Dupont Names Best Glove — Licensed Manufacturer for Kevlar® Industrial Gloves and Apparel

April 5, 2007
Two leading U.S. innovators — Best Manufacturing Company in the hand and arm protection sector and DuPont Company in science-based services and products — are teaming up to provide cut-resistant hand and arm protection for the world’s workforce. The two companies announced that Best is now a licensed manufacturer for Kevlar® industrial gloves and apparel. “As a result of this agreement, we have been able to pair Best’s coating technology with DuPont’s cut-resistant Kevlar® fiber technology for truly superior cut-resistant gloves and sleeves,” Best Director of Marketing Tom Eggleston said. “Best U.S.-manufactured cut-resistant gloves will now carry the Kevlar® trademark.” Best, a leading U.S. manufacturer of hand and arm protection, currently has more than 16 cut-resistant hand/arm protection products in its line. The company also manufactures chemical-resistant, disposable, general purpose and specialty gloves, which are worn in workplaces around the globe. DuPont™ Kevlar® is the world’s most cut resistant fiber. In addition, the Kevlar® brand is backed by a licensing program that helps ensure end-users will receive high quality products made with Kevlar® fiber. Licensees are required to meet standards for manufacturing expertise, quality control and record keeping. In addition, DuPont provides Licensees with technical marketing and lab support for Kevlar® fiber. DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation. Best Manufacturing is a privately held company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of hand and arm protection for industrial and medical markets. Best sells exclusively through its worldwide distributor network to end users in every industrial and medical category.