Anatomy of a Cut Resistant Glove

How to Choose the Correct Pair of Gloves

Cut Resistant Gloves are widely used in industrial, construction and food processing industries. With such a wide range of applications that these gloves are used for, gloves are designed and manufactured with different levels of protection against: Abrasions, Contusions, Incisions and Lacerations. Some of the main factors that determine the level of protection of Cut Resistant Gloves are: Liner Material, Coating and Grip. Read on to learn more about the construction of Cut Resistant Gloves and about materials that make them up.

TDM-100 TestANSI Cut Scores – What Level Do I Need?

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a new edition of the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard. Now featuring 9 cut levels, this new ANSI standard helps reduce the gaps between each cut level and better defines protection levels for cut resistant gloves. With these new cut levels, end users will have a better idea on which cut level and pair of gloves they should choose for the jobs they will be performing.

To determine the cut level, samples are put to the test with the ASTM F2992-15 testing method, using the TDM-100 machine. To test, a sample is cut by a straight edge blade, under load, in a straight line. The sample is cut 5 different times at 3 different loads, a new blade is used for each cut. Once the cuts are made, the data is used to determine the required load to cut through the sample at a specified reference difference. This value is  the cutting force, which is then equated into one of the nine cut levels.


What is My Glove Made Up Of?

Liner Material

The liner material is primarily used as the support for cut resistant gloves with advanced polymer fibers serving as the backbone of these high-tech gloves. These fibers can be transformed into a number of different types and forms, providing a wide range of cut protection.

DuPont™ Kevlar®Kevlar

  • Light & comfortable
  • Persistent protection against abrasions, cuts, heat & lacerations
  • Protective gloves with the DuPont™ Kevlar® brand provide assurance of compliance to strict performance and quality standards

Dyneema®Dyneema

  • Dyneema® is 15 times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis
  • High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) fiber made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
  • Much thinner and more flexible than traditional materials, but offers higher protection

Dyneema® Diamond TechnologyDyneema Diamond Technology

  • Cut resistance can be doubled compared to Dyneema® Continuous Filament Technology
  • Unmatched comfort level provides a cool and non-irritating feeling
  • Outstanding durability that stands up to laundering for long lasting value

G-Tek® PolyKor™PolyKor

  • Engineered yarn that is suitable for protection against mechanical hazards in the toughest environments
  • Can be designed for different protection levels, up to the highest levels
  • Unprecedented level of comfort, with long-lasting protection
  • Highly resistant to abrasion and chemicals

G-Tek® PolyKor™ Xrystal™PolyKor Xrystal

  • Engineered yarn that represents the next generation in maximum cut protection and comfort
  • Combined with naturally hardened crystallized minerals
  • Super tough, durable, cut resistant fiber that is at the peak of performance

G-Tek® Suprene™Suprene

  • Advancements in nanofabrication have resulted in the development of Suprene™
  • Based on graphene, it is a new fiber that is proving to be amongst the highest in resistance to cut and tear
  • Graphene is remarkably strong for its weight, 100 times stronger than steel
  • Outperforms any other material
  • Structurally it is very different than other fibers in that it is made up of micro-structured graphene sheets well-aligned along the fiber axis

AramidAramid

  • Composite yarn developed by DuPont™
  • Attributes include high strength and outstanding slash and heat resistance


Coating

Glove coatings are designed to enhance the grip of the glove and help improve resistance to snags, abrasions, punctures, tears and can also offer liquid or contamination protection.Latex

Latex

  • Good dry and wet grip
  • Resistant to abrasions, cuts, punctures and snagsPolyurethane

Polyurethane

  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Good dry grip, but only fair grip in slightly wet conditions
  • Excellent tactility and dexterity, due to ability to be applied as a very thin coatingPVC

PVC

  • Durable resistance, with protection against grease, oils and petrochemicals
  • Flexible, but does not offer tactile sensitivity like most rubber products

NitrileNitrile

  • Excellent dry grip
  • Superior protection against abrasions, cuts, punctures and snags
  • Offers great grip in chemicals when enhanced by a foam coating

SiliconeSilicone

  • Food safe material
  • Superior grip in wet and dry conditions

Neofoam

  • Great abrasion resistanceNeofoam
  • Outstanding wet and dry grip
  • Highly flexible and tough, while still offering breathability

 


Grip

Grips come in a wide variety of styles, each with their own pros and cons. Finding the correct grip style for the job you will be performing, will help you perform your job better, as well as providing the correct protection for the work environment you will be encountering.

CrinkleCrinkle

  • Designed to channel liquids away, to allow for a better handling in heavy duty wet and dirty condition
  • Provides additional protection from cuts and punctures, due to thicker coating

SmoothSmooth

  • Available in latex, nitrile, PVC, neoprene and polyurethane
  • Provide an excellent dry grip
  • Liquids will not be adsorbed, keeping hands dry

PatternDot

  • Can be dots, blocks or palm coatings
  • Available in a variety of polymers
  • Provide enhanced grip, performance and durability

MicroSurfaceMicroSurface

  • Created from a soft and flexible compound, such as latex or nitrile
  • Filled with thousands of tiny suction cups
  • Create a vacuum that disperses fluids away from object to allow clean contact with objects
  • Great handling in wet and dirty applications

MicroFoamMicroFoam

  • Patented nitrile coating
  • Offers 360 degree breathability
  • Optimized grip through micro-cup finish
  • Designed to channel liquids away to allow for better handling in wet and dirty conditions

FoamFoam

  • Available in nitrile, latex and PVC
  • Designed to channel away liquids to allow for better handling in wet and dirty conditions
  • Excellent grip and tactile sensitivity in dry applications

NeofoamNeofoam

  • Offers great abrasion resistance
  • Outstanding wet and dry grip
  • Highly flexible and tough, while still providing breathability

MicroFinishMicroFinish

  • Created from a soft and flexible compound, such as latex or nitrile
  • Filled with thousands of tiny suction cups
  • Create a vacuum that disperses fluids away from object to allow clean contact with objects
  • Great handling in wet and dirty applications

RoughRough

  • Provides an economical grip choice
  • Enhances abrasion and cut protection
  • Provides good protection in wet and dry applications

Tanner Has What You Need

Tanner carries a wide variety of Cut Resistant Gloves that will can be used in a number of different industries and job functions. Our Cut Resistant Gloves are currently organized by ANSI Cut Level and by Brand. Additional information can be found on our website if you have any more questions about which glove you should be using for your job. Shop Now & Save!

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