Ansell introduces world’s thinnest chemical-resistant disposable glove

Published: 12-Jan-2017

The innovative three-layer design of the Microflex 93-260 provides tough chemical protection and enhanced comfort

Ansell, a specialist in protection solutions, has introduced Microflex 93-260, which it says is 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 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 Microflex 93-260 is an excellent hand protection solution for applications such as 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.

Workers are more likely to wear the thin, comfortable glove, ensuring greater levels of compliance with safety programmes.

The 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.

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