Product News: New Ultra-Thin Chemical Resistant Disposable Glove

12 Jan 2017


Ansell, a manufacturer of protection solutions, has announced the introduction of new ultra-thin, chemical resistant Microflex® 93-260 disposable gloves. The gloves feature an innovative three-layer design for tough chemical protection and enhanced comfort. This solution offers protection against a broad range of chemicals, while still providing the dexterity and tactility of a thin, disposable glove.

Traditional disposable gloves are designed to provide protection against chemicals for only short periods of time – in the event of a splash; while chemical gloves typically have a thicker, sturdier design for longer lasting protection. The new Microflex 93-260 is a thin, disposable glove designed to offer higher levels of protection against chemicals for longer periods of time than ordinary single use gloves. The glove achieves this through an innovative three-layer design that resists a wide range of aggressive chemicals. Its exterior nitrile layer delivers maximum protection against several organic solvents, while the soft neoprene middle layer provides acid and base resistance. A final interior layer provides a continual dry feel, while also easing the donning and doffing, or putting on and removing, process. The glove is just 0.19mm thick, so while it offers protection, it is also providing enhanced tactility and dexterity for easy handling of small parts and tools.

“There are many jobs in different industries that require people to be reliably protected against chemicals while manipulating small parts and pieces with their fingers,” said Joe Kubicek, President and General Manager of the Ansell Single Use Global Business Unit. “As the thinnest chemical resistant, single use glove available, the new Microflex 93-260 offers the resistance against harsh chemicals that these workers need, with the comfort, fit and feel they need to be more productive.”

The thin design and chemical resistance of the Microflex 93-260 makes it a suitable hand protection solution for a broad range of applications, including laboratory work, paint shop work, assembly and fabrication and general maintenance and repair. The glove is also a reliable choice for aircraft engineers and maintenance workers because it resists common hydraulic fluids used in the aerospace industry. As a thin, comfortable hand protection solution that effectively resists chemicals, workers across a wide range of industries are more likely to wear the glove, ensuring greater levels of compliance with safety programs.