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How To Choose The Right Cut Resistant Gloves 2


2019-11-17


The standards that measure cut resistance

There are two major standards for measuring cut resistance, ANSI/ISEA 105-216 and EN388. ANSI/ISEA is used in North and Central America. EN388 is used in Europe, and commonly used in South America, Asia, and Australia.

Without diving too deep into these standards, we recommend using the EN388 standard over ANSI/ISEA standard, because it is a more true-to-life test method. If you are not sure which standard your glove is tested to, review the icons on your glove. If it has a CE symbol with a series of numbers, it was tested to the EN388 standard.

Learn about gauges

The yarn used to make string-knit gloves comes in a variety of thicknesses. This is measured by its diameter or gauge. Our gloves range anywhere from a thick 7 gauge to an impressively thin 18 gauge. Each type of glove has its own specifications. For example, when you need better wear resistance, you need to use thicker gloves because they are not worn faster. When you need more flexibility (such as handling small parts), you need to use thinner gloves.

Cut-resistant gloves or any PPE

Gloves or any PPE should never be your first method of protection. Before you bring gloves into your plan for keeping employees safe, look at ways to mitigate risks and remove harm from the work environment.

Leather can be cut resistant?

Leather can be cut resistant?

Leather is not inherently cut resistant, it's just the skin of an animal, meaning that it's as cut-resistant as your own skin(not very).

But, leather can be made cut-resistant by using a liner made of aramid or HPPE fiber. There are benefits to this for anyone who needs cut protection but also needs gloves that hold up to abrasion from ropes or concrete.

Choosing a suitable cut-resistant glove is not difficult, but it takes some time to understand what you need to find. First of all, according to the needs of their own industry, such as garden cutting, or cutting knife industry workers need to choose more resistant gloves. Second, choose the right size according to the size of your hand.