IMPROVED PRODUCT INCREASES ARC FLASH PROTECTION TO GUARD WORKERS' HANDS
RED BANK, N.J. (April 24, 2012) – Workers who face the risk of arc flash now have additional protection at hand as Ansell Protective Products re-launches PowerFlex® 80-813 gloves, a line of hand protection that combines flame resistance, cut protection and ergonomics. PowerFlex 80-813 gloves now feature enhanced arc flash protection for workers and are Arc Rated for Hazard/Risk Category (HRC) 2 with a rating of 12.0 cal/cm2. In addition, PowerFlex 80-813 gloves feature Ansell's exclusive cut resistant yarn to achieve ANSI Level 4 cut protection in wet, oily and dry work environments.
Power Flex 80-813 gloves were designed after multiple customer requests for a hand protection solution that combines flame resistance, cut resistance and ergonomics. The user-friendly gloves feature coated palms for added grip confidence, and provide exceptional protection with EN Level 4 flame resistance. For a dramatic video demonstrating the PowerFlex 80-813 in action, visit www.ansellpro.com.
"After working with Hugh Hoagland, a prominent expert in electrical arc testing and safety, Ansell recognized the need for improved protection against arc flash. We have updated our popular PowerFlex 80-813 gloves to meet those needs while continuing to provide long-wearing comfort and dexterity for workers," said Laura Proctor, Ansell Senior Marketing Manager.
PowerFlex 80-813 gloves feature Ansell's patented knitted variable stitch design (KVSD) to release tension in high stress zones and ensure an ergonomic fit. The gloves' improved ergonomics help achieve less hand fatigue and reduce the possibility of carpal tunnel injuries. A D3 Pinky design also allows a more natural fit for greater comfort.
The improved PowerFlex 80-813 gloves are ideal in a variety of industries including electric and gas utilities, oil processing and refining, petrochemical, mining, resource manufacturing and construction.
The gloves are available in a range of sizes (6-11) to accommodate the hands of almost any worker. They are machine launderable with minimal shrinking and good recovery, and they hide soil for longer wear and reduced replacement costs.
To learn more about Ansell PowerFlex 80-813 gloves and other products in the PowerFlex line, visit www.ansellpro.com or call Ansell Customer Service at 800.800.0444.
For many decades, Ansell has innovated and led the hand protection and safety apparel industry. The company offers comprehensive business solutions to help manufacturers meet and exceed PPE standards. With its regional U.S. headquarters in Red Bank, N.J. and operations in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Ansell manufactures and markets six core occupational safety brands – HyFlex, PowerFlex, Vantage, Sol-Vex, AlphaTec and Touch N Tuff gloves. Ansell serves a wide range of industries, including chemical manufacturing and refining, automotive, food processing, general industrial, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, construction, white goods, semiconductor and electronics manufacturing and primary metals.
For more information about Ansell PowerFlex 80-813 gloves or other protective gloves, apparel and safety solutions, visit www.ansellpro.com or call 800.800.0444.