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Setting The Benchmark In Cut Resistant Fabrics

UK based PPSS Group has now developed a knitted fabric called Cut-Tex® PRO, which is setting the benchmark in cut resistant fabrics. The company says its highly durable fabric offers 5 times the resistance of fabrics made from Kevlar, DuPont’s industry leading aramid fibre.

You probably know about Kevlar but do you know that there is now a superior high performance cut resistant fabric out there called Cut-Tex® PRO.

Cut-Tex PRO is an exceptionally durable cut resistant fabric which, according to Kaiser, is achieving 31.5N cut resistance and exceeding the maximum ISO 13997:1999 level 5 cut resistance of 20N by 149%.

Cut-Tex PRO Cut Resistant Fabric

Cut-Tex PRO Cut Resistant Fabric

That’s more than 5 times the performance of products made from Kevlar, rated at cut resistance level 3 at 5.0N/

Cut-Tex® PRO is an ultra-high cut resistant fabric, knitted from an innovative combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and other technical fibres at a UK based ISO 9001:2008 quality standard accredited manufacturing facility.

Countless Applications

It is primarily being used to create slash resistant clothing, effectively helping protect frontline professionals working within hostile environments such as prisons, correctional facilities, homeland security and policing from laceration, subsequent rapid blood loss and death.

Additional key sectors for cut resistant clothing made from Cut-Tex® PRO are flat glass handling, metal sheet pressing, recycling, automotive and similar industries.

Due to the exceptional tear resistance of Cut-Tex® PRO, the fabric is also being used to manufacture tear and bite resistant clothing for mental health care facilities and secure hospital facilities around the world, as well as schools specialised in severe learning disabilities, challenging behavior, special needs and autism.

Protection Levels

Cut-Tex PRO performs to the following levels against industry standards:

  • ISO 13997:1999 Cut Resistance Level 5 – (26.4 Newtons)
  • ANSI/ISEA 2016 Blade Cut Resistance Levels A1-A9 – (3007 Grams/force)
  • EN 388:2016 Abrasion Resistance Levels 1-4 – (+2000 Cycles)
  • EN 388:2003  (coupe test) Cut Resistance Levels 1-5 – (26.4 Newtons)
  • EN 388:2016 Tear Resistance Levels 1-4 – (518.2 Newtons)
  • EN 388:2016 Puncture Resistance Levels 1-4 – (271.6 Newton)
  • EN ISO 13997 (TDM-100 Test) – (26.4 Newtons)
  • Fabric Weight – GSM – (447 GSM)

Cut-Tex PRO has officially passed all tests with the highest levels possible for textiles, highlighting that its level of cut protection is exceptional. Additional test reports confirm the durability of this fabric is clearly outperforming other fabrics such as Kevlar.

Cut Tex PRO Performance Chart

Why cut resistant fabrics?

Why has cut resistant fabric become so important in today’s apparel, workwear and uniform manufacturing industries? For many years leather was accepted as an adequate and good level of protection against cut related injuries, but a real need for much better protection called for specially engineered fabrics offering the wearer a high level of dexterity.

Cut resistant fabrics have been developed following thousands of cut and slash related injuries at all sorts of different workplaces around the world, ranging from flat glass and sheet metal production plants to prisons and other high security facilities where personnel are being faced by hostile members of the public using knives as weapons.

Cut-Tex PRO cut resistant fabric 2

For PPSS, offering cut resistant fabrics such as Cut-Tex® PRO to garment manufacturers, means enabling them to incorporate the high-performance material into tactical clothing and uniforms, protecting the wearer from potentially horrendous cut injuries, subsequent rapid blood loss and even death.

Following a thorough evaluation of hundreds of cut injuries at work, PPSS, which also produces high performance body armour for homeland security agencies and other at risk clients around the globe, decided not just to create a fabric which protects a person but also allows that person to continue to do the work they are doing with a minimum of discomfort and mobility restriction.

All homeland security professionals, dealing regularly with potentially aggressive, hostile and intoxicated members of the public operate in a reasonably high risk environment and can clearly benefit from our cut resistant high performance fabric.

