Glove Adds Productivity For Workers Handling Sharp Objects


A glove recently released by Ansell has been designed to boost productivity by workers who are required to handle sharp objects or components.

The liners of the HyFlex® 11-630 glove have a yarn structure that contains HPPE (Higher Performance Polyethylene), which improves performance as it aids impact strength.

The benefit of this yarn is the high level of cut resistance that is demanded by employers with workers involved in controlling, handling and assembly applications that present cut hazards from contact with sharp pieces.

"Through extensive discussions with manufacturers across a broad range of industries in Australia and worldwide, we have found that comfort, dexterity and advanced cut resistance are features readily accepted by workers in these applications," said Ansell Industrial's AsiaPacific Head of Marketing, Greg Plemmons

"People who know their hands are protected against accidental injury will work at their best with confidence as long as their protective gloves are comfortable to wear, allow their hands to remain cool and dry and let them carry out their tasks with ease, Mr Plemmons said.

According to Ansell, the Lycra® in the liners of the glove, as well as the polyurethane coating, provides excellent flexibility and fit and a specific formulation of the polyurethane dipping provides a secure grip on dry or slightly oily pieces. The PU formulation also increases abrasion resistance on the gloves' work surface to improve grip.

Ansell says the HyFlex® 11-630 glove is compliant to AS/NZS 2161 and has been designed to satisfy the needs of people working in automotive and transportation, building and construction, glass, machinery and equipment, maintenance and metal fabrication.