HexArmor Catalogue - Helix

Every Worker. Every Glove. Every Day. Cut-resistance is in our DNA. It’s who we are. We’ve spent more than a decade solving the toughest problems other manufacturers said couldn’t be solved. Along the way, we’ve eliminated millions of hand injuries and subsequently, our customers started asking us for more high-quality glove solutions. They asked us to create a full line of the highest quality gloves covering the entire cut spectrum.

So, we went to work to create the best, highest quality line of seamless coated gloves covering the entire cut resistance range: the Helix ® Series.

Innovation intertwined with cut-resistance, high dexterity and a breadth of grip options - that’s the Helix ® Series. Helix from HexArmor ® features exceptional knit gloves with strong, yet extremely dexterous, natural, and engineered yarns that offer the largest range of protection on the market. A series that answers the call of duty from the manufacturing floor to the construction site, these knit gloves have consistent sizing and fit in a variety of palm coatings that can be used for everything – wet, oily, or dry applications.

With Helix, ® no matter the application, there’s a proper glove available, from the oil field, to the manufacturing floor, to the paper mill.

Cut Resistance The Helix ® line covers the largest range of cut resistant seamless gloves, from level A1 to A6, as well as the highest ANSI/ISEA cut gram score 18-gauge gloves (1900 grams) and 13-gauge gloves (3900 grams) in the industry.

Grip Options When it comes to grip – you have options – options that outperform competitors: no more slipping, dropping or mishandling because of inadequate grip formulations.

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Glove Materials Palm Coatings

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Innovation

Helix ® Series Gloves 12 Cut Standards Explained 20 Glove Trial 22 Proper Glove Care 23

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Glove Materials

You may sometimes hear knit gloves referred to as a “13-gauge” or “18-gauge” glove. The term gauge simply refers to the size and type of needles used in a seamless knitting machine to produce a glove. The lower the gauge of a glove, the bulkier and less dexterous it is. The higher the gauge a glove is, the thinner and more dexterous and comfortable the glove can be.

7G

10G

13G

15G

18G

Comfort and Dexterity Low

Fair

Good

Very Good High

10G HPPE/Steel Strong, high performance polyethylene (HPPE) yarns are combined with specialty steel yarns that give gloves a certain level of toughness not found with other combinations. These high-cut materials intertwined together give gloves a high- comfort, high-performance fit. Found on the 2089.

Steel

Synthetic Fiber

HPPE

13G HPPE/Fiberglass Fiberglass breaks down the threat of a cutting edge, and when combined with the protective cover of HPPE – a strong, composite polyethylene yarn – this knit creates a tough, mid-cut glove shell. Found on the 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, and 2096.

Fiberglass

Synthetic Fiber

HPPE

Elastane

13G HPPE/Fiberglass/Steel A high-performance polyethylene yarn (HPPE) and fiberglass blend combined with steel yarn provides a high-cut knit material with the toughness of steel without compromising dexterity. Found on the 2070.

Fiberglass

Steel

HPPE

Synthetic Fiber

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13G Aramid/Steel Along with being one of the most thermally-stable materials, Aramid is an incredibly strong synthetic yarn with high abrasion resistance. When combined with steel, gloves with these yarns are highly cut resistant with a flexible feel. Found on the 2080 and 2081.

Steel

Aramid

Acrylic

13G Aramid/Wool The strong, synthetic, highly abrasion-resistant properties of Aramid are knit together with wool, a natural yarn that protects against both hot and cold temperatures, giving gloves with this moderate cut material flame protection with a soft, dexterous feel. Found on the 2082 and 2083.

Wool

Aramid

Glass Fiber & Synthetic Fiber

15G Nylon/Elastane The silky thermoplastic polymers of nylon are wound together with elastane, a synthetic yarn known for its exceptional elasticity. Together, these yarns give gloves flexibility and movement while providing a high level of abrasion resistance. Found on the 1090.

Nylon

Elastane

15G Dyneema ® Diamond Thinner than conventional synthetic yarns, Dyneema ® Diamond has similar performance to gloves with fiberglass, but with a lighter, cooler and more flexible feel. This highly abrasion-resistant knit doesn’t trap heat like other cut-resistant materials – instead it radiates heat away from hands so that they stay comfortable and dry all day. Found on the 2066.

