Ansell PROGRADE™ Series Gloves Meet Construction Workers' Diverse Needs

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Construction workers often need a single glove style that will provide the protection they need while performing a variety of tasks throughout the day. Ansell's new ProGrade™ Series includes ten professional grade glove styles designed to protect construction workers in a wide variety of applications.

Ansell's ProGrade Series gloves offer new options in high-performance work gloves engineered to fit the specific needs of construction professionals.

Construction workers often need a single glove style that will provide the protection they need while performing a variety of tasks throughout the day. Ansell's new ProGrade™ Series includes ten professional grade glove styles designed to protect construction workers in a wide variety of applications.

Ansell ProGrade Series gloves include the following styles: HyFlex® 11-500 gloves, HyFlex® 11-501 gloves, HyFlex® 11-627 gloves, HyFlex® 11-801 gloves, HyFlex® 11-900 gloves, AlphaTEC® 58-530 and 58-535 gloves, PowerFlex® 80-100 gloves, PowerFlex Plus 80-600 gloves and PowerFlex T Hi Viz Yellow™ 80-400 gloves.

According to Sean Sweeney, Ansell Senior Market Development Manager, gloves within the Ansell ProGrade Series offer performance advantages such as comfort, dexterity and dry and/or wet grip along with high levels of protection against cut, puncture and abrasion. Styles are also available that provide chemical resistance, high visibility and protection from the cold.

Gloves within the Ansell ProGrade Series are appropriate for a wide range of applications, from general construction and carpentry to masonry, landscaping, HVAC work, drywall installation, plumbing and electrical work.

"Recent research indicates that 58 percent of construction workers do not wear work gloves while performing their jobs and the 42 percent who are provided gloves by their employers cannot work in them," Sweeney said. "Ansell's ProGrade Series gloves offer new options in high-performance work gloves engineered to fit the specific needs of construction professionals."

Ansell ProGrade Series gloves are available in a range of sizes to assure proper fit for each individual, including women, immigrants and older workers. For more information about ProGrade Series gloves for the construction industry or any of Ansell's line of protective products, visit http://www.ansellprograde.com or call Customer Service at 800.800.0444.

About Ansell Limited:
Celebrating more than 100 years, Ansell has long been recognized for the innovations and leadership it has provided the hand protection and safety apparel industry. Besides high quality products, the company offers a comprehensive business solutions approach to help manufacturers achieve their cost reduction mandates. Ansell personal protective clothing (PPC) specialists work directly with corporate and plant representatives to develop highly effective programs with quantifiable results.

With its regional headquarters for its operations in the Americas located in Red Bank, New Jersey and with operations in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Ansell serves a wide range of industries, including chemical manufacturing and refining, automotive, construction, food processing, general industrial, pharmaceutical, paper, white goods, semiconductor and electronics manufacturing, and primary metals.

For more information, contact:
Lara Kretler
Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations for Ansell
614.825.1762

HyFlex®, PowerFlex®, ProGrade™, and PowerFlex T Hi Viz Yellow™ are trademarks owned by Ansell Limited, or one of its affiliates.
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