June 5, 2015

Cut resistant knit sleeve technologies, such as Kevlar®, have been around for years in steel plants. Problem is, they offer little to no puncture protection and get hot and sweaty. They also end up falling down like a tube sock, exposing workers arms to hazards on the job site.

MOST LACERATIONS BEGIN WITH A PUNCTURE

The fact is, a lot of industrial injuries occur with an initial puncture and lead to a cut or laceration injury. With knit (Kevlar) arm sleeves, hazards can actually poke through the open knit and cut the skin without cutting the arm sleeve.

60% COST SAVINGS BY SWITCHING TO HEXARMOR®

In addition to the greater degree of cut and puncture protection, implementing HexArmor® arm protection can create a cost savings of up to 60%. HexArmor® conducted a study based on a metal fabrication plant with 200 employees. This plant was averaging 6 lacerations per year with an average associated cost of $11,000. By implementing HexArmor® they eliminated these injuries for an annual savings of over $66,000.

 

Attributes HexArmor® AG10009S Kevlar® Arm Sleeve
Cut Resistance Exceeds ASTM Level 5 4200 Grams
Usage per Employee 1 pair/6-12 Months 1 pair/week
Total Yearly Cost $24,792 $48,000*

 

 

Additionally, the extended wear life of the HexArmor® cut resistant sleeves reduced their monthly average cost per employee from $9.85 to $4.09.

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*Study based on metal fabrication plant with 200 employees switching from Kevlar to HexArmor arm protection saved them 60% on product costs due to longevity of the HexArmor arm protection.