Technology

Here you will find all information about the technologies and materials we are using for the different ESKA products.

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We craft high-tech gloves that are built to protect you.
Because we care for your hands.
GORE-TEX® gloves PROFESSIONAL

GORE-TEX® gloves PROFESSIONAL

GORE-TEX® gloves provide protection against heat, flame, liquids and abrasion while ensuring you still have the tactility necessary to do your job. GORE-TEX® gloves with Gore grip technology are recommended when improved breathability and tactility is required. The GORE-TEX® insert also offers protection against burns caused by superheated steam, provides splash protection against certain chemicals (acc. to EN 659) and keeps the glove´s insulation dry.

For more information about GORE-TEX® inserts in fire fighting gloves go to: GORE-TEX® workwear

CROSSTECH®

CROSSTECH®

The CROSSTECH® insert offers permanent protection against blood, viruses, and bodily fluids in tactile and sterilizable fire brigade gloves. It has been developed for firefighting in buildings and technical rescue activities (compliant with the valid NFPA, EN, and ISO standards).

For more information to CROSSTECH® inserts go to: CROSSTECH® inserts

GORE® WINDSTOPPER®

GORE® WINDSTOPPER®

Gloves engineered with WINDSTOPPER® product technology offer absolute windproofness and water resistance while being extremely breathable. The latest enhancements to our WINDSTOPPER® laminates are designed for exceptional skin comfort.

SK Ionix

SK Ionix

Reduces body-odor greatly cause of the antibacterial effect. The body-odor from perspiration is effected by corrosion from bacteria. Silver kills the bacteria which reduces the body-odor strongly.

  • super cosy silverfleece liner
  • antibacterial, anti-odor, reduces microbes
  • heat reflective, temperature balancing, antistatic
  • natural, cause nontoxid and free from chemicals and pesticides
Thumb knuckle protector

Thumb knuckle protector

Newly developed stretch absorber with air pockets protects against shock, impact and high heat.

Cut protection lining

Cut protection lining

A newly developed cut resistant lining made from Kevlar® using steel fiberglass and silver threads (anti-bacterial) guarantees the users the highest level of safety for emergency services, even in extreme circumstances.

Hand wash

Hand wash

Wash leather gloves by hand in luke warm water with a little gentle washing detergent. Wrap the wet gloves in a dry towel and squeeze out the water. Allow gloves to air dry – not on a heater and certainly not in the sun. When the gloves are half dry, put them on and clench fists to recreate the original shape. Put the gloves on when dry and knead until soft. Treat with a leather care product if necessary. Before storage, lightly stretch lengthwise.

60 degrees Celsius

60 degrees Celsius

  • Machine washable at 60°C with mild detergent & sanitiser
  • Rinse twice
  • No dry-cleaning
  • Do not tumble dry
  • NO chlorine bleach
  • Gently squeeze glove from fingertips to wrist to remove excess water, do not twist
  • Hang to air dry, away from direct heat with the fingers facing upwards
  • Do NOT iron
  • Stretch your gloves back into shape
40 degrees Celcius

40 degrees Celcius

  • Machine washable at 40°C with mild detergent & sanitiser
  • Rinse twice
  • No dry-cleaning
  • Do not tumble dry
  • NO chlorine bleach
  • Gently squeeze glove from fingertips to wrist to remove excess water, do not twist
  • Hang to air dry, away from direct heat with the fingers facing upwards
  • Do NOT iron
  • Stretch your gloves back into shape
30 degrees Celsius

30 degrees Celsius

  • Use a mild detergent (CAUTION! Do not use fabric softener as this destroys the waterproof impregnation)
  • Use a delicate washing program at 30°C
  • After washing stretch gloves lengthwise
  • Dry slowly at a max. temperature of 30°C (do not dry gloves on a heater/radiator!)
  • After drying, stretch gloves in all directions
  • Re-shape the gloves with your hand
Hand-stitched seam

Hand-stitched seam

Stitch by stitch the seamstress sews with a needle and thread, requiring up to three hours to produce a single pair of gloves. During this time, up to 2,000 stitches are sewn.

Inside & Outside seam

Inside & Outside seam

This somewhat more sporty seam leaves the two leather edges visible. A differentiation is made between seams with an internal (hidden) flap and an external (visible) flap.

Piqué seam

Piqué seam

The piqué seam is the original seam used in glove making. These highly fine, elegant seams are created using special machines, which only a very few experienced seamstresses have to skill to use. The typical double-stitched seam has a chain stitch on the left side of the glove.

Overcast seam

Overcast seam

The overcast seam is sewn using a special machine. The loops are pulled over the seam edge. It is modern and particularly striking when created in a contrasting colour.

