What Are Cut Resistant Gloves Made Of?

Before deciding which cut resistant gloves is right for you, it’s important to understand what your options are and how they differ from another. Here are the most common materials used for cut resistant gloves:


It stands for High Performance Polyethylene Gloves. This is a knitted kind of material that has also been incorporated with polyethylene fibers. Its ANSI cut protection is rated from 2 to 5. It is one of the most comfortable types of materials to wear because of its softer feel and its breathability. That said, this material is more ideal for extended wear. It can be used as a primary material for cut resistance but some companies may also use this as a liner in addition to a tougher cut resistance material to provide more protection and to give the inside part of the gloves a softer feel.

Because of these properties, HPPE gloves are all-around materials and can be used for various applications such as HVAC handling and installation, automotive, scrap metal work, machining, wood working, recycling and many others that require extended wear of gloves.


Dyneema is similar to HPPE when it comes to its properties. However, it can be considered a more cut resistant form of HPPE. It is also otherwise known as Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene or UHMWPE. Dyneema is considered the world’s strongest fiber. It has an ANSI cut resistance level of 3 to 5.

What makes this such a top-notch material is its high level of abrasion resistance. It is more than 20 times more resistant to abrasions compared to any kind of fiber out there. It is also up to 15 times more resistant to damage compared to steel. Additionally, Dyneema also boasts of puncture resistance.

It is often compared to Kevlar. But unlike Kevlar, Dyneema is lighter, which is why it is ideal for a wide range of applications. Furthermore, Dyneema has water and moisture resistant properties. It can also float on water and is resistant to UV rays and chemicals as well.


Kevlar is a type of material with a lot of benefits other than being impact, cut and scratch resistant. It is preferred by many industries in providing protection from injuries due to its durability and its lightweight properties. This material also remains stable even when exposed to high temperature. It’s also flexible, which is why it’s a great option for gloves due to the dexterity it can offer. Whether you are working with steel, glass, automotive or metal, you can benefit from wearing gloves with Kevlar materials.


There is a reason why Alycore gloves get one of the highest ANSI cut ratings. It is because it has been incorporated with stainless steel alloy. It’s not just resistant to cuts, it is also resistant to punctures. Although it has stainless steel components, it is surprisingly lightweight. It is also flexible and offers a good amount of hand dexterity. If it gets dirty, just throw it in the washer.


You can find nylon or other synthetic fiber materials out there such as polyamide. Surprisingly, nylon provides a moderate amount of cut resistant. It has a cut resistance rating of 3, so it should be good for applications that don’t require a higher protection such as electronic operations, handling, assembly and many more. It can protect your hands from abrasion as well. Its high level of moisture absorbency also makes this an ideal choice to wear in the summer season. It is also a great choice for those industries that require optimum hand dexterity and sensitivity. However, it isn’t the best when it comes to puncture resistance and protection against more severe cuts.

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Another kind cut resistant gloves-Spun Yarn PE

And from last year, we develop the new material called the Breath Cut PE26 fiber. This is spun yarn gloves. Cut through ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene filaments, and then the fiber is blended to make a blended yarn, which is reproduced from staple fiber yarn cut-resistant gloves.

The development of spun yarn gloves changed the filament gloves table. The surface is not smooth enough, and it has the protective properties of the filament because this has been recognized and has been successfully introduced to the market.

Breath Cut PE 26 fiber, which has better cut function can reach ANSI 4 and ISO13997 D grade. What’s more, the liner has a better attachment with the latex, nitrile, and PU deeper than the normal HPPE 30%, which can make the glove lifetime longer than before.

Excellent breathability function, which can quicken moisture wicking function. After the water wash, the liner will keep the same without shrinking. Also, the touch soft feeling is near to the cotton and light-weight. This new material is the technology update.

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