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ANSELL INTRODUCES NEW RANGE OF HYFLEX GLOVES, INCLUDING OIL REPELLENT, HIGH GRIP ONE

Integrating patent pending innovations in grip, abrasion and comfort

5 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium – Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, launches five new gloves in its HyFlex® range of versatile knitted gloves for industry. All integrate one or more Ansell research innovations. The oil-resistant, high grip HyFlex 11-927 is a knitted glove with first-to-market performance. Protection from cuts and potentially toxic oil translates to peace of mind for workers; improved grip positively impacts productivity and extreme abrasion resistance lowers the frequency of glove replacement.

The HyFlex 11-927 is the first knitted glove to combine RIPEL™ Liquid Repellence Technology (that prevents oils or lubricants from making accidental skin contact) and Ansell Grip™ Technology for a secure grip in oily environments. Highly abrasion- and cut-resistant (EN Level 3), it effectively replaces leather gloves when handling sharp metal components coated in oil or lubricant or assembling engine parts. The HyFlex 11-927 is recommended for a wide range of applications in the automotive manufacturing, machinery, transportation, and metal fab industries.

Even gloves with a good dry grip can become slippery in oily environments, causing cut injuries from sharp parts or tools. The improved grip resulting from the combination of RIPEL Liquid Repellence Technology, which channels away oils and liquids, and the high-grip finish of Ansell Grip Technology actively contributes to reducing the risk of cut injuries. Poor grip can also reduce workers’ confidence, precision and productivity; compensating with extra force can cause hand fatigue and musculoskeletal disorders. The finish of the HyFlex 11-927 actually minimises the force needed to grasp greasy or wet objects.

Unlike the foam layer of other dipped gloves, which may break through and allow oil to reach the skin, the HyFlex 11-927’s RIPEL coating protects workers from irritation, allergy risk, and toxicity.

The HyFlex 11-840 is the most durable and comfortable light-duty dipped glove ever made by Ansell. Ideal for handling abrasive objects, it features the patent pending FORTIX™ nitrile NBR foam coating results in extreme durability and abrasion resistance (EN Level 4). The thinness of this layer allows for a flexible, snug-fitting and comfortable glove that can be worn all day. Workers are more likely to accept wearing protective gloves if these feel similar to bare skin. Ideal for workers handling abrasive objects, the sensitive, breathable HyFlex 11-840 is intended for manufacturing industries and maintenance tasks..

The ultralight HyFlex 11-818 glove provides the comfort and tactility of bare hands. One of the market’s lightest nitrile gloves, it has an impressive abrasion resistance of EN Level 4 thanks to its FORTIX coating which extends the glove life by up to three times. Freedom of movement is enhanced by Ansell ZONZ®, a modulated knitting technology which reduces the strength required to flex the hand. The 11-818 offers good dry grip and is silicone-free to ensure the clean handling of metal parts prior to painting.

Machine operators and delivery and logistics workers constantly pull gloves on and off when using touch screens. The HyFlex 11-101 and 11-105 PU-dipped gloves allow workers to keep their gloves on when interacting with capacitive touch screens. Their superior conductivity and sensitivity is due to a unique copper-covered yarn technology.

“Each of these new HyFlex gloves—and each technology improvement-- is the fruit of careful end-user research and investment in R&D,” says Peter Dobbelsteijn, Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the EMEA region of Ansell.

The five new HyFlex gloves will be presented at the Ansell booth (Hall 6, J39) of the A+A Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair which takes place in Düsseldorf from 5-8 November 2013.

For more than 100 years, Ansell has been recognized for continually innovating in hand protection and protective clothing. Its specialized solutions meet the unique challenges faced by workers in a broad range of sectors.

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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/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the personal protective equipment and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well-being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness.

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