Different type of cut resistance glove
There are several ways a cut resistance can be made. But the cut resistance function can only come from the protection layer. As far as I know there are two type of protection layers:
Type 1 knitted-This is the most commonly seen protection layer, cut resistance yarn are knitted with knitting machine for the shape of glove. Yarn material include but not limit to, aramid (Brand name Kevlar, Tawaron), ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (Brand name Dynemma, GoldSilk) some people also call it HPPE (High performance polyethylene). These are two type of yean can also blends with other reinforcement fibers such as, stainless steel, or glass fiber to enhance the cut resistance performance. Knitted cut resistance glove can be use as is, can be coated with polymer coating to enhance grip, it can also used as a liner of leather glove, mechanic glove. It is breathable (without coating), can provide different level cut resistance (depends on yarn), together with the coating it can provide good abrasion resistance, and relatively easy to be made. That makes the knitted cut resistance glove most commonly seen on the market.
Type 2 SuperFabric- SuperFabric is a type of unique material, it has a very strong fabric base. On top of the base, there is a layer of ceramic like, dense, dotting. I don’t know the actual material composition of the fabric and the dotting, these are all tread secret. But I have to say SuperFabric is an outstanding type of material, it has good puncture resistance, cut resistance, and abrasion resistance. On the other hand, it has nearly no elasticity, not very breathable, un-flexible and comfortable when used as a glove material, and of course expensive.
Most of the cut resistance gloves we see on the market have a knitted liner and coating at palm section. This type of glove provides you a 360-degree cut protection, in another word, wherever on your hand cover by the glove can be protected, different coatings provides better grip in different work environment. If you are wearing a proper size, you can get a snug fit, some of them can even get you good dexterity. However, it is not puncture resistance and vibration resistance, since it has only a thin layer knitted liner.
Another type of cut resistance glove can be found on the market is more like a mechanic glove- a type of cut and sew glove and use either knitted cut protection liner or have SuperFabric at palm section. I will talk about more of mechanic glove in another post. This type of cut resistance gloves look “COOL” and heavy, it can give you a “IRONMAN” type of feeling once you put it on. But they are expensive and some of them are not very conformable.
All right, this is all for today, thank you for reading.