Ironclad Partners with Vibram to Debut New Industrial Glove Innovation at the National Safety Conference

Sep 28, 2015, 09:00 ET from Ironclad Performance Wear

DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ironclad Performance Wear (OTCQB: ICPW), in partnership with Vibram, announces the launch of the Ironclad Industrial Impact Glove line at the National Safety Conference (NSC).

As part of its new industrial impact glove line, Ironclad will debut eight new styles incorporating Vibram technology.  All of the gloves feature an impermeable palm with unparalleled grip performance.  In independent durability and performance tests, Ironclad's new glove line achieved up to 900 percent more grip and abrasion resistance over leading products.

In conjunction with the Industrial Impact collection, Ironclad is also introducing Ironclad Visual Engineering (IVE™).  IVE™, a breakthrough in back of hand protection, is a patent pending optical technology that extends the field of visual recognition. The IVE™ system is designed to enhance the contrast between the palm and the back of hand, enabling workers and operators to see and recognize hand signals easier, and from a further distance.

"This is the first step in leveraging the significant technology base that Vibram has developed to set new standards for protective and performance gloves," commented Jeff Cordes, President and CEO of Ironclad. "Combining Vibram's palms with Ironclad's new patent pending IVE™ back of hand technology resets the bar for performance glove solutions." 

"We are excited about this new opportunity to leverage Vibram technology in the industrial safety market," commented Michael V. Gionfriddo, Vibram President and CEO for the USA. "This is a great application of Vibram technology that will enhance worker safety and performance.  We look forward to the development of exciting new products as Vibram and Ironclad expand our market reach."

About Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation

Ironclad Performance Wear is a brand leader in technical, task-specific, performance work gloves, having created the performance work glove category in 1998. The company 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 numerous industries, including oil & gas exploration, automotive and construction, as well as 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 are available through industrial suppliers, hardware stores, home-centers, lumber yards, auto parts stores and sporting goods retailers nationwide, and through authorized distributors in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

About Vibram

Vibram is recognized worldwide as the leader in high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear and is relied on by the world's greatest climbers and athletes. Vibram soles have gone on to conquer Mt. Everest, K2 and a host of the world's tallest peaks. Today, the company works with premium brands including Danner, La Sportiva, Low, Merrell, Red Wing, Scarpa, The North Face, and many more. Vibram's Five Finger shoe line is on the cutting-edge of the minimalist footwear trend. Visit for more info.

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