Banom a manufacturer of cut-resistant gloves and safety apparel in Malvern, Pa., and a DSM Dyneema global licensee, received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American Product Leadership Award in cut-resistant gloves. Banom’s gloves for workers in the glass and sheet metal industries are constructed with proprietary high tenacity filament yarns incorporating high-performance materials such as MaxPly® with Dyneema® and TriMax® with Dyneema®.

According to the Frost & Sullivan report, Banom not only uses innovative yarns that protect against cutting hazards from knives, razor blades, sheet metal and glass, they also demonstrate superiority over competing products in the market in terms of dexterity, comfort and tactility. Special coatings provide enhanced grip and reduce hand fatigue. Banom also received praise for designing gloves for specific end uses and for employing application testing for its gloves rather than a simple standard cut test, according to an announcement.

“We are proud of Banom’s achievement and pleased to have played a contributing role in the success of our partner, now acknowledged as the product leader in the North American cut-resistant glove market sector,” says Matthew Reid, high performance textiles Americas manager, DSM Dyneema. “Advanced fiber technologies, together with innovations in design, manufacture and testing, enable Banom’s products to reduce injury rates and improve worker effectiveness. We are confident that Banom will continue to lead the industry and look forward to a productive ongoing relationship.”