DURACOIL® THE REVISION OF THE PPE REGULATIONS IN 2016 RESULTED IN A MARKET-WIDE DOWNGRADE IN EN 388 AND ANSI 105 CUT LEVEL SCORES FOR RE-CERTIFIED PRODUCTS. ACROSS THE BOARD, GENERAL-PURPOSE GLOVES FOR MEDIUM-LOW RISKS DECREASED FROM CUT LEVEL 5-C/A3 TO 5-B/A2 AND UNDER.
Modern day users have access to enough information on the norm changes to take better responsibility for their cut protection needs. This created an increase in demand for more versatile solutions designed to meet safety and comfort requirements, at a lower price. On the other hand, research shows that many users still wear general purpose gloves with low cut resistance levels the former EN 388 and ANSI cut 5 being B/ A2. This increases the risks of injuries and jeopardizes workers safety; ultimately a
lose-lose situation for the industry.
At SHOWA, we saw these changes as an opportunity to seriously evaluate our product offerings and asked ourselves: Do our customers really want the cheapest hand- protection solution, or the best value for money?
We believe the answer is value for money, so our R&D team developed our latest SHOWA technology, DURACoil® a cut resistant liner that increases the cut protection of multi-purpose gloves without compromising on comfort.
DURACoil® is comprised of two words:
DURABLE = the gloves are designed for maximum comfort, to be worn for extended periods of time
COIL = the wrapping technique where fibers are coiled over the others in layers