In recent years, technology advancement has allowed manufacturers to create more sophisticated yarns that improve glove performance significantly. The level of cut protection can be increased by using high-performance materials (Kevlar®, Dyneema®); composite yarns made with fiberglass, steel, or synthetic materials; and by increasing a material’s weight measured in ounces per square yard.
The benefit of using heavier gloves is that they provide extra protection against cuts, puncture, and abrasion, as well as durability. Lightweight glove styles offer more dexterity and reduce hand fatigue. Coated gloves have enhanced grip capability and high levels of cut protection.