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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!

Get a Grip on the Cold by Choosing the Correct Gloves

With winter right around the corner, its time to start thinking about getting a high quality pair of cold weather gloves. If you work with your hands on a daily basis in potentially cold environments a good pair of gloves will soon become your best friend. Keeping your hands warm and dry are very important in order to be able to use your hands as effectively as possible. Cold and wet conditions can lead to numb fingers and in extreme cases, prolonged exposure can lead to nerve damage or even frostbite.  With these dangers looming as winter weather approaches, gloves are undeniably one of the most import pieces of personal protection equipment that you’ll need this winter. Read on to learn more about 2 different styles of Cold Weather Gloves that we offer here at TannerBolt.com. One option will provide you with economical cold weather protection, while the other will provide you with maximum protection from the cold as well as, all the other hazards on the jobsite.

Cold Weather Glove Choices at Tanner

PowerGrab™ Thermo Hi-Vis Seamless Knit Gloves with Latex MicroFinish Grip

When looking for an economical choice of cold weather gloves, the PowerGrab™ Thermo Hi-Vis Seamles Knit Gloves are a great choice. The seamless construction allows for full dexterity and provides a comfortable skin like fit. These gloves have excellent thermal insulation and quickly evaporate moisture from the skin leaving your hands warm and dry. The latex MicroFinish coating provides superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, making these gloves the perfect choice for a number of different applications. The PowerGrab™ Thermo Seamless Knit Gloves are widely used in refrigerated areas, utilities, food processing, commercial fishing, construction, outdoor winter activities and recreation. Get your hands on a pair of PowerGrab™ Thermo Hi-Vis Seamles Knit Gloves today at TannerBolt.com.PowerGrab™ Thermo Gloves

Product Features:

  • Seamless construction for a comfortable fit
  • 10 Gauge
  • Acrylic gloves provide economical cold weather protection
  • Latex MicroFinish coating provides a superior grip in dry and wet conditions by reacting like tiny suction cups that attach themselves firmly to the material being handled
  • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove
  • Hi-Vis coloring makes this product very easy to see
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Quickly evaporates moisture from the skin
  • Extra softness for non-chafing comfort
  • Launderable for extended life and to reduce replacement costs
  • Cotton color binding denotes sizing
  • Hi-Vis Orange or Hi-Vis Lime Green

 

Maximum Safety® Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves

If you are looking for a pair of gloves that will not only protect you from the winter weather, but also from the bumps and bruses of the jobsite, look no further than the Maximum Safety® Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves. With Thermo Plastic Rubber molded fingers, thumb, and back of the hand guards, as well as additional foam padded knuckles, these gloves provide you with maximum protection. Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves are constructed with 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining providing superior insulation and a HIPORA® liner that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable all at the same time. These gloves provide you with the protection typical gloves can’t making them great for petrochemical, heavy/light construction, auto repair, demolition, manufacturing, mining, fabrication, and landscaping. Get your hands on the Maximum Safety® Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves at TannerBolt.com now!

Product Features:Mad Max™ Thermo Gloves

  • Synthetic leather palm enhances grip in dry and light oil applications while providing dexterity
  • PVC sandy grip on palm and fingertips provides an enhanced grip and extra cut/abrasion resistance
  • 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining provides superior insulation without the bulk of fleece
  • HIPORA® liner is waterproof, windproof and breathable all at the same time and will keep hands dry and comfortable
  • Foam laminated spandex fabric back for comfort and breathability
  • Thermo Plastic Rubber (TPR) molded finger, thumb and back hand guards for maximum protection
  • Reinforced thumb crotch for extended glove life, enhanced comfort, increased abrasion resistance and added durability in a high-wear area
  • Foam padded knuckles for added protection
  • Airprene wrist is made with breathable neoprene for comfort
  • Vented lycra fabric to keep your hands cool
  • Synthetic leather upper and heavy lycra fabric bottom fourchettes enhance the natural contour of the glove for a better fit
  • Hi-Vis coloring and reflective back makes this product very easy to see
  • Launderable for extended life and to reduce replacement costs

Winter is Coming – Stock Up on Essentials Now!

