Cut-resistant sleeves cost savings comparison

2020-06-05

Cut-resistant knit sleeve technologies, such as Kevlar®, have been around for years in steel plants. Though a popular option, these types of knit sleeves offer little to no puncture protection and get hot and sweaty, leading to discomfort - and if taken off, can cause a compliance issue.

Additionally, the lack of structure in the knit means these end up falling down like a tube sock, exposing workers' arms to hazards on the job site.

Most lacerations begin with a puncture

It's a fact that many industrial injuries occur from an initial puncture, which then leads 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.

That's why puncture protection is so important to look for when choosing an arm sleeve to protect your workers.

The ultimate puncture protection - SuperFabric®

SuperFabric® is a HexArmor® exclusively-licensed solution* that protects against the most dangerous hazards encountered on the job – blades, wire, metal, glass, and needles – preventing life-changing injuries and saving companies millions in medical expenses.

The configuration of tiny guard plates on SuperFabric® protect against cut, puncture, and needlestick injuries, without sacrificing dexterity - and it's only found in HexArmor® PPE, including gloves, body protection, and arm protection.

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®, injuries were eliminated for an annual savings of over $66,000.


Attributes HexArmor® AG10009S Kevlar® Arm Sleeve
Cut Resistance ANSI/ISEA Level A8 (4425 grams) 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.

HexArmor ® can help

We’ve spent almost two decades perfecting how we can help workers go home safe every day – and are confident that we can help you find the best PPE solution to fit your needs.

If you’re interested in an industrial trial program through HexArmor®, know that we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

Let us help you improve your safety. Contact us today at 1.877.MY.ARMOR or send us a message.

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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 the longevity of the HexArmor® arm protection.

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