27/02/2019 – PPSS Group — auf Deutsch lesen
UK-based PPSS Group is urging product designers to think innovatively about the potential applications of its technical textile, Cut-Tex Pro.
Cut resistant fabrics have been developed following thousands of injuries suffered by individuals in industry, homeland security, and extreme sports.
Since its inception, cut resistant fabric 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.
Applications outside cut resistant clothing
Most recent enquiries, however, have been received from entrepreneurs looking to use the fabric for applications outside cut resistant clothing. CEO Robert Kaiser comments: “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.
“The key benefits of our fabric are its versatility and all-round performance. Not only does Cut-Tex Pro offer EN 388:2016 Level E cut resistance (ANSI Level 5), unlike alternatives, its protective properties are enhanced by the highest levels of tear and puncture resistance, decreasing the risk of sharp objects penetrating the fabric. It is also washable, lightweight and kind to skin, offering unlimited possibilities for developing new or existing products.
pH value similar to that of water
At pH 6.6, Cut-Tex Pro has a pH value similar to that of water (usually between 6.5 and 8.5). This makes it an extremely low risk skin irritation fabric. Used in clothing for homeland security, workers in manufacturing, and healthcare professionals, it will maintain the skin’s natural balance whilst providing outstanding protection from cuts, slashes, and even human bites. “We are keen to partner with anyone who shares our excitement for the future of cut resistant fabric, and hope that new and innovative applications will help us to advance the performance and capabilities of Cut-Tex Pro over the coming years.”
PPSS Group is dedicated to designing, developing and manufacturing high performance body armour and protective clothing, offering protection from firearms, edged weapons, blunt force trauma, hypodermic needles and human bites. The UK headquartered (and US registered) firm is led by a team of highly trained and qualified professionals with 100+ years of operational frontline experience in governments, elite military forces, police, prison riot teams and personal protection. PPSS Group CEO Robert Kaiser is widely regarded as one of the most passionate and knowledgeable experts on personal safety – and his relentless campaigning and care for the welfare of frontline professionals worldwide is widely respected.