The Secret Inside an ESD Glove

Designed for use in low-contaminate environments, electrostatic discharge (ESD) gloves protect workers and the environment around them. Read on to see how ESD glove protection works.

Understanding Electrostatic Discharge

You feel a shock when you touch another person after running your socks across the carpet. That jolt is electrostatic discharge, a release of static energy. A person can feel up to 3,500 volts of static energy. But, devices in cleanrooms can be affected by as little as 5 volts of static, requiring a more controlled environment. This is where ESD gloves come into play.

How Do ESD Gloves Work?

ESD gloves are made with flame resistant, high-temperature fibers. The gloves are designed to safely prevent damaging static charges that happen on contact with skin to items such as circuit boards. Although the main focus is eliminating static, ESD gloves also protect electronics from fingerprints and harmful oils found on skin.

The Details Inside

When it comes to heat protection, FG series Nomex® gloves are made with an inherently flame resistant fiber that will not melt, drip, or support combustion in air. The inside is lined with a tricot knit polyester fabric to enhance heat protection.

For clean protection, the FG gloves are constructed with monofilament Nomex® woven fabric suffused with carbon fiber that is compatible for use in controlled environments.


  • Made from ESD-Safe materials
  • Resists heat up to 572 degrees fahrenheit
  • Compatible in cleanrooms
  • Nomex fabric is made into suits used by NASA for refueling and reloading operations

Our knowledge of the many applications and end uses for ESD gloves allows us to help your company with hard-to-find requirements. If a specification you’re looking for is not listed here in our website, please contact us.