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March 19, 2015

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Honeywell say safety glove is ‘world first’

A safety glove has been launched which makers Honeywell claim is a world first because it is a nitrile-dipped, 13 gauge glove without glass fibre.

PPE manufacturer Honeywell Safety Products say the glove uses a material called Perfect Cutting® Diamond to provide effective protection against common cut hazards for workers in industries such as automotive manufacturing, aerospace, construction and glass production.

Using the nitrile-dipped coating on the palm and fingers of the gloves offers greater durability and enhances grip and dexterity, says the company, adding that this makes them ideal for handling sharp parts in both dry or greasy environments. Honeywell also claim that 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, making the gloves comfortable, lightweight and breathable.

Honeywell say that the gloves also offer level 4 abrasion and tear resistance according to industry standard EN 388: 2003, combined with the highest level of cut resistance (level 5). The product is available in sizes six to 11, add the company.

Stephanie Quilliet, product manager, Honeywell Safety Products in Europe, Middle East, and Africa comments: “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.”

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