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Shopping for Hand Protection That Resists Cut?

Cut-Resistant Industrial Work Gloves 101

Cut injuries make up a large portion of reported injuries in industrial workplaces, yet 70% can be prevented. If you’re a safety director, foreman or production supervisor searching for industrial work safety gloves to prevent hand lacerations from razors, glass, metal, plastic molding, knives and more, we would like you to know MDS has an amazing portfolio of high performing ASTM ANSI/ISEA safety rated cut-resistant hand protection available for purchase.

From mechanics to ANSI/ISEA 138 Level 3 impact resistant gloves, from Cut Level A9 palm coated knits to leather drivers, arc-rated to heat and chemical resistant cut gloves, we sell the most innovative hand protection in the industry and sold at wholesale prices. Below is some information and terminology to help you zero in a style or brand so you can equip and keep your staff safe.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CUT-RESISTANT GLOVE STYLES

35-5575 Majestic® Glove X-15® Cut-Less WatchDog® Double Nitrile Coated Impact GlovesMany of our cut protection work gloves have multiple safety features or secondary safety features designed to protect operators against one, two or more industrial hazards such as punctures, heat, impacts, cold conditions, abrasions and more. Many cut-resistant glove styles are available with high visibility accents, swipe or touchscreen compatibility and thermal insulations.

CUT-RESISTANT GLOVE MATERIALS

Cut protection is provided by high performance materials offered in different gauges such as para-aramid (Kevlar®), Dyneema®, Dyneema® Diamond®, HPPE (high performing polyethylene) and stainless steel mesh. The gauge is the number of rows of stitches per inch - a higher gauge means less bulk, greater dexterity and tactility feedback. Many glove manufacturers incorporate blended and proprietary engineered yarn blends using filament fibers - continuous length fibers twisted to form filament yarns that offer higher tenacity.

CUT-RESISTANT GLOVE COATINGS

Many seamless string knit styles feature a palm coating in nitrile, foam nitrile, neoprene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), latex or polyurethane (PU). Palm coatings improve resistance to snags, abrasion, tears and offer liquid protection. Coatings also feature a textured grip surface to enhance performance in wet, oily conditions. Below are the differences of each.

  • NITRILE -Excellent dry grip, thicker coating offers superior resistance to snag, cut, puncture and abrasion. When enhanced by a foam coating, it offers very good grip in chemicals including oils, petrochemicals, fuels and most acids.
  • LATEX - Offers good dry and wet (aqueous-based liquids, animal fats, caustics, acids and alcohols) grip as well as resistance to snag, cut, puncture and abrasion.
  • NEOPRENE - Offers good dry and wet (heavy oils, acids, caustics, grease and solvents) grip as well as excellent resistance to snag, cut, puncture and abrasion.
  • POLYURETHANE (PU) - Offers good abrasion resistance and dry grip, and fair grip in slightly wet conditions. PU properties allow for a very thin coating, which results in excellent tactility and dexterity.
  • POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) - Durable resistance and barrier protection against petrochemicals, oils and grease. While it is flexible, PVC does not provide the tactile sensitivity associated with most rubber products.

S18TAFGFN Superior Glove® TenActiv™ Foam Nitrile Coated GlovesCUT-RESISTANT GLOVE GRIPS

No coatings are complete without some type of grip texture. Below are the differences of each.

  • SMOOTH - Smooth coatings provide the wearer an excellent dry grip. Liquids will not absorb into the coating which will keep the hands dry and available in a variety of polymers such as latex, nitrile, PVC, Neoprene and Polyurethane.
  • MICROFINISH / MICROSURFACE - A soft and flexible compound such as latex or nitrile is filled with thousands of tiny suction cups. As these suction cups come into contact with a surface, they create a vacuum like effect that disperses fluids away from the object to allow clean contact with the object. Works well in handling wet and dirty applications.
  • FOAM / MICROFOAM - Provides excellent grip and tactile sensitivity in dry applications and designed to channel away liquids to allow better handling in wet and dirty conditions. Available on nitrile, latex and PVC coatings.
  • CRINKLE - Crinkle coatings are typically latex designed to channel away liquids to allow a better handling in heavy duty wet and dirty conditions. The thicker coating provides additional protection for cut and puncture applications.
  • ROUGH - Rough finishes provide an economical choice of enhancing abrasion and cut protection while providing good protection in wet and dry applications.
  • SANDY - Premium Sandy finishes enhance abrasion and cut protection while providing excellent protection in wet and rugged applications.
  • RAISED DIAMOND - Diamond patterns are commonly used on unsupported products which provide added grip on wet or dry surfaces. Diamond patterns are more commonly used in food handling and processing applications.
  • HONEYCOMB - Honeycomb patterns are commonly used on unsupported products which provide added grip on wet or dry surfaces. Honeycomb patterns are more commonly used in janitorial, sanitation and general maintenance applications.

