Radians®, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high performance safety products, has partnered with DSM Dyneema, the premium brand for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber.

Radians, who is rapidly expanding its hand protection line, recently launched its new line of cut protection gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology. Cut-resistant gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology offer maximum protection, higher durability, and greater abrasion and UV resistance over aramid, leather, nylon and polyethylene with glass fiber gloves. They can also be laundered and reused multiple times without compromising performance.

According to Radians Glove Product Manager, Bob Kelsey, “Radians is excited about using Dyneema® Diamond Technology in our new line because it is the new standard in cut protection providing double to triple improvement in cut resistance with gloves that are 40% lighter when compared to aramid fiber. The thin fiber and unique polymer allow for better feel and control, high strength, cool-touch comfort and high durability without fiberglass discomfort.

“It’s like having everything you want in a glove, plus the bonus of a wide range of customizable vibrant colors and also Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology for EN388 2016 (ISO13997) level D and ANSI/ISEA 105-16 A4 standards,” says Kelsey.

Nico Janssen, who is the DSM Dyneema regional business manager for high performance textiles, says that the Dyneema® Diamond Technology, “will enable Radians to cost effectively manufacture ultra-lightweight gloves with the same cut resistance as thicker and heavier gloves made from aramid, HMPE, or nylon. We’re excited to partner with Radians because both DSM Dyneema and Radians understand that the more comfortable a cut resistant glove is, the more protective it becomes because workers are more willing to wear the glove and keep it on.”

Radians President, Bill England, says “Radians’ infrastructure for manufacturing, marketing, and distribution will enable many more end users to benefit from this industry leading, Dyneema® fiber technology. We are honored to be a new partner of DSM Dyneema, and like a good work glove, the partnership is a comfortable and perfect fit. It allows for both companies to fulfill our like-minded mission of ‘creating the world’s safest hands.’”

The new Radians cut protection line made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology includes the following work gloves:

  • RWGD100—ANSI Cut Level 3—1296g (Touchscreen)
  • RWGD104—ANSI Cut Level 4—1997g (Touchscreen)
  • RWGD106—ANSI Cut Level 4—1663g
  • RWGD108—ANSI Cut Level 4—1788g
  • RWGD110—ANSI Cut Level 4—1534g (Has TPR Overlays)
  • DPGD809 —ANSI Cut Level 3—1235g (Touchscreen)

Radians personal protective equipment is sold through authorized distributors. For additional information on Radians’ comprehensive line of safety products, visit www.Radians.com, call toll-free 1-877-723-4267, or email sales@radians.com.

About Radians

Radians® is a Memphis, TN-based manufacturer of quality PPE, including safety eyewear, RadWear® high visibility apparel, rainwear, hearing protection, hand protection, head gear, cooling products, heated jackets, eyewash stations, and lens cleaning systems. Radians has partnered with highly respected companies including DSM Dyneema®, DEWALT® and BLACK+DECKER™ to provide high performance personal protection products. Their brands include Crossfire® by Radians, Arctic RadWear®, Nordic Blaze®, and VisionAid®.  An ISO 9001:2008 certified leader in the PPE industry, the company has additional facilities in Reno, NV, Thomasville, NC, British Columbia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.Radians.com.

About DSM Dyneema

DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Dyneema® offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema® fiber floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. The applications are therefore more or less unlimited. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries. Dyneema® is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema® is also used in bullet resistant armor and clothing for police and military personnel. Furthermore the new generation Dyneema® Fabrics offer next level innovations in denim, apparel, footwear, sports equipment and lightweight outdoor products and accessories.

UHMWPE products from DSM Dyneema are produced in Heerlen (The Netherlands), Greenville, North Carolina (U.S.A.) and Mesa, Arizona (U.S.A). DSM Dyneema is also a partner in a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) manufacturing joint venture in Japan. Further information on DSM Dyneema is available at www.dyneema.com.