Ejendals introduces cut resistant glove with Dyneema® Diamond Technology that feels like a second skin
New light-weight style 909 incorporates finest yarn available for maximum wearer comfort
At SAWO 2014 (09-15 April 2014 in Poznaß, Poland), Ejendals, a leading specialist in the development, manufacture and marketing of quality products that protect hands and feet, will be introducing its latest glove, model 909, which incorporates Dyneema® Diamond Technology. The new glove was developed specifically for applications requiring very good dexterity with cool feel and level 3 cut resistance according EN388 and is ideal for high precision handling of small components.
The 909 glove is made with DSM’s innovation platform Dyneema Diamond Technology. The key feature of this technology is that it is twice as thin as the regular yarn normally used in cut Level 3 gloves. This enables the finest knitting structure possible for seamless knitted cut resistant gloves with a level 3, resulting in exceptional dexterity and tactility combined with light weight, making the glove easy to wear with less fatigue. The glove combines Dyneema Diamond Technology yarn with Nylon and Spandex and coated in the palm with Polyurethane. The glove can be washed yet keep the same performance.
With the new glove, Ejendals sets out to meet the need for a high level of cut resistance, combined with maximum wearer comfort. Niclas Wiklund, Product Manager of Ejendals, explained: “We previously produced three Ejendals Tegera gloves using Dyneema Diamond Technology. After the success of these gloves, we are proud to introduce a glove that is cut resistant and offers dexterity as a second skin. This is made possible with the newly introduced super fine grade of Dyneema Diamond Technology that became available in August 2013.”
“The basic idea for these new gloves came from our close cooperation with many end-users. We started the process several years ago with one clear objective: to make best cut-resistant level 3 glove on the market. Not an easy task, as we needed to deliver maximum strength with the best tactile performance. Because we were not prepared to jeopardize the protection level, we chose to work only with the best materials. For cut-resistance, there is only one option: Dyneema Diamond Technology.” Mr. Wiklund added: “I also want to mention the support from and the team feeling created by the skilled and service minded people at DSM Dyneema. In fact, we share the same vision: we do not only sell gloves - we protect hands.”
According to Olivier Boubeaud, global segment director, High Protective Textiles, DSM Dyneema, the new breakthrough technology is meeting a global market need: “Dyneema Diamond Technology is rapidly becoming the new standard in cut resistant gloves as wearers are looking for the ideal combination of high protection and high comfort.”
About Dyneema Diamond Technology
Dyneema Diamond Technology offers the most comfortable and lightest solution for extreme cut resistance. This state-of-the-art technology is pushing forward the properties of cut resistance in a lightweight and ‘natural feeling’ fiber. Applying Dyneema Diamond Technology in a lightweight elasticised glove can boost cut performance levels up to EN388 Level 5, without the use of glass fiber or steel wire.
It requires no compromise on comfort, tactility and weight of the glove, while providing significantly higher cut resistant performance, and better durability - especially compared to aramid based gloves. By fulfilling end user demand for more dexterous and comfortable hand protection Dyneema Diamond Technology has the potential to become the new standard in cut protection.