Elastane

Dyneema ® Diamond

Nylon

18G Aramid/Steel Like the 13G Aramid/Steel material, the 18-gauge version of this yarn combination gives gloves mid-level cut resistance with an even more flexible, second-skin type of feel than the 13-gauge version. Found on the 2072.

Steel

Aramid

Synthetic Fiber

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Helix ® series gloves offer a wide variety of grip options to provide users with the appropriate grip for the task at hand. HexArmor ® has you covered for any working condition, and we’re constantly researching and testing new formulas and application methods to maximize grip and function, helping workers redefine safety at their worksite. Palm Coatings

Coating Type:

Polyurethane (PU) Polyurethane (PU)

Natural Rubber Latex Natural Rubber Latex

Nitrile

Coating:

Sandy Nitrile

Abrasion resistant. More elastic and form fitting compared to other nitrile coatings.

Lightweight, flexible, durable, grip, good abrasion and puncture resistance.

Flexible, more resistant to abrasion compared to PU and nitrile. Minimal tackiness.

Description:

Finish:

Light texture/smooth

Crinkle

Textured

Weight:

Lightweight

Heavy weight

Medium weight

Breathability:

Excellent breathability

Poor Breathability

Poor

Flexibility:

Excellent flexibility

Good Flexibility

Good flexibility

Food Safe:

No

Yes

Yes

Dry: CHARACTERISTICS GRIP Oil: Wet:

Good

Excellent

Good

Good

Not Recommended

Excellent

Good

Good

Very good

Sensitive to heat. Cannot be used in oils or solvents. Can cause allergic reactions due to presence of latex.

Porous, coating often covers inside of glove, high permeability, DMF levels.

Lower abrasion resistance and durability compared to flat nitrile.

Limitations:

Products:

2068, 2070, 2085

2081, 2086

2096

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Nitrile

Nitrile

Nitrile

Bipolymer

Foam/Sponge Nitrile

Micro Nitrile

Extra Grip (XG) Nitrile

Neoprene/Nitrile blend

Formulated to be thinner than nitrile foam coating. Microfoam coatings can have a slightly tacky finish.

Sponge coating (chemically foamed) is softer and more flexible than flat nitrile.

Solvent-free and derma safe nitrile coating that offers excellent grip and dexterity.

Abrasion resistance superior to latex, solvent free. Flame retardant.

Smooth

Smooth/light texture

Smooth

Light particle

Medium weight

Medium weight

Lightweight

Medium weight

Fair Breathability

Good breathability

Excellent breathability

Good breathability

Good Flexibility

Good flexibility

Excellent flexibility

Good flexibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Good

Good

Good

Good

Good

Good

Excellent

Poor

Fair

Fair

Very good

Good

Inherently soapy in wet environments and less permeable than sponge nitrile.

Inherently soapy in wet environments and permeable.

Slight solvent odor

1070, 1091, 1092, 2066, 2080, 2087, 2088

2089

1090

2082

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Innovation

Ergonomic Hand Formers Because of HexArmor’s advanced manufacturing capabilities, we’ve gone beyond the industry standard to create the Helix ® Series. Ergonomic hand formers are used to achieve a true fit in the 1090 and 2066 styles. From finger tips to wrist, helping to reduce hand fatigue, and increasing the consistency and quality of fit.

Health Standards Most Helix Series gloves are REACH compliant, with a handful tested by the ProDerm Institute for Applied Dermatological Research, ruling them free of silicones and solvents – making them safe for sensitive skin. The Helix 1090 and 2066 also meet the stringent Oeko Tex Standard. This global standard tests every material in gloves for harmful substances and ensures that gloves were made in an environmentally friendly production facility.

In accordance with the criteria of Oeko-Tex ® Standard 100 tested textiles guarantee that there are no substances that affect human health. The safety gloves awarded this quality seal were clinically tested by the proDerm Institute for Applied Dermatological Research and are dermatologically approved. REACH Compliant: Avoidance of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic, persistent, bioaccumulative or toxic.

