BRUSSELS, Nov 28, 2008 - Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in barrier protective solutions, announced today that its new PowerFlex® 80-658 cut-resistant glove has won the Security & Safety Award for the most outstanding product innovation at the Sicurtech Expo 2008, running November 25-28 in Milan, Italy.
The Jury of the Awards recognised the PowerFlex® 80-658 glove as one of the most advanced solutions for health and safety at work. Especially the extreme cut resistance and the extended forearm protection of the glove were honoured as cutting-edge innovations in the industry.
Intended for high cut-risk work handling glass, metal, scrap waste and recycling, Ansell's PowerFlex® 80-658 is the first three quarter dipped glove with a cut resistance level of 5 to offer the extra forearm protection of an extended knitwrist. The addition of cotton isolates the skin from direct contact with the cut resistant yarns, resulting in a glove that is softer and more comfortable to wear than many cut resistant gloves. The knitted liner retains its properties through washing and is highly resistant to abrasion (level X).
"We are very honoured to receive this innovation award, which reinforces our position as a leading supplier of barrier protective solutions reducing occupational hazards and protecting personnel in the workplace," said Marcel Willems, Ansell's Marketing Director Occupational Healthcare. "We are confident that many accidents will be avoided by the fact we have extended the knitwrist onto the forearm."
PowerFlex® 80-658 is a trademark of Ansell Ltd. or one of its affiliates.
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Ansell Limited is a global leader in barrier protective products. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Ansell employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying condoms and consumer hand protection. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.ansell.eu.
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