Brussels, October 29, 2012 : Ansell Ltd., a global leader in protection solutions has announced that its TouchNTuff® nitrile glove range has scored higher chemical permeation breakthrough times* when compared to rivals in independent research conducted by Centexbel**. The results confirm the TouchNTuff® range as a market leader and that no other single-use nitrile glove resists a greater variety of industrial chemicals for a longer period, or offers greater protection.
Available in two styles (92-600 and 92-605), the TouchNTuff® range is designed to protect individuals working in environments where they are at risk from splash exposure to harmful chemicals. The range utilises a specific Ansell nitrile formulation offering an exceptional soft feel and greater dexterity to handle intricate products with excellent dry grip (e.g. on glass).
Isabel Meurisse, Category Manager TouchNTuff® EMEA said “the Ansell TouchNTuff® glove range celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, a fitting milestone for an established range that has become synonymous with quality. We pride ourselves on utilising processes and consistency levels that are higher than industry standards, and the TouchNTuff® range is based on market leading Ansell technology and design. The independent research conducted by Centexbel is an important endorsement of both these technologies and a glove range that provides premium comfort, durability and protection.”
The research conducted by Centexbel, the independent collective research centre to the textile industry, showed that the TouchNTuff® nitrile glove range consistently scored significantly higher breakthrough times when compared to competitors using common laboratory chemicals such as Isopropanol and Xylene.
The 92-600 style of glove is 240mm long with a rolled beaded cuff and smooth grip design. The style has a unique chemical permeability and durability based on a specific Ansell nitrile blend formulation. It is available in boxes of 100 pieces.
The 92-605 style of glove is 300mm long with a textured fingertip design. The long cuff provides increased protection and is a better fit on garments, making this an ideal candidate for applications in pharmaceutical laboratories. It is available in boxes of 100 pieces.
For more information:
Ansell Media Relations
Claire Louis, Marcom Manager EMEA
Tel: 0032 2 528 7400
Donnchadh O’Leary/David Kinch
Tel: 00 353 1 6789333
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
* Breakthrough times refer to the amount of time (in minutes) it takes for a chemical to pass through a glove. The higher the breakthrough time, the longer it takes for a chemical to permeate the glove. This means that gloves with higher breakthrough times will protect the user for longer. Breakthrough times may give an indication of how long a glove can be expected to provide an effective chemical and liquid barrier when totally immersed in the chemical.
** Centexbel is an independent Belgian Textile Research Centre that offers testing, certification, consultancy and Research & Development services to the textile industry. The research centre is committed to innovation and sustainable development that further enhances the Belgian and European textile industry.
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human wellbeing. With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the personal protective equipment and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and wellbeing category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at www.ansell.com.
TouchNTuff® is a trademark owned by Ansell Limited.