Stay Warm, Stay Dry, & Save Big with Tanner

Fall is in full swing with winter right around the corner. There is no better time than now to stock up on Cold Weather Apparel by PIP. Find all these money saving deals at TannerBolt.com, deals are only good until November 15th, 2016. Act now before it’s too late! Quickly search and shop all of the deals below, links will bring you to the product information page.

*Deals Only Valid While Supplies Last

Cold Weather Winter Head Liners

PowerGrab Thermo Gloves

Premium 3 Piece Rainsuit

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G-Tek® 3GX™ – The Go To Gloves for Cut Resistance

G-TEK® 3GX™ Gloves Offer More

Stronger – High DurabilityDyneema Diamond - G-Tek 3GX

Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is more durable and will outperform typical HPPE fiber. G-Tek® 3GX™ gloves with Dyneema® Diamond Technology offer substantially greater abrasion resistance than gloves containing fiberglass or aramids. Wear, wash, and repeat with these gloves without having to worry about sacrificing performance.

Safer – 2X the Cut Resistance

G-Tek® 3GX’s proprietary yarns with Dyneema® Diamond Technology allow its gloves to reach unprecedented levels of cut resistance. Dyneema® Diamond Technology increases the cut resistance of yarn by 200%, compared to standard Dyneema® fiber.

Better – Total Comfort

Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is far lighter than most fibers used in cut resistance gloves. Dyneema® Diamond Technology fibers will retain less heat and leave your hands feeling cooler. These fibers are also very flexible and resist breakage, assuring comfort on your skin.

Protect Your Hands with the Best

Due to the overwhelming demand for cut resistant gloves and sleeves, PIP Protective Industrial Products has greatly expanded it lines of Seamless Cut Resistant Gloves and Sleeves over the past few years.  PIP gloves are manufactured using the latest in yarn and grip technology, offering better protection and more user flexibility. PIP offers a number of different styles of gloves that are extensively used in the industrial, construction, and food processing industries.

Golve Technology

Great White® 3GX™ Seamless Knit Dyneema® Diamond Blended Gloves

Used for electronics, glass cutting, sheet metal handling, parts assembly, sharp small parts handling, construction, and other general duty applications.

Glove Features:Great White® 3GX™

  • Seamless construction offers increased comfort and breathability
  • Dyneema® Diamond & Lycra shell is lightweight and provides excellent dexterity, tactile sensitivity and cut resistance
  • Polyurethane grip for great abrasion resistance, excellent puncture resistance, and outstanding wet/dry grip
  • Knit Wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove
  • Cotton color binding denotes sizing
  • Washable, resistant to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light

Buy these High Performance Cut Resistant Gloves at Tanner Here

PIP Redefines Hand Protection with the Introduction of G-TEK® 3GX™

Over the years workers on assembly lines and job sites across the US have demanded gloves with skin-tight dexterity and comfort, all while providing the highest level of cut protection. PIP listened to these demands and undertook the challenge to solve these problems. After searching for the best solution, PIP managed to develop the most comprehensive line of high-performance cut resistant gloves to meet the needs of every job – The G-Tek® 3GX™ Line of Cut Resistant Gloves.

G-Tek® 3GX™ Cut Resistant Gloves bring together innovative materials and form-fitting design with multiple coating technologies to bring you the next level in cut-resistant performance. These unparalleled and unrivaled gloves are made out of proprietary yarns containing Dyneema® Diamond Technology, The Worlds Strongest Fiber, to produce the best performing work gloves in the world. Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is 2X STRONGER than standard Dyneema®. G-Tek® 3GX™ seamless knit gloves with Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber take Cut Resistant Gloves to the next level.