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Article: Why Tempshield® Makes the Best Gloves for Handling Dry Ice

Why Tempshield® Makes the Best Gloves for Handling Dry Ice

With the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in full swing, there’s an unprecedented demand for gloves to safely handle dry ice and items stored in ultracold temperature freezers. 

Why? As we’ve mentioned in a recent blog article, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine must be stored at an astonishing minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say, this far exceeds the capability of standard-issue cold storage containers.

Thankfully - due to its ability to maintain extremely cold temperatures for many days - dry ice has proven up to the task. Therefore, it’s become the standard storage material used to preserve the vaccine during transport. 

But because dry ice (carbon dioxide that has been frozen and compressed) can cause injury to bare skin, serious personal protection is needed when handling the vaccine containers. 

Naturally, a standard pair of winter work gloves will not provide the necessary insulation. You need protective equipment specifically designed for these temperatures. Here’s why Tempshield® Cryo-Gloves® are the chosen products for this task.

What Makes a Great Insulated Glove for Dry Ice? 

Made by Hand

Every Tempshield Cryo-Glove is made entirely by hand at our Trenton, Maine production facility. Just as importantly, many of the people making your gloves possess decades of experience, state-of-the-art sewing skills, and unmatched pride in their work.  

Made in the U.S.A.

Tempshield is 100% dedicated to US-manufacturing. This gives us complete control over the quality of the product and ensures that you receive a glove built to our exacting standards.  

Premium, Domestically-Sourced Materials

Not only are we committed to making our products in Maine, but we also construct our gloves using more than 99% U.S.-sourced fabrics, threads, insulation, and other components. When you put on a pair of Tempshield gloves, you know that every stitch, panel, and liner is the best you can buy.  

Protection that Far Exceeds Requirements

Cryo-Gloves are designed to safeguard hands in ultra-cold applications down to minus 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Considering that dry ice pellets sublimate at minus 109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s almost triple the level of protection you need.  

Attention to Details

From the fit, to flexible materials that enhance dexterity, to moisture-wicking liners that help keep you dry and comfortable, Cryo-Gloves are designed to provide superior performance.  

Independently Tested for Performance and Quality

Cryo-Gloves are safety certified to meet EU standards for CE Cat. III: EN 511, EN 388, and EN 420.   

If your organization or business is directly involved in the handling of COVID-19 vaccines, look to Tempshield for industry-leading cryogenic gloves and face shields, as well as aprons and gaiters. 

To learn more, email or call 1-800-680-2796.