The latest generation of Bamboo TwinFlex® technology
Effective hand protection means striking the perfect balance between reliable protection and a comfortable fit – only safety gloves that are worn can fulfil their purpose. uvex is continuously developing innovative fibre and coating technologies such as the patented Bamboo TwinFlex® technology to deliver both wearer requirements.
For everyday use, the balance of cut and tear resistance properties is critical. The required level of cut protection is achieved through a high concentration of glass fibres, however, this could result in the tear resistance being compromised.
The techniques used by uvex to combine materials such as glass or steel fibres are key to achieving this balancing act and delivering wearer comfort and acceptance, as skin should only come into contact with fibres that are non-irritating. Features such as fit and dexterity change when coatings are applied, which are equally important and needed to obtain high levels of durability and ensure cost effectiveness.
uvex Bamboo TwinFlex® technology
Cut-resistant glass fibres and abrasion-resistant polyamide guarantee optimum mechanical protection. The use of steel fibres in combination with polyamide increases the cut protection to as high as level D. Soft, comfortable bamboo yarn for a soft feel and perfect climate control combined with resistant HPPE fibres for high tear resistance. The combination of bamboo yarn with innovative DSM Dyneema® diamond fibres provides a further significant boost to tear and cut resistance.
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Why do we use bamboo?
uvex patented Bamboo Twinflex® Technology combines outstanding skin sensory properties with excellent climate characteristics. Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. Bamboo fabric has been growing in popularity due to its many unique properties and is more sustainable than most textile fibres.
is light and strong
has excellent wicking properties and pulls moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate
is able to take three times its weight in water
will absorb 50% more moisture than cotton
does not cause skin reactions like wool and hemp can cause
is cool in summer and warm in winter
Bamboo also has many antibacterial qualities, which bamboo fabric is apparently able to retain, even through multiple washings. This helps to reduce bacteria that thrive on clothing and cause unpleasant odours.
uvex D500 foam
Very flexible and sensitive cut protection glove for mechanical activities
High-performance elastomer (HPE) and SoftGrip foam coating on palm and fingertips
Certified to EN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 D)
High abrasion resistance thanks to the innovative Soft-Grip-Coating
Very good grip in dry and slightly damp areas
Very high cut protection (level D) with Bamboo Twin Flex® Technology
Outstanding tactile sensation when assembling parts
Perfect fit with 3D Ergo man mold technology
Free of harmful substances in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
Modification to the EN 388 standard for cut protection gloves
Protection classes for cut protection gloves were previously assigned in Europe in accordance with standard EN 388:2003. Due to the continuous development of technical materials – so-called ‘high-performance fibres’ – it has become necessary to adjust the methods used to test and classify cut protective gloves. These changes have been implemented in standard EN 388:2016. In addition to the coup-test in accordance with EN 388:2003 the new test method in accordance to ISO 13997 has been introduced.
Learn more about EN 388 – Safety gloves against mechanical risks
The European standard EN 388 describes the requirements, test methods and labelling of safety gloves against mechanical risks when carrying out work. Safety gloves are classified with a performance level in relation to each of the individual mechanical hazards.
The relevant values (number from 0 to 5, with 4/5 being the best) can be seen next to the pictogram of the glove. Find out more
Explore the range
Cut-resistant glass fibres and abrasion-resistant polyamide guarantee optimum mechanical protection. Explore the uvex D500 and C500 range to find the right one for your working environment.