Toe caps are one of the most important components of safety footwear. Work footwear is made up of several components, the most important of which are the insole, sole and toe cap.
There are 5 types of safety toe caps, about which you can learn more below.
In this article we will focus on safety toe caps and why it is so important that they meet the technical requirements necessary for them to be verified and certified as safety footwear under current regulations.
Types of safety toe caps
Carbon fiber toe cap
Its great resistance and at the same time its extreme lightness are its 2 main characteristics.
The carbon fiber toe cap is a non-metallic toe cap, therefore it is a non-magnetic toe cap composed of resin and carbon fiber, thus ensuring good comfort and safety results for the worker.
Thanks to the transversal fibers, this toe cap is the lightest on the market, in addition to providing greater resistance to impact and crushing.
Fiberglass toe cap
The main characteristic of the fiberglass toe cap is its extreme rigidity, as well as its lightness and optimum resistance.
The non-magnetic safety toe cap made of resin and fiberglass is one of the most efficient on the market, as it provides very high performance with minimum dimensions.
This toe cap has an elastic memory and insulates against cold and heat, in addition to all the features mentioned above.
Steel toe cap
If robust and economical toe caps are preferred, steel toe caps are the best choice.
Because it is composed of metal cross fibers, this toe cap has a higher resistance to impact and crushing than the classic metal toe cap.
A PVC toe cap can also be added to this toe cap.
Injected aluminum and aerospace alloy toecap
The main characteristics of this toe cap are its extreme lightness and resistance. They are excellent if you want to wear comfortable and lightweight footwear, as well as being robust and highly durable.
The injected aluminum toe caps have a variable thickness to better adapt to each type of shoe.
On the other hand, toe caps made of aerospace alloy are manufactured by deep-drawing with specific material, so they have a constant thickness and larger and external dimensions.
Composite toe cap
Toe caps made of thermoplastic or composite material are light and comfortable, as well as being one of the most economical and lightest on the market.
Thanks to the transversal fibers, it has a higher resistance to impact and crushing.
In any case, you can find much more information about safety footwear in our blog.
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