Yorkshire, UK based PPSS Group has developed a knitted fabric called Cut-Tex PRO, which is setting the benchmark in cut resistant fabrics. The company says its highly durable fabric offers 5 times the resistance of fabrics made from Kevlar, DuPont’s industry leading aramid fibre.
According to Robert Kaiser Cut-Tex PRO has countless potential applications. Additional key sectors for cut resistant clothing made from Cut-Tex PRO are flat glass handling, metal sheet pressing, recycling, automotive and similar industries.
Cut-Tex PRO performs to the following levels against industry standards:
ISO 13997:1999 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5 – (31.5 Newton)
ANSI/ISEA 2016 Blade Cut Resistance Level A5/A6 – (3007 grams/force)
EN 388:2003 Tear Strength Level 4 – (518.2 Newton)
EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Level 4 – (More than 8,000 cycles)
EN 388:2003 Puncture Resistance Level 4 – (271.6 Newton)
According to PPSS, Cut-Tex PRO has officially passed all tests with the highest levels possible for textiles, highlighting that its level of cut protection is exceptional. “Additional test reports confirm the durability of this fabric is clearly outperforming other fabrics such as Kevlar,” the company reports.
Cut-Tex® PRO is offering over 30N of cut resistance according to the widely-respected ISO 13997:1999 standard. According to the new ANSI/ISEA 2016 standard using the ASTM F2992-15 test protocol and the Tomodynamometer (TDM-100) apparatus, Cut-Tex® PRO is offering approx. 3,000 grams of cut resistance. © PPSS Group