S-TEX SERIES To provide better individual protection against cuts, SHOWA has engineered several liners with Hagane Coil®. This has led to the forming of S-TEX Series, a line that features best cut resistance gloves that we have to offer.
The revised EN 388:2016 standard for protective equipment against mechanical risks includes the international test method ISO 13997. This test method is widely used in the textile industry in order to gain a better understanding of the levels of protection. A glove sample is tested against a blade at a variable load in a TDM (Tomo Dynamo Meter) machine. The cut resistance is expressed as the cutting force at breakthrough in newtons (N)
At SHOWA, for gloves with high levels of protection we have already been using ISO 13997 as a compulsory test to show our customer a detailed and realistic view of the glove s cut protection performance.
VARIABLE LOAD APPLIED FROM
CURVED SAMPLE HOLDER
Hagane Coil® / Latex ISO 13 997: D (20 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 4
Hagane Coil® / Foam nitrile over nitrile ISO 13 997: D (19 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 4
Hagane Coil® / Nitrile ISO 13 997: D (17.5 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 4
Hagane Coil® / Polyurethane ISO 13 997: D (18.7 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 3
Hagane Coil® / Microporous foam Nitrile ISO 13 997: E (29 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 5
Hagane Coil® / Latex ISO 13 997: F (35 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 5
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