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Ansell launches ERGOFORM™ Ergonomic Design Technology

ANSELL LAUNCHES ERGOFORM™ ERGONOMIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Manufacturer is first to test and design single-use gloves that maximize productivity by minimizing worker hand fatigue and discomfort

22 October 2015 - Brussels, Belgium – Ansell, a global leader in protective solutions, introduces today at the A+A trade fair ERGOFORM Ergonomic Design Technology, a technology that enables Ansell to test and design single-use gloves that maximize worker productivity by minimizing hand fatigue and discomfort. Ansell gloves designed with ERGOFORM are strategically engineered to deliver high-performance musculoskeletal support and reduce the risk of ergonomic injury caused by prolonged or repetitive manual tasks. Ansell applies ergonomic testing and design to its products, with the ERGOFORM™ Ergonomic Design Technology".

ERGOFORM design technology is available on four glove styles, including Microflex® 93-833 Microflex 73-847, TouchNTuff® 73-300 and TouchNTuff 73-500, with additional products joining the line-up in 2016. This diverse portfolio is suited for use across a wide variety of industries where workers perform repetitious tasks that require manual dexterity.

Trade fair attendees can have a detailed look at gloves featuring ERGOFORM at Ansell Hall 6, booth J33. Additionally, attendees can experience the benefit of ergonomically designed gloves for themselves via Ansell’s ERGOFORM Virtual Glove Experience, an in-booth interactive virtual experience that allows users to see potential strain and fatigue on muscles, tendons and nerves due to hand movements and repetitive motions.

“Occupational musculoskeletal disorders, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and tendonitis, are a leading cause of lost workday injury and illness,” said Joe Kubicek, President and General Manager of the Ansell Single Use Global Business Unit. “Gloves designed with ERGOFORM are proven through testing to reduce strenuous muscle effort that may lead to joint, tendon or ligament strain. We are excited to offer this breakthrough, which supports worker health and productivity.”

With ERGOFORM, Ansell applies knowledge of typical muscle use in common tasks, and designs gloves that strategically enhance fit, feel, tactility and support for workers. Gloves are tested and evaluated in state-of-the-art ergonomics laboratories. To receive certification, they must prove they provide measurable advantages to user comfort and long-term hand and arm muscle health. Laboratory tests show that gloves designed with ERGOFORM markedly reduce muscle effort in performing certain tasks as compared to competitive products and, in some cases, even bare-handed operations.

ERGOFORM Ergonomic Design Technology underscores the dedication of Ansell to improving worker experience through innovative glove design, processing and manufacturing methods.

Note to editors
Journalists wishing to interview an Ansell member of the standards committee for in-depth insights regarding the new standard and the industry context are invited to contact Mr. Hugo Thiecke +32 2 528 7400 to arrange an appointment.

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 15,000 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, Industrial, Single Use and Sexual Wellness. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at www.ansell.com.



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