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Police & Homeland Security

Cut-Tex® PRO slash resistant fabric is now being used to manufacture some of the most effective high performance cut and slash resistant protective clothing for law enforcement and other homeland security professionals around the world.

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Prison Service

Find out why Cut-Tex® PRO is used to create potentially lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing for prison or correctional officers.

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Health Care

Bite protection arm guards made out of Cut-Tex® PRO can effectively help protect professionals working in special educational needs, mental health care and high secure hospitals.

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Industry

Cut-Tex® PRO can be manufactured into protective garments that help reduce the risk of cut injuries within flat glass, sheet metal, construction, recycling and automotive manufacturing industries.

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Ice Hockey

Cut-Tex® PRO is ideal for the manufacturing of cut resistant clothing - preventing cuts and lacerations in ice hockey as well as ice speed skating.

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Equestrian

Find out why Cut-Tex® PRO is used to manufacture protective garments for horses and the horse rider.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Cut-Tex® PRO compare with Kevlar®?

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.


What is the exact blade cut resistance level of Cut-Tex® PRO?

  • ISO 13997:1999 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5 - the highest possible

  • ASTM F-1790 Blade Cut Resistance Level 4

  • EN 388:2003 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5 - the highest possible


What other form of protection does Cut-Tex® PRO offer?

  • EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Level 4 - the highest possible
  • EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Level 4 - the highest possible

Is Cut-Tex® PRO machine washable?

Yes. 'Stability to washing and appearance assessment' tests confirmed Cut-Tex® PRO can be washed at 40° degrees and also 60° degrees, in order to fight infection and cross contamination.


What is the key advantage of Cut-Tex® PRO compare to other cut resistant fabrics?

  • Exceptional Durability - even after washing and regular wear.
  • Outstanding Overall Performance - including exceptional cut, tear, abrasion and human bite resistance
  • Latex® free - this means Cut-Tex® PRO can be worn against the skin

How does Cut-Tex® PRO perform after washing?

Cut-Tex® PRO has been washed in TEN Durawash twin-tub industrial machines. This is equivalent to 50 washes in a domestic washing machine. The cut resistance level, following this washing process has INCREASED by 4%. Test reports from INTERTEK are available upon request.


Is Cut-Tex® PRO fire resistant?

Cut-Tex® PRO is not fire resistant, but it can be treated with any high quality flame retardant spray/wash. However many uniform and tactical apparel manufacturers have chosen to add a layer of Nomex® on top of the Cut-Tex® PRO fabric offering the highest possible level of fire/flame protection.


Is Cut-Tex® PRO water resistant?

Cut-Tex® PRO is not waterproof or water resistant. Cut-Tex® PRO is a knitted fabric and that in itself means water can easily penetrate our cut resistant fabric. We suggest to add a layer of Gore-Tex® on top of the Cut-Tex® PRO fabric offering the best possible level of water resistance.


Where is Cut-Tex® PRO being manufactured?

Cut-Tex® PRO is manufactured at a 'top secret' manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom, under strict ISO 9001:2008 quality standard control.


How do I work with Cut-Tex® PRO e.g. how do I cut and sew the fabric?

In case you are interested in working with Cut-Tex® PRO, please contact us by email info@ppss-group.com and we will send you our technical data sheet highlighting all 'handling' guidance and recommendations.


Is Cut-Tex® PRO cut resistant fabric available as raw fabric?

Yes, Cut-Tex® PRO raw fabric is available from PPSS Group only.


Is Cut-Tex® PRO offering bite resistance?

Cut-Tex® PRO stops human teeth from penetrating another person's skin. However, in order to stop potentially painful bruising additional and more rigid materials (e.g. ultra-thin plastic or leather) can be used to increase the bite protection level.


Can Cut-Tex® PRO be worn against your skin?

Yes, without any problems. However some customers might prefer cut resistant garments with an inner layer of Coolmax® to further improve comfort, and effectively deal with body heat and moisture management.


Is Cut-Tex® PRO available wider than the standard 80cm roll?

The Cut-Tex® PRO fabric is knitted on a circular knitting machine... so it is knitted in a 'tunnel shape'. When laid out on the table and 'cut open' it is 160cm wide. This is the only width possible.


What colour does Cut-Tex® PRO come in?

Cut-Tex® PRO comes in one colour, featuring different grey tones (please see above website header image). Additional (bespoke) colours can also be made available, but are subject to a minimum order volume of 600sqm


Who owns the registered trademark and copyright for Cut-Tex® PRO?

Cut-Tex®, and all associated names and brands are all registered trademarks owned by PPSS Group in the United Kingdom.


Any other information that is of importance?

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