Kevlar® Innovation Awards


Introducing the 2019 Kevlar® Innovation Award winners

The results are in for the 6th annual DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards. Congrats to the 2019 glove and sleeve winners for showcasing excellence in innovation and continuing to redefine the standards for performance and comfort in worker protection.

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MCR Safety – 9388NF

MCR Safety – 9388NF

An 18-gauge glove with an ANSI cut level of A6 made with Kevlar® engineered yarn and steel. It features a comfortable fine-knit material and reinforced thumb crotch dip for fine motor skills to be easily conducted without sacrificing protection. 

ATG® Gloves – MaxiFlex® Cut™

Gloves lined with Kevlar® with an ANSI cut level of A4 that include ATG’s AIRtech® technology for 360° breathability and ATG’s DURAtech® coating that provides 18,000 abrasive cycles per mm.

Majestic 21285WR

A soft and durable goatskin glove lined with Kevlar® that achieves a level 3 arc resistance and an ANSI cut level of A4 that’s impact, water and oil resistant.

Ironclad Heatworx® Heavy Duty HW6X

A silicone-laminated shell lined with Kevlar® provides extreme heat protection that’s designed to withstand up to 600° F while being highly dexterous and comfortable for wearers.

Youngstown FR Ground Glove lined w/Kevlar®

Lined with 100% Kevlar® for improved cut, puncture and flame resistance with increased arc ratings. The Kevlar® fiber is sewn directly into the leather for a non-slip liner.


DuPont™ Kevlar® glove innovation awards

The Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards give authorized licensees of the Kevlar® brand an opportunity to showcase their advanced designs by using Kevlar® fiber to challenge the norms of traditional hand protection while also delivering superior protection, comfort and durability.


“We continue to be impressed with the inventive ways licensees incorporate Kevlar® into glove designs and leverage the material to provide protection, comfort and dexterity to workers like never before.”

Superior Glove S18KGDNE

An 18-gauge Kevlar composite filament fiber shell of protection that is the world’s thinnest, most comfortable arc flash level 3 rated glove.

Majestic Cut-Less with Kevlar®

A lightweight 18-gauge glove designed with Kevlar for high cut resistance, comfort and dexterity. This combination of materials created a comfortable, breathable, cut-resistant glove that doesn’t sacrifice mobility and has a touch screen compatible palm coating.

Protective Industrial Products 10-KVSYBH Sleeve

Kevlar Armor Blended Sleeve comprised of Kevlar patented engineered yarn. This combination achieves ANSI A5 cut protection with a blousy fit that can be used over bare arms or clothing without sacrificing dexterity.

MCR Safety Orange Kevlar® Sleeves

First sleeve available in cut level ANSI A5 consisting of high-visibility orange Kevlar engineered yarn.


2018 winners

Youngstown Glove Company 14” High- Voltage Protector

A flame-resistant 14” high-voltage leather protector lined with Kevlar, arc rated to 48 cal/cm2, puncture resistant to ANSI level 5 and cut-resistant to ANSI A3. Designed to fit over class 1 through 4 rubber insulation gloves.

2017 Winners

Ansell HyFlex 11-542

Kevlar engineered yarns make this the lightest weight, ANSI cut level 7 glove on the market, vs 2017 competitive set, with superior dexterity and all-day comfort.

Superior Glove Works Dexterity Cut-Resistant Glove

Cut-resistant glove made with Kevlar that offers ANSI A3 cut protection in an 18-gauge design for precision work and comfort.

SHOWA 4561 15-gauge

15-gauge, cut level ANSI A4 glove, consisting of Kevlar and utilizing SHOWA's Zorb-IT grip technology, which allows for stronger grip in oily and wet conditions.

Youngstown FR Waterproof Ultimate

An arc-rated, cut-resistant, flame-resistant and waterproof leather glove with a liner made of 100% Kevlar.

Protective Industrial Products Smart-Fit Sleeves

Smart-Fit sleeves made with Kevlar are light, comfortable and provide enduring protection against heat, cuts, lacerations and abrasions, providing arm cut protection with complete stretch recovery.

2016 Winners

MCR Safety Memphis Ninja N9878BNF

This 18-gauge shell is engineered with black Kevlar fiber and stainless steel to provide sensitivity to touch with ANSI A3 level cut protection.

Superior Glove Works Endura Deluxe

Deluxe, tan-colored welding glove features Kevlar stitching throughout and a Kevlar composite filament fiber blend. Select side-split cowhide for comfortable yet rugged service.

Protective Industrial Products G-Tek KEV 09-K1600

This high-cut ANSI A7, 13-gauge glove features a traditional Kevlar gold liner with black nitrile palm that provides excellent grip in wet and dry applications. Made with Kevlar Ultra technology, it is touch screen compatible.

Superior Glove Works Contender

7-gauge glove made with 50% Kevlar is specifically designed for the demanding requirements of automotive assembly and metal fabrication plants. The incorporation of spandex allows for a superior dexterity in a heavy-duty glove.

Protective Industrial Products G-Tek KEV 09-K1640

ANSI A4 13-gauge glove features an enhanced visibility red liner made with Kevlar engineered yarn and black nitrile palm that provides excellent grip in wet and dry applications.

Youngstown Glove Company Safety Lime Hybrid

Completely lined with Kevlar for added cut protection, the enhanced visibility safety lime stretch poly top of hand, durable goat-skin palm and reflective logos/fingertips add to the safety features.

2015 Winners

Ansell HyFlex 11-541

ANSI cut level 4, 18-gauge ultra-lightweight glove, made possible by patented Kevlar engineered yarns, provides outstanding cut resistance, dexterity and grip.

Superior Glove Works Contender SBKG

The unique spinning process used for this heavyweight knit glove helps cut and abrasion resistance remain consistent across the surface. The flame resistance of Kevlar enables the glove to be used around heat and sparks.

MCR Safety Memphis 9178NFO

Enhanced visibility orange glove is made possible by patented Kevlar engineered yarn. It's lightweight and comfortable; offers great dexterity; and provides high cut protection with an ANSI cut level 4.

Youngstown Glove Company FR Emergency Gas Glove

The first heat- and flame-resistant glove designed specifically for use in emergency gas situations features an extended gauntlet cuff that fits over FR suits to ensure total hand, wrist and forearm safety. The innermost liner is made of 100% Kevlar, which offers protection and comfort.

Worldwide Protective Products MATAKV/BK40

Worldwide Protective Products MATAKV/BK40

Designed specifically for high-risk automobile manufacturing and assembly operations. Incorporating Kevlar fiber produced the first ANSI level A7 rated glove in a steel-free, knitted format.


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