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Law Enforcement Glove Leathers

The scope of the various Law Enforcement services around the globe has increased markedly over the last decade. The standard job of a police officer is now far more specific, and these personnel have to tackle far more dangerous situations than ever before. This calls for a larger number of glove designs to suit specific roles and duties. Steadily the products used by Law Enforcement officers are moving towards full military specification.

Understanding this, Dr Leather has selected a number of high performance leathers that can match these requirements. Depending upon the gloving use and requirements, we generally select from either hairsheep (cabretta), kangaroo or goatskin in general for our starting point. Each fibre structure has its distinct individual advantages: Hairsheep offers an ultra soft and tactile feel, kangaroo leathers allowing gloves to be crafted with extreme high tensile strength characteristics whilst retaining good flexibility and goatskin having one of the highest abrasion resistant grain structures known. These fibre structures all still possess the internal makeup to confer exceptional conformity to the hand, whilst still providing high levels of breathability and dimensional stability.

As with our military leathers, we incorporate a water resistant tannage into the leather, whereby the fibres are treated at a microscopic level with synthetic hydrophobing polymers. Depending upon the degree of water resistance required we select from one of three systems, which is chemically reacted at the collagen fibril level to provide a permanent and durable effect. This feature is extremely critical and consequently creates an enhanced moisture management system for the glove, ensuring that the hands of the Law Enforcement Officers stay dry and comfortable.

Furthermore, our leathers are tanned to provide high levels of perspiration resistance in the tannage, to ensure that the leather stays soft and supple throughout its lifetime. Standard leathers simply soak up the sweat and then dry out very hard with the leather eventually shrinking and cracking. This is particularly suited to personnel working in warmer climates.

A textured leather surface to enhance the grip characteristics of the leather is also a possibility, which also offers the brand a material with very high cutting coefficients. In addition we can offer a treatment to the leather which significantly increases the grip characteristics in either wet or dry conditions, which is particularly of note in instances to secure a strong pistol grip.

Other technologies that are often incorporated include petrol, oil and diesel resistance and fire retardant technology. For specific SWAT Team requirements we can offer the full grade military specification leathers where required.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help you create or enhance your Law Enforcement glove product range: darryl@drleather.com

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