New Cut-Resistant Gloves Designed to Prevent Jobsite Injuries

PrimeSource Building Products introduces a new range of cut-resistant gloves under its GRX brand. According to the manufacturer, the new range will meet the demands of American contractors and workers, who are looking for better cut protection, and more durability and value, without sacrificing comfort or dexterity.

“GRX offers workers the latest glove technology in comfort, fit and performance,” said Jarrett Adams, Director of Building Accessories. “We’re adding more cut-resistance options for workers while offering the same levels of breathability and dexterity. This is a strong package to increase job-site safety, which is a big push for us.”

Some of the main features of the new GRX cut-resistant glove line include:

·The 700 Series features PalmWick Breathable Palm Technology, which allows the hand to breathe on the palm side of the glove. The special nitrile coating allows sweat and moisture to wick away through the palm.

·The 600 Series features the ExaGrip Latex Palm, which combines best in class durability and grip. This proprietary palm coating can handle the toughest and most abrasive tasks.

·The 500 Series features classic polyurethane palm coatings in multiple styles, offering an ergonomic fit in traditional cut-resistant liners.

According to the company, each series offers a great grip in wet, dry, and abrasive applications. The gloves are available in sizes S-XXL

“Our time on the jobsite with contractors showed that workers would often remove their cut-resistant gloves to perform certain tasks. We found that this was due to the gloves either being inflexible and bulky, or not breathable, which left workers hands hot and uncomfortable. With GRX gloves, workers will not need to take them off to perform dexterous tasks, this increases worker safety,” said Adams. “Our new technology is like a second skin that breathes and provides and a higher level of hand protection than anyone has been able to offer.”

The new cut-resistant technology meets ANSI standards and comes in a range of ANSI A-2 (500 grams to cut) for light to medium cut protection, all the way up to ANSI A-6 (6,000 grams to cut) for extreme cut hazards on the job. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council, the average hand injury claim now exceeds $6,000, with lost time workers’ compensation claims reaching nearly $7,500. The average reported hand injury results in six days off work. Hand injuries are the second most common injury on the jobsite, with cuts and lacerations being the number one hand injury.

 “Hand injuries sideline millions of American workers every year, “Adams said. “Our cut-resistant GRX gloves are designed to help workers avoid injury. This ensures the gloves are being worn, not left on their belt.” 

For more information, visit www.primesourcebp.com.

Work Glove Provides Cut Protection and Slip-Resistance

The SmartCut BKCR404 glove is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity.

The SmartCut BKCR404 glove is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity.

When the job calls for cut protection, slip-resistance, and surface protection, the Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR404 is the glove to use. This glove is ideal for handling finer-surfaces and finished goods, like glass, polished metals, painted or powder coat surfaces, ceramics and more.

BKCR404 is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity. This HDPE knit fiber provides ANSI cut level 4 protection without bulk. The polyurethane coating over palms and fingers is pliable, enhancing dry grip. When compared to nitrile and latex coatings, polyurethane offers a high level of dexterity and improves ergonomics.

The coating on the BKCR404 leaves minimal marking (residue)—even on glass, metal or other fine finishes. The BKCR404 is approved by PPG on its low emissivity (or low-e glass coated) products due to minimal marking and easy clean up.

Fit is a part of comfort, affecting both productivity and wearer compliance. These gloves reflect Brass Knuckle’s fit, form and function development methodology, wherein stitching, yarn combinations and coatings each account for the natural curvature of the hand and flex points.

Protect Hands with Heavy-duty Gloves

Brass Knuckle safety products has introduced the SmartShell BKCR4599, heavy-duty gloves offering protection for extreme jobs.

Brass Knuckle safety products has introduced the SmartShell BKCR4599, heavy-duty gloves offering protection for extreme jobs.

Brass Knuckle safety products has introduced the SmartShell BKCR4599, heavy-duty gloves offering protection for extreme jobs. The BKCR4599 offers ANSI level 4 cut resistance, light oil and moisture resistance, non-tacky slip resistance and shock-absorbing impact protection. On the palm and fingers, the glove features three layers of protection. The liner is polyethylene and spandex composite that is bonded to a gray polyurethane fabric topped with a grippy nitrile surface. In critical areas of the palm, padding provides impact resistance. The back of the hand includes sonically welded thermoplastic rubber padding for pounding and abrasion resistance.

Safety Gloves Feature Strength-to-weight Ratio up to 15 Times Higher than Steel

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves.

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves.

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves provide high levels of cross-functional protection and a glove construction that utilizes the company’s Fit, Form and Function standard.

The BKCR4499 begins with a machine-knit, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene shell that offers ANSI cut level 4 protection, which has a strength-to-weight ratio that’s eight to 15 times higher than steel. The glove’s layered construction is designed to conform to the natural contours of the hand and includes flex points in the fingers, wrist and palm, helping to ensure maximum comfort and increase compliance. Thermoplastic rubber padding is sonically welded to the back of the glove and offers protection from contusions, smash injuries, punctures and object strikes, with pinch protection extending to each fingertip. The sandy finish of the black nitrile palm coating offers excellent wet grip and slip resistance along with abrasion resistance.

For long-lasting durability, the BKCR4499 is double-stitched in high-wear areas, such as the fingertips, index finger and palm. It offers flexibility and an ergonomic design. The bright lime green shell color meets the requirements of American National Standard (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010) for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear Devices.

The BKCR4499 is recommended for assembly, agriculture, construction, forestry and logging, heavy equipment, machine operation, manufacturing, oil and gas and other petro-based refining, mining, rigging, and other heavy-duty work environments.

Glove Offers Cut Protection while Allowing for Dexterity

Superior Glove Works Ltd.'s 18-gauge ASTM cut-level 4 work glove

Superior Glove Works Ltd.’s 18-gauge ASTM cut-level 4 work glove

Superior Glove Works Ltd. has introduced its 18-gauge ASTM cut-level 4 work glove with 1617 grams of cut protection. The glove, which required two years of research and development, allows for dexterity while offering high-tactile sensitivity.

High-strength composite filament fiber (which boosts cut resistance) is incorporated in a way that it cannot come through to the hand for total comfort and extended glove life. All TenActiv gloves feature lint-free, continuous filament yarn that is stronger than steel on an equal-weight basis.

The black glove body and palm coating hide dirt and therefore allow the glove to maintain its sharp aesthetic. The foam nitrile coating offers the best combination of flexibility, wear, and wet grip. Don’t let the bare hand feel fool you, this is a serious piece of glove engineering with stellar performance numbers.

The glove also is touchscreen compatible.