updated 9/20/2010 12:46:25 PM ET 2010-09-20T16:46:25

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation (OTCBB:ICPW), the recognized leader in high-performance task-specific gloves and apparel, today introduced the KONG® Super Dexterity (SD) glove, an expansion of the KONG line of technical performance gloves for the oil & gas industry. The KONG SD is a task-specific performance work glove for workers who build and maintain oil and gas rigs, platforms and facilities.

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The KONG SD combines the impact protection features of the award-winning KONG Original with patented cross-over technologies from other Ironclad glove models, such as the Box Handler® and Gripworx® gloves. The KONG SD features a silicone-fused grip palm which greatly enhances dexterity and grip. The KONG Original, considered the "gold standard" for oil and gas extraction worker hand safety, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior for exceptional performance in enhancing hand safety.

"Ironclad has successfully combined the exceptional features and performance of the KONG glove line for the oil and gas extraction worker into a KONG glove for the rig construction workplace, with technology specifically designed for this uniquely hostile environment,"  said Ed Jaeger, founder and head of business development for Ironclad Performance Wear. "Ironclad has, once again, raised the bar for hand safety, and we expect that the KONG SD, like its older brother, will become the 'gold standard' for hand safety within the rig, platform and facilities construction segment."

In addition to the KONG Super Dexterity glove, Ironclad manufactures the KONG Original and KONG Winter/Water-Proof. Each of these styles is designed to address the unique challenges encountered by workers on oil and gas platforms around the world.

KONG gloves are available through Orr Safety at www.orrsafety.com or by calling (800) 800-6774.

About Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation

Ironclad Performance Wear is a leader in high-performance task-specific work gloves and apparel. It created the performance work glove category in 1998, and continues to leverage its leadership position in the safety, construction and industrial markets through the design, development and distribution of specialized task-specific gloves for industries such as oil & gas extraction; automotive; and police, fire, first-responder and military. Ironclad engineers and manufactures its products with a focus on innovation, design, advanced material science and durability. Ironclad's gloves and apparel are available through industrial suppliers, hardware stores, home centers, lumber yards, and sporting goods retailers nationwide; and through authorized distributors in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

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