2066

1090

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Design Innovations While most gloves act as a safety barrier, when using hand held screwdriving tools, gloves can become a hazard when they get caught in these moving machine parts. This can pull the hand or finger into the equipment and cause severe injury to tendons, muscles, and ligaments – and can even sever the finger. Safe Finger Release Technology (SFR) is a high-tech innovation that features breakaway fingers, making it an ideal glove solution for applications where gloves need to be worn while operating hand held screwdriving tools that are powered pneumatically or electronically. See full disclaimer on hexarmor.com

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A Cut Above Helix ® seamless gloves offer an incredible range of cut resistance, from ANSI/ISEA level A1 to A6, giving you the highest performing, most comfortable gloves on the market. With our innovatively intertwined glove yarns, Helix ® gloves provide the highest gram scores of their kind. Our 18-guage Aramid/Steel material tests at 1939 grams of cut resistance and our 13-guage HPPE/Fiberglass/Steel material tests at 3900 grams of cut resistance. A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 2080 2076 2072 2083 1073 2065 2082 2096 2066 2081 2085 2068 1071 2070 2086 2089 2087 2088

4000g

2073

2077

3000g

2200g

1500g

1000g

500g

1070

1091

1095

1090

1092

Specialty

ProDerm ® Certification Ergonomic Handformers

ANSI/ISEA Cut Level

General Duty and Cut

Impact

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“HexArmor ® gloves are awesome. They last longer and really put up with a lot of abuse on the job site. Plus you can throw them in the wash. An excellent, all-around value.”

Erik M., HSE Manager

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Dexterity, Durability, and Purpose-Built Grip No matter what the job, there’s a Helix ® glove for your needs. Each glove in the Helix ® Series is made with high-quality yarns, providing a high-dexterity, extremely comfortable shell that can be worn all day without causing hand fatigue. This light- duty line of knit gloves offers a variety of palm coatings that can be used for wet, oily, and dry situations, and provides additional abrasion resistance.

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1070 Helix ® • Knit: High-performance nylon/Spandex blend shell • Coating: Micro foam nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance

• Seamless construction for enhanced comfort and breathability • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A1 296

4131X

1071 Helix ® • Knit: HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Micro foam nitrile palm dip • Reinforced thumb crotch area • Seamless construction for enhanced comfort and breathability • Silicone-free Sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A2 856

4342B

1073 Helix ® • Knit: HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Micro foam nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance

HPPEBlendShell

• Seamless construction for enhanced comfort and breathability • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Reinforced thumb crotch area • Silicone-free Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A3 1050

4544C

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1090 Helix ® • Knit: High-performance 15-gauge nylon/elastane blend shell • Coating: Solvent-free Extra Grip (XG) palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • German-engineered 3D ergo fit for ultimate dexterity and tactility • Silicone-free Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL Sold in packs of 12 Engineered in Germany

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A1 302

4121B

1091 Helix ® • Knit: High-performance 15-gauge nylon shell • Coating: Flexible foam nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A1 255

4122X

1092 Helix ® • Knit: High-performance 15-gauge nylon blend shell • Coating: Flexible foam nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Safe Finger Release (SFR) Technology for use while operating hand held screwdriving tools that are powered pneumatically or electronically. Not suitable for use with drilling tools, milling machines, grinding machines, or lathes. See full disclaimer on hexarmor.com • Silicone-free Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE

A1 300 3121X

1095 Helix ® • Knit: High-performance 15-gauge nylon blend shell • Coating: Flexible sandy nitrile palm coating

ImpactProtection

NylonBlendShell

• Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Back-of-hand IR-X ® Impact Exoskeleton™ with high-flex design Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A1 255

Pending

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2065 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and nylon shell • Coating: Flexible sandy nitrile palm coating • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Full double-dipped coating offers 360° cut protection and water resistance Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A3 1274

Pending

2066 Helix ® • Knit: 15-gauge Dyneema ® Diamond shell provides lightweight, cool comfort

Engineered in Germany

Dyneema ® DiamondShell

• Coating: Solvent-free foam nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL Sold in packs of 12

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A3 1346

4X42C

2068 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and nylon blend shell • Coating: Polyurethane palm coating provides lightweight grip and superior abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 6/XS through 13/4XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A2 601

4342X

2070 Helix ® • Knit: Innovative 13-gauge HPPE, fiberglass, and steel blend shell provides cut protection while maintaining high levels of comfort

HPPEBlendShell

• Coating: Flexible polyurethane palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Touchscreen capabilities Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A6 3922

4X43F

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2072 Helix ® • Knit: Innovative 18-gauge HPPE, aramid, and steel blend shell provides cut protection while maintaining high levels of comfort

