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With specialist gloves in a spectrum of materials for a spectrum of industries, Ansell Gloves are truly one of the most significant global players in safety hand-wear. In this brand focus blog we take a deep dive into the company's history and highlight a small cross-section of their best gloves.

Ansell Gloves: Safety Managed

Always Protected

Ansell gloves got their start in 1905 when Eric Norman Ansell acquired Australian condom machinery from Dunlop UK. Ansell would remain the Ansell Rubber Company until 2002 when it became Ansell Limited. From one form of protection to another, in 1946 Ansell developed the first automated glove dipping machine, which would soon see them rise to the top of the global glove industry.

A Journey Through History

From the 1960s onwards, as series of acquisitions – including of Ansell itself by Dunlop Austrailia Limited – allowed Ansell to grow into a global powerhouse, with manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and the USA. Between 1990 and 2002 Ansell were the world's largest provider of medical, household and industrial gloves. After the split up of Pacific Dunlop, Ansell became Ansell Limited and continued to grow globally.

Protective Wear For OVer 125 Years

In 2015, Ansell divested the last of its non-core sexual wellness businesses to become a solely safety focused company. Last year, they celebrated their 125th birthday, and the company continue to manufacture world class gloves.  Their range of gloves serve a uniquely wide set of industries, from science, to food handling and preparation, to manufacturing, to a range of specific trades. 

Our Top Selection

Marigold Industrial Nitrotough N250Y Nitrile-Coated Gloves

Marigold Industrial Nitrotough N250Y Nitrile-Coated Gloves

With a tough, full hand nitrile coating, the Marigold Industrial Nitrotough Nitrile-Coated Gloves offer comprehensive protection from oil and wear. This means they are ideal for use in agriculture, building, construction and any work involving machinery and equipment. Their nitrile coating is a great alternative to latex or PVC, for any hands which are sensitive to those materials.

Key Features: full hand nitrile coating; cotton liner; abrasion resistant; oil repellent; reusable

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Marigold Industrial Emperor ME104 Chemical-Resistant Gauntlet Gloves

Marigold Industrial Emperor ME104 Chemical-Resistant Gauntlet Gloves

For working with chemicals, the Marigold Industrial Emperor Chemical-Resistant Gauntlet Gloves are chlorinated natural rubber latex gauntlets which offer durable hand and arm protection. They are particularly effective at providing protection from chemicals which have been diluted in water and have applications in agriculture, construction and janitorial services. Despite their gauntlet design they are flexible and easy to wear.

Key Features: long gauntlet design; chlorinated latex; high resistance to water based chemicals; flexible; reusable

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Ansell ProFood 78-110 Thermostat Knitted Thermal Gloves

Ansell ProFood 78-110 Thermostat Knitted Thermal Gloves

Cold and heat contact are both risks in the food industry, particularly in cold storage or cold environments. Specifically designed to be food safe, the Ansell ProFood Thermostat Knitted Thermal Gloves utilise a thermolite knit to keep hands at a comfortable temperature and protect them from risks. Their 13 gauge knit is flexible and tactile, and their seamless design helps to keep hands comfortable even during long services.

Key Features: 13 gauge thermolite fibre knit; heat and cold resistance; safe for use with food; seamless design; reusable

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Ansell 23-700 Polar Grip Insulated Winter Work Gloves

Ansell Polar Grip Insulated Winter Work Gloves

The Ansell Polar Grip Insulated Winter Work Gloves are PU insulated work gloves which feature a PVC coating to protect against salt and chemicals. Industrial applications include construction, chemical refining, highway maintenance, public utilities and winter transportation. Their fluorescent design makes these gloves perfect for use in dark conditions, such as at night.

Key Features: PVC coating; gauntlet cuff fluorescent orange; salt and chemical resistant; PU insulation; reusable

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Ansell TouchNTuff 92-600 Disposable Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves

Ansell TouchNTuff 92-600 Disposable Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves

Ideal for working with hazardous chemicals, the Ansell TouchNTuff Disposable Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves are designed to maintain their grip in both dry and wet conditions. Their nitrile coating offers splash resistance for hazardous chemicals and they are built with a beaded cuff for a secure, comfortable fit. With no natural rubber, they are perfect for even those with latex allergies, and are powder free to reduce adverse reactions.

Key Features: splash resistant; powder-free; nitrile; roll beaded cuff; ambidextrous; latex-free; disposable

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As a dominant global player in glove manufacture, Ansell's range is full of surprises. For our full selection, please take a look at the Ansell Gloves category.

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