Ansell Healthcare Products LLC

Ansell Healthcare Products LLC

April 19, 2010 14:22 ET

Ansell Healthcare to Launch New Synthetic Surgical Gloves

RED BANK, NEW JERSEY--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) - During the 2010 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) conference held March 15-18 in Denver Colorado, Ansell Healthcare Products LLC ("Ansell Healthcare") announced the upcoming launch (Summer 2010) of three new Derma Prene® synthetic surgical gloves designed to help prevent allergies, reduce skin irritation, improve skin condition and enhance glove comfort.

Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Orthopaedic: These ultra-thick polyiosprene surgical gloves with optimal grip control withstand the rigors of orthopedic, high-risk, trauma and reconstructive procedures, while providing protection from Type I (latex) allergy. Ergonomically-designed formers enhance glove fit and comfort, and the smooth finish allows for worry-free instrument and suture handling.

Derma Prene® IsoTouch® HydraSoft®: These moisturizing polyisoprene surgical gloves not only prevent Type I (latex) allergic reactions but also restore and improve hand condition. Ansell's unique HydraSoft Technology™ is scientifically proven to retain moisture and rehydrate the skin during continual glove wearing.

Derma Prene® Ultra HydraSoft®: These gloves have been re-engineered to go the extra mile. Derma Prene® Ultra HydraSoft® combines Ansell's advanced neoprene formulation with our proprietary skin moisturizing HydraSoft Technology™ to deliver a unique gloving experience. Exceptional glove comfort due to increased neoprene softness, prevents both Type I (latex) and Type IV (chemical) allergic reactions, all while restoring and improving hand condition. These gloves are also FDA-approved for handling specified chemotherapy drugs.

Ansell is the only major glove manufacturer to offer surgical gloves that are both natural rubber latex-free and chemical accelerator-free. All gloves in the Derma Prene® line are free of natural rubber latex proteins to prevent the risk of Type I allergies. And because they are also powder-free, Derma Prene® limits the potential risk of dermatitis for the wearer and of post-operative complications for the patient.

All of these new gloves feature Ansell's patent-pending SureFit Technology™ which prevents cuff-roll down.

About Ansell

Ansell Limited ("Ansell") is a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Ansell employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying sexual health products and consumer hand protection. Regional headquarters are located in Red Bank, N.J.

Contact Information

  • Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Angus Healy
    Product Manager, Surgical