AramidBlend Shell

• Coating: Flexible suede nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Touchscreen capabilities Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A4 1939

Pending

2073 Helix ® Cold Weather • Knit: 13-gauge acrylic and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible sandy nitrile full coating • Full double-dipped coating offers 360° cut protection and water resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Hi-vis color on wrist • Fleece lining for warmth Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL

AcrylicBlend Shell

ANSI/ISEACUT

GRAMSCORE

Pending

A6

3132

2076 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible polyurethane palm coating • Reinforced thumb crotch patch Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A5 2774

4X42F

2077 Helix ® Cold Weather • Knit: 13-gauge acrylic and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible sandy nitrile palm coating • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Hi-vis color on back-of-hand • Fleece lining Available in sizes 6/XS through 12/3XL

AcrylicBlend Shell

ANSI/ISEACUT

GRAMSCORE

A6

3132

4X43E

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2080 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge aramid and steel blend shell • Coating: Flexible foam nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Touchscreen capabilities Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL

AramidBlend Shell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A6 3159

4542

2081 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge aramid and steel blend shell

AramidBlend Shell

• Coating: Flexible wrinkle rubber latex three-quarter palm and finger coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Touchscreen capabilities Available in sizes 7/S through 11/XXL

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A6 3161

4532

2082 Helix ® Flame-Resistant • Knit: 13-gauge flame-resistant aramid and wool blend shell • Coating: Flexible FR-compliant neoprene/ nitrile blend palm coating • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Hazard risk category HRC 1 arc flash protection (ATPV 7.7 cal/cm2, as per ASTM F2675/F2675M-13, determining arc flash rating of hand-protective devices) Available in sizes 7/S through 11/XXL

AramidBlend Shell

EN388

EN407

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A3 1147

3543

412210

2083 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge aramid and wool blend shell with flame-resistant properties* • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Can be used as a glove or underglove with appropriate top-glove solution Available in sizes 6/XS through 12/3XL

AramidBlend Shell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A2 874

X442

Testedagainst the followingwithinEN407: 5.1BurningBehavior 5.2ContactHeat 5.3ConvectiveHeat 5.4RadiantHeat Level4 Level1 Level3 Level1

*Glove did not pass the EN 407 requirements because abrasion resistance did not meet the minimum requirement of Level 1. The user should be aware that these levels of performance may not be maintained in use, and where hand protection from heat/flame is required the user should select an EN 407 compliant glove. Visit hexarmor.com for more information.

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2085 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible polyurethane palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A4 1516

4X43C

2086 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible wrinkle rubber latex palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A4 1522

3543

2087 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible foam nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A4 1507

4543C

2088 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible foam nitrile three-quarter palm and finger coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Silicone-free Available in sizes 5/XXS through 12/3XL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A4 1531

4543

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2089 Helix ® • Knit: 10-gauge HPPE and steel blend shell • Coating: Flexible micro nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Hi-vis color on back-of-hand and palm enhances visibility and compliance • Touchscreen capabilities Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL

HPPEBlendShell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A6 3163

4543

2096 Helix ® • Knit: 13-gauge HPPE and fiberglass blend shell • Coating: Flexible sandy nitrile palm coating provides superior grip and abrasion resistance • Knit wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove • Back-of-hand IR-X ® Exoskeleton™ with high-flex design Available in sizes 6/XS through 11/XXL

HPPEBlend Shell

ImpactProtection

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A3 1131

4543XP

2041 Helix ® Series Arm Guard • 18” long • Lightweight HPPE blend knit provides industry-leading cut resistance • Specialized knit technology feels soft and cool on the interior • Knit upper arm cuff and thumb loop prevents dirt and debris from entering • Launderable for extended life and retains shape after repeated washings Available in sizes M, L, XL

HPPEblend protectiveshell

ANSI/ISEACUT GRAMSCORE A7 4907

Pending

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Cut Standards Explained

In February 2016, the standards outlined in the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) for Hand Protection Selection Criteria (ANSI/ISEA 105-16) changed. In April 2018, changes were also made to the EN 388 European regulatory standard for protective gloves (CE). These new glove standards will help safety managers choose the proper hand protection with greater precision and confidence. Understanding the Changes to the ANSI/ISEA 105 American National Standard for Hand Protection To apply consistent meaning to ANSI/ISEA 105 cut ratings for the end user, a single test method is now used for establishing cut levels (ASTM F2992-15). In addition, the number of classification levels was expanded both to address the gaps of protection between cut levels and to model the classification approach used in similar international standards. The standard employs a 9-level scale (expressed as A1-A9) that spans 0 grams to 6,000 grams of cut resistance. This allows for more accurate identification of cut protection. The most significant change calls for cut level 4—which formerly ranged from 1,500 grams to 3,500 grams of cut resistance — to be divided into three separate levels. The more granular rating allows end users to better identify a level of cut resistance that meets their specific safety requirements. Cut Resistance Rating System: What’s Changing

