Hand protection specialist adds first-to-market glove to best-selling brand.


Oct. 21, 2013
Hand protection specialist adds first-to-market glove to best-selling brand

July 10, 2012, Iselin, NJ, -Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, today announces it has added HyFlex 11-518 gloves to its industry-leading HyFlex product offering. Providing wearers with a barehand-like sensation without compromising cut protection or performance, the ultralight HyFlex 11-518 glove is rated for ANSI Cut Level 2 protection, making it ideal for precision handling and assembly of sharp, dry, ultra-fine parts.

The ultralight duty style HyFlex 11-518 is the first glove in the market to combine the mechanical protection properties of ANSI Cut Level 2 - associated with heavier duty gloves - with a remarkably comfortable, cut-resistant and multipurpose 18 gauge style. Recently introduced, Dyneema® Diamond Technology’s fine, 220 denier, cut-resistant yarn is applied using Ansell 3D knitting technologies and finished with a tough polyurethane coating, to deliver ANSI Cut Level 2 and ANSI Abrasion Level 3 in a lightweight and breathable fit and feel. In field trials the 11-518 was preferred by nearly 70% of workers now using heavier gloves for similar tasks, a comfort preference that correlates with compliance.

“Innovation is the hallmark of the HyFlex glove range legacy, and the first-to-market HyFlex 11-518 is among several additions we are making to this popular series to bring greater comfort and protection to workers around the world,” said Bob Gaither, Senior Vice President and Regional Director – North America. “The new HyFlex 11-518 glove emphasizes Ansell’s commitment to better protect workers and to increase productivity within the workplace by offering a lightweight glove that maximizes dexterity, tactility and protection.”

As the world’s best-selling precision assembly glove, Ansell’s HyFlex glove series empowers millions of workers around the world to do their job more effectively, more comfortably and more safely every day. The multipurpose HyFlex 11-518 has applications across industries including machinery and equipment, metal fabrication, electrical machinery, automotive and automotive OEM, white goods, packaging, aerospace and transportation.

“Since 1996, our vision for the HyFlex brand — to empower workers with gloves that provide an ideal balance of safety, comfort and performance — has never wavered,” said Gaither. “Ansell is committed to researching and developing new ways to ensure that our HyFlex series is the number one choice for workers across the globe.”

In the 15 years since its launch, HyFlex has gained critical recognition and market share for its winning combination of ergonomic design, comfort and superior mechanical protection. Today, the HyFlex range ensures that there is a glove that fits every worker’s job performance requirements and comfort expectations.

For more information about Ansell HyFlex 11-518 gloves or other protective gloves, apparel and safety solutions, visit www.ansellpro.com or call + 800 800 0444 in the US. In Canada, visit www.ansellcanada.ca or call + 1 800 363 8340.

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