Engineered Yarns

Last Updated: December 4, 2019

Definition - What does Engineered Yarns mean?

Engineered yarns are synthetic or natural yarns (or a blend of both) that are manufactured and constructed in ways that enhance some of their properties.

When it comes to safety, engineered yarns can be used to create PPE and protective clothing that can withstand various hazards, such as cuts, abrasions, and chemical splashes.

Engineered yarns containing materials like Kevlar and ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene (UHMWPE) are commonly used in the manufacture of work gloves and safety gloves.

Safeopedia explains Engineered Yarns

Engineered yarns have a number of beneficial properties. Protective equipment made from these fibers can have all or some of the following properties:

  • Improved grip
  • Greater longevity
  • Ability to withstand physical stress (many engineered yarns can undergo a lot of stretching and bending without breaking or wearing down)
  • Superior cut resistance
  • Minimal weight (one advantage of engineered yarns is the ability to provide greater protection without adding excessive weight to the product, resulting in more comfortable gloves and other protective clothing)
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