Advanced PPE with Kevlar and Nomex

DuPont licensees addressing changing regulatory standards and unmet worker protection needs.

DuPont Personal Protection has announced the three winners of its 10th annual Protection Innovation Award recognising the use of Kevlar and/or Nomex materials in gloves or sleeves.

The award highlights design innovation driven by DuPont brand licensees who are utilising proprietary fibre solutions in personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Kut Guard arc flash sleeve developed by Protective Industrial Products (PIP) features both Kevlar and Nomex fibres in a single arc rated protective design. It features a seamless knitted single-ply shell and is the latest addition to the PIP portfolio of hand and arm protection equipment. It provides superior comfort and protection benefits to workers who face mechanical, contact heat and arc flash hazards.

    The Mechanix Wear Leather needlestick law enforcement glove is designed to deliver hazard protection against hypodermic needles, blades and other sharp threats that police officers, SWAT units and corrections officers may encounter while on duty. ArmorCore needlestick resistant technology utilises a proprietary spun yarn blended with Kevlar fibres to create a flexible single-layer woven material achieving a lighter more dexterous needlestick barrier covering the entire palm and rolling over the fingertips. In addition to puncture protection, the glove integrates a 360° cut resistant liner to ensure protection from cuts and lacerations An outer shell of Durahide FR goat skin leather incorporates hot-stamped grip overlays on the fingers and palm for improved durability, grip and comfort.

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