he Properties of Fiber

Cotton

Cotton

Is a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a ball type protective capsule, around the seeds of the cotton plant. From the 30s cotton started to see a lot of synthetic fibres as cost effective and alternatives.

    Features/benefits
  • Breathable
  • Highly absorbent
  • Easy to blend with other yarns
  • Soft
  • Natural touch and feel
Poliamida (Nylon®)

Poliamida (Nylon®)

Is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers and is known also as polyamide. Nylon, for the first time produced in 1935 by Dupont, is one of the most used polymers and originally developed as the synthetic alternative for silk.

    Features/benefits
  • Durable and high tenacity
  • High elongation
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Highly resilient
  • High resistance for insects, fungi, mildew, rot and many chemicals
  • Melts instead of burning
  • Lint free (important in some automotive industry especially painting areas)
Polyethylene

Polyethylene

HDPE with glass fibre is combination of is the HDPE polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum and fiberglass (or glass fiber) which is a fiber reinforced polymer and made of plastic reinforced by fine fibers of glass.

This popular combination is a good and cost effective alternative for the use of Dyneema or Kevlar.

Several alternative brand names are in the market for this fibre combination such as Joneema etc.
For further reinforcement and cut resistant results also stainless steel can be added to the HDPE and glass fibre yarn.

    Features/benefits
  • Lightweight
  • Extremely strong
  • High impact strength
  • High strength to density strength
Polyester

Polyester

Buena resistencia a la abrasión, no absorbe la humedad, resiste a los ácidos y bases. Fusión 230/240ºC.
3M Thinsulate®

3M Thinsulate®

Is a category of polymers containing certain technical chemicals. Although there are many types of polyester, the term “polyester” as a specific material most commonly refers to polyethylene terephthalate or better known from the plastic Coca Cola bottles as PET. Polyester was originally developed to be the alternative for natural fibres.

    Features/benefits
  • Durable
  • Minimal shrinkage
  • Wrinkle resistance
  • High colour retention
  • Good water resistance

Lower in costs than nylon. Therefore more and more used as an more costs effective alternative. But the price comes with lower quality characteristics compared to nylon. (In the market there are even gloves with a Chinese mix with recycled polyester to get a lower price)

Kevlar

Kevlar

Is the registered trademark for a para-aramid synthetic fibre and is related to other aramid such as Nomex. Developed by Dupont in 1965. Typically it is spun into ropes or fabric sheets that can be used in composite material components. For gloves usually is being supplied 100% Kevlar Spun yarn or Kevlar spun yarn mix with steel fibre (Kevlar Armor) and also can be got in continuous filament yarn. (Kevlar Kleen). Spun Kevlar provides better grip than continuous filament.

    Features/benefits
  • o Excellent resistance to cuts, abrasion, sparks and heat.
  • o 2,5 times more cut resistant than leather and up to 60% more than cotton
  • Will not melt or burn.
  • High tensile to weight ratio.
  • 5x stronger than steel on equal weight basis (tensile strength).
  • Very light and thin compared to traditional materials.
  • Kevlar Kleen( Lint free for cleaner applications.
Nomex®

Nomex®

Aramid fibre used as a heat barrier with high resistance to ultraviolet light. Burns at 380ºC and does not melt or drip.
Fibra LYCRA®

Fibra LYCRA®

Or elastane is a synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity. Invented in 1959 by Dupont under the brand name Lycra (now made by Invista; formerly part of Dupont).

    Features/benefits
  • Only used in mix with other yarn.
  • Exceptional elasticity.
  • Strong.
  • But less durable as latex.
  • Not suitable for high temperature developments.
DYNEEMA® Fiber

DYNEEMA® Fiber

Is the registered brand name of Royal DSM NV Netherlands. It is a ultra high – molecular – weight polyethylene. Also known as UHMWPE or HMPE and developed and patented in 1990. In the USA Dyneema is probably better known under the name of Spectra offered by Honeywell. Dyneema by far dominates the market as they offer a lighter denier that enable a broader and lighter range of glove applications. Dyneema is seen as one of the strongest fibres with unprecedented protection against cuts, abrasion and other mechanical hazards.

    Features/benefits
  • Comfortable and light weight.
  • Has a tensile strength of 15x that of steel (on a weight to weight basis).
  • Excellent cut resistance.
  • Highly durable.
  • Very high abrasion, moisture, UV rays and chemical resistance.
  • Soft, odourless, non toxic.
  • Adapts to the temperature of the skin; minimizing perspiration.
  • High impact strength.
  • Washable and reusable.
  • Can be combined with a variety of different engineered yarns as well as with polyamide, polyester, Lycra, glass fibre, carbon or copper fibre and steel fibre providing a full range of options.
  • Very versatile with different coatings

ALYCORE®

Is a new patented material developed in Norway. Composed mostly of super-thin threads of iron and carbon Alycore. The components for the material are unknown. The final fabric when applied in different layers gives one of the highest puncture resistant in the market, offering a good degree of dexterity.

    Features
  • Light weight.
  • Washable.
  • Breathable.
  • Recyclable.
  • Easy to combine with other materials.
  • Extremely high cut & puncture resistance.
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