American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) revised market standard for cut-resistance glove in 2016.
Before the change, cut resistance was measured on a scale of 1 to 5.
The NEW ANSI/ISEA 2016 now has 9 levels to measure the cut resistance (Scale of A1 to A9) and will be more easier to check the performance level and more alignment to European EN 388 market standard.
Read more at the ANSI Blog: Revisions to ANSI/ISEA 105 American National Standard for Hand Protection Classification https://blog.ansi.org/?p=7210
Grainger & Ansell made a very easy guidbook to check the change and alignment.
You can read the full story from Grainger in this link. (Image source) https://www.grainger.com/content/safety-cut-resistance-standards
Lio Flex Cut Resistance meets A5 (ANSI/ISEA 2016) & E (EN388) which can be additional benefit with competitive price.
From A6 is usually punctual resistance grade, which is a different category.
Next time we will talk about our technology which enabled the A5 Level.