Glass cutting and handling. Sheet metal handling. Construction. Assembly. Sharp parts handling. Food service and other cutting jobs. All of these are tasks known for their inherent cut hazards, and those on the hands and fingers are among the more common workplace injuries. Nobody likes a nasty cut, but most are preventable with the proper protection.
Which cut-resistant material is best? Much of it will come down to your task. Kevlar is inherently flame resistant, so this might be the way to go around fire hazards. Kevlar® is fives times stronger than steel per unit weight, and is common for use in automotive assembly, and glass and sheet metal handling. Dyneema® is a High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) fiber offering maximum strength with minimum weight. It's up to 15 times stronger than steel and is resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. Dyneema is not recommended for use in extreme temperatures.
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