However, many of the most recent enquiries we are receiving are coming in from entrepreneurs wishing to utilise our fabric for the production of theft proof beach bags, travel cases and different unique forms of storage protection, as well as applications within sport and animal welfare.

I believe Cut-Tex® PRO is the world’s best and sets the benchmark, which is reinforced by passing several of the most stringent European, American and International Standards for cut, tear and abrasion resistance.

Cut-Tex® PRO is now being used to create the latest globally leading high performance cut resistant shirts brand CutPRO® Cut Resistant Clothing, This brand is dedicated to safety clothing for the flat glass and sheet metal industry.

Cut-Tex® PRO is also being used to create slash resistant clothing brand SlashPRO® Slash Resistant Clothing.  This brand is dedicated to the safety of homeland security professionals, e.g. police, border control, immigration, customs, prisons etc.

For further information on Cut-Tex® PRO, please contact:

PPSS Group
Whitfield Business Park
Unit 1-2, Manse Lane
Knaresborough, HG5 8BS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 845 5193 95
Email: info@cut-tex.com
Web: www.cut-tex.com

Cut-Tex® PRO Now Being Used To Design And Manufacture Life Saving Clothing

Cut-Tex® PRO has primarily been designed to act as an effective, reliable and comfortable shield, protecting vulnerable areas of the human body, in particular the Radial, Brachial, Carotid, Axillary and Femoral Arteries from laceration and the wearer from rapid blood loss and potential death:

Cut-Tex PRO cut and slash resistant fabric

Most Kevlar® fabrics offer an ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 2 and in very rare occasions level 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5). Cut-Tex® PRO fabric as a stand-alone fabric offers the highest cut resistance level 5, which makes it 5 times more cut resistant than Kevlar® products rated level 3 at 5N.

A series of new slash resistant garments have now been designed and manufactured by UK headquartered PPSS Group:

#100121 - PPSS Slash Resistant Balaclava

#100121 – PPSS Slash Resistant Balaclava

100110 - PPSS Slash Resistant Neck Guard

100110 – PPSS Slash Resistant Neck Guard

100115 - PPSS Slash Resistant Combat Shirt

100115 – PPSS Slash Resistant Combat Shirt

Please view the following information:

Please contact us now if you have you any further questions about PPSS Cut & Slash Resistant Clothing.  Please call: +44 (0) 845 5193 953 or email: info@ppss-group.com

Cut-Tex PRO Cut Resistant Fabric Now Available In Additional Colours

 

Cut-Tex PRO Cut Resistant Fabric

Cut-Tex PRO Cut Resistant Fabric

Cut-Tex® PRO is a truly ultra-high performance cut and slash resistant fabric and it is now also available in five additional colours to better fulfil the needs of textile and clothing manufacturers.

Cut-Tex® PRO is with immediate effect also available in the following colours:

  • ‘optic white’
  • ‘olive green’
  • ‘navy blue’
  • ‘hi viz look like yellow’
  • ‘hi viz look like orange’

PPSS Group, the company behind Cut-Tex® PRO claims it is the world’s best cut resistant fabric, which is reinforced by passing several of the most stringent European and International Standards for cut, tear and abrasion resistance.

Additional test reports confirm the durability of this fabric is clearly outperforming other fabrics such as Kevlar® and other aramid based technical fabrics.

Comfortable to wear, machine washable and of truly exceptional strength and durability, this ground-breaking material is now being used to line uniforms, tactical gear or other corporate work wear.

It acts as a shield and protects vulnerable areas of the human body, in particular the Radial, Brachial, Carotid, Axillary and Femoral Arteries. The cutting of any of these arteries could lead to rapid blood loss.

Dealing with potentially hostile and intoxicated members of the public is not always easy, and we must do everything to improve their personal safety.

We invite tactical apparel manufacturers to contact us in order to help them design and produce personal protective clothing that is specifically designed around the precise operational threats, risks and duties of their valued customers.

