Ultimate Care Guide for PIP’s ATG G-Tek MaxiFlex Gloves 34-874

Ultimate Care Guide for PIP’s ATG G-Tek MaxiFlex Gloves 34-874

Premium protective gloves are critical to everyday workplace safety, especially for workers in industries regularly engaging with heavy machinery, sharp objects, and hazardous chemicals. Protective gloves are essential for these professionals to reduce the risk of hand injuries such as cuts, abrasions, punctures, and burns. The probability of experiencing lacerations or punctures was found to be reduced by 60% to 70% with glove use (Sorock et al., 2004). PIP's ATG G-Tek MaxiFlex 34-874 Ultimate Nitrile-Coated Gloves are the benchmark for precision handling in dry environments for those seeking exceptional dexterity, breathability, and grip. They are our most popular safety gloves for a variety of workers due to their superior fit and sensitivity.

In this comprehensive guide, we provide tips for maintaining the longevity of your Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 to ensure they stay in optimal condition to keep your hands safe on the job.

Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 Laundry Instructions

Periodic cleaning is essential for preserving the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874. Depending on the nature of your work, these gloves can accumulate dirt, oils, and other substances that might compromise performance.

Here are the manufacturer recommendations for laundering the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874:

  • To maintain material integrity, wash the gloves using commercial laundry soap or detergent. Avoid using bleach and dry cleaning solutions.
  • Wash the gloves in warm to medium hot water, not exceeding 104°F (40° C).
  • Wash the gloves for 10 minutes and rinse in cold water.
  • For heavily soiled gloves, repeat wash and rinse. When washing heavily soiled gloves, include several pieces of heavy canvas in the second wash cycle. This provides friction from the canvas against the gloves, which helps loosen and remove deep dirt.

Glove performance can and will deteriorate during use and laundering. According to the above procedure, the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874’s mechanical performance levels are tested and certified for three washing cycles. The gloves need to be tested for critical applications requiring cut and heat resistance to ensure they still meet performance criteria following the laundering.

Even with proper care, safety gloves will eventually reach the end of their lifespan. Establish a regular replacement schedule based on the frequency of use and application requirements. Promptly replacing protective gear ensures uncompromised safety on the job.

Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 Key Features

The Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 is a game-changer in the protective work gloves segment, offering a lightweight solution that provides exceptional comfort, dexterity, and grip. These versatile gloves are ideal for a wide range of applications, including:

  • General assembly
  • Light machinery operation
  • Warehousing
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Landscaping
  • Painting

To fully understand the importance of adhering to the recommended laundering procedures, let’s take a closer look at the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 and its key features.

AIRtech®: Provides 360° Breathability

AIRtech was designed and developed to enhance comfort by eliminating heat build-up inside the gloves, setting the standard for breathability in hand protection. The Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 features AIRtech’s patented micro-foam nitrile coating to channel moisture and heat away from the skin, maintaining optimal hand temperature to enhance comfort and productivity. These tiny bubbles provide a network of micro-tunnels, naturally dissipating heat and allowing the hand to breathe.

ERGOtech®: Reduces Hand Fatigue

ERGOtech maximizes the form, fit, and feel of the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874, essentially working like a second skin. This results in the following glove characteristics:

  • The Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 is 25% thinner than most foam nitrile gloves on the market and offers twice the mechanical performance.
  • The ERGOtech coating lets the glove mimic the form of a hand at rest, increasing comfort and reducing hand fatigue.
  • The Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 utilizes the latest knitting technology to produce smooth, rounded fingertips, improving the glove’s sensitivity.
  • The Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 features consistent liner penetration, which leaves only the soft liner resting against the skin.

ERGOtech is designed, developed, and integrated into the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 to mimic the hand’s natural contours, allowing them to deliver exceptional dexterity, flexibility, and tactile sensitivity.


This technology’s “micro-cup” finish enhances the glove’s grip properties, ensuring tools and parts are handled more securely while reducing hand fatigue associated with the lack of a proper grip. More importantly, the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 strategically applies this patented coating process where it matters, maximizing dexterity and flexibility.

DURAtech®: Offers Unparalleled Durability

The DURAtech coating technology allows the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 to withstand 18,000 abrasive cycles per millimeter, twice the resistance of other protective gloves in its class. In addition to exceptional durability, the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 are designed to be laundered, enabling optimal glove performance while being fresh and clean.

Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 Best Practices

Like most safety tools, proper care is essential for maximizing the performance and lifespan of the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874. Here are some best practices:

  • Proper sizing: Wearing the right-sized gloves is crucial for both comfort and safety. If the gloves are too tight, they may cause discomfort and restrict movement. Meanwhile, oversized gloves can compromise dexterity. Refer to the manufacturer’s sizing guide to ensure you get gloves that fit properly.
  • Pre-shift inspection: Before each use, take a moment to inspect the gloves for any rips, tears, or punctures. Even minor damage can compromise the glove’s effectiveness and expose your hands to hazards. If you find any damage, replace the gloves immediately.
  • Post-use cleaning: While you won’t need to launder the gloves after every use, cleaning gloves regularly optimizes performance and extends their lifespan. After each use, remove any dirt, debris, or grime from the gloves. Use a damp cloth with mild soap and water for basic cleaning.
  • Drying out: After cleaning, air dry the gloves, ensuring they’re out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. Never force-dry the gloves with a hairdryer or near a heater, as this can damage the materials, reducing performance and shortening their lifespan.
  • Storage: Store the gloves in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Avoid folding or creasing the gloves, which can affect their fit and reduce effectiveness. If possible, use glove clips or hooks to keep them off surfaces and prevent unnecessary wear.

While the Maxiflex Gloves 34-874 are one of the most versatile solutions on the market, it’s crucial to be aware of their limitations. These gloves are designed for general-purpose work and may not provide adequate protection for specialized applications.

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Sorock, G., Lombardi, D., Peng, D., Hauser, R., Eisen, E., Herrick, R., & Mittleman, M. (2004). Glove Use and the Relative Risk of Acute Hand Injury: A Case-Crossover Study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 1, 182 - 190.



May 13th 2024 PK Safety Team

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