SmartCut starts with a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) knit shell to provide ANSI cut level A4 protection without bulk, with a strength-to-weight ratio eight to 15 times higher than steel. It has a water-based polyurethane (WBPU) coating as a palm and finger base coat. This helps reduce penetration of liquids, including light oil. Then it secures grip with a foam nitrile topcoat, ideal for working with oils, petrochemicals, fuels and most acids. Then, a sandy grip finish enhances abrasion resistance and cut protection.