User Input Drives Ansell’s New Trade-Specific Line

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Red Bank, New Jersey -- Ansell, the world leader in hand protection, introduces a line of gloves designed specifically for the unique needs of construction trades – ActivArmr® Jobsite Gear. Recognizing that each construction trade presents unique hand protection challenges, Activarmr® meets the hand protection needs of professionals in the field. ActivArmr® Trade Specific is a product offering of six glove types that provide an optimal balance of protection, dexterity and comfort never before seen in the construction industry.

Through extensive research on job sites, users told Ansell what their needs were in a glove. Feedback drove the unique feature combinations for each of the Activarmr® Trade Specific Gloves: 

The Activarmr® Mason Glove offers superior comfort, giving hands the ultimate protection against extreme stress, fatigue and abrasions that come with the most demanding masonry jobs. Also gives twice the abrasion protection as standard leather gloves* and goat skin leather padding delivers increased durability and impact protection.

The Activarmr® Heavy Laborer Glove provides superior all-day wear comfort and the ultimate protection from punctures, cuts and abrasions, while handling concrete, wood or metal debris. Gives six times more cut protection than standard leather gloves** and silicone gel padding adds absorption from impact and vibration across stress points.

The Activarmr® Electrician Glove delivers breathable, second-skin dexterity while providing protection against wire punctures, cuts and abrasions. Provides three times more puncture protection and four times more cut protection than standard leather gloves.*

The Activarmr® Plumber Glove allows professionals to slide materials through their hands while providing advanced fingertip grip in addition to protection, comfort and durability. The liner, made with DuPont™ Kevlar®, ensures the glove provides four times the cut protection of standard leather gloves.***

The Activarmr® HVAC Glove offers superior cut protection, enhanced grip and advanced dexterity while working with snips, screws and sheet metal. Using Ansell’s patented Intercept Technology™, the glove gives six times the cut protection of standard leather gloves.**

The Activarmr® Carpenter Glove offers superior grip, advanced protection, breathable second-skin dexterity and all-day wear comfort while working with wood, nails and hand tools. Made with Dyneema®, the gloves give users ten times the wear of standard leather gloves.*

 “Construction workers encounter hand protection risks every day on the job site, “said Jason Kokoszka, Senior Product/Brand Marketing Manager “Ansell is excited to deliver products that workers in a variety of trades can trust to deliver superior protection, comfort and dexterity.”

He continued, “We conducted months of end user testing on job sites learning the specific features workers need for their hand protection to best accomplish their jobs. The Activarmr® Trade Specific gloves deliver the ultimate hand protection solution.”

To find out more about Activarmr® Jobsite Gear and the full line of products offered for the construction industry, visit

ActivArmr® is a registered trademark of Ansell Ltd. or one of its affiliates.

*Results based on Ansell’s internal results of the Activarmr® Dyneema® liner vs. standard leather gloves (3/11); **Results based on Ansell’s internal results of the Activarmr® liner with Intercept Technology vs. standard leather gloves (3/11); ***Results based on Ansell’s internal results of the Activarmr® Plumber glove vs. standard leather gloves (3/11).

Products that provide “cut resistance” and “cut protection” or “puncture resistance” and “puncture protection” do not completely prevent or eliminate the potential for cuts or punctures, and are not intended or tested to provide protection against powered blades, serrated or other sharp or rotating equipment. Products that provide “impact” or “vibration” “protection” or “reduction” provide cushioning or a level of attenuation of force or vibration, but do not completely eliminate the potential for impact-related or vibration-related injuries or effects.  Products that provide "abrasion resistance" or "abrasion protection" do not completely prevent or eliminate the potential for abrasion-related injuries.

For more information:
Claire Keane/Grace Milton
Tel. + 353 1 678 9333

Wouter Piepers, Global Communications - Ansell
Tel: (00322) 5287400 / (0032) 478335632

About Ansell
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human wellbeing. With operations in North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the industrial and medical gloves markets, as well as in the Sexual wellness category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, New Verticals, and Sexual Wellness. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at