CUT-RESISTANT LEVELS

PIP® G-Tek® KEV Palm Coated Seamless Knit Cut Safety GlovesCut-resistant hand protection is rated from ANSI Level A1 to A9; A1 cut resistance is designed to protect against light threats such as paper cuts whereas A9 protects against extreme hazards. Gloves are tested and certified to North American Standard (ANSI/ISEA 105-2016) using the TDM-100 machine:

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A1 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A1   200 – 499 GRAMS: 
Light Assembly, Forestry, Maintenance and Repair, Material Handling, Warehouse Shipping and Receiving, Automotive Maintenance and Electronic Manufacturing.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A2 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A2   500 – 999 GRAMS:
Light to Medium-duty Assembly, Automotive Assembly, Masonry, Construction, Maintenance and Repair, Forestry, Material Handling and Metal Handling.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A3 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A3   1,000 – 1,499 GRAMS:

Light to Medium-duty Assembly, Automotive, Construction, Maintenance and Repair, Material Handling, Light Duty Glass handling, Forestry, Light Metal Stamping and Metal Handling.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A4 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A4   1,500 – 2,199 GRAMS:
Medium-duty Assembly, Oil and Gas, Bottle/Glass Handling, Automotive, Construction, Glass Fixture Installation, Carpet Install, Aerospace, Food prep/processing, Material Handling and Light Sheet Metal Handling.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A5 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A5   2,200 – 2,999 GRAMS:
Medium to Heavy-duty Assembly, Automotive, Construction, Glass Handling, Material Handling, Metal Handling/Fabrication/Stamping, HVAC, Plate Glass Handling, Food Prep/Processing, Sorting, Aerospace, Some Pulp and Paper Applications (changing slitter blades).

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A6 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A6   3,000 – 3,999 GRAMS:
Heavy-duty Assembly, Automotive, Construction, Glass Handling, Material Handling, Metal Handling, Metal Stamping, Recycling, Plate Glass Handling, Some Pulp and Paper Applications.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A7 Industrial Work Safety Gloves   ANSI CUT LEVEL A7   4,000 – 4,999 GRAMS: 
Heavy-duty Assembly, Automotive, Construction, Glass Manufacturing, Metal Handling, Metal Stamping, Plate Glass Handling, Some Pulp and Paper Applications.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A8 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A8   5,000 – 5,999 GRAMS:
Heavy-duty Assembly, Automotive, Construction, Glass Manufacturing, Metal Handling and Metal Stamping, Meat Processing, Plate Glass Handling, Some Pulp and Paper Applications.

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level A9 Industrial Work Safety Gloves  ANSI CUT LEVEL A9   6,000+ GRAMS:
Heavy-duty Assembly, Automotive, Construction, Glass Manufacturing, Metal Handling, Metal Stamping, Blade Handling, Float Glass and Pulp and Paper Applications.

GLOVE BRANDS YOU CAN TRUST

We distribute industrial cut-resistant work safety gloves from reputable glove suppliers such as Protective Industrial Products (PIP®), Worldwide® Protective Products (WPP), TurtleSkin®, Hexarmor®, Superior Glove®, Ansell®, U.S. Mesh®,  Majestic® Glove, Traffiglove® and more.

Shop MDS for popular, high performing brands such as Boss®, G-Tek®, G-Tek® Suprene™, G-Tek® Polykor®, G-Tek® PolyKor® Xrystal®, G-Tek® KEV™, G-Tek® 3GX®, Barracuda®,  G-Tek® PolyKor® X7™ Gloves,  MaxiCut®, MaxiFlex® Cut™, Maxiflex® Ultra™, Scrap King™, Kut Guard®, U.S. Mesh®, Emerald CX®, Dexterity®, Tenactiv, Clutch Gear®, Contender™, Chemstop™, Endura®, Sure Knit™, Superior Touch®, Dragon™, Cut-Less Watchdog®, Cut-Less Annihilator, Powercut®, X15®, Polar Penguin®, Emperor Penguin, Claw Cover®, ActivArmr® and more!   

When choosing the best cut-resistant glove for your needs, consider the hazards you're facing, the likelihood of an accident, the comfort and dexterity needed. By determining these additional factors, you can find a glove that fits your job (and your hand) perfectly. Now, all you need to do next is tap the link and…

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