Ansell Healthcare Europe NV

New Ansell Protection Solutions Catalogue launched at A+A show in Düsseldorf

New catalogue outlines New Customer Experience Platform

Brussels, 6 October 2009 - Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in barrier protective solutions, announces the publication of the Ansell Protection Solutions Catalogue. This completely new catalogue will be available on 3 November 2009 at the A+A trade fair in Düsseldorf (3-6 November 2009). It covers Ansell’s innovations in industrial hand protection since 2006, including the trend-setting HyFlex®, PowerFlex®, Vantage®, AlphaTec®, Sol-Vex® and Touch N Tuff® gloves. Designed to simplify glove selection, the catalogue summarises accurate and essential information into comparison charts and easy-to-follow decision trees– in 17 languages.

Most comprehensive overview of hand protection solutions

The new completely revised Protection Solutions Catalogue is the first tangible tool supporting Ansell’s new Customer Experience Platform designed to unify and simplify the Ansell glove selection process. This customer-centric program included intensive global investigations into user experiences, needs and preferences. Research and customer feedback determined that navigation and selection criteria should be based on the protection and performance requirements of customer applications, rather than specific glove construction details (e.g. “unsupported cotton”).

Gloves, sleeves and protective clothes are grouped into three categories, colour-coded for easy reference: Mechanical Protection (protection against cuts, abrasions, snags, punctures and hand fatigue), Chemical & Liquid Protection (protection against harmful chemicals, liquids and mechanical hazards) and Product Protection (hand and product protection against contamination). Once the customer has determined which type of protection he requires, the catalogue allows him to determine which protection segment and duty level is needed for his application. Finally, the catalogue guides him to the glove that best meets his safety, productivity and comfort requirements.

Each protection category features “Performance Series” products: innovative, industry-leading brands with growing style choices and Ansell’s standard-setting “Classic Products” to simplify comparison and decision-making amongst the extensive solutions offering.

“A lot of selection tool tables & charts for easy quick access to the appropriate solution”

A comprehensive industry table quickly pinpoints the gloves recommended for each of the trades in automotive, metal, glass, chemical, building and construction, recycling, janitorial, food and pharmaceutical industries according to the type of protection required.

The new catalogue also features a convenient Chemical Permeation Chart providing gloves’ performance (according to EN 374) against 100 commonly used industrial chemicals. The chart clearly indicates which Ansell glove provides the highest levels of protection and gives an indicator on how long workers may safely use the gloves when in contact with a particular chemical.

The Protection Solutions Catalogue complements Ansell’s comprehensive Guardian® assessments which are made available to industrial manufacturers. In selecting the most appropriate glove for an application whilst taking into account customer priorities, Guardian® has proved to increase worker acceptance of PPE, contributing to greater worksite safety and productivity. Ansell has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its customer service leadership in the PPE industry with Guardian®.

Availability of the Ansell Protection Solutions Catalogue

Customers can obtain the new catalogue at the Ansell booth during A+A trade show from 3 till 6 November 2009 in Düsseldorf, Germany in English and German. These will be followed by versions in 15 more languages - French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish in 2010. Further copies can be obtained by contacting an Ansell sales representative or local PPE distributor.

The catalogue will be also available online via an upgraded selection web tool (www.ansell.eu).

Ansell Protection Solutions Catalogue is printed on paper made from wood that is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited using vegetable oils-based inks.

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HyFlex®, PowerFlex®,Vantage®, AlphaTec®, Sol-Vex® and Touch N Tuff®, Guardian® are registered trademarks owned by Ansell Ltd or one of its affiliates. (C) 2009 All Rights Reserved.

About Ansell:
Ansell Limited is a global leader in 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 condoms and consumer hand protection. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.ansell.eu.

Note to editors:

High-resolution jpg images of the catalogue cover and sample pages can be downloaded from here.

For more information about Ansell Healthcare, please contact:

Wouter Piepers, Communications Director,
Tel: +32 2 528 75 68,
Cellular: +32 478 33 56 32,
Email: wpiepers@eu.ansell.com

Olivier Trop, Media Relations,
Cellular: +32 486 510 419
Email: olivier.trop@duvalguillaume.com