Gloves made with DuPont™ Kevlar® — Protection at Work
Workers depend on their skills to get the job done safely. More importantly, they depend on their hands to put those skills to work. Innovative gloves made with Kevlar® fiber helps protect them for the job at hand.
Knowing safety is something you can’t take for granted, DuPont scientists engineered the superior cut protection of Kevlar®. Unlike nylon, polyester and polyethylene, gloves, mittens and sleeves made of Kevlar® fiber are inherently flame-resistant so they won’t burn, support combustion, or melt—making them a smart choice for those who encounter high levels of heat on the job.
To ensure that workers get a right level of safety, DuPont has implemented a new product identification system that globally aligns the cut resistance of our offerings to ISO and ASTM standards. This system enables manufacturers to find a suitable level of cut protection of manufacturers’ gloves using Kevlar® fiber based solutions. Also, for users and safety managers, our new Glove Selector Tool serves as a guide for decision makers to help them assess hazards and choose the appropriate cut protection for glove and accessories with confidence.
And the innovations continue: DuPont recently opened a new Kevlar® plant near Charleston, South Carolina, that uses state of the art technology, expands product line flexibility and improves productivity. The Kevlar® fibers produced there are light weight yarns which will allow manufacturers to make gloves that are even lighter to not only help increase worker safety through more frequent use, but also help improve dexterity and comfort for the wearer.
For hot surface contact hazards present in metal and glass forming foundries, DuPont created terry cloth made of Kevlar® fibre for use in heat-resistant gloves. Heavyweight gloves and mitts composed of 100% Kevlar® terry cloth and Kevlar® blends help offer a high level of protection for high-heat applications.
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INFORMATION & IDEAS
Review the various cut test methods used by regional and global standards groups to rate the level of cut protection of gloves and other accessories.
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.