Dyneema® 101

What happens when a safety glove doesn’t feel right? Worst case-scenario: Your workforce doesn’t wear the gloves – creating a major health and safety concern for your business. Best-case scenario: Your workforce does wear the gloves but with a detrimental affect on their job performance – which in turn slows productivity (especially where fine dexterity and tactility are needed). It’s a lose-lose. Unless you’re using gloves made with Dyneema®…


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Dyneema® is silky soft

Forget heavy, thick and uncomfortable gloves. Those made with Dyneema® don’t even feel like gloves. They aren’t just our words. They come from our customers. It’s because unlike other fibers, Dyneema® is manufactured using a special gel, which provides incredible softness and flexibility – while maintaining maximum cut resistance.

 

Dyneema® is cool

Hot, sweaty, itchy hands have always been a problem in the manufacturing environment. But our fiber is an excellent conductor of heat and adapts to the temperature of the skin while rapidly transporting the heat and moisture from the inside of the glove to the outside of the glove.Dyneema® is extremely flexibleGloves made with Dyneema® are extremely flexible, which increases the dexterity of the gloves. This in turn improves the ability to work while wearing gloves. The result? Employees don’t remove the gloves and thus don’t put their hands at risk of injury.

The more Dyneema®, the cooler the hand —

This image shows how hands will stay dry and cool all day while wearing gloves made with Dyneema® at close to body temperature. All other materials including aramids, are several degrees higher.

 

Cost Efficiency

By using gloves made with Dyneema® you will save money on a majorscale. Some of our customers have greatly reduced the amount they spend annually on gloves – equating to savings in the tens of thousands. Why?

  • Longer-lasting gloves. Some customrs have made an incredible 1,000% reduction in the volume of the gloves they buy.
  • Better cut resistance than leather or cotton means less accidents and lost productivity.
  • You can launder (even sterilize) the gloves again and again and again re-instead of throwing them away.

The primary job of cut-resistant gloves is to protect the wearer against hazards in the workplace. Not just the threat of cuts, tears, lacerations and abrasions, but also chemical, mechanical, product and biological threats.

Cut resistance properties in protective gloves are a prerequisite. Many different materials are used in currently available cut resistance protective gloves, including leather, cotton, aramids and UHMWPE fibers.When used in protective gloves, the Dyneema® yarn provides cut resistance levels up to level 3 (EN388) and level 2 (ANSI) without using composite fibers. If the higher level of cut resistance is required, Dyneema® yarns can easily be combined with glass or steel fiber.Protective gloves are often exposed to sharp objects that can abrade the gloves. And of course, the more a glove is abraded the less protection it offers. Tests have demonstrated that gloves made with Dyneema® have up to 20 times more abrasion resistance than gloves made, for example, with Aramid-based (spun) yarns. This leads to a constant protection while wearing the gloves made with Dyneema®.You can launder (even sterilize) the gloves again and again and again re-instead of throwing them away.

 

Cut Resistance

The primary job of cut-resistant gloves is to protect the wearer against hazards in the workplace. Not just the threat of cuts, tears, lacerations and abrasions, but also chemical, mechanical, product and biological threats.

Cut resistance properties in protective gloves are a prerequisite. Many different materials are used in currently available cut resistance protective gloves, including leather, cotton, aramids and UHMWPE fibers.

"Relative Cut Resistance"

When used in protective gloves, the Dyneema® yarn provides cut resistance levels up to level 3 (EN388) and level 2 (ANSI) without using composite fibers. If the higher level of cut resistance is required, Dyneema® yarns can easily be combined with glass or steel fiber.

Protective gloves are often exposed to sharp objects that can abrade the gloves. And of course, the more a glove is abraded the less protection it offers. Tests have demonstrated that gloves made with Dyneema® have up to 20 times more abrasion resistance than gloves made, for example, with Aramid-based (spun) yarns. This leads to a constant protection while wearing the gloves made with Dyneema®.

"Relative Protection level decline in relation to abrasion"
 


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