

Tsunooga™ polyethylene fibre : a revolution for anti-cut gloves

To knit the support for each of our gloves, fibres are selected according to highly specific criteria. This is the case of TsunoogaTM polyethylene, the fibre we have chosen to knit our cut-resistant gloves from.

It is produced by the Japanese firm Toyobo. This fibre is not only extremely resistant, offering excellent anti-cut properties, but it is also ideal for manufacturing soft and comfortably textured gloves. No solvents are used to produce this fibre, hence rendering it more hygienic and healthier to use than other polyethylene fibres. TsunoogaTM fibre also boasts specific high thermal conductivity properties, which enable it to absorb and distribute natural body heat. The incorporation of this fibre enables us to produce gloves that offer a feeling of freshness on the skin.