I genuinely believe that lining specific areas of a uniform with Cut-Tex® PRO, means effectively shielding the most vulnerable areas and key arteries, which without any question will help reduce the risk of accidental cut injuries, malicious workplace violence related slash injuries and even death.

If you want to speak with my team about Cut-Tex® PRO then please call
+44 (0) 845 5193 953 or email info@ppss-group.com

However… for further details and technical information on Cut-Tex PRO please visit:  www.cut-tex.com

Cut-Tex® PRO Used to Create Slash Resistant Clothing to Help Protect Cab & Taxi Drivers

PPSS Slash Resistant Turtle Neck Jacket - ideal to protect taxi and cab drivers form edged weapon injuries.

PPSS Slash Resistant Turtle Neck Jacket – ideal to effectively help protect taxi and cab drivers from edged weapon injuries.

Just a very few days ago a taxi driver in Scotland was left seriously injured after being attacked with a knife by a passenger who drove off in his car.

A few months ago Jay Waiton, a 60 year old cab driver from Salina (Kansas, USA) was brutally attacked, leaving him with injuries on his head, neck and arms. He commented by saying:  “I woke up and thank the Lord that I was still alive… I guess maybe he thought he killed me and that’s when he stopped. I passed out and I thought I was dead”.

Following these violent knife attacks on cab & taxi drivers, we have now launched cut and slash resistant clothing to help protect them.

PPSS high performance slash resistant clothing are made out of 100% Cut-Tex PRO cut and slash resistant fabric and will without any question help protect cab & taxi drivers, who often work alone at night, dealing with potentially hostile, intoxicated and ‘out of control’ members of the public.

The safety of these professionals has to be important.  Their job takes them to so many places that can be remote, very dangerous and often without any mobile/cell phone reception. The great variety of people they have in their vehicles represent additional obvious, realistic and serious threat to the driver.

Racial harassment and aggressive complains about the fare and serious drunken disorder are now also issues taxi drivers have to face, often on a daily basis… especially at the end of weekend nights when customers have been drinking excessively all night.

Just read the following international news snips for yourself:

Although excellent personal safety advice for taxi drivers is available on the internet, it is however often not enough to protect these frontline professionals.

We need an additional ‘safety net’.  Something that protects us if all the CCTV systems in the world and all the best communication skills and our great personality have failed to stop such attack.

PPSS Slash Resistant Arm Guards, protecting taxi drivers forearms during an edged weapon attack.

PPSS Slash Resistant Arm Guards, protecting taxi drivers forearms during an edged weapon attack.

Smart looking and comfortable cut and slash resistant sweat shirts and sleeves can act as such ‘safety net’ and are ideal for taxi drivers and private hire as they 100% concealable.

We need to understand, that a knife attack, which sees the radial artery, the carotid artery or the axillary artery being cut or slashed will under normal circumstances lead to a rapid blood loss and can subsequently cause death within a very few minutes.

I can only encourage taxi drivers to contact us in case they wish to discuss the subject of personal protective clothing or highlighted any acts of violence they have been part of during their career.  I would really like to hear from you, as it may well help my firm to develop additional garments or equipment with your safety and protection in mind.

If you want to speak with my team about slash resistant clothing… please call +44 (0) 845 5193 953 or email info@ppss-group.com or visit www.ppss-group.com

For all U.S. and Canada based inquiries please be so kind and visit the website of our North American division www.ppss-northamerica.com email info@ppss-northamerica.com or call 800-928-4802

For intellectual property/copyright reasons, Cut-Tex PRO labelled products cannot be sold and delivered to Germany!

Please note: Cut-Tex® PRO is now being used for the brand CutPRO® a new cut resistant clothing brand with a fresh innovative primarily bespoke workwear for those working in the glass and metal industries.

Cut-Tex® PRO Is Without Question The World’s Most Advanced Cut Resistant Fabric

Cut Tex PRO Cut Resistant Fabric

Cut Tex PRO Cut Resistant Fabric

Cut-Tex® PRO is a ground-breaking combination of highly technical fibres, weaved by special high-density knitting machines, resulting in a truly outstanding cut and slash resistant fabric.

