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Arab Health 2011: Ansell Introduces Major Innovations in Hand Protection for Healthcare Workers

Focus on powder-free surgical and exam glove ranges Encore®, Gammex® and Micro-Touch®

Brussels, January 13 2011 - Ansell Healthcare (, a world leader in hand protective solutions for healthcare professionals, will demonstrate several innovative products at Arab Health 2011, Middle East's leading healthcare exhibition, from 24th to 27th January 2011 (Hall 2, Booth G10). A particular focus will be on the novelties in the surgical gloves ranges Encore® and Gammex® and the latest styles in the Micro-Touch® examination gloves.

On display at the Ansell booth will be the company’s best selling Micro-Touch® exam glove range. To healthcare workers around the world, Micro-Touch® is the preferred brand of examination gloves with state-of-the-art technology inside to assure excellent patient care and services while keeping the wearer ultra-safe. Most recent innovations are two powder-free, non-sterile examination gloves: the latex Micro-Touch® Premium and the latex-free Micro-Touch® Nitrile Accelerator-Free. The Micro-Touch® Premium with its low AQL of 1.0 is the first examination glove awarded with the British Standards Institution’s Kitemark®.

Encore® surgical gloves provide surgeons, OR nurses and surgical technicians a powder-free, top-quality latex solution for each category of professional use. They incorporate Ansell’s proprietary inner coating supporting easier donning and double gloving. Encore® gloves are produced on Ansell anatomic formers offering them high level of comfort as well as a more natural fit that reduces hand fatigue. The Encore® range includes a complete product offering that supports all types of surgical needs and preferences, including specialty surgery, such as orthopaedics or microsurgery. The range also includes the powder-free synthetic neoprene surgical glove Encore® Ultra. This glove is safe for latex-sensitive (Type I) and chemical-sensitive (Type IV) healthcare workers. The complete Encore® range was awarded the “2010 European Surgical Gloves Product Quality Leadership Award” by Frost & Sullivan analyst firm.

Visitors of Arab Health 2011 are also invited to discover the latest innovations of the popular Gammex® powder-free glove range. The Gammex® PF range is aimed at healthcare facilities, which have decided to opt for powder-free glove environments and protect surgeons and patients from adverse skin reactions.

It is estimated that in the Middle-East, more than 70% of gloves used in healthcare facilities are still powdered, in comparison to many countries in Northern Europe, where their use has been almost completely banned.

Micro-Touch®, Encore® Gammex® and Gammex® PF EnLite™ are registered trademarks of Ansell Ltd.
Kitemark® and the Kitemark® logo are trademarks of the British Standards Institution.

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 and Sexual Health & Well Being.
Information on Ansell and its products can be found at

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Wouter Piepers
Global Communications Director
tel: +32 (0)2 528 75 68

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Media Relations
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