Cut resistance is a function of a glove’s material composition and thickness. Increased cut protection can be achieved with: increased material weight (ounces per square yard), use of high performance fibers (Spectra®, Kevlar®, Vectran®), and use of composite yarns made with varying combinations of stainless steel, fiberglass and high performance materials.
Cut resistant gloves come in various fabrics offering different levels of cut resistance. Cut performance tests indicate that metal mesh offers the highest level of cut resistance followed by composite yarns and high strength fibers. It is important to consider each application’s specific requirements when choosing a glove. You can count on the experts at Wells Lamont Industrial for information and guidance.