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RED BANK, N.J. -- Ansell Professional Healthcare introduces the
Micro-Touch Affinity, powder-free and latex-free exam gloves that provide
the protection, tactile sensitivity and comfort of latex gloves without the
risk associated with latex allergies.
Developed from polychloroprene, the Micro-Touch Affinity gloves have superior fit and feel compared to nitrile gloves. They also have a distinct advantage over traditional vinyl gloves in providing optimum barrier protection for medical, dental, and alternate care
Micro-Touch Affinity gloves have excellent tactile sensitivity that allows
healthcare professionals to have better control of their instruments.
Complementing the tactile sensitivity is the gloves' textured surface and
surgi-grip. In addition, Micro-Touch Affinity gloves have a low modulus that
creates a new level of comfort for users required to wear gloves for
The high performance of Micro-Touch Affinity gloves is partly due to the
polychloroprene material used to manufacture the gloves. Polychloroprene has
shown to be as elastic as latex and exhibits 25 percent more elasticity than
nitrile in elongation studies. Polychloroprene also outperforms nitrile in
chemical permeation tests that utilize common alcohols. Micro-Touch Affinity
gloves successfully met the requirements of ASTM International's F1671
Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective
The Micro-Touch Affinity gloves come in a 100-count package/dispenser that
matches its recent redesign of the entire Micro-Touch line. The new
package/dispenser is more aesthetically pleasing as well as easier to
Ansell Ltd. is a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products.