Kimberly-Clark Professional Introduces New KleenGuard Chemical Resistance Bundle

Gloves are for Chemical Processing, Automotive, Jan/San and Fabrication Applications;

Coveralls for Hazardous Waste, Oil Refining, Environmental, Biohazard Clean-up

ROSWELL, Ga. (Nov. 7, 2006) - Kimberly-Clark Professional, the maker of KleenGuard* Brand protective apparel, gloves, accessories and masks, today introduced three new high-performance products that provide outstanding chemical resistance as well as all-around comfort for industrial workers in a range of industries.

The new Chemical Resistance Bundle includes KleenGuard* G80 PURPLE NITRILE* Chemical Resistant Gloves, KleenGuard* G80 Neoprene/Latex Chemical Resistant Gloves and the KleenGuard* A70 Chemical Spray Protection Coveralls. With these introductions, end users now can purchase high-performance chemical resistant gloves and apparel from a single source.

"Protection against chemicals is critically important, but it's just as important for workers to be comfortable so they can remain productive," said Randy Kates, General Manager of the Kimberly-Clark Professional Safety Business. "These products provide broad chemical resistance, but also offer exceptional comfort and fit, which are crucial in driving PPE compliance."

KleenGuard* G80 Chemical Resistant Gloves

The new line of KleenGuard* G80 Chemical Resistant gloves makes it simple to choose the right glove for a specific job. Both new KleenGuard* G80 glove products offer a wide range of chemical resistance for the chemical processing, automotive assembly, janitorial and fabrication industries. Exclusive glove shape is optimized for fit based on more than 40 dimensions for superior fit. They also offer a 13-inch length to protect the forearms as well as the hands, textured fingers for grip, and a cotton flock lining for added comfort.
The two new gloves include:

o KleenGuard* G80 PURPLE NITRILE* Chemical Resistant Gloves, which protect hands against esters, fuels, grease and solvents. The distinctive PURPLE NITRILE* material visually differentiates the gloves, while providing resistance against punctures, cuts and abrasions. A 15-mil thickness provides an excellent barrier.

o KleenGuard* G80 Neoprene/Latex Chemical Resistant Gloves, which are designed to provide excellent protection against a broad range of chemicals, including acids, alcohols, fats, caustics, detergents, ketones and refrigerants. A natural rubber latex base delivers comfort while a neoprene palm adds abrasion resistance and protection. The substantial 25-mil thickness provides a durable barrier.

KleenGuard* A70 Chemical Spray Protection Coveralls

KleenGuard* A70 Chemical Spray Protection Coveralls provide excellent protection for hazardous waste remediation, environmental clean-up, petrochemical and oil refining, acid and caustic handling, biohazard clean-up, tank cleaning and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The coveralls are preferred by 75 percent of industrial workers for comfort, fit and productivity in an independent study. KleenGuard* A70 Chemical Spray Protection Coveralls are also 7 ½ times less likely to rip out than competitive ANSI cuts. They feature only taped and bound seams, not lesser quality serged seams. A patented Reflex* design provides a seamless chest area, a primary splash zone, and an elastic waist for better fit. The design also offers 12 percent more chest room and 6 percent longer body length. Other features include a water-resistant zipper and wick-away lining for enhanced comfort. Since the coveralls fit better and are quieter than competitive products, workers are more likely to wear them longer and be more productive.

Along with the Chemical Resistance Bundle launch, Kimberly-Clark Professional is offering end users tools and information including chemical resistance guides and articles. To download these materials, visit

For more information about Kleenguard* G80 Chemical Resistant Gloves or KleenGuard* A70 Chemical Spray Protection Coveralls, visit or call 1-800-255-6401.

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