Curly

Curly

The fine, short-wool lambskin produces beautifully warm gloves. Most curly skins come from New Zealand. 50% of newborn lambs die within 24 hours and are collected on a daily basis for hygiene reasons. Only the skins that come from this natural selection are used to produce curly leather. The leather is tanned with wool and the lightly curled natural lambskin wool is worn against the skin in replacement of an inner lining. The back of the lambskin acts as the velvety velour outer side of the glove and is available in multiple colours.

Lamb leather

Lamb leather

Good hair sheeps have their origin in South America and Afghanistan.
Hair sheeps are a mixture between sheep and goat. The animals are being kept for milk and meat use. Since the animal has no wool but solid hair, the skin of the animal is very fine pored. It’s now up to the tanner to produce a good glove fur out of the good greige. Glove leather must be prepared soft and supple, reached by a certain greasing which is given into the barrel. The coat for really good glove leather is dyed pure aniline (dyed in the drum, breathable, supple and silky smooth). The leather is rendered water repellent for SNOW DELUXE gloves (strong water-proof finish).

Goat leather

Goat leather

Goat leather is extremely hard wearing yet also fine and smooth. It is furthermore water repellent and flexible.

Leather

Leather

For over 5.000 years leather has been used to make clothes, and that material has lost none of its appeal to this day. Experienced glove makers recognise the strengths and benefits of their craft’s most important basic material and perfectly know how to work with it. ESKA only uses high quality leather and in the case of street gloves, particularly soft and supple hides which envelop your hands like a second skin. Glove leather must be prepared soft and supple, reached by a certain greasing which is given into the barrel. The coat for really good glove leather is dyed pure aniline (dyed in the drum, breathable, supple and silky smooth).

X-Static®

X-Static®

Silver fibers are antibacterial (bacteria is eliminated in less than an hour), preventing odor formation. Silver is also temperature-regulating and anti-static.

PrimaLoft®

PrimaLoft®

PrimaLoft® is the synthetic insulation for warmth, water resistance, softness and compressibility. PrimaLoft® is an ultra-fine microfiber insulation that is as warm, soft and lightweight and is warmer wet or dry.
• Excellent thermally efficiency
• Lightweight and breathable
• Superior water resistance
• As warm, soft and compressible as down
• Dries faster than down
• Wind resistant

i-Touch

i-Touch

The i-Touch function makes it possible to operate a smartphone or tablet PC even when wearing gloves.

Hard-Shell

Hard-Shell

The hard-shell specially developed by ESKA® consists of a special flame-resistant carbon mixed granulate. It offers optimum protection and fit thanks to three specially tailored sizes for left and right gloves.

Ergonomic Cut

Ergonomic Cut

High wear comfort and tactility thanks to an ergonomic cut based on the natural hand position.

Kevlar®

Kevlar®

Kevlar® is an aramid fiber with a low specific weight that offers high tensile strength, excellent heat resistance, dimensional stability, and low elongation to
break. Kevlar® is chemical-resistant and has outstanding abrasion resistance.

Kermel

Kermel

The product by the leading European manufacturer of meta-aramid fibers is used in protective clothing for heat and flame protection. The material is suitable for use under extreme temperatures and offers optimum mechanical performance while also fulfilling the high requirements in terms of heat protection, comfort, and breathability.

Fire Block leather

Fire Block leather

We use carefully selected calf leather which is specially tanned to have hydrophobic and flame-resistant properties. The leather is washable, does not shrink even at high temperatures and offers 100% tensile strength.

Nomex

Nomex

The fibers are characterized by outstanding resistance, great impact strength, great rupture elongation, good vibration damping, and resistance against acids and alkaline solutions. They are also extremely heat and fire resistant. Aramid fibers do not melt at high temperatures; instead, they start to coke at temperatures of approximately 400°C.

Lenzing FR®

Lenzing FR®

Lenzing FR® is a specialty viscose fiber. The acronym FR stands for ‘flame resistant’. Manufactured from the natural raw material wood, Lenzing FR® offers heat protection in various work areas. Unique heat insulation properties combined with permanent flame resistance make Lenzing FR® the ideal heat protection fiber.

PBI®

PBI®

PBI® is an organic, high-perfor­mance fiber that was initially de­veloped for the NASA Apollo spa­ce program due to its excellent flame-retardant properties and outstanding chemical resistance. PBI® Matrix and PBI® Gold fabrics produce first-rate heat protection clothing thanks to the combina­tion of excellent thermal protec­tion and impressive comfort and durability.

Rescut™ Fire

Rescut™ Fire

RESCUTTM fire material specially developed by ESKA® for extreme conditions. Provides optimum surface-level protection to prevent sharp objects from penetrating the padding, which acts as a second barrier in conventional models.

Anitbacterial Silver

Anitbacterial Silver

Silver fibers are antibacterial (bacteria is eliminated in less than an hour), preventing odor formation. Silver is also temperature-regulating and anti-static.