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Ansell showcases innovative hand protection solutions at Intersec safety show in Dubai

Brussels, 07 December 2010 - Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in protective gloves for all industrial sectors, including oil and (petro)chemical, automotive, metal, building & construction, will be showcasing its large portfolio of safety and hand protection solutions at Intersec Middle East in Dubai, UAE from 16 to 18 January 2009 (Stand: 6-321S). Several innovations including the mechanical protection gloves HyFlex® 11-502 and 11-616 as well as the chemical protection gloves ranges AlphaTec® and Touch N Tuff® will be presented in the Middle-East region.


Growing awareness for appropriate hand protection

As a consequence of the growing activities in infrastructure, construction and industrial sectors in the Gulf region and the wider Middle East market, health & safety regulations are becoming increasingly stringent and the awareness on the importance of safety in the workplace is rising. 
In industries where workers face potential hand and arm injuries, employers must ensure that their employees are provided with and use appropriate PPE, in particular protection gloves. Potential risks from hazardous processes include skin absorption of harmful substances, chemical or thermal burns, abrasions, cuts,punctures and fractures.


Innovations @ Intersec Dubai

Sharing this concern, Ansell is participating in Intersec to increase a higher awareness for occupational safety and to inform the markets about the latest innovations in hand protection solutions. On display at the Ansell booth will be the company’s best selling HyFlex® glove range. The HyFlex® glove range is ergonomically designed to provide an ideal balance of comfort, protection, dexterity in jobs that require precision handling of small and delicate parts. With the new level 2 cut protection HyFlex® 11-502 glove and the multi-purpose 18-gauge HyFlex® 11-616 glove presented at Intersec, Ansell now offers a range of 25 styles ensuring that there is an HyFlex glove that fits every worker’s job performance requirements and comfort expectations.
Furthermore, Ansell will showcase its dedicated range of solutions that protecthands from hazards specific to the chemical, oil and gas industry. AlphaTec® glovesoffer advanced chemical protection and are recommended for handling and assemblyapplications in environments with potential chemical hazards. Thesingle-use, nitrile Touch N Tuff® glove protects againstchemical splashes, as proven in several official trials were carried out. Noother single-use nitrile glove resists a greater variety of industrial chemicalsfor a longer period than Ansell’s Touch N Tuff®.


HyFlex®, AlphaTec® and Touch N Tuff® are registeredtrademarks of Ansell Ltd. or one of its affiliates.


About Ansell:

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well being. With operations in North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, New Verticals & Advanced Concepts, and Sexual Health & Well Being.
Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.ansell.eu.


Note to editors:

Complete Ansell Healthcare online glove search and Protection Solutions Catalogue
New HyFlex® range brochure
High-resolution colour photographs and related Ansell logos for download


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


Wouter Piepers, Global Communications Director tel: +32 2 528 75 68 Email: wpiepers@eu.ansell.com
Olivier Trop, Media Relations Foxtrop Consulting tel: +32 486 510 419 Email:foxtrop@telenet.be




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