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Ansell Launches New White Micro-Touch® Nitrile Glove: Optimised Allergy Prevention and Comfort, with Economical Packaging

Powder-free nitrile glove prevents allergies and offers latex-like comfort

Brussels, May 2011 -
Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare barrier protection, recently introduced the Micro-Touch® Nitrile, a new 100% latex-free and powder-free, nitrile examination glove specially targeted at the dental and medical professionals. The Micro-Touch® Nitrile provides effective barrier protection, easy donning and more comfort. Moreover the new exam glove represents an economical alternative to NRL gloves and comes in a cost-effective 150-count packaging with 50% more gloves per dispenser box. Its white colour provides a high-contrast background that reveals soiling and contamination.

Economical and qualitative alternative to latex gloves

Due to the continued increases in rubber and latex glove prices (60% over the past 12 months) an important change is taking place in the disposable glove world. Nitrile has become a more economical material and nitrile gloves are now progressively replacing latex gloves. The economic advantage is even greater thanks to the fact that Ansell’s new Micro-Touch® Nitrile is coming in new dispenser boxes of 150 gloves compared to the usual 100 gloves boxes. This new packaging reduces waste and saves on costs (less time spent replacing dispenser and handling boxes, efficient stock management, packaging waste reduced) without compromising protection and comfort.

The many benefits of using nitrile exam gloves

A major advantage of nitrile exam gloves is the prevention of allergic reactions associated with latex gloves. Made of 100% nitrile, Ansell’s Micro-Touch® Nitrile glove contains no natural rubber latex and is powder-free. The non-sterile glove is suited for all applications requiring latex allergy prevention for healthcare workers and for contact with higher-risk patients such as in oncology and paediatrics. Furthermore, nitrile exam gloves provide both hospital staff and patients an effective barrier protection against a wide range of chemicals. Being a much better barrier to harsh chemicals than NRL, nitrile’s puncture and tears resistance is far superior to that of latex and all other glove films (for the same thickness).

Another added benefit that very few other types of exam gloves can compete with is the superior comfort. Manufactured from premium quality nitrile and ‘thermo elastic material’ that adapts to the hand’s shape, the Micro-Touch® Nitrile glove assures more dexterity and comfort than a latex glove. The glove itself is soft and supple – almost as if the user is wearing a second skin. Designed with special focus on providing a comfortable fit for the user, the glove’s inner polymer coating facilitates donning, while the lack of powder considerably reduces the risk of skin abrasion. Micro-textured finger surfaces ensure a good grip on instruments making Micro-Touch® Nitrile the optimal choice for many dental and medical professionals.

Nitrile is a registered trademark of Ansell Ltd.

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

Note to editors:

For more information and sample requests, please contact:

Claire Louis
Marketing Communications Manager EMEA, Ansell Healthcare
tel: +32 (0)2 529 8308

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