Most Kevlar® fabrics offer an ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 2, and in very rare occasions level 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5). Cut-Tex® PRO fabric as a standalone fabric offers the highest cut resistance: level 5, which makes it 5 times more cut resistant than Kevlar® products rated level 3 at 5N.
- ISO 13997:1999 Blade Cut Resistance 26.4 Newtons
- EN ISO 13997 (TDM-100 Test) Level E
- ANSI/ISEA 2016 Blade Resistance Level A5
- EN 388:2003 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5
- EN 388:2016 Tear Resistance Level 4
- EN 388:2016 Puncture Resistance Level 4
- EN 388:2016 Abrasion Resistance Level 3
Yes. ‘Stability to washing and appearance assessment’ tests confirmed Cut-Tex® PRO can be washed at 40° degrees and also 60° degrees, in order to fight infection and cross contamination.
- Exceptional durability – even after washing and regular wear.
- Outstanding overall performance – including exceptional cut, tear, abrasion and human bite resistance.
- Latex® free – this means Cut-Tex® PRO can be worn against the skin.
Cut-Tex® PRO has been washed in TEN Durawash twin-tub industrial machines. This is equivalent to 50 washes in a domestic washing machine. The cut resistance level, following this washing process increased by 4%. Test reports from INTERTEK are available upon request.
Cut-Tex® PRO is not fire resistant, but it can be treated with any high quality flame retardant spray/ wash. However, many uniform and tactical apparel manufacturers have chosen to add a layer of Nomex® on top of the Cut-Tex® PRO fabric offering the highest possible level of fire/flame protection.
Cut-Tex® PRO is not waterproof or water resistant. Cut-Tex® PRO is a knitted fabric and that in itself means water can easily penetrate our cut resistant fabric. We suggest to add a layer of Gore-Tex® on top of the Cut-Tex® PRO fabric offering the best possible level of water resistance.
Cut-Tex® PRO is manufactured at a top secret manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom, under strict ISO 9001:2008 quality standard control.
In case you are interested in working with Cut-Tex® PRO, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we will send you our technical data sheet highlighting the latest guidance and recommendations.
Yes, Cut-Tex® PRO raw fabric is available from PPSS Group only.
Cut-Tex® PRO stops human teeth from penetrating the skin. However, in order to stop potentially painful bruising additional and more rigid materials (e.g. ultra-thin plastic or leather) can be used to increase the bite protection level.
Yes, without any problems. However some customers might prefer cut resistant garments with an inner layer of Coolmax® to further improve comfort, and effectively deal with body heat and moisture management.
The Cut-Tex® PRO fabric is knitted on a circular knitting machine, creating a tunnel shape. When laid out on the table and cut open it is 160cm wide. This is the only width possible.
Cut-Tex® PRO comes in one colour, featuring different grey tones. Additional (bespoke) colours can also be made available, but are subject to a minimum order volume. Please contact us for details.
For intellectual property and copyright reasons, Cut-Tex® PRO labelled products cannot be sold and delivered to Germany.
Cut-Tex®, and all associated names and brands are registered trademarks owned by PPSS Group in the United Kingdom.