Ansell has launched Microflex 93-850, a sturdy, disposable nitrile glove that offers a higher level of protection for workers in demanding environments. This innovative new hand protection solution significantly reduces the risk of exposure to chemicals, waste and other harmful materials because it offers “superior chemical splash protection and exceeds traditional measures of disposable glove barrier quality and consistency,” says Ansell.
Workers often need a tough disposable glove when faced with jobs like machinery repair, tool degreasing or work area cleanup. Unfortunately, many disposable gloves rip or tear easily, have small pinhole defects or degrade quickly after contact with oils, solvents or other chemical mixtures. This increases workers’ risk of harmful exposures that can cause skin irritation or more serious, long-term health problems.
The Microflex 93-850 offers two times more chemical splash protection. The glove is made with TNT Chemical Splash Resistance Technology, a soft, durable, proprietary polymer formulation that provides superior splash protection against a wide range of chemicals. A highly advanced polymer bonding technique is then used to further strengthen the glove on a molecular level, enabling it to protect against many chemicals two times longer when compared to leading brands of disposable nitrile gloves, Ansell says.
The glove provides the highest barrier quality and consistency: Workers who wear gloves with pinhole defects have a greater risk of exposure, both because harmful materials can more easily reach their skin and because the presence of pinholes can cause gloves to rip and tear more easily. Gloves that have low Acceptable Quality Levels (AQL) tend to have fewer pinhole defects per lot, and higher levels of barrier quality and consistency. The new Microflex 93-850 is the first to achieve a low 0.40 AQL, says Ansell. This means customers can expect fewer pinhole defects, for a significantly reduced risk of harmful exposures.
“If a disposable glove rips or tears too easily on the job, or doesn’t provide adequate protection in the event of contact with harmful materials, it can lead to serious health problems for workers,” said Joe Kubicek, president of the Ansell Healthcare global business unit. “With its sturdy design, impressive chemical permeation times and low 0.40 AQL, safety managers who use Microflex 93-850 can have the peace of mind of knowing their workers’ hands are as well protected as possible from exposures.”
Microflex 93-850 is ideal for workers in multiple industries, including automotive, chemical, life sciences, manufacturing, food processing and transportation. The glove complies with EN ISO 374-1 Type B standards and is available in sizes XS to XXL (5.5-11).