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Ansell Healthcare launches WorkGuard™ 43-216, a durable protective glove for welders

Brussel, 16 august 2010. Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in barrier protective solutions, introduces WorkGuard™ 43-216, a leather welding glove. WorkGuard™ 43-216 is a sturdy heat-resistant glove that offers high levels of protection against molten metal splashes and conductive heat. In addition to thermal protection, it also provides superior durability and good protection from abrasion, cuts and punctures.

The appropriate solution for all welding tasks

Made of tough-wearing split leather, the WorkGuard™ 43-216 glove features a reinforced palm and Kevlar® seams,that make it even more durable. This heavy-duty glove is comfortable and lined with cotton. It has an extended cuff and is 41cm long to protect the forearm better. Its gauntlet design also makes it easier to put on and pull off.

WorkGuard™ 43-216 is certified as a Category III glove for protection against high temperatures. This makes the glove suitable for a large number of applications requiring heat resistance, including welding, operating machinery and working in environments where there is a risk of heat or molten metal splashes. These industries include automotive/transportation, metal fabrication, machinery & equipment. Intended for general use welding, the heavy-duty cowhide WorkGuard™ 43-216 is particularly appropriate for MIG-MAG types of welding.

WorkGuard™ 43-216 is the latest addition to Ansell’s product range and can be used perfectly in combination with the Safe-Knit® Guard® 59-416 sleeve for optimal protection in applications requiring high heat protection. These two products can be found on Ansell’s Protection Solutions Website.

More Premium Protection with the Vantage
® gloves range

Featuring seven different styles, Ansell’s Vantage® range offers solutions for a wide range of applications, from workers handling small to medium-sized metal pieces with sharp edges through to workers who handle complex/heavy/oily metal parts in applications such as assembly, press and body shop, metal finish inspection, etc.

Vantage® 70-765 and 70-766 gloves, renowned for their exceptional cut resistance and superior grip, have recently been upgraded with an enhanced seam design and a reinforced thumb to increase protection when handling sharp objects.

Vantage®, Safe-Knit® and WorkGuard™ are trademarks of Ansell Ltd. or one of its affiliates.
Kevlar® is a registered trademark of Dupont Corporation.
(C) 2010 All Rights Reserved.

About Ansell:
Ansell Limited is a global leader in barrier protective products. With operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Ansell employs more than 11, 000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying condoms and consumer hand protection. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at

Note to editors:

Complete Ansell Healthcare online glove search and Protection Solutions Catalogue

WorkGuard™ 43-216 Product sheet

High-resolution colour photographs and related Ansell logos for download

For more information about Ansell gloves or Ansell Healthcare, please contact:

Wouter Piepers, Communications Director,
tel: +32 2 528 75 68
cellular: +32 478 33 56 32

Olivier Trop, Duval Guillaume I PR
cellular: +32 486 510 419

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