Columbia, Tennessee -- Mapa Professional has been chosen to supply gloves to the Total Pole Airship expedition team on their expedition to the North Pole and Alaska.
The team are taking a selection of Mapa's gloves, Isomapa 343 and Temp-Tec 332, plus the newly launched Temp-Sea 770 to aid them in their mission to measure the thickness of the pack ice layer covering the Arctic Ocean.
Temp-Sea 770 is designed to give insulation against extreme cold, whereas Temp-Proof 333 gives unique heat protection in both wet and dry environments, with good resistance to oils, greases and hydrocarbons and good dexterity, said Mapa in a 17 July statement.
Developed in conjunction with Mapa's parent company, Hutchinson, Mapa says that Temp-Proof 333 gloves they can be used for handling hot parts up to 250 degrees celsius, and for cold down to -30 degrees celsius.
'We are delighted to support the Total Pole Airship expedition,â€ said Mapa sales director, Chris Gordon, in the statement. â€œIt is a testament to our technical experts that Mapa gloves have been approved for work in the toughest conditions. But providing good protection against extreme temperatures is, of course, not just of crucial importance to polar expeditions, but to a whole range of industries,â€ he added.
Mapa also produces gloves, which are suitable for those working in the food industry, petrochemical and fishing industries, as well as for civil engineering and automotive sectors.