|Cut resistance||Abrasion resistance||Dexterity||Comfortability||Thermal protection|
|HPPE||Good||Good||Very Good||Very Good||–|
|Kevlar®||Good||Good||Very Good||Very Good||–|
|KenimaWarm®||o||o||Very Good||Excellent||Very Good|
TEKORA® technology developed by Major Glove provides highest strength abrasion and nice cut resistance with gloves. It is also more flexible and comfortable and has superior abrasion & cut levels than other man-made fibers. These gloves are durable, washable and reusable.
HPPE(high performance polyethylene) is the world’s strongest fiber (15times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fiber, both on height for weight basis). HPPE yarn is much thinner and more flexible than traditional materials such as leather and cotton while offering higher protection. It is also more durable and has superior abrasion & cut resistant levels than other man-made fibers. HPPE yarn is Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE).
Kevlar is the registered trademark for a para-aramid synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. Developed at DuPont in 1965, this high strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Typically it is spun into ropes or fabric sheets that can be used as such or as an ingredient in composite material components. Currently, Kevlar has many applications, ranging from bicycle tires and racing sails to body armor because of its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio is 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis. When used as a woven material, it is suitable for mooring lines and other underwater applications.
A similar fiber called Twaron with roughly the same chemical structure was developed by Akzo in the 1970s; commercial production started in 1986, and Twaron is now manufactured by Teijin.
Kenima WARM® gives great warmth and comfort. It is the lightweight fabric that provides excellent performance. Because it’s fabric made with Kenima® engineered hollow-core fibres that trap air for greater insulation. Plus, wearers stay drier because it dries 25% faster than other insulating fabrics and 45% faster than cotton. Kenima WARM® is the perfect layering fabric because it’s comfortable and lightweight, allowing more flexible movement.
Soft Kenima WARM® has an extreme soft skin touch feeling and warm. The larger surface of fibers area allows for faster evaporation by speeding moisture away from the skin to the surface of the fabric where it can evaporate more quickly.
Nylon is a synthetic fabric made from petroleum products. It was developed in the 1930’s as an alternative to silk, although it quickly became unavailable to civilian consumers, because nylon was used extensively during the war. Nylon, like many synthetics, was developed by Wallace Carothers at the Dupont Chemical company, which continues to manufacture it today. Nylon is valued for its light weight, incredible tensile strength, durability, and resistance to damage. It also takes dye easily, making nylon fabrics available in a wide array of colors for consumers.
Polyester is a manufactured product, usually a textile, that is made from synthesized polymers. It tends to be very resilient, quick drying, resistant to biological damage such as mold and mildew, easy to wash and able to hold forms well. Although polyester is often maligned as a textile, it has many useful applications. It is, however, highly flammable, so care should be taken when wearing it. Many synthetic fabrics are subject to flammability because they are made from polymers.
This substance is made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the same material that is used to make plastic drink bottles. Many drink bottles are recycled by being reheated and turned into polyester fibers, which, in addition to being an efficient use, also helps keep polymers out of landfills. Polyester is a plastic that was invented in Britain in the early 1940s. In the 1950s, it became popular as a textile because of its easy care, its drape and its versatility.