Rostaing has always been interested in trades working in specific and sometimes dangerous conditions.

Today, we would like to raise your awareness and focus on the case of these men and women who work every day in contact with extreme cold and cryogenic liquids.

In this industry, the risk incurred by poor hand protection is very high as it can reach a third-degree burn for example.

Discover our CRYO range, an optimum protection against cryogenic cold. 

What is cryogenics?

CRYO range: an optimum protection against cryogenic coldCryogenics refers to the production and study of low temperatures below – 150°C or 120 Kelvin, depending on the unit of measurement. Below -153.15°C, air and gases (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, etc.) liquefy to become cryogenic liquids. 

Cryogenics deals with the effect of cryogenic gases on various products, which can be modified by low temperatures or preserved permanently according to their properties.

Fields of application of cryogenics are numerous and include aerospace, food, energy and health.

The handling of cryogenic products requires complete protection and a work area adapted and fitted out accordingly.

Health and cryogenics: how are Covid-19 vaccines stored?

Cryogenics has recently become the focus of attention in the health sector.

Indeed, with the health crisis and the delivery of the first vaccines, a very demanding cold chain must be respected to preserve and transport the precious liquids.

Although the cold chain does not go down to -150°C but to -80°C depending on the vaccine (notably the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine), it does involve handling products at very low temperatures.

The ice used to preserve vaccines during transport is in the form of dry sticks, which are also used to preserve the temperature of more traditional medicines.

The CRYO range: which products to protect you from cryogenic cold?

As a manufacturer-designer of technical gloves, cryogenics is one of the specific and technical applications that Rostaing supports.

We offer a complete range of 4 products that meet the specific requirements of cryogenics:


CRYO range: an optimum protection against cryogenic cold

CRIO is a long glove with a cuff to protect the forearm. The cuff is equipped with an adjustable strap.

CRIOBC is the short version of the glove. It has a wrist protection thanks to the vein patch and a knit wrist to protect against the spread of cold.

These 2 gloves are resistant to cryogenic cold (up to -196 °C)

The composition of these gloves (cowhide leather lined with wool/cotton fleece and a waterproof membrane) is resistant to liquid nitrogen splashes. They are also waterproof thanks to the water-repellent leather combined with the waterproof-breathable membrane.

In addition, they have a reinforcement on the thumb-index wear area which optimises the longevity of these products.

Last, these gloves are produced in a short circuit with 100% French material supplies 🇫🇷, proof of our local commitment.


This is a complementary product that protects the lower legs from cryogenic risks.

These anti cryogenic gaiters are water-repellent, very flexible and can be adapted to all legs thanks to a hook and loop fastening system.


T.CRYO is our protective apron for cryogenic handling.

Like the gaiters, it is water-repellent but also abrasion resistant and has adjustable straps to fit all sizes.


PROFESSIONALS WORDS of a client working in a pharmaceutical laboratory
« The ROSTAING CRIO gloves were recommended to us by our auditor as being especially suitable for handling products in extreme cold, against the severe burns that nitrogen can cause. We are completely satisfied with the product and recommend it.»

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