PPSS Group, a UK based company which produces high performance body armour and supplies them to homeland security agencies and other at risk clients around the globe, claim Cut-Tex® PRO is the world’s best, which is reinforced by passing several of the most stringent European and International Standards for cut, tear and abrasion resistance.

Cut-Tex® PRO passed all tests with the highest levels possible for textiles, highlighting clearly its level of cut protection is exceptional. Additional test reports confirm the durability of this fabric is clearly outperforming other fabrics such as Kevlar®.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, said: “The potential applications for our exceptional cut resistant fabric are endless. Cut-Tex® PRO is now being used by uniform manufactures in several countries ensuring the highest level of cut protection is offered to prison and law enforcement officers and other homeland security professionals.”

“We invite tactical apparel manufacturers to contact us in order to help them design and produce personal protective clothing that is specifically designed around the precise operational threats, risks and duties of their valued customers”.

The British saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ seems to make more sense within the world of personal safety than anywhere else.

The team at PPSS Group genuinely believe that lining specific areas of a uniform with Cut-Tex® PRO, means effectively shielding the most vulnerable areas and key arteries, which without any question will help reduce the risk of accidental cut injuries, malicious workplace violence related slash injuries and even death.

Please note that PPSS Group is currently not employing any Spanish speaking personnel, but with the help of translation software most questions can be answered reasonably quickly.

Please visit www.ppss-group.com email info@ppss-group.com or contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 953

Cut-Tex PRO Slash Resistant Fabric Now Key Part of Police Officers Uniforms

Members of another Police Force have now been issued with new uniforms partly made out of a high performance cut resistant fabric called Cut-Tex® PRO. In order to protect all officer’s safety, the country’s name cannot be named.

Cut-Tex PRO Cut Resistant High Performance Fabric

Cut-Tex PRO Cut Resistant High Performance Fabric

These new protective garments have been manufactured by one of Italy’s leading uniform manufacturers and without question will help save lives in the future.

“Dealing with potentially hostile and intoxicated members of the public is not always easy, and we must do everything to improve their personal safety and reduce the risk of workplace violence related injuries and even death”, says Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, the firm behind Cut-Tex® PRO.

According to Robert Kaiser, the risk of being cut or slashed is real, and the potential consequences can be severe.

“We strongly believe that uniforms, tactical apparel or other work wear should offer appropriate levels of protection for the Radial Artery, Brachial Artery, Carotid Artery, Axillary Artery and the Femoral Artery.”

“The cutting of any of these key arteries can lead to rapid blood loss and subsequent death within a very few minutes or seconds, in extreme cases.”

Cut-Tex® PRO cut resistant fabric is offering ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 5, EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 and ASTM F-1790 level 4.

Cut-Tex® PRO offers 27.8 Newton of blade cut resistance, as well as extraordinary tear and abrasion resistance, making it the ideal fabric to be incorporated into uniform and tactical apparel.

Police, prison, private security, mental health care professionals, and industries, such as glass handling and metal pressing are already benefiting from this great new fabric.

In addition to the above cut resistance level, Cut-Tex® PRO is also offering EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Level 4 (the highest possible) and EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Level 4 (the highest possible).

Subject to a minimum order volume of 1,000sqm Cut-Tex® PRO can be made available in any colour of choice.

Cut-Tex® PRO is a registered trademark of UK based PPSS Group, and is now available to licensed manufacturers around the world.  PPSS Group welcomes any enquiries with immediate effect.

Should you have any additional questions please feel free to contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 95 email info@ppss-group.com or visit www.ppss-group.com

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One of the best exhibitions featuring our high performance cut/slash resistant clothing during the 2012 Special Equipment Conference for Anti-Terrorism (SEECAT) in Tokyo.

We are LOVING it !

Cut-Tex® PRO: High Performance Cut Resistant Fabric

I am extremely proud to announce that we have developed our high performance cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex PRO following our great passion to protect frontline professionals all over the world.

