Why choose Dyneema®?

Workers across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, heavy industry, automotive, packaging, and food handling are twice as likely to experience hand injuries compared to other upper body extremities. In fact, in the U.S. alone, more than 300,000 cuts and lacerations are recorded each year – costing businesses an estimated $740 million. 70% of those injuries could be avoided if workers wore protective gloves, yet too often, workers remove their gloves because they limit the movement and comfort required to do their job

Hand protection starts with selecting the right material for cut-resistant gloves. Gloves made with Dyneema® fiber are built for all-day wear – delivering unparalleled cut protection, dexterity and comfort. At Avient, we put safety at the core of everything we do, which allows us to continuously innovate cut-resistant fibers that are both reliable and certified safe, without compromising on protection.

Gloves made with Dyneema®, the safest you can get your hands in. 

3 reasons to choose Dyneema®



Up to 3x the cut resistance of standard HMPE fiber, up to 40% thinner and 30% lighter than generic HMPE at the same cut protection level



The thinner advanced fibers in Dyneema® Diamond Technology radiate heat away from hands for all day comfort, without compromising cut protection


Certified and Compliant

Certified to the new EN388 (ISO13997) level D and ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 (A4) standards for cut level gloves. Compliant with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Product Class II, European REACH regulations, EU and US Regulations on Materials in Contact with Food


The safest choice for cut-resistant gloves

More than 20 years ago, Dyneema® fiber transformed the cut protective glove market, enabling manufacturers to design durable work gloves that combine more reliable protection with greater comfort and dexterity than any other traditional cut-resistant material. As business demands have increased over time, some HMPE fiber producers have sacrificed quality for price.

At Avient, continual innovation at the fiber level allows worker safety and operational output to go hand-in-hand, meaning your glove performance won’t deteriorate over time.

Gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology benefit from a single yarn solution that is significantly thinner than conventional fibers – allowing glove manufacturers and safety brands to design medium- to heavy-duty cut resistant gloves that provide uncompromised reliability and comfort, without using glass, basalt or steel fiber reinforcements.

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Bio-based Dyneema® outperforms all competing alternatives

Avient has taken the next major step in its sustainability journey by introducing the first ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber (branded as Dyneema®) and further reducing its reliance on fossil fuel based resources. Ethylene is the primary raw material used to manufacture Dyneema® fibers, and is the feedstock that will be transitioned from conventional to a renewable source via mass balancing.

Did you know that for every 10,000 gloves made with bio-based Dyneema® can lower carbon footprint which equivalent more than 16,000 kg CO₂ emissions reduced than generic HMPE?

Comparing the use and benefits of Dyneema® fiber in cut resistant gloves

Explore the different product grades available to help meet your various cut protection needs.


Available product grades

Knitting recommendation

Primary use

Features and benefits

Dyneema® fiber SK60-440dtex A2/B cut resistant 13 gauge

- White goods manufacturing and assembly
- Construction
- Food preparation

Comfortable and affordable
SK62-440dtex Cool, comfortable and allowing dexterous hand movement
Dyneema® Diamond Technology 3G12-220dtex

A2/B 18 gauge

- White goods manufacturing and assembly

The lightest, most comfortable gloves on the market
3G19-330dtex A2/B 13/15 gauge

- White goods manufacturing and assembly
- Construction
- Food preparation

The best performance/price for a single filament solution for A2/B
3G12-440dtex / 3G12-440dtex BK A3/C 13/15 gauge - Metal panel and light automotive body assembly Lighter and more comfortable than products made with other fibers
3G12-725dtex / 3G12-725dtex BK A4/D 13 gauge - Steel fixing and erecting
- Medium pressing metal parts
The only fiberglass and steel-free solution for A4/D 13/15 gauge protection
Dyneema® Diamond Technology 2.0 3G20-280dtex A3/C 18 gauge - Metal panel and light automotive body assembly The only fiberglass and steel-free solution for A3/C 18 gauge protection
3G20-560dtex A4/D 13/15 gauge - Steel fixing and erecting
- Medium pressing metal parts
The only fiberglass and steel-free solution for A4/D 13/15 gauge protection
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Industrial workwear with Dyneema®

When used for Industrial workwear, woven or knit fabrics with Dyneema® deliver the most superior technology for the strongest ultralight fabrics. In addition to being durable and lightweight, the fabrics are also soft and cool to the touch. Dyneema® fiber can be used separately in either the warp, weft or, together in both directions. Used in technical woven fabrics for workwear protection, it can be added either as a filament reinforcement yarn or blended in with cotton. In a knitted composition, Dyneema® yarns can be combined with synthetic or natural yarns, while both Circular and Warp knit can be tailored depending on the need. Products with woven or knit fabrics with Dyneema® have been used for jobs in forestry, food industries, as well as many other uses where there is a need for cut or slash protection.

Infographic: Hand safety. The facts hurt.

Download our infographic to learn more about the implications of not properly protecting workers’ hands, and how Dyneema® can help.



Where to buy

Only cut resistant gloves made with Dyneema® bear the Dyneema® diamond. Find your cut resistant gloves with Dyneema®, only manufactured by our official partners.