7000

3000 4000 5000 6000

1000 2000 GRAMS 0

A1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Level 5 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9

Pre-2016 ANSI/ISEA 105

NEW 2016 ANSI/ISEA 105

ANSI/ISEA 105 Cut Resistance Testing In addition to a more accurate cut resistance classification scale, the ANSI/ISEA 105-16 now only references the Tomodynamometer Test Method (TDM) based on the ASTM F2992-15, discarding the Cut Protection Performance Tester (CPPT) methods formerly recognized as the alternative test(s). The TDM determines the amount of weight, measured in grams, necessary for a blade to achieve cut-through of PPE material at the reference distance of 20 MM of blade travel (a change from the old standards which referenced both 20 MM and 25 MM, depending on the testing standard used). Understanding the Changes to the EN 388 European Standard for Cut Resistance As of April 2018, a number of important changes were finalized to the EU cut resistance standard, EN 388. Most notably, the changes address inconsistencies with the Coup Test and provide additional cut levels for highly cut-resistant materials.

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EN 388 Cut Resistance Testing + New Glove Markings The EN 388 standard now requires the Coup Test and the TDM-100 Test (ISO 13977) in certain situations. The TDM-100 test is required only if a highly cut-resistant material has not been cut through after 60 rotations with the Coup Test. However, the TDM-100 test can be used on its own without using the Coup Test first. With the Coup Test, a circular blade moves back and forth across a material sample under a fixed load of 500 grams (a very low force, amounting to less than one pound). The number of blade revolutions needed to cut through the material is then compared to a control sample. The ratio of the sample to the control is converted to an index that is applied to a five-point rating scale—1 (low) to 5 (high). With the updated standard, this test is limited to a maximum of 60 rotations, whether the blade has cut through the material or not. If the test reaches 60 rotations and the material has not been cut through, the TDM-100 test must then be implemented. The TDM testing machine measures cut resistance using a straight blade and variable weight (like the ANSI/ ISEA 105 cut test). The ISO 13997 reports results in Newtons and yields scores expressed by Letters A (low) to Level F (high). If the TDM Test is implemented, it is expressed as the fifth placement on the CE Marking, as seen on the “New Marking” portion of the graph below.

North American Manufacturers and Distributors Are Not Required to Certify Their Cut Resistance The CE is the only certification-requiring body for PPE, meaning the product has been verifiably tested and results reported. CE marking is required before legally being sold into the European market. This is different from North America where the ANSI/ISEA establishes only standardizations for cut-resistant materials. This means North American manufacturers and distributors can claim cut resistance and sell their products in North America without ever testing them. If they do elect to test them for cut resistance, they can use any method they choose. For this reason, it is extremely important to gather information both about the material used in PPE, as well as the methods by which it is tested, before continuing with a purchase decision. HexArmor ® recommends following the ANSI/ISEA 105:2016 standard when selecting appropriate hand protection. The Employer Is Ultimately Responsible for Providing PPE That Meets Employees’ Needs Per OSHA regulations, the burden of responsibility concerning cut resistance falls on the employer. Though testing regulations and certifications are a viable starting point for the purchase decision process, they are never to be taken as isolated validation of the protection offered to an employee. Cut-Resistant PPE Manufacturers and Suppliers Can Provide Further Understanding of Cut Testing Ask them questions and seek thorough explanations for the methods that they have selected to test their products. More information on each of these tests listed can be found on these websites: • www.astm.org • www.iso.org • www.cen.eu

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The Importance of a Glove Trial

