Jining glove maker protects Olympic skaters with innovative technology
Workers examine short-track speed skating sportswear for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at a Shandong Jianhua Zhongxing Glove Co factory in Jiaxiang county, Jining. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Shandong Jianhua Zhongxing Glove Co is a manufacturer of short-track speed skating sportswear for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, and is based in Jiaxiang, Jining.
The company's clothing is comprised of a unique form of cut-resistant composite fabric created in collaboration with Peking University's Doctor Dai Guoliang, which can protect competitors from being scraped by ice blades during the Games.
According to Chen Jianhua, the company's chairman, the sportswear meets the highest international standard while costing half as much as similar products on the market.
"The garments are quite comfortable to wear and may significantly reduce wind drag on the track," said Guo Yining, a member of the Weihai short-track speed skating team. She went on to say that the anti-cut design will help athletes a lot.
Workers of Shandong Jianhua Zhongxing Glove Co use lasers to tailor the short-track speed skating sportswear for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
There are numerous additional high-tech goods in the glove company, such as an electric heated gloves.
Chen claims that the gloves can keep you warm for more than five hours in temperatures as low as 30 to 40 degrees below zero.
Every year, the company sells over 10,000 pairs of these gloves, and brought in approximately 7 million yuan ($1.1 million) in sales revenue in 2020.
Jiaxiang county is China's largest glove manufacturing center. Its skiing gloves exports make for roughly 80 percent of the country's total.