2 different tests – 1 common test machine
Testing standards for cut resistant gloves have changed for ANSI and EN 388. Both now use the same measuring device, the TDM-100 machine, resulting in more comparable data between the standards. The TDM tests the amount of weight (grams/newtons) necessary for a blade to cut through material. This test method provides greater accuracy than the previous EN 388 Coup test, and has the ability to test higher cut materials and provide a larger range of precision results.

What the standards mean for you?
Hand safety not only relies on selecting the right glove – but selecting the right glove for the task at hand. From lightweight product handling to heavy duty hazardous work,
BDG® CUT-X gloves offer a diverse glove selection for many work environments.

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