Superior® Emerald CX®, Impact-resistant Nylon/Stainless-steel Cut-resistant String-knit Glove New in the lineup…a custom-engineered blend that combines the lightweight ease and strength of nylon with multi-strand stainless-steel wire, and thermo plastic rubber (TPR) backing to reduce back-of-hand injuries. TPR backing is sonically welded right onto the glove, rather than gluing it—that means it won’t come off. With these gloves, you get triple the cut resistance of comparable glass/nylon blends at half the cost of comparable cut-resistant styles. Two ends of fine stainless-steel wire in the knit provide ASTM level-2 cut protection, based on a cut resistance of 700 grams. Wire cannot be felt against the hand since the inside face is knit with 100% nylon for a smooth, comfortable feel. The combination of soft-yet-strong nylon and the strength of steel makes these gloves a comfortable and economical choice for cut protection. Longer 3-¾" knit wrists provide stay-in-place comfort and great wrist protection, while the TPR backing adds another level of defense. Gloves are palm coated in black foamed-nitrile to increase grip in oily/wet situations. Foamed nitrile is soft and absorbent and works to enhance grip by displacing the oil on smooth surfaces, but won’t allow oil to soak through to the hand, making it the preferred choice for oily applications.