Superior cut and slash-resistant gloves made with Dyneema. The physical properties of Dyneema fibre produce durable, cut-resistant gloves that provide excellent dexterity and sensitivity without sacrificing comfort. The base polymer of Dyneema is Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene. In the manufacture of the fibre, the long chains of polyethylene molecules are oriented in a crystalline arrangement. This gives Dyneema its' extraordinary strength. In fact, pound for pound, Dyneema is 15 times stronger than steel. The low co-efficient of friction of gloves made with Dyneema (or in simpler terms, the slickness of the fibre,) allows the sharp knife or object to slide across the surface of the glove, minimizing damage to the fibre. So the slickness and the strength of the fibre help protect against abrasive and slicing cuts. Plus, the highly oriented molecules of the Dyneema fibre do an efficient job of dissipating impact cuts. Although gloves made with Dyneema are an excellent choice for cut-resistance applications, they are not recommended for use around heat, as Dyneema will melt at 270 degree F (130 degree C). Lightweight 13-gauge gloves made with Dyneema are plated with cotton and Lycra on the inside for a snug fit that conforms to your hands. Providing ASTM cut-level 2 protection, grey, PVC-dotted or plain. Ideal for those looking for good cut resistance along with great touch sensitivity. Gloves are both washable and can be bleached, at cold temperatures only. (104 degree F/40 degree C). Applications include electronics, assembly, technology and food processing.