It would of course be a relatively simple procedure to protect against cuts and abrasions if it were not for the issue of mobility, flexibility and comfort. A solid steel shirt for example would provide great protection but would keep the worker from being productive and mobile.
For many years leather was accepted as the best protection against cut related injuries, but a real need for the best protection called for thicker leather which left the users with a minimum of dexterity and virtually no sensitivity.
However, my team’s objective was not just to create a fabric or material which protects the worker but also to allow them to continue to do the work they are doing with a minimum of discomfort and mobility restriction.
Following extensive research and testing, Cut-Tex® PRO, a tested and certified ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 5 (the highest possible) and ASTM F-1790 blade cut resistance level 4 fabric was ‘born’ about two years ago.
With an incredible blade cut resistance of 27.8 Newton, and a truly exceptionally high level of tear and abrasion resistance, our Cut-Tex® PRO cut and slash resistant fabric became the new benchmark. Test reports are of course available upon special request.
Providing your, or your customers workforce with high quality and durable protective clothing which is incorporating our durable and fully machine washable Cut-Tex® PRO cut and slash resistant fabric, can without question effectively protect their bodies from potentially horrendous cut injuries.
In my professional opinion all homeland security professionals, dealing regularly with potentially aggressive, hostile and intoxicated members of the public operate in a reasonably high risk environment. The risk of workplace violence related cut and slash injuries is realistic.
Offering Cut-Tex PRO cut and slash resistant fabric to textile manufacturers, means enabling them to incorporate this high performance material into tactical clothing and uniforms, especially vulnerable areas that really require such level of protection. This would effectively help protect the wearer from potentially horrendous cut injuries, subsequent rapid blood loss and even death.
There is no question about it… Cut-Tex® PRO is only a safety net… not more… but certainly not less!
We believe that especially the following areas and arteries require such level of added protection from edged weapon:
- Radial Artery: Located in our wrists
- Carotid Artery: Located in your throat
- Axillary Artery: Located under your arm pits
- Femoral Artery: Located in the thigh and groin (inner leg) area
There is no doubt in my mind that effective health and safety training and the highlighting of operational risks and threats to the workforce is of great importance. However, the matter of fact is though, that injuries will always occur as long as human being exists. Our focus or concentration can be compromised by a number of variables e.g. personal circumstances, such amount of sleep, level of health, exhaustion, mental fatigue and even how much an individual enjoys their job role.
It is now available to all uniform and tactical apparel manufacturing firms around the world.
If you wish to discuss how Cut-Tex® PRO can benefit you. or if you wish to purchase this outstanding protective fabric, then please visit email my team firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 845 5193 953
For intellectual property/copyright reasons, Cut-Tex PRO labelled products cannot be sold and delivered to Germany