About puncture resistant safety footwear
Work boots are an essential piece of safety clothing that should be worn while working on job sites or in other situations where protection is a must. The shoes come in a variety of styles and materials, but the most important factor when it comes to work boots is the level of puncture resistance. Puncture resistant safety shoes are an absolute must for any individual that works in a hazardous environment with potential risks of puncture wounds, such as nail sticking out of the flooring or other objects on the floor that could cause harm.
A high proportion of foot injuries are caused by inadvertent punctures of the foot at work. This means that the foot is not immune to injury from sharp objects piercing the foot in the course of daily work. In order to prevent punctures by sharp objects at work, we need to wear puncture-resistant safety shoes to protect our feet. So do you know about puncture resistant safety shoes? Today Teenro Safety Shoes will share with you to help you understand more.
What is puncture resistant safety footwear?
Puncture resistant safety footwear is a type of protective footwear that protects the foot from puncture injuries by placing a puncture resistant midsole on top of the sole that protects against puncture by sharp objects, common puncture resistant midsoles are steel plates, Kevlar midsoles etc. According to the international standard ASTM F2413-11 puncture resistant safety footwear, the number to remember is that the puncture resistance should not be less than 1100N.
When purchasing puncture resistant safety shoes, it is important to make sure that the shoes meet the standard ASTM F2413-11, which specifies the requirements and test methods for protective footwear. ASTM F2413-11 includes standards for puncture resistance, slip resistance, electrical hazard and water resistance, as well as a variety of other safety-related features.
The upper part of a puncture resistant safety shoe is constructed with strong materials, such as leather or composite materials. There are also rubber or synthetic shoes with a steel layer in the midsole specifically designed for protection from punctures. The steel layer is placed in between the inner and outer sole to provide added protection and durability against punctures. Moreover, a steel shank is also used for added rigidity and support, as well as a steel toe cap for protection of the toe area.
Puncture-proof safety shoes are a kind of protective foot work shoes worn in the production workshops of hardware stamping, electroplating chemical, machinery and equipment manufacturing, printing and packaging, and steel shipbuilding and in areas affected by external harsh environmental hazards, mainly for mining, machinery, construction, metallurgy, logging, transportation and other industries.
Common puncture-resistant midsoles are.
The sole is made of polyurethane, which is softer and more flexible than PVC, but offers excellent puncture resistance. In addition to the polyurethane layer, the sole is also equipped with a steel toe cap and a steel midsole to provide further protection from the sharp edges of objects on the floor. The lining of the shoe may also be made from materials that are resistant from cuts and other harm, such as Kevlar.
Steel midsole, using steel plate material is one of our commonly used anti-puncture midsole materials, its advantages are good elasticity, toughness, stable performance, easy production and low price; at the same time this material is hard, not suitable for long-term squatting foot surface bending work.
Kevlar midsole, which is a new high-tech synthetic fibre, its low density, high strength, good toughness, high temperature resistance, easy processing and shaping, widely used in the field of ballistic products, strong puncture resistance. This material is light in weight and suitable for long walks in a working environment.
The above is a brief introduction to puncture resistant safety shoes. When choosing puncture resistant safety shoes, it is important to note that if you need insulation at the same time, you cannot use a steel midsole and need to choose a non-metallic Kevlar midsole. If you have any questions about the purchase of safety shoes, please feel free to leave a message.