A glove trial is the process of field-testing different models of safety gloves, either from a single source or several manufacturers, in order to identify the best glove for a particular job. When done correctly, the benefits of a glove trial include: • Improved hand safety program and equipment and reduced rate of hand injuries • Increased awareness of hand safety issues among workers • Higher rates of compliance with hand safety PPE requirements • Reduction in costs related to hand protection, through increased efficiency and durability of work gloves, or reduced insurance rates, medical costs, and workers’ comp claims Work conditions vary from one job to another. There is no way to tell how effective a particular safety glove will be without testing it in the field to see how it holds up and protects against the actual hazards encountered in the workplace. Although a glove may have tested well in laboratory settings and been granted a high cut rating, it may lack abrasion resistance and break down quickly in the field. If a glove doesn’t offer the same level of protection at the end of the work day as it does at the beginning, then you need to consider another option. To ensure you avoid wasting time and energy on a poorly-run glove trial, we have outlined a set of proven steps you can take in the glove trial process. These tips and recommendations come from over a decade of experience working with large industrial companies.

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How to Properly Care for Your Gloves Improper glove care can shorten the life of your PPE. It can also lead to dermatitis, decreased dexterity, loss of protective abilities, and odor. Glove care refers not only to laundering but also proper storage, routine glove checks, and knowledge of materials and their particular strengths and weaknesses. Cleaning + Care Most gloves and arm and body PPE are machine washable. Please see hexarmor.com for product specific washing instructions. Increase Your Glove Lifespan by Up To 300% Laundering removes harmful chemicals, perspiration, and everyday grit and grime that can weaken

Because there are so many different work gloves on the market, experienced safety managers should be aware of what workers’ gloves are made of and how they will stand up to the applications they’re being used for. Common glove materials include nylon, spandex, leather, cotton, SuperFabric ® *, Kevlar ® , and knit fibers. Each of these materials has a certain way it needs to be cared for. Often there is a blending of the materials, making proper care even more crucial. Proper storage Gloves should be stored in clean, dry conditions, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Routine glove checks Glove life varies depending on the application, environment, and amount of use. It is vital that you perform routine glove checks before beginning work every day. Take note of areas that have begun to wear down, such as loose Velcro ® or a worn-down name tag. If you see holes in the synthetic leather or TP-X ® material on the palm of your glove, this is an indication that its protective qualities may be compromised, putting you at risk of injury. Lingering moisture or a strong odor are also signs that your gloves may need to be replaced. Keeping an eye out for these issues (and others) takes you one step further from a worksite hand injury, which is the ultimate goal of hand protection.

protective fibers and seams. Our team of HexArmor ® solutions specialists are here to help you with this process, and they are more than happy to provide you with all the information you need.

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Call 1-877-MY ARMOR or visit hexarmor.com HexArmor ® products are cut and puncture resistant, NOT CUT AND PUNCTURE PROOF. Do not use with moving or serrated blades or tools. User shall be exclusively responsible to assess the suitability of the product as specified for any individual application or use. Protection zones are to be used as a general guide. Actual product protection zones may differ.

Protected by patents and patents pending.

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EN 388 Cut Resistance Testing + New Glove Markings The EN 388 standard now requires the Coup Test and the TDM-100 Test (ISO 13977) in certain situations. The TDM-100 test is required only if a highly cut-resistant material has not been cut through after 60 rotations with the Coup Test. However, the TDM-100 test can be used on its own without using the Coup Test first. With the Coup Test, a circular blade moves back and forth across a material sample under a fixed load of 500 grams (a very low force, amounting to less than one pound). The number of blade revolutions needed to cut through the material is then compared to a control sample. The ratio of the sample to the control is converted to an index that is applied to a five-point rating scale—1 (low) to 5 (high). With the updated standard, this test is limited to a maximum of 60 rotations, whether the blade has cut through the material or not. If the test reaches 60 rotations and the material has not been cut through, the TDM-100 test must then be implemented. The TDM testing machine measures cut resistance using a straight blade and variable weight (like the ANSI/ ISEA 105 cut test). The ISO 13997 reports results in Newtons and yields scores expressed by Letters A (low) to Level F (high). If the TDM Test is implemented, it is expressed as the fifth placement on the CE Marking, as seen on the “New Marking” portion of the graph below.

