The only downside to general-purpose leather glove liners is that they offer zero cut-protection. Add that to
leather’s limited cut-protection, and you’ve discovered one of the typical downsides to leather gloves
over the years. However, recent advancements and modified leather work gloves have changed all of that. As one of the
largest U.S. industrial leather glove producers, MCR Safety has upgraded over 15 leather glove styles to be
cut-resistant, including our
Of course, leather isn’t indestructible. But when lined with other materials that protect against what leather
cannot, leather gloves become superior protective gear. For instance, a DuPont Kevlar® lining transforms a leather
glove to be cut-, abrasion-, heat- and flame-resistant. This makes them ideal for use in many different industries, as
As we highlighted in our Extreme Cut Hazards blog, most cuts are caused by:
Tools, instruments, and equipment
Parts and materials
Construction tools can quickly lacerate a worker’s hand. The leather palm found on the MC503, shown above, is
reinforced with DSM Dyneema inside the glove!
The last thing you want is to have someone sustain a cut injury from one of the above sources due to wearing a
leather glove without a cut-resistant liner. With over 143,000 hand injuries reported in 2015 by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, it’s imperative to find gloves with reliable cut protection. If your job consists of cut hazards, but you
still prefer a traditional leather work glove, MCR Safety has you covered. Some tasks may include the following
activities, where an extra layer of cut-resistant material comes in handy:
Handling broken glass
Work activities such as the above require exceptional cut protection. For those who prefer wearing leather work
gloves, a cut-resistant liner is a must-have. Check out our cut protection-lined leather work gloves.
Thermal and cut-protection properties achieved by adding a DuPont™ Kevlar® liner.
Hypermax™ is an extremely cool and comfortable cut-resistant liner.
Dyneema® is 15X stronger than steel, enough said.
With regards to the
lined styles, there is one more thing to point out: wearers gain heat-resistance, too! It is an
essential addition for those industries where heat and cut protection are required, such as in the metal
fabrication industry. If heat-resistance is not needed, our Hypermax linings are cool to the touch, meaning you’ll
have a pair of gloves that are cool, comfortable, and cut-resistant.
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