Personal Protective Equipment or “PPE”, is any equipment workers wear to minimise exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. Having this in mind, we must consider several important factors when choosing the best fabric for PPE manufacturing.
Kozane® understands that depending on the industry, there are certain hazards and threats you are exposed to. Our range of high-performance fabrics is the product of a multi-award winning Norwegian company, Granberg AS, with over 60 years of experience in protecting workers facing challenging conditions.
High-risk industrial environments, such as glass and metal manufacturing, car manufacturing, food processing, forestry, mining, waste management and recycling, face serious cut hazards. Kozane® Extreme, Kozane® Supreme and Kozane® Pro apply to a variety of cut-resistant PPE, from cuffs and sleeves to full-body overalls. They are ideal for manufacturing aprons, chaps, arm guards, shirts, trousers, etc., to address specific health and safety needs.
Military, Law Enforcement and Security
Frontline professionals in the military, law enforcement, homeland and private security, prisons and corrections are at risk and can suffer injuries from sharp blades and knife attacks which may pose life threatening risks. Kozane® Supreme, Kozane® Extreme and Kozane® Pro offer a great combination of outstanding levels of protection and comfortability, which makes them suitable for various cut-resistant PPE such as neck guards, balaclavas, arm guards, shirts, jackets and trousers which can be used in conjunction with their existing body armour.
Mental health and special education
Working with vulnerable people, particularly those presenting challenging behaviors, means healthcare and special education workers can be at great risks from bites, pinches or scratches. Kozane® Invicta with its tear and puncture resistance features, is a great option for manufacturing arm guards, shirts and other garments to provide discreet, all day protection. On the other hand, care professionals are not the only ones at risk under this category. Even patients or service users can suffer injuries, particularly those who are prone to inflict self-harm. Kozane® Invicta is in use by manufacturers for protective garments and bedding for vulnerable patients, perfect for its practicality and comfort.
If you would like more information on how we can assist you in choosing the choosing the best fabric for PPE manufacturing, please contact the Kozane® representative Eve Lamb:
Tel: +44 (0)7599 546 566