Understanding Cut Protection Performance – It’s not as easy as 1, 2, 3

Cut Protection
The material of construction – such as DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber -- is an important consideration when selecting gloves that provide cut protection.

 

When it comes to specifying protective gloves, there are many things to consider, including: the hazards of the job, dexterity requirements, durability, grip, comfort and value-in-use.  Using published data, it is relatively easy to compare the performance of various commercially available gloves for most of these considerations.

Unfortunately, one of the most important considerations – cut resistance – is often the most difficult to compare.

Understanding Cut Protection Performance explains the different standards used to measure cut resistance.