HexArmor 4041NSR Law Enforcement Gloves Needlestick & Level 5 Cut Resistant - Medium
HexArmor 4041NSR Law Enforcement Gloves Needlestick & Level 5 Cut Resistant
Size 8: Medium 20 - 21.5cm
Family: Law Enforcement
HexArmor® sets the industry standard for needle protection with solutions for a variety of applications. Our needlestickresistant products do more than simply pass industryaccepted testing methods; we put them through real-world applications countless times, with a history of undeniable success. The accepted standards of testing do not account for the many variables employees face on the jobsite, so we created our own tests, mirroring the conditions and hazards that our users face.
- Grip: Silicone dot palm grip Dry or light oil
- Cut Resistance: 5000+ grams in noted enhanced areas
- Cuff Style: Neoprene cuff with Velcro® closure for a secure fit
- Back-of-hand knuckle padding for incidental bumps/impact
- Reinforced fingertips
- Layering of SuperFabric® brand materials provide ISEA and CE level 5 cut resistance (interior layer)
- Hydraulic fluid resistant up to 700 bar (10150 PSI)
- Form-fitting, quality materials
- Highest needlestick resistance available provided by the layering of SuperFabric® brand material
- Tested using actual 25 gauge needles (modified ASTM 1342-05 test)
- Highest level of cut resistance in enhanced areas, exceeds ISEA/CE level 5
- Specialized silicon gripping surface on palm
SuperFabric® Needle Protection
Needles are sharp, beveled cutting instruments designed to pierce the skin. To stop them from puncturing the skin, you need to stop the cutting action by putting something hard in front of them, such as the protective guardplates found in SuperFabric® brand materials. HexArmor® needle resistant products work by layering SuperFabric® brand materials over each other. SuperFabric® brand material guardplates block and deflect needle hazards or trap and arrest them in the small gaps found between guardplates. Multiple aligned layers of fabric provide extra resistance against needle hazards.
HexArmor® products are tested in real world applications and are proven to reduce needlestick injuries. Using the correct test will ensure you have the right glove to protect your employees. As always, we recommend proper field testing to validate the appropriate level of protection necessary for your application.
HexArmor® and ASTM F2878 Test
HexArmor® has long understood these shortcomings and has been testing using a modified ASTM 1342 test using 25 gauge hypodermic needles. With the new ASTM F2878 test we are able to now standardize testing based on international standards. Here is the ASTM F2878 Test Overview:
Testing can be done using a 21G, 25G, or 28G needle
HexArmor tested using a 25G needle
Puncture probe (25G needle) travels at a 90˚ angle into a specimen at a velocity of 500mm/min
Amount of force necessary to puncture through the specimen is recorded to the nearest .01 Newton
The average of the 12 results is reported
SuperFabric® Cut - Exceeding Industry Standards for Cut-Resistance
HexArmor® products, made with SuperFabric® brand materials, offer industry leading cut-resistance, exceeding both ISEA/ANSI and CE/EN388 Level 5 cut-resistance. Performance is enhanced through the configuration of tiny guard plates, which provide resistance to lacerations and slashes like no other material on the market.
Exceeds ISEA/ANSI (ASTM F1790-05) and CE (EN388) Level 5
Shielding effect keeps sharp cut hazards (metal, blades, glass) from slipping between fibers and causing cut injuries
Won't snag or abrade like typical fiber-based, cut-resistant gloves
Typical cut-resistant gloves are made with a performance fiber (Kevlar®, Dyneema®, Spectra®) or blend of cut-resistant performance fiber. While these gloves offer some levels of cut-resistance, they lack the ability to prevent hazards from puncturing or penetrating the skin surface. When a jagged piece of metal, wire, glass, or splinter comes up against a cut-resistant glove fiber, it will find a "window" between the fiber rows and cause a laceration.
At HexArmor®, our cut-resistant gloves offer more than just protection from straight edge cut hazards. We realize there are variables (force, angle, application) that come into play and can affect how a cut hazard will contact the user. SuperFabric® brand material is an ideal solution for cut-resistant gloves, as it protects from both straight edged cuts and variable situations.
**NOTE... If you have measured your hand correctly as shown above you should have no issues with sizing.
The gloves however will be quite firm to put on especially when new.
Work your hands into the gloves & fingers fully into the tips remembering they will give a little.
Wearing these gloves offer you a vastly improved chance of minimising or avoiding injury in many situations where otherwise a serious injury/laceration may have have resulted. However the gloves do not make you immune or impervious to sustaining an injury with the unpredictable nature of hazards on a job site.
Personal protective equipment is not a substitute for effective engineering, administrative controls, safe work practices, or other control measures.
Q. Should cut-resistant gloves be used to protect one from cuts from powered/mechanical equipment like powered saws and drills?
A. Most all manufacturers of cut-resistant gloves will not suggest the use of cut-resistant gloves for protection against powered devices. Gloves are typically tested for use with non-powered blades and sharps only.
The use of a glove with powered equipment could potentially harm an individual. If the moving blade catches the glove, it could result in a person getting pulled into moving machinery. Moving machine parts have the potential for causing severe workplace injuries