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The Journal for Employee Protection
The Journal for Employee Protection
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Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the introduction of Microflex® 93-260, the thinnest chemical resistant, single use glove available on the market today. This breakthrough solution offers tough protection against a broad range of chemicals, while still providing the dexterity and tactility of a thin, disposable glove.
Traditional disposable gloves are designed to provide protection against chemicals for only short periods of time – in the event of a splash; while chemical gloves typically have a thicker, sturdier design for longer lasting protection. The new Microflex 93-260 is a thin, disposable glove designed to offer higher levels of protection against chemicals for longer periods of time than ordinary single use gloves. The glove achieves this through an innovative three-layer design that resists a wide range of aggressive chemicals. Its exterior nitrile layer delivers maximum protection against several organic solvents, while the soft neoprene middle layer provides acid and base resistance. A final interior layer provides a continual dry feel, while also easing the donning and doffing, or putting on and removing, process. The glove is just 0.19mm thick, so it offers this superior protection while also providing enhanced tactility and dexterity for easy handling of small parts and tools.
“There are many jobs in different industries that require people to be reliably protected against chemicals while manipulating small parts and pieces with their fingers,” said Joe Kubicek, President and General Manager of the Ansell Single Use Global Business Unit. “As the thinnest chemical resistant, single use glove available, the new Microflex 93-260 offers the resistance against harsh chemicals that these workers need, with the comfort, fit and feel they need to be more productive.”
The thin design and chemical resistance of the Microflex 93-260 makes it an excellent hand protection solution for a broad range of applications, including laboratory work, paint shop work, assembly and fabrication and general maintenance and repair. The glove is also a reliable choice for aircraft engineers and maintenance workers because it resists common hydraulic fluids used in the aerospace industry. As a thin, comfortable hand protection solution that effectively resists chemicals, workers across a wide range of industries are more likely to wear the glove, ensuring greater levels of compliance with safety programs.
Microflex 93-260 gloves are available in sizes XS to XXL (5.5-11) and feature textured fingers and an extended cuff for added protection. In addition, the glove meets ASTM D 3577, D6977, EN 420, EN 388 Abrasion Level 2 and EN374-JKL performance standards.
More permeation information about the Microflex 93-260 is available through Ansell Chemical GUARDIAN™ which simplifies the chemical glove selection process for a unique set of chemicals. This unique tool offers a personalised glove assessment with expected permeation times, which will facilitate a glove selection. This system currently contains permeation time information of around 6.000 single chemicals and 10.000 chemical mixtures.
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being. With operations in EMEA, North America, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia, Ansell employs nearly 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: Industrial, Medical, Single Use and Sexual Wellness.
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