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Kevlar Sleeves

Definition - What does Kevlar Sleeves mean?

Kevlar sleeves are a form of personal protective equipment (PPE) made of Kevlar, a strong synthetic fiber used to protect workers from cuts, abrasions and heat. Kevlar sleeves fit over the arm, and are lightweight, flexible and comfortable.

Safeopedia explains Kevlar Sleeves

Kevlar sleeves are used in a variety of industries as a type of safety equipment. In the electrical industry, Kevlar sleeves protect workers against abrasions. Auto and equipment mechanics also wear Kevlar sleeves to protect their arms from heat and sharp parts. Kevlar gloves are common, and sleeves simply extend the level of protection for the wearer.

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