Ansell Launches New ActivArmr® Multipurpose Glove Range

           Ansell Launches New ActivArmr® Multipurpose Glove Range

  PR Newswire

  BRUSSELS, November 8, 2012

BRUSSELS, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Uniquely Engineered to Meet the Real World Extremes and Requirements of the
Construction Industry, the ActivArmr® Multipurpose Gloves are Best in Class

Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, introduces ActivArmr®
Multipurpose Gloves , expanding its collection of ActivArmr® trade specific
gloves. Ansell is now the only manufacturer providing a full range of tailored
made solutions engineered to meet every need and personal protection
requirement in the construction industry.

The ActivArmr® Multipurpose Gloves are a premium range of products, designed
and tailored specifically on the feedback from construction workers. Available
in Light Duty, Medium Duty and Heavy Duty , the range of gloves are
contemporary in style and versatile enough to do everything from handling
small screws to landscape digging and demolition. Unmatched in the market, the
Multipurpose Gloves are ergonomically designed with superior dexterity and

The Multipurpose Glove range complements the ActivArmr® Trade Specific range
and firmly establishes Ansell as the market leader in hand protection for the
construction industry. The Trade Specific range, launched in January 2012,
features tailored gloves unique to the needs of a range of specific trades,
all of which protect against the risks in the application of the job.

Commenting on the announcement, Agnès Berthault, Category Manager ActivArmr®
EMEA said, "The ActivArmr® Multipurpose Gloves are the best in class, they are
engineered for the real world extremes of construction sites, and feature hand
protection innovations that help professionals do their job safely with
precision. The range, which is now extended to cover every aspect of the
jobsite, is best in class and promises to get the toughest job done with

Agnès Berthault continued, "We studied the needs of contractors and built
gloves designed to meet all their needs.  These 'second skin' feel gloves are
 made from engineered yarns for durability, breathability and comfort. They
each have a foam nitrile outer layer for enhanced wet/dry grip and
better-quality finger lengths for improved fit.  For over 100 years, Ansell
has spearheaded product innovation, and we continually strive to deliver the
very best for our customers."

  *ActivArmr® Light Duty gloves are ideal for light duty tasks such as light
    maintenance, laying insulation, and handling sheetrock. Customers who
    trialled the new range liked the comfort, fit and feel of the gloves, as
    well as the tactility, dexterity and grip.
  *ActivArmr® Medium Duty gloves include DuPont™ Kevlar ® fibers for
    protection, an adjustable wrist closure with pull tab and ID nameplate and
    patented reinforced ridges on the palm and back of hand for extra
    protection and durability across stress/wear areas. These gloves are ideal
    for medium duty tasks such as landscaping, flooring, roofing, sanding and
    general maintenance. Customers who trialled the range said they liked the
    protection offered by the safety ridges, as well as the comfort and feel.
  *Demolition work, woodwork, cutting, digging and handling sheet metal
    require gloves that deliver serious protection and durability. ActivArmr®
    Heavy Duty gloves feature Patented Intercept Technology® with Stainless
    Steel and DuPont™ Kevlar ^® for maximum protection, and the reinforced
    ridges offer palm and knuckle protection. 

The new ActivArmr ® range also brings with it a host of improved features;
each glove has the best in class Liner Variants (Nylon, Kevlar, Intercept) to
deliver protection and comfort as well as patented zonal reinforced ridge
design to deliver incremental performance in key areas.

To find out more about ActivArmr ® gloves, visit .

About Ansell

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 . Ansell,
ActivArmr® and Intercept Technology® are registered trademarks of Ansell
Limited or one of its affiliates. Kevlar® is a trademark of E.I. du Pont de
Nemours and Company.

Contact: For more information: Claire Louis, Marketing Communications Manager
EMEA, Ansell, +32-2-529-8308, ; Carol Donaghy,
Edelman, +353-1-6789333 / +353-87-9125804,
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.