DuPont is Setting a Standard in Cut Protection
Broken glass, metal shards, razor sharp machinery—lightweight Kevlar® fiber from DuPont helps provide industrial workers with superior cut protection from these and other hazards.
Strong, lightweight Kevlar® fiber is engineered to help glove manufacturers provide premier cut protection from on-the-job hazards in the automotive, manufacturing, construction, aerospace and electronics industries. Its cut- and fire- resistant properties are ideal for times when dual-hazard protection is needed.
In the field and lab, DuPont continues to innovate. We test these cut protection innovations rigorously using our state-of-the-art Cut Lab to test products made with Kevlar® for compliance with applicable industry standards. Our collaborations with industry partners have led to innovations like our next-generation form of Kevlar®. Produced at our newest plant in Cooper River, SC, light weight yarns can be designed to help manufacturers improve manual dexterity and comfort for the glove and apparel wearer.
Beyond cutting-edge fibers, DuPont is a leader actively working to address global cut protection standards in regions of the world.
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® brand aramid fiber is credited with helping to save thousands of lives. Lightweight and extraordinarily strong, it’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safer, more cut resistant and durable.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Our scientists and technicians have created and rigorously tested our leading brands used in industrial protective clothing, including Nomex®, Tychem®, Tyvek® and Kevlar®. Learn more about their roles in industrial safety and worker protection.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Understanding Cut Protection
New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards
The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.
Cut Test Methods
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.
- Webinar: PPE Overview for Automotive Workers
- View Gloves made with Kevlar® in DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ 2.0
- New Global Standards for Hand Protection
- WEBINAR: Should Your Workers be Wearing Cut-Resistant Sleeves?
Suited for Space
“Suited for Space,” a DuPont-sponsored Smithsonian exhibition on an extended tour, highlights the history of spacesuits and the importance of many leading DuPont protective materials to space innovation.
Industrial Personal Protection
For over 40 years, our scientists, engineers, and technicians have addressed the world’s safety needs with the best in technologies and innovations. Learn how industrial protection solutions from DuPont can help safeguard people.