News | May 9, 2016

Unique Protective Cream Improves Health And Comfort For Glove-Wearers

Deb, a global leader in occupational skin care products, and Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, have launched Triple Active Gel - the world’s first hand-health, under glove gel for occupational glove-wearers. 

Half of all industry workers wear occupational gloves on a regular basis, so the need for comfort protection is high. Triple Active Gel combines a physical barrier protection with patented Deb Active Defense Molecules (DADM) to provide a gel which has the ‘triple active’ benefits of being an anti-allergen, anti-irritant and anti-perspirant.

Glove-wearers are facing increasing challenges related to hand health and comfort when wearing occupational gloves, which can affect overall productivity and efficiency. Whilst gloves provide physical protection for hands, the skin remains exposed to allergic and irritating substances from the working environment. This can lead to skin irritation and excessive hand sweating, which not only creates discomfort for the wearer through skin softening, but sweating can also cause dampness in gloves, resulting in malodours which can be unpleasant for the wearer.

Deb’s patented DADM Technology inside the Tripe Active Gel encapsulates and absorbs allergens known to cause allergic skin reactions and allergic dermatitis. At the same time, DADM combines with a physical barrier protection to help block and neutralise acidic and alkaline substances that can cause skin irritation and lead to irritant dermatitis. Independent scientific tests have shown that Triple Active Gel reduces the rate of water loss from the skin by 63% and skin redness by 31%; both key indicators leading to skin irritation. The revolutionary hand care solution can also reduce sweating in occupational glove-wearers by 50%.

The partnership between Ansell and Deb was first announced in May 2015 in a move to combine their expertise in the hand protection and hand skin market. Commenting on the newest product innovation, Steve Genzer, President and General Manager of Ansell’s Industrial Global Business Unit commented, “We are very pleased to partner with Deb to improve skin health and hand comfort of industrial glove wearers.”

“The Ansell Triple Active Gel is a true innovation in occupational skin care and has been specially developed using Deb Stoko Technology for workers wearing mechanical, chemical or disposable gloves in all industries,” added Paul Blount, Group Marketing Director, Deb. “It helps reduce the risk of contact dermatitis, increasing protection and comfort, prolonging glove wearing time and improving total cost in use. We have experienced a very good reception to the product by our customers. I believe this can be attributed to the fact that Triple Active Gel addresses a unique combination of issues that are so frequently present across the whole manufacturing sector”

Triple Active Gel is available in UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Austria through key distributor partners. Both Ansell and Deb sales teams have also been trained to provide expert information and support to distributors and customers. The first customer adopting the product is BSW Timber whose Group Health & Safety Manager Gary Millen explained: “At BSW Timber, we take the occupational health concerns of our staff seriously and are delighted that Triple Active Gel addressed this long-term problem that impacted members of our staff. With Triple Active Gel, we experienced a dramatic improvement of skin condition for employees who had severe skin irritation complains. In some cases, there was a complete elimination of the problem.”

Source: Deb Group