Ansell Healthcare Products LLC

Ansell Healthcare Products LLC

April 29, 2010 14:54 ET

Ansell's New Green Packaging Solution is a Win-Win for the Environment and for the Customer

RED BANK, NEW JERSEY--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) - Ansell Healthcare Products LLC ("Ansell") has improved its glove packaging with a newer, greener design that significantly reduces packaging waste and also helps conserve fuel consumption.

Ansell's increased-count exam pack contains more exam gloves per box – and per case. The newly designed dispensing box still fits into customers' existing wall brackets, yet provides 50-100% more gloves depending on the specific glove selected. This means boxes hold 150 to 200 gloves, as opposed to the prior design of 100 gloves.

The new box design also substantially reduces packaging waste. For example, Carolina's HealthCare System (CHS), which oversees 25 hospitals, will reduce waste by 80,000 lbs (40 tons) per year with the new packaging. This is equivalent to 20 average-size U.S. cars! And, by reducing this waste, CHS will also reduce the cost of processing that waste.

Plus, by containing more gloves in a single box it also reduces the need for facility storage space and reduces re-stocking orders – saving on fuel consumption and shipping costs.

At the same time, the re-designed glove packaging increases healthcare worker efficiencies. The new box helps reduce stock-outs on hospital floors -- a time and labor issue that frustrates healthcare workers who lack needed supplies, and for personnel charged with frequent box replacements.

"It's wonderful when we can find solutions that meet environmental demands as much as they meet our customers' demands," said Heather Campbell, Exam Product Manager for Ansell. "It's part of Ansell's commitment to provide green solutions that never compromise the safety, quality or infection prevention properties of our gloves."

The new packaging initiative is part of Ansell's corporate-wide mission to "Start Clean – Run Clean – Leave Clean." Ansell is committed to protecting the environment and minimizing any environmental impacts of its operations.

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 10,000 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
    Heather Campbell
    Product Manager, Exam
    732-345-2280
    hcampbell@ansell.com