The Uvex C500 cut protection safety gloves range set new standards in protection, comfort, flexibility, dexterity and economy. The product concept offers the highest cut level 5 and is available in five versions which are suitable for dry or wet and oily conditions: uvex C500, uvex C500 wet, uvex C500 wet plus, uvex C500 dry, uvex C500 foam and uvex C500 pure. In addition a cut resistant uvex C500 sleeve is available.
All options are made in Germany and feature patented Bamboo TwinFlex® Technology, a material composition made of a cut protection fibre on the outside and a bamboo comfort fibre on the inside, combining outstanding skin sensory properties with excellent climate characteristics and cut resistance.
The gloves include Climazone, which is Uvex's comprehensive, ultra comfortable climate management for all types of work and working environments. Based on and following scientific studies, Uvex Climazone delivers an outstanding solution for every workplace, regardless of climatic conditions or the physical activity. Perfect for Australia's hot working environmental conditions.
Our scope of work requires a high level of cut protection and dexterity working within a Gas Plant in North West Australia. The Uvex c500 Foam is our glove of choice and crews appreciate the comfort - MGJV (Monadelphous Group)
In addition to the intelligent use of lining materials, perfect shape and fit is achieved by innovating a new flat ergo mould. These anatomically shaped moulds accurately replicate the hand improving the fit and dexterity of the glove.
Contact our Sales team for more information or to run a trial program for all Uvex C500 Glove options - Sizes 7, 8, 9, 10
More About Bamboo
The Bamboo plant, commonly grown in Asia although they grow well in most climates, is a type of grass with a hard, woody, hollow stem. There are several varieties of bamboo; some are as short as one foot (30 cm) in height while others can grow to ten times that size. Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. Bamboo fabric has been growing in popularity because it has many unique properties and is more sustainable than most textile fibres.
Bamboo fabric is:
- Light and strong
- Grows quickly
- Does not usually require the use of pesticides and herbicides to thrive
- Has excellent wicking properties; able to take three times it's weight in water
- Will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate
- Will absorb 50% more moisture than cotton
- Does not cause skin reactions like wool and hemp
- Is cool in summer and warm in winter
- To some extent antibacterial
Bamboo also has many antibacterial qualities, which bamboo fabric is apparently able to retain, even through multiple washings. This helps to reduce bacteria that thrive on clothing and cause unpleasant odours. The type of bamboo used to produce fabric is Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens), a type of tropical grass which is not the same kind the pandas eat.
Uvex Mission Statement
For us, this is much more than a mere marketing slogan. Our objective is to protect people at work. With this comes a huge responsibility, requiring us to ensure our efforts are focussed on developing products and services which minimise workplace hazards. We view our task as not only optimising protection via high performance, product-based solutions, but also by taking an active role in terms of risk prevention. We are aiming to resolve the question: “How can we capitalise on the potential offered by PPE to ensure and maintain the performance capability and health and safety of employees in the workplace?”
The answer to this lies in a strategic approach to ergonomics, which intensively deals with the relationship of stress and strain. In order to integrate scientific findings in PPE products, we have developed a product system over the past few months which is designed to relieve the strain on wearers as effectively as possible.
With a defined “relief index”, we are able to introduce empirically verifiable features for each product which demonstrably prevent physical strain to ward off damage to long-term health. With the product system “uvex i-gonomics”, our intention is to do our bit in maintaining the health of your employees. Place your trust in our product and service solutions and together we can shape the working world, ensuring it is even safer in the future.
UVEX SAFETY GROUP GmbH & Co. KG