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2010

GOOD DESIGN|中小企業庁長官賞

Award-winning item
FOAMED RUBBER PALM COATED GLOVES [AIR TECTOR X]
Business Owner
ATOM CORPORATION
Domain/Category
Human Body - Hobby and Personal Interest Products
Company
ATOM CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
10A04014
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2010

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Outline

Rubber-lined work gloves, with a sheet of rubber in the palm of the hand. The rubber sheet is treated with a foaming process to enhance glove grip, softness, breathability and safety. The process forms numerous bubbles inside the sheet, making the sheet soft and enhancing the flexibility of the entire glove while at the same time increasing adhesiveness when picking up objects, for a better grip. The bubbles also create an air flow within the sheet to increase breathability. It has about 6 times the breathability of earlier gloves. The product is also about 30% lighter for better workability. Foam rubber also acts as a cushion, absorbing impact to the hands and increasing safety. The back of the hand bears a logo emphasizing the word "AIR" for enhanced design.

Producer

Yuichiro Taira President ATOM Corporation

Director

Shigeo Taguchi Development Department ATOM Corporation

Designer

Junichi Nishimoto Development ATOM Corporation

More information

http://www.atom-glove.co.jp

Already on the market
2009/8/1

Evaluation

Aiming for both the safety of thick gloves and the ease of working with thin gloves, the product is lined with an expanded rubber sheet in the palm. The result is enhanced glove flexibility, grip and breathability, as well as a lighter weight that improves ease of work; meanwhile, the expanded rubber acts as cushioning for greater safety. Put them on and you'll know what it's like to feel both secure and comfortable as you work. The high functionality of these gloves is apparent at a glance.

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