Ansell VersaTouch(TM): Specialised Hand Protection Solutions and Apparel Products for the Food Industry

BRUSSELS, MELBOURNE, Australia and RED BANK, NJ, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Ansell, a global leader in hand protection with over a century of expertise, has announced the realignment of its Food and Agriculture product portfolios under the single core brand VersaTouch(TM).

Building on over 30 years of experience in the Food Industry, Ansell will focus VersaTouch(TM) on best-in-class solutions for workers across a wide range of food related segments and applications including Agriculture, Food Processing and Food Services.

Featuring a full line of hand protection and protective clothing products, VersaTouch(TM) will include high-performance reusable gloves for managing cut and thermal risks, immersible gloves for working in liquid environments, and single use gloves for versatile wet and dry applications.

Selected VersaTouch(TM) styles meet FDA, EU and/or country-specific standards for applications that include direct food contact.

The first VersaTouch(TM) products to be launched include a new range of 3 mil single use gloves - VersaTouch(TM) 92-200; 92-210 and 92-205 - uniquely designed to deliver longer wear, resist tears, and provide better grip. Product strength is achieved without compromising on fit, feel and dexterity - features for which all Ansell gloves are well known.

Thomas Draskovics, President & General Manager of Ansell Specialty Markets Global Business Unit, said: "For over three decades, Ansell has provided the Food Industry with the best and most trusted hand protection products available anywhere in the world. With VersaTouch(TM), Ansell sets a new global standard for market leading innovation and value-added solutions designed specifically for our Food industry customers."

He continued: "With the VersaTouch(TM) range, we are using our in-depth experience in the food industry to deliver a single, superior protective solution. The range will empower workers to choose a product that provides an ideal balance of safety, comfort and performance - selecting the right product for the task at hand has never been easier."

About Ansell
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human wellbeing. With operations in North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the industrial and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and wellbeing category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.ansell.com.

SOURCE Ansell Healthcare

For further information:

Ansell Media Relations, Wouter Piepers, G.C.- Ansell, Tel: +32-478335632, wpiepers@eu.ansell.com , Claire Keane, Edelman, Tel:+353-16789333, claire.keane@edelman.com


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