Overspecifying Cut Protection is Over
Introducing Honeywell CoreShield™
By Alexandra Serban
November 25, 2019
Remember our hand safety guide on selecting safety gloves? We’ve put together guidelines to advise on an important, yet challenging task for safety professionals – choosing suitable hand gloves for specific applications. Now, we’re happy to offer you a practical solution.
Meet our newest range of cut-protection gloves, Honeywell CoreShield™.
Read on to discover why this product range is worth your attention and how it can simplify your job.
Cut level by color
Cut-protective gloves are classified according to their cut-resistance level. Newer standards, such as EN 388:2016 in Europe and ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 in North America, have helped simplify this classification. The new rating for cut resistance is classified using the letters A to F, with "F" representing the highest level, and "A" being the lowest. There’s also an expansion of the number of classification levels from 5 to 9.
For a quick explanation of EN 388:2016 markings, check out this video.
Therefore, unclear glove markings should no longer be the reason for wrong glove selection.
CoreShield™ ‘s full range includes 22 styles, offering different types of protection, from A/A1 to F/A9 in a variety of gauges (from 10gg to 18gg) and 3 different coatings (smooth nitrile, micro foam nitrile, super thin nitrile).
The line has a unique color-coded marking system pinpointing each glove’s cut-protection level, according to EN/ANSI standards. Cut levels are marked on the back of the hand, with a thumb reinforcement matching the cut level color. Size is also color-coded.
The gloves come in light and dark liners for different applications.
Honeywell developed a new technology - the CoreShield™ High Performance Micro-Foam Nitrile Coating - to provide 360° breathability, comfort and excellent dexterity and grip performance. These features help enhance worker performance and reduce fatigue.
One feature that stands out is the high-abrasion resistance.
CoreShield™ abrasion cycles are over 15,000 which is double the limit required (abrasion level 4) by industry tests. Under EN 388:2016, a typical test subjects the material of the gloves to abrasion by sandpaper under a determined amount of pressure. The protection level is indicated on a scale of 1 to 4 depending on the number of turns until a hole appears in the material. The higher the number, the better the resistance to abrasion.
Durability means less frequent washing and replacement and therefore, cost savings.
On top of outstanding resistance, CoreShield™ does not neglect skin.
Its patented CoreShield™ Engineered Yarn technology does not include glass fiber, but basalt, a material with a lower skin allergy risk and more product stability. By replacing glass fiber with softer, skin-friendly yarns, CoreShield™ reduces the risk of skin allergies. All the gloves in the range are Oeko-Tex® 100 certified. The safety gloves are also silicone-free, so they are safe for use in painting applications, and they are touchscreen resistive and capacitive.
Find your glove in four easy steps
Discover more about our new range, here.
1. Select your application
2. Select the cut-level protection required
3. Select grip level
4. Select dexterity level
If you need expert advice or you'd like to request a free sample, please contact a Honeywell representative.