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Cut resistant gloves - protection for hands

Cuts on the hands are very unpleasant and usually lead to a severe impairment of working capacity. Cut protection gloves, as the name suggests, offer you first-class protection against cuts. In addition, they also have high puncture resistance. Cut protection gloves are part of the necessary work protection in professions such as forestry work. When working with a chainsaw, for example, the backs of the hands and forearms must be protected against cuts. This special form of work protection is used wherever sharp-edged objects are handled. As already mentioned, this can be in forestry work, but cut protection gloves are also absolutely necessary in metal processing and meat production.

Features of a cut resistant glove

Gloves that protect against cuts and punctures must meet the requirements for a protective glove according to DIN standard EN 388. The standard specifies which properties a cut protection glove must have and divides them into 4 categories:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Cut resistance
  • Tear resistance
  • Puncture resistance

Within EN 388, the characteristics are again subdivided into classes or protection levels. The degree to which each characteristic is pronounced can be seen from the numbers below the pictogram on the glove. Basically, the higher the number, the higher the protective function.

  • the first digit indicates the abrasion resistance (class 0 to 4)
  • the second digit indicates the cut resistance (class 0 to 5)
  • the third digit indicates the tear resistance (class 0 to 4)
  • the fourth digit indicates the puncture resistance (class 0 to 4)

Wearing comfort is not neglected

Of course, cut protection is the top priority, but wearing comfort must not be neglected. After all, you will be working with gloves on for the entire working day. The dexterity should be guaranteed even when wearing the cut protection gloves for a long time. To ensure this, extremely high-quality materials must be used. Mostly these are Dyneema, polyester, cotton, nitrile or also PU (polyurethane). Often, the gloves are therefore also resistant to high heat exposure. 

Cut protection gloves offer a perfect combination of comfort, dexterity and work protection. The modern knitting technology ensures high stretchability and flexibility, which is especially needed in high-stress areas. Due to the stretch properties and because of the high freedom of movement and elasticity, the hands do not tire so quickly. 

What materials are cut-resistant gloves made of?

Anyone who has to wear gloves in the course of their work for the purpose of occupational safety still needs sufficient dexterity and dexterity. This can be ensured by using different materials. On the one hand, there is natural rubber latex. The flexibility of this type of rubber is excellent. Against alkalis, alcohols, acids or many different chemicals, a glove made of latex is simply ideal. Against annoying liquids these are the best protectors. Unfortunately, these items can also cause allergic reactions. Therefore, you should always test beforehand if you are possibly allergic to latex. In addition, you should rather avoid working with lubricants or oils.

Also, the very mobile neoprene is often used in the manufacture. This isthen also resistant to oils and corrosive solvents. The resistance of neoprene is exceptionally good. In addition, nitrile is sold for use against alkalis, oils, greases and solvents. Despite the thin outer material, nitrile gloves have a high tensile strength. As in the case of work clothing, PVC is often used. This is a real all-round talent. Who suffers from a latex allergyLatex allergy, but still needs the familiar properties and features, should reach for a PVC model. Allergic reactions are as good as excluded. Other advantages include increased flexibility, high tactile sensitivity at the fingertips and outstanding wearing comfort. The excellent wearing comfort ensures high acceptance among workers because of the increased safety in the workplace.

Leather is a material that is often used to make work gloves. For forestry work, for example, Forsberg offers gloves made of leather, which are popular. Leather stands for robust and, with proper care, durable material. The cut protection of leather gloves is made possible by incorporating fibers that are picked up by the chainsaw chain when a cut is made and stop the saw.

Furthermore, cut protection gloves are made of Kevlar with steel wire. These durable protectors are suitable for work with high demands on grip and cut resistance, for example, the automotive industry or the processing of glass. Thanks to the steel wire used, the gloves are breathable and offer a very high level of cut protection to both the palm and the back of the hand. Abrasion is reduced to a minimum thanks to the material used and the associated high abrasion resistance.

Summary - this is what you should pay attention to

Here again the most important points to consider when choosing the right glove for cut protection. The choice should always take into account the requirements of the workplace:

  • Pay attention to the abrasion resistance
  • Cut resistance
  • Tear resistance
  • Puncture resistance

As already mentioned, the respective properties are again subdivided into classes. The higher a property is pronounced, the higher it is also classified. You will find this information on the glove in the form of a pictogram. Other points to be considered and no less important are the wearing comfort and the grip that the work glove must offer. In addition to the above-mentioned properties and classes, you should choose durable products, such as those we offer in our online store. 

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From GenXtreme you get the wide range of high quality and very durable cut resistant gloves. Made from a diverse range of high quality fabrics and with the best workmanship. Because that is actually the be-all and end-all of a good cut protection glove. This is also the only way to ensure the functions of this product in the long term and guarantee your safety. So check out the cut protection gloves at and find the perfect pair for your individual use!