Cut Resistant Yarn

Yarns made by steel/fibreglass and high performance yarns
Extremely hard, strong but brittle yarn help to increase cut resistance above what can be achieved by high performance fibres alone. There are different kinds of fibreglass and Eureka use only carefully selected types. Broken fibreglass filaments can cause skin irritation if the are exposed to the skin. The cut protection of fibreglass may gradually be reduced by time since the glass is brittle. The secondary protection provided by other high performance yarns is very important due to the high but unstable protection provided by fibreglass
High Performance fibre with excellent cut resistance and very high abrasion resistance. High chemical stability but very poor insulation and low metling point. HPPE have very low friction and doesn’t adhere well to coatings.
High performance fibre with excellent temperature resistance and good cut resistance. Para-aramids are sensitive to chlorine and sunlight.
Unique yarn with good insulation and medium temperature and good cut resistance. Adhere very well to coating and is not sensitive to sunlight or chlorine.
A tightly woven para aramid fabric covered by a ceramic composite coating. This fabric is strongly resistant to needlestick and puncture. A fine 25 gauge hypodemic needle requires between 500-1000 g of force to penetrate, this usually exceeds to force required to bend the needle. The most puncture resistant gloves has a double layer making the glove extremely difficult to penetrate even under laboratory conditions.
The hardness and relatively high strength help to increase cut resistance above what can be achieved by high performance fibres alone.
Fibreglass provides more flexible gloves with higher levels of protection against sharp blades compared to steel. The protection provided by fibreglass in relation to steel declines when the pressure of the blade is increased or as the gloves wear out.

Rubber

Natural latex is produced from rubber tree and is the softest and most elastic rubber. Latex may cause allergy and is not stable to fat & oil.
A syntetic rubber with high chemical resistance that can tolerate contact heat to above 100 degrees.
Very strong, elastic syntetic rubber with medium chemical resistance. Solvent borne PU production may cause large waste water consumption and always contain some remaining organic solvents. Waterborne PU allow superior comfort control of the product due to limited rubber penetration into the inside of the glove and the possibility to make carefully engineered foam coatings. The negative impact on the environment and work condition is also minimized.
It is an so called intelligent foam that provides up to 5 times better impact protection than tradition materials. Feels soft and flexible during use, but gets immediately hard and highly protective when stressed by impact. The harder and quicker impact, the harder the foam gets. Works best in temperatures between 0-35°C.

Other Materials

Poly Urethan fibres are used to improve the elastic properties of the gloves. It is most important that proper quality is selected and yarn treatment and glove knitting closely controlled to secure quality.
Strong and elastic leather.
Syntetic fibre with high abrasion resistance and flexibility. Nylon can be delivered in many qualities depending on abrasion resistance requirement, softness and elasticity.
Waterproof membranes provide good waterproofing but differ much in durability and breathing properties. Eureka only use hydrophilic/hydrophobic TPU membranes of good to excellent quality from well selected suppliers.
The membrane can be laminated to palm lining, this reduce sliding but does not make glove dipping waterproof.
Example of styles a) MF Allround Winter

Traditional membrane bags are 100% waterproof unless accidentally punctured during sewing process. The membrane bag always cause sliding and loss of dexterity. Taping is currently introduce for Eureka to reduce this.
Example of styles a) PU grip Winter-WP, b) Imp Xtr Mud, c) imp Xtr Winter

Latest technology is a 3 layer lamination that eliminate all sliding and prevent water to accumulate between the different layers in the glove. This results in superior water resistance, breathing, insulation and dexterity.
Example of styles a) Imp Xtr Wet b) PU Grip Wet

Fluorocarbons, commonly known from brands such as “Teflon” is used to repell oil and water. Eureka SupraCoat Dry is a carefully selected to maximize effect and at the same time secure a minimum environmental impact. There are currently substitutes to the flour based chemistry but they are still unable to manage oil repellency.