Manufacturing processes / Glove construction
General Purpose Glove Materials
High Performance Materials
DuPont KEVLAR-- A man made fiber which offers advanced cut, flame, heat and abrasion resistance without sacrificing tactile sensitivity.
KEVLAR ARMOR-- An engineered yarn of Kevlar and stainless steel.
DYNEEMA-- A synthetic, high performance polyethylene fiber with high cut and abrasion resistance. Dyneema provides 10 times greater abrasion resistance than other leading fibers and is chemically inert so it does not deteriorate during laundering.
CARBTEX-- A synthetic fiber with extremely high heat and flame resistance. Carbtex fiber is resistant to radiant energy and complies with NFPA 70E standard for protection from the burn hazards of an electric arc.
SPECTRA-- A synthetic fiber with high cut resistance. Fiber is light weight, low linting, and does not easily absorb liquids. Material withstands commercial laundry room detergents and water temperatures up to 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) and may be repeatedly bleached with diluted solution or disinfected without harm. Gloves made with Spectra are ideal for use in food processing plants.
STAINLESS STEEL-- A corrosion-resistant metal with extremely high cut-resistant properties.
METAL MESH-- High tensile strength, corrosion-resistant stainless steel or titanium. Gloves and safety apparel made from metal mesh provide the highest level of protection against cut, slash, and laceration hazards in cutting operations. The material is hygienic and easily sanitized so it is suitable for food processing operations.
Chemical/liquid Resistant Materials
LATEX/ NATURAL RUBBER-- A natural material with excellent elasticity that provides resistance to cuts, punctures and slashes.
NITRILE-- A synthetic rubber that resists snags, punctures, abrasions and cuts and provides flexibility and dexterity. Nitrile is suitable for people with latex allergies and provides good resistance to petroleum, acids and aromatic and chlorinated solvents.
NEOPRENE-- Broad range of chemical resistance against acids, petroleum solvents and oils. Highly flexible and comfortable.
PVC (POLY-VINYL-CHLORIDE)-- Suitable for people with latex allergies and provides resistance to oils, chemicals and many acids.
BUTYL-- Synthetic material that resists snags, abrasions and cuts for extreme chemicals.
GAUNTLET CUFF-- An extended safety cuff that provides extra upper wrist and forearm protection.
SAFETY CUFF-- Heavyweight, stiff material provides good wrist protection and quick glove removal in emergency situations.
KNIT WRIST-- Seamless and stretchable rib knit tubing is sewn onto the glove to provide a comfortable and secure fit. Cuffs keep dirt and cold out, warmth in.
BAND TOP-- Wide cuff for light duty wrist protection.
CONTINUOUS CUFF-- Seamless extension of the glove provides a secure fit andeliminates the weak point/discomfort of a seam with a sewn-on cuff.
SLIP-ON CUFF-- Constructed without a cuff, these gloves slip on and off easily. Material extends over the wrist.