Research & Development

Exceeding Industry Standards for Cut-Resistance

HexArmor® products, made with SuperFabric® brand materials, offer industry leading cut-resistance, exceeding both ISEA/ANSI and CE/EN388 Level 5 cut-resistance. Performance is enhanced through the configuration of tiny guard plates, which provide resistance to lacerations and slashes like no other material on the market.

  • Exceeds ISEA/ANSI (ASTM F1790-05) and CE (EN388) Level 5
  • Shielding effect keeps sharp cut hazards (metal, blades, glass) from slipping between fibers and causing cut injuries
  • Won't snag or abrade like typical fiber-based, cut-resistant gloves
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Typical cut-resistant gloves are made with a performance fiber (Kevlar®, Dyneema®, Spectra®) or blend of cut-resistant performance fiber. While these gloves offer some levels of cut-resistance, they lack the ability to prevent hazards from puncturing or penetrating the skin surface. When a jagged piece of metal, wire, glass, or splinter comes up against a cut-resistant glove fiber, it will find a "window" between the fiber rows and cause a laceration.

At HexArmor®, our cut-resistant gloves offer more than just protection from straight edge cut hazards. We realize there are variables (force, angle, application) that come into play and can affect how a cut hazard will contact the user. SuperFabric® brand material is an ideal solution for cut-resistant gloves, as it protects from both straight edged cuts and variable situations.

Cut-resistance Testing Methods

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