DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards

The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award recognizes excellence in innovation and design of protective gloves made with DuPont™ Kevlar®.   It gives innovators the opportunity to showcase the incredible things they do with Kevlar® in order to make our world a safer place.  Winning designs are unique or groundbreaking in their approach and challenge the boundaries of conventional cut protection.

2019: 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.

2019: ATG® Gloves – MaxiFlex® Cut™

Kevlar®-lined gloves 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.

2019: 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.

2019: Superior Glove® – HPNG

A nail gun hand pad with Kevlar® ballistic armor plating that’s strategically placed to protect the areas of the hand most susceptible to potential nail gun injuries. For increased strength and durability, the glove is sewn with Kevlar® thread.

2019: 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.

2019: 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.

2018:MCR Safety Cut Pro Series

A 13-gauge glove with maximum cut level ANSI A9, consisting of Kevlar engineered yarn with steel and a black nitrile foam coating for improved grip and abrasion resistance.

2018: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.

2018:MCR Safety Orange Kevlar Sleeves

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

2017: 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.

2017: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.

2017: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.

2018: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.

2018: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.

2018: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.

2017:Youngstown Glove Company FR Rain Glove

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

2017: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: Youngstown Glove Safety Lime Hybrid Lined with Kevlar®

This glove features a Hi Viz Safety Lime stretch poly top of hand and a durable goat-skin palm. Reflective logos and fingertips add to the safety features. On the inside, the glove is lined entirely with Kevlar® fiber for added cut protection.

2016: Protective Industrial Products G-Tek Kev 09-K1600

This high cut ANSI A7, 13-gauge glove features a traditional DuPont™ 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.

2016: Superior Glove Contender™ Cut-Resistant Kevlar® Blend

This 7-gauge glove was specifically designed for the demanding requirements of automotive assembly and metal fabrication plants. The glove is 50% Kevlar® and an incorporation of Spandex in the design allows for a surprising level of dexterity in such a heavy-duty glove.

2016: MCR Safety Memphis Ninja N9878BNF

The Memphis Ninja N9878BNF is constructed with Kevlar® Ultra Technology. This 18 gauge shell is engineered with black Kevlar® fiber and stainless steel to provide sensitivity to touch with ANSI A3 Level cut protection.

2016: Protective Industrial Products G-Tek Kev 09-K1640

This ANSI A4 13-gauge glove features a Hi-Vis Red DuPont™ Kevlar® liner with black nitrile palm that provides excellent grip in wet and dry applications. Touch Screen Compatibility. Made with Kevlar® Armor Technology.

2016: Superior Glove Endura® Deluxe Cut-Resistant Welding

This deluxe, tan-colored welding glove features select side-split cowhide for comfortable yet rugged service. Kevlar® stitching throughout and a Kevlar® composite filament fiber blend used in this glove provides ANSI level-A5 cut protection.

2015: Ansell HyFlex® 11-541

The Ansell HyFlex® 11-541 ultralight weight glove leverages new patented Kevlar® technology to provide outstanding cut resistance, dexterity, and grip. This ANSI cut level 4, 18 gauge glove is a great alternative to heavier gloves, and has a sleek dark gray exterior that’s perfect for hiding stains.

2015: MCR Safety Memphis Orange 9178NFO

This bright orange glove is made with patented Hi Visibility Kevlar® Engineered yarn. It’s lightweight and comfortable, offers great dexterity, and provides high cut protection with an ANSI cut level 4. Hi-vis enables safety managers to know that their employees are wearing their PPE.

2015: Superior Glove Works Contender™ SBKG

This is not your standard heavyweight knit. A unique spinning process helps cut and abrasion resistance remain consistent across the surface, and the flame resistance of Kevlar® enables the glove to be used around heat and sparks.

2015: Youngstown Glove Company FR Emergency Gas Glove 12-3390-60

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.


2015: 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.

2014: Ansell 46-11

The Ansell 46-111 is an ANSI 4, 70E level 2 glove using embossed leather on the palm and back hand to add impact protection to this comfortable, lightweight glove. The 46-111 addresses the key market need of cut and flame resistance in the oil and gas and utility market using an engineered yarn containing Kevlar®.

2014: Superior Glove Works Ltd Dexterity® S18KGFN

These ultra-fine 18-gauge gloves are blended with Kevlar® and offer the fit and feel of bare hands. The tightly knit engineered yarn offers high levels of cut protection. Kevlar® liner helped to reach level 3 cut protection.

2014: Ansell 97-100

First glove with an impermeable membrane/grip technology with an ANSI 2 rating offered at upstream oil and gas. It is unique because of the hi visibility color, the comfort and impermeable grip technology.

2014: Superior Glove Works Ltd Dexterity® S13KFGPU

This cut-resistant 13-gauge knit is highly dexterous and provides excellent cut protection.The polyurethane palm coating provides a lightweight, non-shedding finish with a good grip when contamination is of concern and improves abrasion resistance.

2014: MCR Safety Memphis 9178NF

Black 13 gauge, Kevlar®/Synthetic shell with Black Nitrile Foam coated palm and fingertips. Kevlar® 1500 gram protection, CPPT level 4 performance, CE 4542. Provides greater dexterity and sense of touch with foam nitrile to enhance grip and wear.

2014: Youngstown Glove Company FR Waterproof Ultimate Lined with Kevlar®

Youngstown's FR Waterproof Ultimate lined with Kevlar® is a winterized, waterproof leather glove designed to provide FR protection and warmth in extreme cold and wet conditions. This glove is made with FR materials combined in a 4 layer system comprising FR cowhide leather, insulation made of FR DuPont™ Nomex®, a waterproof membrane, and a cut resistant liner made with Kevlar® fiber.