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Ironclad Partners with Vibram® to Debut Innovative Industrial Gloves at National Safety Conference

September 25, 2015 (CONCORD, Mass.)Vibram®, the worldwide leader in high-performance rubber soles for footwear, creator of FiveFingers® and other premium outdoor products, in partnership with Ironclad Performance Wear®, announces the launch of the Ironclad Industrial Impact Glove line at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

“We are extremely excited about this collaboration with Vibram to create such a groundbreaking product,” states Eric Jaeger, vice president of research and development at Ironclad. “The combination of Ironclad’s impact protection technology and Vibram’s gripping rubber will revolutionize hand protection for industrial workers.” 

As a part of its Industrial Impact Glove line, Ironclad will introduce eight styles incorporating Vibram technology. All of the gloves feature an impermeable rubber palm with Vibram’s legendary grip. In independent durability and performance tests, Ironclad’s new glove line achieved notable more grip and abrasion resistance over leading products.

“Vibram soles are the foundation on which millions of hard-working people place their trust in every day,” states Bill Ells, vice president of component sales for Vibram. “Just as our soles and rubber compounds are designed for the most extreme environments, the Ironclad glove collection uses this same engineering to create high-performance handwear.”

The Industrial Impact Glove line will debut with a series of application-specific palms including a high-grip palm for mud and oil based environments, a high dexterity palm, a waterproof and fluid dispersing palm, and a complete fire/electric arc resistant glove with a fire-resistant rubber palm.

Ironclad’s Industrial Impact Glove Line will be on display at booth #3739 at the National Safety Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from September 28 - 30. Visit www.vibram.com or follow us and our innovative products and services on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest.

About Vibram®:

Vibram® is recognized worldwide as the leader in high-performance rubber soles for outdoor, recreational, work, and fashion footwear and is relied on by the world’s greatest climbers and athletes. Vibram® soles have conquered Everest and K2, and continue to conquer countless peaks today. Today, the company works with premium brands including Wolverine, Timberland Pro, Danner, La Sportiva, Lowa, Merrell, Red Wing, Scarpa, The North Face, and many more. Vibram’s innovative Five Finger shoe line is on the cutting-edge of minimalist footwear. Visit Vibram.com for more information.

About Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation

Ironclad Performance Wear is a leader in high-performance task-specific work gloves.  It created the performance work glove category in 1998, and continues to leverage its leadership position in the safety, construction and industrial markets through the design, development and distribution of specialized task-specific gloves for industries such as oil & gas extraction; automotive; and police, fire, first-responder and military. Ironclad engineers and manufactures its products with a focus on innovation, design, advanced material science and durability. Ironclad's gloves and apparel are available through industrial suppliers, hardware stores, home centers, lumber yards, and sporting goods retailers nationwide; and through authorized distributors in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

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For more information on Ironclad, please visit the Company's Website at www.ironclad.com.