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Test Proves Increased Fingertip Protection on ArmorTip® Glove by HATCH®

January 15, 2013

For Immediate Release


Test Proves Increased Fingertip Protection on ArmorTip® Glove by HATCH®
Improved model PPG2 to supersede the popular PPG1 glove model


JACKSONVILLE, Florida HATCH® announces today the introduction of the Model PPG2 ArmorTip® Puncture Protective Glove, an improved cut-resistant protective glove with a Spectra® cut-resistant liner and Kevlar® material in the fingertips.  These puncture-resistant and ergonomically friendly gloves protect the wearer from potentially deadly needle sticks and cuts while keeping the much needed flexibility for maximum performance.


“Having protection from sharp objects is a must for those working in law enforcement and the high-quality materials used in the PPG2 ArmorTip glove do exactly that,” stated Todd Mussell, Category Director for Hatch.  “The Kevlar® material with stab protection used in the fingertips is the same material used in body armor for corrections environments.”


Test results using ASTM F1342 – 05 Standard Test Method for Protective Clothing Material Resistance to Puncture showed a 53 percent improvement in puncture resistance over materials used in the PPG1.  The Model PPG2 ArmorTip Glove has also been tested for puncture resistance under the CE EN 388 standards, one of the industry’s most rigorous quality and safety certification tests. The voluntary CE EN 388 certification tests, created by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), are one of the world’s most comprehensive measures of performance in a variety of applications, including resistance to cuts, punctures, tears and abrasion. The puncture rating for the Model PPG2 fingertip is level 4 on a scale of 1-5, where 5 represents the highest rating.


The ArmorTip Model PPG2 features a neoprene and spandex laminate fabric construction for excellent air circulation and a synthetic leather palm with a Spectra® blend liner.  This design offers optimum puncture protection along the leading edges of the fingertips and cut protection on the palm of the hand.  The wrist-length glove features a hook and loop closure to provide a snug fit. 


The ArmorTip Puncture Protective Glove is available now in sizes XS-XXXL and has an MSRP of $60.00.


About Hatch®

The Hatch® name has been synonymous with the finest in protective performance gloves since 1967. Using the finest leathers and advanced synthetic materials, Hatch offers an extensive line up of quality designs for cut-resistance, cold weather, hard-knuckle protection and more to meet the needs of uniformed duty, tactical, corrections, military and industrial safety/medical rehabilitation markets.  Products include the Operator™ Series, ArmorTip® protective gloves and XTAK™ tactical knee and elbow pads. Hatch is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit


About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®.  Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®.  The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group is a privately held company with headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visit

The Safariland Group is a trade name for Safariland, LLC.


For further information, please contact:

Hope Bianchi Sjursen

Director, Marketing Services

The Safariland Group

Tel 1+909-923-9300 x31223






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