There is a good deal of miscommunication about when Cut Resistant Gloves can protect you. The fact remains that unless it is specially designed for very specific functions (which we will explore later in this article ), the cut-resistant glove will probably have 360 degrees of cut defense.
These injuries can occur from machinery or hand tools and because of that, your palm, back-side and wrist are equally vulnerable to injury.
98% of the Safety Gloves available on the market today contain at least one of these two yarns:
High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE)
These two fibers are inherently cut resistant. They are sold under various brand names, but if your Work Gloves is made out of either one, your hand will have 360° cut protection.
Para-aramid and HPPE are great options on their own for moderate cut protection, but if you need a higher level of cut resistance look to engineered yarns.
These are yarns that are made using two or more components (ie. HPPE and steel). Adding an element like steel to a high-performance yarn is like reinforcing concrete with steel rebar. It’s making something that’s already strong even stronger.
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