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Splash Resistance Against Hazardous Chemicals

Designed for production employees at risk from chemical splashes, Ansell's Touch N Tuff® gloves provide superior protection. The company says these nitrile gloves have been extensively tested for protection from commonly-used hazardous industrial chemicals by the independent European laboratory,Centexbel.

According to Ansell, test results have shown a high level of protection for workers in industries such as chemicals, cosmetics manufacturing, automotive production, laboratories and pharmaceutical industries, as well as food processing, dry cleaning, cleaning products, inks and dyes.

The gloves are used by the Australian Department of Defence in the RAAF for maintenance and fitting applications and in the Australian mining industry for maintenance and refuelling.

"Exposure to hazardous chemicals can result in serious health problems and workers must be guarded against. The glove's 100 percent nitrile composition is also recommended against the aliphatic hydrocarbons present in lubricants," said Ansell Industrial's AsiaPacific Head of Marketing, Greg Plemmons.

The harm done by dangerous substances can occur from a single short exposure or by the long-term accumulation of substances in the body. Adequate skin protection against liquid chemicals can help to avoid the local effects of an accidental chemical splash, as well as the ensuing systemic or acute effects.

"Selecting the safest, best performing glove for a job has become more important than ever before. The Touch N Tuff® glove offers superior puncture resistance when compared with natural-latex gloves.

"Lab testing has confirmed that Touch N Tuff® gloves offer high levels of splash protection against xylene, acetic acid, ethanol, perchloroethylene, triethylene glycol, isopropanol, hydrochloric acid, ammonium hydroxide and cyclohexanone.

"Touch N Tuff® gloves do not contain natural rubber latex and are a suitable choice for people with a known or suspected allergy to natural rubber latex", Plemmons said.

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