First-in-Class Glove Lasts up More Than Three Times Longer than
Competitive Gloves and Optimizes Safety and Comfort for Upstream Market
ISELIN, New Jersey, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Global upstream oil and gas capital and operating spending is expected
to reach unprecedented heights from 2012-2016, due in large part to a
burgeoning North American industry. To help protect upstream oil and gas workers from catastrophic events
such as flash fires, as well as daily concerns of impact and abrasion,
Ansell, the world leader in hand protection, introduces the
first-in-class ActivArmr® Flame Resistant 97-200 gloves. Designed for
use from the rig floor to production services, ActivArmr® 97-200 gloves
maximize impact protection and flame resistance (NFPA 2112) without
compromising comfort and dexterity.
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ActivArmr® 97-200 gloves are designed with an exclusive flame-resistant
fabric and meet the NFPA 2112 Flame Resistant Work Wear Standard. To
protect workers against injuries and impact, the gloves feature a
first-to-market, proprietary bumper formulation that covers the
knuckles and an easy don/doff safety cuff for quick release in the
event of an accident.
"Flame-resistant clothing for your body is standard in the oil and gas
industry, but it's not a standard for your hands, even though they are
often the first body parts to come into contact with potential
dangers," said Dan Shepard, Associate Director of Global Business
Development, Ansell. "Our ActivArmr® 97-200 gloves are the first in
Ansell's full line of gloves that we are developing in collaboration
with oil and gas workers to provide them with superior hand protection
while enhancing the comfort and tactility they need to perform
complicated tasks in the field."
ActivArmr® 97-200 is more than three times more durable than competitive
gloves, as tested during in-house durability trials. The gloves are
constructed with palm padding, Hi Viz fabric with a contrasting palm,
durable Kevlar® stitching, and a digital goat skin leather palm
providing optimal resistance from cuts (ANSI 2), abrasions (ANSI 4),
punctures (ANSI 2) and tears.
For more than 100 years, Ansell has been recognized for continually
innovating. Ansell leads the hand protection and protective clothing
industry by providing specialized solutions that meet the unique
challenges faced by workers across sectors. Ansell's ActivArmr® gloves
are backed by months of end-user testing to determine the specific
features workers need to protect their hands without compromising
Ansell's ActivArmr® Personal Protective Gear is designed and engineered
to offer the optimum balance of protection and performance for the
real-world extremes of the oil and gas, mining, construction, military
and emergency service industries. To find out more about ActivArmr
gloves, visit http://www.ActivArmr.com.
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, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than
10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the industrial
and medical gloves markets, as well as in the sexual wellness category
worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical
Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness.
ActivArmr® is a trademark owned by Ansell Limited or one of its
affiliates. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.ansell.com
Kevlar® is a registered trademark owned by DuPont de Nemours and Company
or one of its affiliates.
The 97-200 is not "fire-proof" and will not completely prevent or
eliminate the potential for burns or associated Injuries. Products
that provide "cut resistance" and "cut protection" or "puncture
resistance" and "puncture protection" do not completely prevent or
eliminate the potential for cuts or punctures, and are not intended or
tested to provide protection against powered blades, serrated or other
sharp or rotating equipment. Products that provide "impact" or
"vibration" "protection" or "reduction" provide cushioning or a level
of attenuation of force or vibration, but do not completely eliminate
the potential for impact-related or vibration-related injuries or
effects. Products that provide "abrasion resistance" or "abrasion
protection" do not completely prevent or eliminate the potential for
 "Total 2012 Upstream Oil and Gas Spending to Reach Record Level of
Nearly $1.3 Trillion; Set to Exceed $1.6 Trillion by 2016, IHS Study
Says." IHS. April 2012.
For further information:
Ansell US, Jason Kokoszka, +1-732-345-5970 (O), email@example.com ; Media Contact: Caitlin Watras, +1-212-277-3727 (O), firstname.lastname@example.org .