Posted May 30, 2017

Radians launches six cut-resistant gloves

Radians has partnered with DSM Dyneema, the premium brand for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber.

Radians gloveRadians recently launched its new line of cut protection gloves made with Dyneema Diamond Technology. Cut-resistant gloves made with Dyneema Diamond Technology offer maximum protection, higher durability, and greater abrasion and UV resistance over aramid, leather, nylon and polyethylene with glass fiber gloves. They can also be laundered and reused multiple times without compromising performance.

According to Radians Glove Product Manager, Bob Kelsey, “Radians is excited about using Dyneema Diamond Technology in our new line because it is the new standard in cut protection providing double to triple improvement in cut resistance with gloves that are 40% lighter when compared to aramid fiber. The thin fiber and unique polymer allow for better feel and control, high strength, cool-touch comfort and high durability without fiberglass discomfort.

“It’s like having everything you want in a glove, plus the bonus of a wide range of customizable vibrant colors and also Black Dyneema Diamond Technology for EN388 2016 (ISO13997) level D and ANSI/ISEA 105-16 A4 standards,” says Kelsey.

Nico Janssen, who is the DSM Dyneema regional business manager for high performance textiles, says that the Dyneema Diamond Technology, “will enable Radians to cost effectively manufacture ultra-lightweight gloves with the same cut resistance as thicker and heavier gloves made from aramid, HMPE, or nylon. We’re excited to partner with Radians because both DSM Dyneema and Radians understand that the more comfortable a cut resistant glove is, the more protective it becomes because workers are more willing to wear the glove and keep it on.”

The new Radians cut protection line made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology includes the following work gloves:

• RWGD100—ANSI Cut Level 3—1296g (Touchscreen)
• RWGD104—ANSI Cut Level 4—1997g (Touchscreen)
• RWGD106—ANSI Cut Level 4—1663g
• RWGD108—ANSI Cut Level 4—1788g
• RWGD110—ANSI Cut Level 4—1534g (Has TPR Overlays)
• DPGD809 —ANSI Cut Level 3—1235g (Touchscreen)