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.

METAL PLATE

GLAZING

CAR DOOR

CONSTRUCTION

SHARP EDGE

ELECTRONIC

LOGISTIC

METAL STAMPING

BLADE MOVEMENT

VARIABLE LOAD APPLIED FROM

BELOW

GLOVE SAMPLE

CONDUCTIVE STRIP

CURVED SAMPLE HOLDER

BLADE

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SHOWA

S-TEX 300

Hagane Coil® / Latex ISO 13 997: D (20 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 4

SHOWA

S-TEX 376

Hagane Coil® / Foam nitrile over nitrile ISO 13 997: D (19 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 4

SHOWA

S-TEX 350

Hagane Coil® / Nitrile ISO 13 997: D (17.5 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 4

SHOWA

S-TEX 541

Hagane Coil® / Polyurethane ISO 13 997: D (18.7 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 3

SHOWA

S-TEX 581

Hagane Coil® / Microporous foam Nitrile ISO 13 997: E (29 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 5

SHOWA

S-TEX KV3

Hagane Coil® / Latex ISO 13 997: F (35 newtons) EN 388 Cut Level 5

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