Ansell has added a new, first-to-market glove to its record-setting HyFlex® series: the HyFlex® 11-518. Providing wearers with a barehand-like sensation without compromising cut protection or performance, the ultralight HyFlex® 11-518 glove is rated for ANSI Cut Level 2 protection, making it ideal for precision handling and assembly of sharp, dry, ultra-fine parts.
The ultralight duty style HyFlex® 11-518 is the first glove in the market to combine the mechanical protection properties of ANSI Cut Level 2 - associated with heavier duty gloves - with a remarkably comfortable, cut-resistant and multipurpose 18 gauge style. Recently introduced, Dyneema® Diamond Technology's fine, 220 denier, cut-resistant yarn is applied using Ansell 3D knitting technologies and finished with a tough polyurethane coating, to deliver ANSI Cut Level 2 and ANSI Abrasion Level 3 in a lightweight and breathable fit and feel. In field trials the 11-518 was preferred by nearly 70% of workers now using heavier gloves for similar tasks, a comfort preference that correlates with compliance.