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North American Manufacturers and Distributors Are Not Required to Certify Their Cut Resistance The CE is the only certification-requiring body for PPE, meaning the product has been verifiably tested and results reported. CE marking is required before legally being sold into the European market. This is different from North America where the ANSI/ISEA establishes only standardizations for cut-resistant materials. This means North American manufacturers and distributors can claim cut resistance and sell their products in North America without ever testing them. If they do elect to test them for cut resistance, they can use any method they choose. For this reason, it is extremely important to gather information both about the material used in PPE, as well as the methods by which it is tested, before continuing with a purchase decision. HexArmor ® recommends following the ANSI/ISEA 105:2016 standard when selecting appropriate hand protection. The Employer Is Ultimately Responsible for Providing PPE That Meets Employees’ Needs Per OSHA regulations, the burden of responsibility concerning cut resistance falls on the employer. Though testing regulations and certifications are a viable starting point for the purchase decision process, they are never to be taken as isolated validation of the protection offered to an employee. Cut-Resistant PPE Manufacturers and Suppliers Can Provide Further Understanding of Cut Testing Ask them questions and seek thorough explanations for the methods that they have selected to test their products. More information on each of these tests listed can be found on these websites: • www.astm.org • www.iso.org • www.cen.eu

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The Importance of a Glove Trial

A glove trial is the process of field-testing different models of safety gloves, either from a single source or several manufacturers, in order to identify the best glove for a particular job. When done correctly, the benefits of a glove trial include: • Improved hand safety program and equipment and reduced rate of hand injuries • Increased awareness of hand safety issues among workers • Higher rates of compliance with hand safety PPE requirements • Reduction in costs related to hand protection, through increased efficiency and durability of work gloves, or reduced insurance rates, medical costs, and workers’ comp claims Work conditions vary from one job to another. There is no way to tell how effective a particular safety glove will be without testing it in the field to see how it holds up and protects against the actual hazards encountered in the workplace. Although a glove may have tested well in laboratory settings and been granted a high cut rating, it may lack abrasion resistance and break down quickly in the field. If a glove doesn’t offer the same level of protection at the end of the work day as it does at the beginning, then you need to consider another option. To ensure you avoid wasting time and energy on a poorly-run glove trial, we have outlined a set of proven steps you can take in the glove trial process. These tips and recommendations come from over a decade of experience working with large industrial companies.

For the full white paper, please contact your HexArmor ® rep, or visit https://www.hexarmor.com/trial-request

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How to Properly Care for Your Gloves Improper glove care can shorten the life of your PPE. It can also lead to dermatitis, decreased dexterity, loss of protective abilities, and odor. Glove care refers not only to laundering but also proper storage, routine glove checks, and knowledge of materials and their particular strengths and weaknesses. Cleaning + Care Most gloves and arm and body PPE are machine washable. Please see hexarmor.com for product specific washing instructions. Increase Your Glove Lifespan by Up To 300% Laundering removes harmful chemicals, perspiration, and everyday grit and grime that can weaken

Because there are so many different work gloves on the market, experienced safety managers should be aware of what workers’ gloves are made of and how they will stand up to the applications they’re being used for. Common glove materials include nylon, spandex, leather, cotton, SuperFabric ® *, Kevlar ® , and knit fibers. Each of these materials has a certain way it needs to be cared for. Often there is a blending of the materials, making proper care even more crucial. Proper storage Gloves should be stored in clean, dry conditions, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Routine glove checks Glove life varies depending on the application, environment, and amount of use. It is vital that you perform routine glove checks before beginning work every day. Take note of areas that have begun to wear down, such as loose Velcro ® or a worn-down name tag. If you see holes in the synthetic leather or TP-X ® material on the palm of your glove, this is an indication that its protective qualities may be compromised, putting you at risk of injury. Lingering moisture or a strong odor are also signs that your gloves may need to be replaced. Keeping an eye out for these issues (and others) takes you one step further from a worksite hand injury, which is the ultimate goal of hand protection.

protective fibers and seams. Our team of HexArmor ® solutions specialists are here to help you with this process, and they are more than happy to provide you with all the information you need.

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Call 1-877-MY ARMOR or visit hexarmor.com HexArmor ® products are cut and puncture resistant, NOT CUT AND PUNCTURE PROOF. Do not use with moving or serrated blades or tools. User shall be exclusively responsible to assess the suitability of the product as specified for any individual application or use. Protection zones are to be used as a general guide. Actual product protection zones may differ.

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MKHC-0027

All products, product descriptions and performance scores are current as of September 2020. For current product information, please visit hexarmor.com, or call 1-877-MY ARMOR

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