Many scientists and specialists within the textile industry continuously seek to improve and develop new equipment and innovative slash and cut resistant clothing… but I am very very confident that we are and we will be leading this industry with immediate effect.

In order to use this cut resistant textile for protective clothing or other applications it had to be tested to British, European and International blade cut resistance standards.  The challenge was to substantiate independently the extraordinary properties of this new cut resistant textile with independent, scientific evidence, and to back up all claims we are making.

Our Cut-Tex® PRO cut slash and cut resistant fabric was subsequently tested to BS EN 388: 2003 6.2 Blade Cut Resistance, and it achieved the highest rating of level 5.  It also reached level 5 when tested to the European and International Standard BS EN ISO 13997:1999, which is highly regarded as the most stringent and efficient standard for blade cut resistance.

These results clearly demonstrate the incredible strength and cut resistant properties of Cut-Tex® PRO, which is now being used to manufacture comfortable cut and slash resistant clothing for security professionals, police, prison and enforcement officers in a number of countries around the World.

Please view our video:

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Companies from a variety of other sectors have now expressed an interest in this new cut resistant textile Cut-Tex® PRO that appears to take the World over by storm.  Glass handling and metal pressing companies are now able to see its great potential to protect factory workers from potential cuts and injuries, and haulage and truck firms have expressed an interest to line some of their trailer curtains with Cut-Tex® PRO to prevent illegal immigrants from cutting themselves a way into the trucks before crossing borders and entering countries. A problem that has recently become of great concern for many privately owned transport companies, especially here in the UK.

There is no doubt that Cut-Tex® PRO will help to save human lives in the future.  Right now it is all about educating professionals and letting them know that concealable and comfortable cut resistant clothing can be designed, developed and manufactured with the aid of Cut-Tex PRO, the world’s best slash an cut resistant fabric.

We need to stop thinking that everything will be ok.  We need to stop believing that nothing is ever going to go to happen, simply based on that fact that the past has been very kind to us and no one has been injured in OUR company or organisation yet.

I think we all should aim to prevent cut injuries rather than continuing with the habit of fixing things when they have gone wrong.  Cut-Tex® PRO has been developed with exactly this in mind.

Should you have any questions in reference to our slash and cut resistant textile Cut-Tex® PRO or our outstanding range of PPSS cut resistant clothing… then please contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 953, email info@ppss-group.com or visit www.ppss-group.com

Take good care.

For intellectual property/copyright reasons, Cut-Tex PRO labelled products cannot be sold and delivered to Germany!

PPSS move global manufacturing of cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex® PRO to UK facility

Following intensive research, planning and preparation, the manufacturing of Cut-Tex® PRO cut resistant fabric has been moved from Pakistan to England” Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group states.

These steps have been taken in order to guarantee the fabric’s excellent quality and highly respected performance levels.

Cut-Tex® PRO cut resistant fabric is offering ISO 13997:1999 blade cut resistance level 5, EN 388:2003 blade cut resistance level 5 and ASTM F-1790 level 4.

Please view our Cut-Tex® PRO Presentation

Cut-Tex® PRO now offers even further improved blade cut resistance of 27.8 Newton, as well as extraordinary tear and abrasion resistance, making it the ideal fabric to manufacture protective clothing.

Police, prison, private security, mental health care professionals, and industries, such as glass handling and metal pressing are already benefiting from this great new fabric.

The manufacturing will take place under stringent ISO 9001:2008 quality control management, at a central England based textile manufacturing plant, in order to cope with the increasing demands for such ultra high cut resistant fabric.

Cut-Tex® PRO cut resistant raw fabric is now available to specially licensed manufacturers around the world.  PPSS Group welcomes any enquiries with immediate effect.

Being UK based and supporting this country’s economy in this difficult financial climate was another factor close to our hearts, and made us believe this was without a doubt the correct business decision.

Cut-Tex® PRO is a registered trademark of UK based PPSS Group.

For intellectual property/copyright reasons, Cut-Tex PRO labelled products cannot be sold and delivered to Germany!