What's Superior Glove's story?
Superior Glove is headquartered in Acton, Ontario, Canada. Originally called the Acton Glove Company (est. 1910) it was renamed Superior Glove Works in 1961 by Frank Geng, father of company president Tony and vice-president Joe. Superior Glove has grown from five styles of gloves to over 3,500 styles of work gloves and protective sleeves. Learn more about our story in the 'About Us' section.
Does Superior Glove have sales people in my area?
How can I place orders?
Can I buy your products direct?
The short answer is no. We do sell a select number of products through Amazon, but our full line-up is sold through distribution. We work with many prominent distributors of industrial supplies and safety products throughout North America. In the United Kingdom and European Economic Center our products are distributed through Beeswift and various distributors throughout South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Contact us to find a distributor in your area.
What sizes do your gloves come in?
In an effort to outfit whole work forces and standardize our sizes, many of our gloves are available in sizes from XXS through 2XL (5 - 11), particularly in our string-knit options. If you're having a hard time finding gloves that are big enough to comfortably fit your hand, explore our extended sizing gloves. For more info on sizing view our sizing chart for more information.
How much do Superior Gloves cost?
Glove pricing varies depending on products. Contact us and we will help you find a distributor to offer you pricing.
What are your best cut proof gloves?
It's important to make two distinctions with this question.
- There is no such thing as a "cut proof glove." We manufacture and sell cut-resistant gloves.
- Cut-resistant gloves are crafted with a variety of materials to provide the best protection based on the hazards you face. At Superior Glove, we manufacture gloves ranging in protection from nuisance cuts (ANSI level A2) to extreme cut hazards (ANSI level A9).
To learn more about this topic, read our post on ANSI Cut Resistance levels.
What level of cut resistance do I need?
This will depend on the application which you are trying to protect for. Each ANSI cut level corresponds to a set weight of blade cut resistance. See a full explanation of cut levels here.
What is the difference between arc flash and flame-resistant gloves?
While both arc flash and flame resistant gloves protect against burns, they are not the same thing. Arc flash gloves are needed to deal with extremely high temperatures for a short duration of time, while flame resistant gloves are designed to be self extinguishing, even with sustained exposure. Take a look at this blog to find out all you need to know about the differences between arc flash and flame resistance.
Do you have touchscreen-compatible gloves?
Yes, we offer a variety of touchscreen-compatible gloves to meet the needs of our customers. We offer a selection of gloves that include touchscreen capabilities.
How do I wash my Superior Glove gloves and sleeves?
Most of our gloves and sleeves can be washed at home or dry-cleaned through a commercial company. Washing your hand and arm protection on a regular basis leads to cost savings by reusing PPE rather than purchasing new items. For a full list of washing Superior Glove gloves and sleeves, visit Laundering 101.
What is the difference between "supported" and "unsupported" gloves?
When we talk about supported and unsupported gloves, we’re generally referring to chemical-resistant gloves.
Supported gloves have a fabric liner which is dipped in liquids compounds like nitrile, latex or neoprene. The liner could vary from something as simple as cotton-jersey for added puncture resistance and sweat absorption or it could be more intricate like Kevlar® or Dyneema® to create a cut-resistant chemical glove.
Unsupported gloves won’t have a liner and the hand form will be directly dipped into the liquid compound, and there isn’t a liner that supports the compound. Explore our full line-up of chemical-resistant gloves.