Ansell Industrial Healthcare has developed a new liner knitting technology for gloves with an aim to reduce hand fatigue and increase compliance among workers.
The new Ansell technology has been designed to encourage workers to observe hand protection procedures at the workplace by wearing gloves while carrying out various tasks.
Called the ‘Zonz Knit Technology’, Ansell’s new liner knitting technology reduces hand fatigue by providing stress release in the knuckle area through a patented knitting process with a varying stitch design that enhances glove stretch for maximum flexibility and dexterity, creating relief zones in the glove structure.
An additional knitting process that drops down the little finger enhances the comfort factor in the gloves. With the upper palm portion below the middle-three fingers knitted separately from the rest of the palm, and the little finger joint mounted lower than the rest, independent movements are enhanced resulting in a better-fitted glove.
According to Ansell’s Asia Pacific Head of Marketing, Greg Plemmons, gloves that lack comfort and dexterity are often removed by workers to perform tasks, leaving them open to risk of injury.
Feedback from users of gloves featuring the new Ansell liner knitting technology in industrial applications is positive.