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Hofler launches antibacterial and antiviral glove

The Hofler Biotech UT is a thin and shape fitted knitted glove that also has touch screen feature.

3rd December 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Oulu, Finland

Knitted Accessories, Household

Oulu, Finland based Hofler Oy has developed a glove with a natural based treatment that the company says, eliminates viruses and bacteria by 99%. Hofler Biotech UT is a thin and shape fitted knitted glove that also has touch screen feature.

“The idea for the glove came from the consumer´s needs. Especially now during COVID-19, we felt really important to develop a glove that also has a protective function,” commented Mr. Timo Räihä, EVP at Hofler.

According to the company, the natural based antimicrobial treatment of the glove is sustainably produced from ‘side-streams’ of the forest industry. The treatment is non-toxic and does not contain heavy metals or harmful chemicals and it is patented worldwide, Hofler says. The gloves are treated on the inside and on the outside of the glove to enable maximum protection, the company adds.

The gloves are designed for everyday use, Hofler explains, but they are also ideal for working in home care, retail stores, restaurants and so on. The reusable glove also significantly reduces the consumption of disposable gloves and hand disinfectants, the company adds. If stained, the gloves can also be machine washed up to 30 times without them losing their antimicrobial properties, says Hofler.

Hofler Biotech UT is a thin and shape fitted knitted glove that also has touch screen feature. "The Hofler Biotech UT glove is like a second skin and you can wear it both indoors and outdoors all day long," says Timo Räihä.

“Gloves are available for both women and men in several colours. The price has been able to keep affordable thanks to the highly automated production. Hofler Biotech gloves will come to the market in January and can be pre-ordered from the hofler.fi online store.”

Hofler Oy is a third-generation family business in the glove industry, which operates in Northern Europe and Russia. The company sells around 200 different models of casual gloves in the collections under Hofler and Forhands brands. In addition, Hofler Oy manufactures gloves for the customers’ own brands.

How to buy Hofler Biotech UT gloves

Please click here to visit the Hofler online store

Hofler Website

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