Introducing the 2019 Kevlar® Innovation Award winners
The latest advancements in worker protection are here. The 2019 Innovation Award winners are taking protection against multiple workplace hazards to a new level. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners; you’ve set the bar incredibly high for 2019.
DuPont™ Kevlar® glove innovation awards
The DuPont™ 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.
These gloves have a distinctive enhanced visibility red liner made with Kevlar® and touchscreen compatibility, while being able to take seamless knit gloves to the next level in not only cut performance, but also fit, feel and look. Kevlar® adds its strength, inherent heat properties and comfort.
This rescue glove is made of 100 percent Kevlar® with steel wire (lnox) insertion and has a slip-proof hydro repellent coating on the palm and fingertips. The glove withstands contact heat up to 100°C and scores the best dexterity. The glove obtains high performance per EN388: 2016, achieving cut level F and puncture level 3 while qualifying for the demanding tasks of the fire brigade and rescue services. It is the first rescue glove with the highest cut level of F.
These flame-resistant arc flash gloves with a composite filament fiber shell made of Kevlar® and neoprene palms are one of the thinnest (18 gauge) and most comfortable on the market. Arc flash testing placed these gloves at level 3, with an arc thermal performance value (ATPV) of 25cal/cm2.
The cut protection glove KinetiXx X-BLADE has excellent fit due to the very fine 15-gauge 3D knit. The use of Kevlar® makes it very thin for a cut protection glove with very good breathability and also offers heat protection. The black yarn made of Kevlar® makes the glove dirt-resistant. The glove can be washed at 30°C in a gentle cycle at home and can therefore be used many times by the user. Furthermore, the glove is touchscreen capable.
ROKCL gloves belong to the group of clean (dust-free) gloves and do not leave any traces on objects with which they come into contact. They are made with 100 percent Kevlar®, ensuring protection against mechanical as well as thermal hazards. The ROKCL model is an exceptionally lightweight gauge 15 glove, guaranteeing a perfect feel and very good dexterity.
Our special Kevlar® award goes to the Cutex round neck shirt, which is a lightweight knit that combines cut protection with heat and flame protection. Based on an engineered yarn made with black Kevlar®, it has an extremely smooth and pleasant feel with highly breathable characteristics, guaranteeing a high level of wearer comfort combined with excellent protective properties.