Superior Oilbloc gloves are a big improvement, as they have a sewn in, PVC coated inner glove, to block oil soak thru. This way the outside terry surface maintains it's great grip. The PVC Oilbloc inner layer wraps around the fingers and the sides of the hand, to prevent oil soak-through to the hand. However it is not designed for protection from complete immersion into liquids. Terry gloves work great for metal fabrication and handling oily parts. Workers learned to live with the need to change their gloves regularly when the oil soaks through. Coating a glove with PVC, Nitrile or Rubber would prevent the oil soak through, but the glove then has no-grip because the oil film on the surface makes the glove palm slick and slippery. Applications include metal fabrication, parts assembly, automotive, general maintenance, stamping plants, oil industry.