Cut-resistant gloves tend to be constructed and lined with Aramind fibers, high performance polyethylene, DuPont™ Kevlar® yarns and stainless steel.

What are cut-resistant gloves made of?


Ansell’s cut-resistant gloves incorporate innovative materials that leverage our proprietary INTERCEPT™ Technology to create a cut-resistant yarn that delivers a lighter weight and more comfortable alternative to other branded yarns.

What is INTERCEPT™ cut resistance technology?

INTERCEPT™ Technology blends high-tenacity and fully engineered synthetic and natural fibers into high-performance yarns that provide high cut protection with exceptional comfort and dexterity.

What liner fibers are used in our cut-resistant gloves?

There are several liner fiber families used in various combinations to create the materials that are carefully knitted into our cut-resistant gloves.

Here are some of those materials:

  • Aramid
  • Para-Aramid
  • DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers
  • High Performance Polyethylene
  • Dyneema® fibers
  • Glass Fiber
  • Basalt
  • Stainless Steel
  • Graphene

How are cut-resistant gloves made?

Ansell manufactures several different types of cut-resistant gloves, which include cut-and-sewn and seamless knitted gloves.

Our gloves are often finished and coated with different variations of latex, nitrile, or polyurethane. Cut-resistant gloves are designed to protect the hands from cuts and scrapes, especially when working with sharp tools.

How do I choose the right glove solution?

There is more to the selection of cut gloves than just choosing the right level of protection.

Here are some key questions to consider when evaluating your available options:

  • What level of cut protection is needed?

  • Assess the workplace environment and identify any potential hazards. You can find details here about what are the levels of cut-resistant gloves and which applications that they are used for.

  • How much dexterity is needed?

  • Do workers require cushion/padding or more free-range? If a worker requires impact protection on their hands, there may be extra padding on a glove. If a worker needs extra dexterity for working with small components, a thinner glove may be more appropriate.

  • What are the grip considerations?

  • Is this for a dry, oily, or dusty environment? If a worker is working in an oily environment, they may need a coated glove to keep their hands from slipping.

  • What other elements should be considered?

  • Do I need thermal protection, impact protection, touchscreen compatibility, or flame resistance? Ansell has gloves for all of these elements, and many of Ansell gloves have multipurpose capabilities.

Why do we need cut-resistant gloves?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cuts and lacerations make up 40% of all workplace hand injuries in 2019.1

What’s more, these injuries also result in direct costs of up to $10,000 annually for most companies.2 Therefore, selecting the right PPE with the appropriate cut level protection is extremely important.

How Ansell can help?

No matter your industry Ansell has a large and diverse portfolio of cut protection solutions for your business. Below you will find Ansell’s cut-resistant gloves and sleeves, many of which offer protection from other hazards.

View Ansell cut protection solutions

(1) 2019 US Bureau of Labor Statistics
(2) National Safety Council for the cost $ figure

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