Aug. 20, 2012
Webcast

Video with Prof. Alan Wing: Hand Protection - Tests With Ansell´s Grip Technology

Video: Tests performed by Professor Alan Wing of the University of Birmingham's Sensory Motor Neuroscience Laboratory confirm that gloves integrating the Ansell Grip TechnologyTM indicate a notable decrease in grip force used to lift weights under oily, low friction conditions.

Many solvents, mastics, oils and other chemicals can cause skin irritation and allergy. Next to substituting these by products that do not cause dermatitis, avoiding skin contact by using gloves is an efficient mean to protect workers' skin. Up to now, workers handling harmful chemicals or oily parts had no 100% satisfactory choice protecting their skin from dermal damage and offering optimal comfort and dexterity at the same time. The  AlphaTec® 58-270 protection glove provides the best combination of comfort, precise handling, industry leading grip and skin protection, anywhere chemicals including oils are present.

AlphaTec® 58-270 gloves keep the worker's hands clean and prevent dermatitis by protecting the skin from harmful contact with oils, chemicals and other liquids. AlphaTec® 58-270 is recommended for light to medium applications while the existing AlphaTec® 58-530 and 58-535 are more for medium to high duty chemical applications.

Industry leading grip technology
One of the major annoyances, users are facing when handling wet or oil-coated objects in industrial environments is the lack of grip, reducing comfort and causing increased stress and fatigue. Designed as a glove that requires less force to grip oily parts, the AlphaTec® 58-270 incorporates the Ansell Grip TechnologyTM. This innovative "wet grip" technology allows workers to regain a safe hold on slipping objects while applying minimal extra force. Ansell Grip TechnologyTM actively repels oils and other lubricants away from the pressure surface via microscopic channels in the coating. The result is a significant contact area that remains dry and possesses almost the same grip as under fluid free conditions. Ansell Grip TechnologyTM was already integrated in the very successful and highly appreciated HyFlex® 11-920 and AlphaTec® 58-530/58-535 gloves.

The technology's efficiency was extensively tested in both laboratory conditions and live studies which demonstrate that the grip needed to hold a slippery object is significantly lower for gloves incorporating Ansell Grip TechnologyTM than for regular gloves.

Tests performed by Professor Alan Wing of the University of Birmingham's Sensory Motor Neuroscience Laboratory confirm that gloves integrating the Ansell Grip TechnologyTM indicate a notable decrease in grip force used to lift weights under oily, low friction conditions. The reduction in grip force is linked to a markedly reduced activity in the finger flexor muscles when lifting and gripping using a glove with Ansell Grip Technology.

Contact

Ansell GmbH
Lehrer-Wirth-Str. 2
81829 München
Germany
Phone: +49 89 45118 129
Telefax: +49 89 45118 119

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