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Ansell Ltd. May 25, 2013


SHANGHAI, CHINA MAY 25, 2013 -- Ansell, a global leader in protective solutions, today announces that it has successfully held the “A Promise to Protect” Ansell Summit (the Summit) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. The Summit drew active participation from many medical institutions, professionals and large media companies. In attendance were delegates from the Shanghai municipal health administration departments, top Shanghai hospitals, renowned medical specialists and scholars and loyal Ansell customers.

The leaders of the health administration departments involved in the Summit discussed the new administrative regulations and requirements for hospital and healthcare personnel protection, and provided clarification on the new standards in hospital hygiene, use of medical gloves and hand hygiene in healthcare settings. In addition, healthcare specialists from renowned healthcare institutions such as Renji Hospital, Shanghai Ruijin Hospital and Huashan Hospital (an affiliated hospital of the Shanghai Fudan University) also shared their experiences on the use of medical gloves for medical and healthcare workers and patients.

“We are very glad to see active participation at this conference by many medical professionals and respected clients in China,” said Mr. Lennard van Soest, Vice President, Head of Regional Marketing of Ansell Asia Pacific, said “This meeting has provided us with an opportunity to share Ansell’s advanced technology and products with users in China at large.”

On the same occasion, satisfied users of Ansell products also shared their experiences on overcoming challenges in the use of medical gloves. Their simple and clear explanations provided fellow professionals with valuable insight, as well as solutions to some common problems seen in the use of gloves. By sharing personal experiences, they demonstrated that there are significant benefits in the use of reliable and advanced Ansell medical products.

Dr. David Lucas, Vice President, Research and Development for Ansell Medical Solutions, presented on the technical advantages of glove use and the future of medical glove technology. Dr. Lucas’ presentation provided local medical personnel with the latest news in medical glove innovation, which was very well received by the Summit’s participants.

Based in Australia, Ansell has a long history spanning more than 100 years. Ansell is a global company with operations across the Asia Pacific, Europe and United States and is the number one glove manufacturer in the global manufacturing market. Ansell provides a complete range of high-quality low-allergenic, latex, non-latex and accelerator-free surgical gloves. Our products are certified by high quality standards, including the US FDA and European EN standards, and the Japan JIS standards. Ansell’s reliable production process and supply operations provide customers with the assurance of the best quality products.

Over the years, Ansell has developed a wide range of advanced medical protection solutions, which include a series of world-class quality medical gloves. The company’s comprehensive range includes surgical gloves for plastic surgery, optical surgery and other delicate surgical procedures. Other products include powdered and powder-free, latex-free, chemical accelerator-free gloves and other specialised varieties, including chemical protection gloves used in other areas in the hospital.

Ansell powder-free glove range reduces the occurrence of skin irritation, and minimise the incidence of contact dermatitis. Their use can also help to prevent wound infection, speed up wound healing to help patients to recover faster.

The Ansell range also includes Gammex® PF with AMT™ antimicrobial technology, and Gammex PF Accelerator-Free Sensitive surgical gloves which are latex-free and accelerator-free, developed for individuals with sensitive skin. Ansell medical gloves encompass protection, reliability and comfort for users, delivering good value for money for our consumers.

The Ansell China Medical Business Unit has introduced eight series of medical and chemical gloves, including GAMMEX (powder-free), GAMMEX MICRO-GRIP™ (powder-free), GAMMEX (powdered), GAMMEX DERMAPRENE™, MEDI-GRIP™ (powder-free), MEDI-GRIP (powdered), VIRTEX™ and SOL-VEX®.

Ansell Medical will continue to develop its market share in China, bringing the most globally advanced medical protection facilities to the Chinese market, for the benefit of medical professional, patients and consumers. Ansell will also provide educational training services for clients in China through the use of training tools such as pamphlets, training media and posters, with leading gloves usage educational programmes such as AnsellCARESSM. Ansell believes cooperative interactions will help propel China’s medical industry to new heights.


About Ansell

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being. With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the personal protective equipment and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well-being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness.

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