Cut-resistant fabrics have been developed following thousands of injuries suffered by individuals in industry, homeland security, and extreme sports. Now, UK-based PPSS Group is urging product designers to think innovatively about the potential applications of its technical textile, Cut-Tex® PRO.
Cut-Tex® PRO has been effectively used in slash resistant clothing for law enforcement, security, and prisons and corrections personnel, as well as bite-resistant clothing for healthcare professionals. Earlier this year, following extensive research and collaboration, the company launched its range of cut resistant clothing for the glass and metal industry, CutPRO®.
Most recent enquiries, however, have been received from entrepreneurs looking to use the fabric for applications outside cut-resistant clothing. CEO Robert Kaiser says, “Since the beginning, we have been approached by individuals looking to use Cut-Tex® PRO for theft-proof beach bags, travel cases, storage protection, and even animal welfare. Whilst we cannot guarantee effectiveness in all applications without thorough testing, we have been delighted to work with so many innovative thinkers eager to use Cut-Tex® PRO as a solution for their product.”
Kaiser notes that key benefits of the company’s fabric are its versatility and overall performance, offering EN388:2016 Level E cut resistance (ANSI Level 5). It’s also washable, lightweight and kind to skin.