Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced the release of the world’s first nitrile-dipped, 13 gauge glove without glass fibre to reach the highest level of cut resistance (Level 5) according to EN 388: 2003 — the industry standard for protective gloves against mechanical risks.
Using a highly innovative material, Perfect Cutting® Diamond gloves provide effective protection against common cut hazards for workers in industries such as automotive manufacturing, aerospace, construction and glass production.
“Incorporating Dyneema® Diamond Technology, the new Perfect Cutting® Diamond gloves are a complete game-changer and have excelled in our customer field tests,” said Stephanie Quilliet, product manager, Honeywell Safety Products in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “Not only do Perfect Cutting® Diamond gloves offer level 5 cut resistance, they also provide maximum dexterity and comfort with the added benefit of being free from glass fibre, which can often cause skin irritation and allergies such as contact-dermatitis.”
The nitrile-dipped coating on the palm and fingers of the Perfect Cutting® Diamond gloves offers greater durability and enhances grip and dexterity, making them ideal for handling sharp parts in dry or greasy environments. The tight knit 13 gauge material used is eight times thinner than nylon and twice as thin as aramid performance polyethylene fibres commonly found in other gloves. As a result the gloves are also remarkably comfortable, lightweight and highly breathable.
The Perfect Cutting® Diamond gloves also offer superior level 4 abrasion and tear resistance according to EN 388: 2003 which, when combined with the level 5 cut resistance, makes them ideal for anyone facing cut risks such as those experienced when handling metal sheets or sharp components.