Frequently Asked Questions
COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR CUSTOMERS.
- 1. What material are the Novax Insulating Gloves made from?
What material are the Novax Insulating Gloves made from?
Novax insulating gloves are manufactured from natural rubber.
- 2. Why should you pick Novax?
Why should you pick Novax?
Novax gloves are manufactured in Malaysia using an environmentally friendly aqueous dip process. Our gloves are kept in the natural latex state as compared to a solvent based dip which extensive amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).
This results in a glove that feels much softer and allows for greater dexterity when working, lessening hand fatigue on users.
- 3. What standards do the Novax Insulating Gloves meet?
What standards do the Novax Insulating Gloves meet?
We manufacture them to meet the ASTM D-120-14a, IEC EN60903 and NFPA70E which are the standards for electrical insulating gloves and also standards for electrical safety in the workplace.
- 4. How should the gloves be stored and what is the shelf life?
How should the gloves be stored and what is the shelf life?
Novax gloves should be kept in a cool dry area, away from direct heat or sunlight. The gloves should also be kept away from any motors which generate ozone that degenerates the natural properties of rubber over a period of time.
- 5. What are the functions of the different cuffs?
What are the functions of the different cuffs?
Aside from the traditional straight cuff which is already angled to maximize air flow and comfort in warm weather, we also produce gloves in two other cuffs: Bell & Contour.
The contoured cuff allows for the glove to be worn long to cover the users’ elbows while allowing bending at the inner to avoid bunching up of rubber.
The bell cuff allows for dual usage: able to accommodate thicker winter clothing in colder climates, and greater air flow in warmer weather.
- 6. How are the gloves tested?
How are the gloves tested?
Each individual piece if di-electrically tested for their insulating performance according to the standard. Every production batch is also subject to a sampling for a battery of tests which include physical and further electrical testing.
- 7. Do I need to have them re-certified?
Do I need to have them re-certified?
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, gloves would need to be:
- OSHA 1910.137 – Electrically tested before first issue & every 6 months thereafter.
- OSHA 1910.268 (tele-com) – Electrically tested before first issue, twelve months after first issue & every 9 months thereafter