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Ansell adds to VersaTouch line of hand protection equipment

January 2, 2013
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Supplier NewAnsell, a global leader in protection solutions, today announced new additions to its VersaTouch® brand, a line of versatile hand protection and apparel solutions for the Food Processing Industry.  Featuring Polar Bear® Cut Resistant Technology, the new VersaTouch 74-730 and 74-731 cut resistant gloves and the complementary VersaTouch 74-732 cut resistant sleeve raise the standard in worker safety and comfort for the Food Processing Industry.

Ansell Polar Bear Cut Resistant Technology utilizes advanced material science as well as proprietary spinning and knitting processes to deliver enhanced cut protection without sacrificing comfort.  This breakthrough technology can be found in the new VersaTouch cut resistant 74-730 and 74-731 gloves with enhanced cut protection in high-risk areas* providing the ultimate in safety and dexterity.  These gloves also incorporate Ansell’s patented knitted variable stich design (KVSD) used to reduce hand fatigue as well as advanced fiber technology to manage moisture and hand temperature –taking comfort to the next level.

As the perfect complement to the 74-730 and 74-731 gloves, the new VersaTouch 74-732 sleeve is designed with an engineered yarn that includes Dyneema®, a high-performance synthetic fiber, to provide ANSI Level 4 cut resistance.  The new sleeve is also designed with a wider opening than existing sleeves -allowing for easier donning, improved mobility and a more relaxed fit than competitive cut resistant sleeves.

For more than 100 years, Ansell has been recognized for continually innovating and leading the hand protection and protective clothing industry with specialized solutions that meet the unique challenges faced by workers across sectors. Every Ansell product, including the VersaTouch brand, is backed by in-depth end user research to deliver expressly tailored solutions, without compromising productivity.

“Cuts to the fingers, hands and arms are the most common types of injury** in the food manufacturing and processing industries and so, superior protective apparel is required” said Thomas Draskovics President & General Manager, Ansell Specialty Markets Global Business Unit. “With VersaTouch we are using our industry expertise to help improve comfort, enhance productivity levels and support workers to do their jobs effectively and above all, safely.”

The Ansell VersaTouch line of hand protection and protective clothing products provides best-in-class solutions for workers across a wide range of food related segments and applications including food processing, agriculture and food services. The line features 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 styles, including the VersaTouch 74-730, 74-731 and 74-732 meet FDA, EU and/or country-specific standards for applications that include direct food contact.

For more information about the latest additions to the VersaTouch® products visit: or see:

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