uvex and HexArmor® stand for trust, safety and protecting people
HexArmor® has been a glove safety leader in North America for over 15 years, redefining the hand safety market. Their range of high-performance products has helped to eliminate millions of hand injuries worldwide. Pushing the boundaries of cut, puncture, needlestick and impact protection with the use of SuperFabric® brand materials inside a broad range of HexArmor® products.
What is SuperFabric®?
SuperFabric® brand material is a HexArmor® exclusively licensed solution for the Industrial PPE Market that configures tiny guard plates onto performance fabrics which delivers revolutionary industrial puncture & cut protection that exceeds Level F in the new EN 388:2016 / ISO 13997 cut standard. SuperFabric® also provides the highest and unmatched levels of Hypodermic Needle puncture protection and is a clear leader of safety in this critical risk field.
HexArmor utilises variations of SuperFabric® that are directly integrated into their highest-performing products through different patterns of cut/sewn and direct print technologies.
These protective fabrics are engineered for optimum resistance to abrasions, lacerations, punctures and more - without sacrificing dexterity. SuperFabric® brand material simultaneously incorporates a variety of protective fabric functions that no other known fabric can simulate.
Different patterns, different purposes
By contrasting the SuperFabric® guard plate designs in their range of gloves, arm and body protection, HexArmor can provide different safety properties aligned to specific tasks and risks.
One of the most common types of hand injuries are cuts and lacerations. A glove with excellent cut protection often lacks adequate puncture protection, which is the number one cause of cuts. Sharp hazards such as wood slivers, blade points and metal wires can still vertically penetrate the glove, with serious cut injuries often being the result.
Common cut resistant materials such as synthetic woven materials provide some protection from straight-edged or horizontal sharp hazards, but they can be easily pierced because of the knit properties of the material. SuperFabric® guard plates are engineered to deflect and block hazards by limiting the space between them which in turn prevents cut and puncture hazards from reaching the users hand. The breathable fabric allows air to pass through for long-lasting comfort and unlike most common cut protection material, it will not degrade from UV exposure or through laundering.
HA607 is the highest cut SuperFabric® material available. It incorporates a single layer construction with cotton material underneath. Cotton substrate gives wearers the best feeling material on their hand while also being the most flexible and soft, allowing employees the highest level of comfort.
HA603R SuperFabric® brand material offers both high cut and high blunt puncture resistance. Tightly woven polyester provides a strong base for the SuperFabric® guard plates, which gives the material maximum burst strength while also providing high cut resistance.
HA110 SuperFabric® brand materials offer exceptional needlestick protection (when layered) and high cut protection. Needlestick protection is only available when layered due to the geometry and offsetting of the guard plates on the material - also providing cut protection ANSI/ISEA level A7 to A9.
Industrial ultra cut and puncture resistance
5 times more cut resistant than traditional HPPE glass fibre and other knitted technologies.
SuperFabric® guard plates act as a shield from sharp and pointed hazards such as blades, razors, glass and wood. The plates are engineered to deflect and block hazards by limiting the space between them which in turn prevents cut and puncture hazards from reaching the skin. SuperFabric® delivers cut protection above level F in the new European ISO 13997 cut test method.
Industry leading needle resistance
SuperFabric® with needlestick resistance provides PPE with layered guard plates that arrest, trap and block needles and other hazards.
The SuperFabric® guard plates block and deflect needle hazards or trap and arrest them in the small gaps found between guard plates. Multiple layers of SuperFabric® brand material delivers needlestick resistance level 4 and 5 (level 5 being the highest) according to the ASTM F2878 hypodermic needle puncture test.
If you have any questions regarding the industry leading cut and needlestick resistance that HexArmor SuperFabric® brand material provides, contact your local uvex representative who will be happy to help: