Next Level Cut Protection

uvex D500 foam cut-protection gloves

Uncompromisingly robust without loss of comfort

Made with the latest generation of patented uvex Bamboo TwinFlex® technology, the uvex D500 foam cut-protection gloves combine comfort features such as maximum flexibility, perfect fit and dexterity with outstanding cut protection performance to EN 388:2016 (protection level D) standard. These working gloves are highly resistant to abrasion, for prolonged product life and exceptional cost efficiency.

These robust uvex D500 foam cut-protection gloves are comfortable to wear and suitable for applications in dry and slightly damp areas within:

  • automotive industry
  • construction
  • brewery, beverage industry
  • glass industry
  • maintenance, servicing
  • metal work industry

uvex phynomic C5 cut-protection gloves

The perfect combination of tactile feel and cut protection

The uvex phynomic C5 is an exceptionally lightweight, all-round cut protection safety glove (level C) with touch-sensitive feel ideally suited to high precision mechanical activities. The glove boasts excellent abrasion resistance thanks to the breathable, damp-resistant aqua-polymer foam coating. The glove is free from accelerators and has been independently dermatologically tested making it suitable for allergy sufferers.

With the uvex phynomic C5 cut-protection glove you keep excellent dextery when working with small parts. This glove is suitable for dry and slightly damp environments in the areas of:

  • precision assembly work
  • precision work
  • inspection
  • sorting food
  • processing

High-tech for added safety

The latest generation of Bamboo TwinFlex® technology

uvex safety gloves boost cut protection to the next level. The comfort class together with cut protection helps increase wearer acceptance – particularly when carrying out demanding activities. The unique combination of natural bamboo and high-tech protective fibres ensures a high level of wearer comfort and good climate control while also providing effective protection. After all, a safety glove can only help to prevent accidents and protect the hand if the user actually wears it.

Bamboo TwinFlex® technology

protection function: Cut-resistant glass fibres and abrasion-resistant polyamide guarantee optimum mechanical protection (level D).

Cut-resistant glass fibres and abrasion-resistant polyamide

Comfort function: Silky, comfortable bamboo yarn for a soft feel and perfect climate control combined with innovative DSM Dyneema® Diamond fibres provides a further significant boost to tear and cut resistance.

bamboo yarn combined with DSM Dyneema® Diamond fibres

Innovation for added precision

DSM Dyneema® Diamond technology

Thanks to innovative DSM Dyneema® Diamond fibres with integrated microparticles, we’ve been able to create a significantly thinner and more touchsensitive cut protection safety glove. 2 DSM Dyneema® Diamond is a registered trademark of Royal DSM N.V. uvex combines this high-performance fibre with comfortable elastane fibres to produce a lightweight cut protection safety glove (level C) with outstanding tactile feel.

DSM Dyneema® Diamond technology

1 Bamboo TwinFlex® technology is a registered brand of UVEX SAFETY Gloves GmbH & Co. KG., Germany
2 DSM Dyneema® Diamond is a registered trademark of Royal DSM N.V.

uvex cut protection gloves at a glance

Innovative products for effective protection

uvex D500 foam – The robust glove

uvex D500 foam

Very high cut protection without loss of comfort

uvex phynomic C5 – The all-round glove

uvex phynomic C5

Outstanding tactile feel, dermatologically approved, certified for food processing

uvex C500M foam – The specialist glove

uvex C500M foam

Dirt-resistant safety glove partially reinforced thumb joints

Effective hand protection means striking the perfect balance between reliable protection and a comfortable fit – only safety gloves that are worn can fulfill 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 yet again when coatings are applied which are equally important and needed to obtain high levels of durability and ensure cost effectiveness.

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Cut protection glove uvex phynomic airLite B ESDCut protection glove; EN 388 (3 X 3 2 B), DIN EN 16350:2014; cut protection level B Cut protection glove uvex phynomic airLite B ESD
Cut protection glove uvex phynomic airLite C ESDCut protection glove; EN 388 (3 X 4 2 C), DIN EN 16350:2014; cut protection level C Cut protection glove uvex phynomic airLite C ESD
uvex athletic D5 XP cut protection glove EN 388 (4 X 4 3 D); cut protection level D uvex athletic D5 XP cut protection glove
uvex unidur sleeve C lower arm protectionLower arm protection; EN 388 (2 X 4 X C); cut protection level Cuvex unidur sleeve C lower arm protection
uvex unidur sleeve C TL lower arm protection Lower arm protection; EN 388 (2 X 4 X C); cut protection level C; velcro fastening and...uvex unidur sleeve C TL lower arm protection
uvex phynomic C3 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 3 B); sensitive and flexible; food-safeuvex phynomic C3 cut protection glove
uvex phynomic C5 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); sensitive and flexible; food-safeuvex phynomic C5 cut protection glove
uvex synexo impact 1 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 3 C P); seamless; reinforced thumb joints; extra protectors; coating on...uvex synexo impact 1 cut protection glove
uvex synexo M500 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); seamless with reinforced thumb joints; high level of cut...uvex synexo M500 cut protection glove
uvex D500 foam cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); robust and flexibleuvex D500 foam cut protection glove
uvex C500 M foam cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C), EN 407 (X 1 X X X X); flexible; silicone-free; reinforced thumb...uvex C500 M foam cut protection glove
uvex C500 sleeve lower arm protectionEN 388:2016 (2 X 4 X C); lower arm protection with very good cut protectionuvex C500 sleeve lower arm protection
uvex C500 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (1 X 4 X C); uncoated with very good dry gripuvex C500 cut protection glove
uvex C500 wet plus cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C) and EN 407 (X 1 X X X X); good grip, even when wetuvex C500 wet plus cut protection glove
uvex C500 XG cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); especially good grip when working in oily conditionsuvex C500 XG cut protection glove
uvex C500 dry cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (X X 4 X C); very good dry gripuvex C500 dry cut protection glove
uvex C500 foam cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C) and EN 407 (X 1 X X X X); good grip in dry to slightly damp...uvex C500 foam cut protection glove
uvex C500 wet cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C) and EN 407 (X 1 X X X X); especially good grip when working in wet...uvex C500 wet cut protection glove
uvex C300 dry cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (X X 4 X C); very good dry gripuvex C300 dry cut protection glove
uvex C300 foam cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (3 X 4 2 C); good grip in dry to slightly damp environmentsuvex C300 foam cut protection glove
uvex C300 wet cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 2 C); especially good grip when working in the wetuvex C300 wet cut protection glove
uvex unidur 6641 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 3 4 3 B); sensitive cut protection glove with HPPE fibresuvex unidur 6641 cut protection glove
uvex unidur 6643 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 3 4 4 B); special cut performance PE fibreuvex unidur 6643 cut protection glove
uvex unidur 6648 safety gloveEN 388:2016 (4 3 4 2 B); HPPE fibreuvex unidur 6648 safety glove
uvex unidur 6649 cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 3 4 2 B); HPPE fibre and polyamideuvex unidur 6649 cut protection glove
uvex unidur 6659 foam cut protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 3 C); reliable cut protection with HPPE/fibreglass combinationuvex unidur 6659 foam cut protection glove
uvex unidur 6679 foam cut protection safety gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 4 D); cut protection (D)uvex unidur 6679 foam cut protection safety glove
uvex protector chemical NK2725B chemical protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 4 C), EN 374-1:2016/type A (J K N O P T); reliable cut protection with...uvex protector chemical NK2725B chemical protection glove
uvex protector chemical NK4025B chemical protection gloveEN 388:2016 (4 X 4 4 C), EN 374-1:2016/type A (J K N O P T); reliable cut protection with...uvex protector chemical NK4025B chemical protection glove

Cut protection reclassified

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.

Changes to the EN 388 standard explained in the video

Cvideo to explain changes to the EN 388 standard

Test procedure in accordance with EN 388:2003

  • Cut resistance test using the coup test.
  • Rotating circular knife moves back and forth at a constant force (5 newtons) on the test material and rotates counter to the movement.
  • The index value results from the number of cycles required to the point at which the test piece is cut through, and from the degree of wear of the blade.
  • Five measurements are performed in this way on each test piece. The average of the five index values confirms the corresponding performance class for the cut protection level of a safety glove.
performance class12345
index≥ 1,2≥ 2,5≥ 5≥ 10≥ 20
Test procedure in accordance with EN 388:2003

Test procedure in accordance with EN 388:2016/ISO 13997

  • Relates to cut protection gloves made from materials that cause the blades to become blunt (i.e. glass and steel fibres).
  • Additional test procedure in accordance with ISO 13997: Determination of resistance of the glove to cutting by a sharp object through single contact under higher force.
  • Here, a long, straight blade is drawn once over the test piece. The minimum force required to cut through the test piece after 20 millimetres is determined in the process.
  • The result is given in newtons (N) and assigned to a cut protection class.
performance classABCDeF
Newton value≥ 2≥ 5≥ 10≥ 15≥ 22≥ 30
Test procedure in accordance with EN 388:2016/ISO 13997

Summary of the differences between both cut-protection test methods

No correlation can be made between the two test procedures and performance rating. The glove still offers the same high level of cut protection in practice; the only change is to the standard-based classification of its performance.

As a leading manufacturer of cut-protection products, we have state-of-theart measurement technology for both standards in our own testing laboratory, and are well placed to address questions on most matters at anytime.

For further information regarding the EN 388:2016 and EN ISO 374-1:2016 standards, see: https://www.uvex-safety.com/blog/tag/safety-gloves/

Value-explanation of icon EN 388:2016

An overview of the cut protection safety gloves currently offered by uvex:

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