Ansell Industrial Healthcare offers a range of industrial gloves designed specifically to offer high chemical resistance and excellent grip while handling oil and lubricants.
Oils and degreasers are a common sight in any industry where removal of oil and lubricants from metal parts forms part of the manufacturing or processing operations. Hand protection is important when handling both oil and degreasers; many degreasing agents may be toxic and any contact with skin should be avoided.
Degreasers used in the removal of lubricants and machine residues from components use chemicals to wash off dirt, grease and oil from surfaces. Oil-based degreasers are often toxic and may contain any of the thousands of dangerous chemicals found in traditional cleaners and degreasers. Common chemicals used in degreasers include methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, toluene, glycol ethers, and other fluorinated and chlorinated solvents. Even where non-toxic degreasers are used, the material removed from metals often contains hazardous chemicals.
Apart from avoiding exposure to toxic chemicals, the user should also be able to maintain a positive grip on slippery components due to lubrication coating to ensure safety and productivity. Ansell marketing manager David Nicholls explains that the AlphaTec 58-430/435 gloves incorporate the revolutionary Ansell Grip Technology to enable users to handle wet or oily objects with less grip force and more control.
The AlphaTec gloves are therefore, an ideal choice for working with chemicals thanks to their unique combination of chemical resistance and grip, together with flexibility and dexterity. The patented Ansell Grip Technology ensures that the coating polymer does not penetrate the liner during manufacture, significantly reducing the likelihood of chemical leakage onto the skin.
Ansell works with Australia’s leading not-for-profit safety organisation, the National Safety Council of Australia as a training partner to ensure hand safety issues such as chemical based degreasers are communicated throughout corporate and government organisations.
Glove samples are available for evaluation by placing a request online on the Ansell website.