Red Bank, New Jersey - Ansell says it is "lightening up" its hand protection line with its new HyFlex Ultra-Lite 11-618 work gloves, the lightest gloves with a liner and coating that the protective clothing specialist has ever offered.
HyFlex 11-618 gloves, which are made with a nylon liner and polyurethane coating, are 0.8 mm thick and 20 percent lighter than similar Ansell products.
The polyurethane coating covers only the palm and fingers, allowing "greater breathability and comfort," Ansell said in a 31 July news release.
"During testing, HyFlex 11-618 gloves proved highly acceptable to workers because they are lightweight, flexible and very comfortable," said Laura Proctor, senior marketing manager, HyFlex/Industrial Gloves, Ansell Protective Products.
She added, "The gloves are especially appropriate for applications in which workers typically wear cotton products or no gloves at all. The fact that they are comfortable and light enough to wear all day helps ensure compliance."