Superior SLKW17TH Kevlar Woven Protective Sleeve with Knit wrist and Thumb-Hole
Superior DuPont’s remarkable Kevlar fibre is 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis and is used in high performance products like bullet proof vests and infantry helmets. Superior protective Kevlar sleeves give exceptional cut resistance, without sacrificing comfort. The snug knitwrist keeps the sleeve comfortably in place. The body of the sleeve is woven and holds its shape; it won’t slip or fall down the arm. Both wrist and body are Kevlar.
They withstand rugged wear, and the high level of cut and slash resistance make them ideal for metal stampings, glass and other sharp-edged materials. Kevlar provides the added bonus of inherent flame resistance, so they will not melt or burn either. This is a great property for employees working around any heat, flames or sparks. One size fits all. Applications include sharp edged objects, metal stampings, glass plants, Bakeries and automotive industry.
100% Kevlar 18-Inch Cut Resistant Knit Sleeve with Thumb Hole, Yellow, Sold by 6-piece pack
These cut resistant sleeves are our number 2 pick as you get more for your money than our first pick but these sleeves are not as heavy duty as the first pair. These are 18″ knit sleeve made of DuPont Kevlar brand fiber. Double ply provides an added layer of protection from cuts and burns. Will not melt, ignite or conduct electricity. Stretch fabric with thumb slot. Meant to be worn in conjunction with cut resistant gloves, or may be worn alone. Sold as a pack of 6 for 34.99 great for light welding and protecting your arms from cuts and scrapes.
100% Kevlar Arm Protection Cut Resistant Sleeves Knit Sleeve 18-Inch Long with Thumb Slot
DuPont Kevlar brand fiber, flexible, cool and comfortable to wear
- Double-ply provides and extra layer of protection,Knitted, seamless construction conforms to the arm for a snug fit
- Stretch fabric with thumb slot to secure their position on the arm of the wearer, making sure that they don’t ride up and expose the forearm between the glove and sleeve
- Applications:Air conditioning manufacturing, Assembly line, Cut protection, Food service, Glass handling, Knife handling, Light heat protection, Warehousing, gardening
- Flexibility one size fits all, 18″ long Sold as 1 PAIR for around 20 bucks
How to choose the right cut resistant sleeves
Ever since the invention of cut resistant sleeves there has been a problem that has annoyed workers and health and safety managers to no end, the sleeves have a tendency to slide down the arm and bunch up at the wrist. They aren’t protecting much of the arm this way resulting in a mostly useless protective sleeve this is uncomfortable and annoying for your employees. That’s why superior has developed sleeves and a tapered fit they come in different widths to fit different arms the way all clothing should be. If your current supplier tells you sleeves are one size fits all just run the other way that was true several years ago but is no longer the case today your sleeves should fit every employee securely and comfortably period.
To help keep your sleeves securely in place it helps to choose a sleeve that has either an elastic metal clip or velcro to secure the sleeves in place. An even better option is our superior stays up elastic which is both a comfortable and effective way to keep your sleeves from sliding down. Sleeves with arm openings featuring stays up technology hold up thanks to small grip dots comfortably gripping on to underlying fabric or skin to ensure sleeves stay in place. They keep you protected no matter what, if you need to be flame resistant if you have an application that has heavy sparks or flame hazards you should choose a flame resistant sleeve made of aramid or other flame resistant fabrics.
Which ANSI cut levels should you choose
Most people choose the same cut level as the gloves their employees are wearing . Sometimes health and safety managers choose to drop a level for their sleeves as the arms are less at risk than the hands this is a judgement call. The good thing is ANSI cut level for sleeves are much more comfortable and affordable than they were a few years ago. Comfort is critical if your sleeves are uncomfortable they will not get worn you will be fighting a losing battle with your employees.Ultimately compliance will suffer this is especially true in hot weather some sleeves can feel like wearing a wool sweater in July.