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Traditionally a highly cut resistant glove would have meant a thick and cumbersome glove. However, latest technologies and engineering have debunked this theory, and indeed it is now a myth. In this article we explain how you can have an ultra-lightweight glove combined with high levels of cut protection so there is no compromise on the safety of hands.
The cut resistance of a glove is provided by the high-performance cut resistant yarns woven into a glove liner. Therefore, its cut rating is not determined by how thick or thin a glove is, but it’s down to the strength of the yarns.
Although in the past, wearing a thinner glove may feel like your hands are less protected, latest innovations in yarn technology mean that you can indeed have the feel of a cut level A, but the protection of a very high cut resistance glove.
Take this video as a comparison between two gloves that are equal thinness – one is Cut Level A, the other Cut Level E:
Wearing thicker, more cumbersome, cut resistant gloves would of course mean that the gloves would need to be removed to carry out tasks that require greater fingertip precision and sensitivity. At this point in time, no gloves = no protection. And it’s when gloves are not on hands that accounts for 70% of all hand injuries.
So, by issuing lightweight gloves that are comfortable to wear and offer high levels of dexterity, combined with cut protection, there is no need for operatives to remove their gloves during the day, therefore significantly reducing the risk of a hand injury.
The following gloves are all great examples where you can combine the comfort and dexterity of an ultra-lightweight glove, with the peace of mind of a high level of cut protection.
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