Cut Resistant Gloves
Definition - What does Cut Resistant Gloves mean?
Cut resistant gloves are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) specifically designed to protect hands from cuts or lacerations due to contact with various cutting machines, equipment, tools, or sharp-edged items such as knives, blades, metals, glass, or ceramics.
Cut resistant gloves are made of special composite materials in combination with stainless steel mesh, fiberglass, and synthetic high-performance yarns.
Safeopedia explains Cut Resistant Gloves
Cut resistant gloves come in varying thicknesses and are made of one or more of the following fibers and materials combined with rubber/polymer:
- Steel core - a cut and abrasion resistant material.
- Metal mesh - made of stainless steel and is cut and puncture resistant.
- Fiber metal blends - durable, cut and abrasion-resistant.
- Kevlar aramid fiber - flexible and light weight, 5 times stronger than steel, flame resistant up to 427°C.
- Spectra fiber - flexible, cut and abrasion resistant even when wet. It is 10 times stronger than steel per unit weight.
- Dyneema - floats on water, durable and resistant to moisture and chemicals. It is 15 times stronger than steel.
- Super fabric - flexible, puncture, cut and abrasion resistant.
Cut resistant gloves are evaluated against the standards set by ISO 13997:1999 and the European standard EN388.