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GraphEx – SW Redefines Protection

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SW Redefines Protection Versus Dexterity in Cut-resistant Glove Market
Engineered at the molecular level, new yarn offers unmatched durability and performance

Technical Highlights:

  • Improved abrasion resistance reduces replacement costs by nearly 50%
  • Exceptional dexterity in ANSI Level A4 and A6 cut resistant gloves
  • Helps reduces product contamination and costly rework
  • Touchscreen-compatible

GraphEx Cut Resistant GlovesApril 2, 2019, Union City, Calif. –SW, a global leader in high quality, innovative hand protection, now offers never-before seen protection, coupled with exceptional dexterity, in a cut resistant glove.

Designed for use in high risk industrial applications, the sophisticated GraphEx offer ANSI A4 and A6 level protection, while providing better comfort, tactility and durability, lasting up to twice as long as other cut-resistant gloves on the market.

GraphEx gloves, the company’s first cut-resistant product, are made using SW’s proprietary AxiFybr yarn, which is 200 times stronger than steel, harder than a diamond and just one atom thick. AxiFybr is 48% stronger and 21% more cut resistant than the latest HPPE (high performance polyethylene) technologies, yet remains lightweight and flexible.

Belle Chou, president of SW, noted, “After launching several innovations in the single-use glove market, bringing these types of successes to cut resistance gloves just felt right. By leveraging our current performance technologies, we’re able to provide a reusable product that raises the bar in flexibility, longevity and protection.”

GraphEx gloves do not use fiberglass or silicone, which are typical reinforcement agents in cut resistant gloves that contribute to poor long-term use and reduced worker efficiency. The elimination of these materials reduces the chance for contaminants, which often require costly rework and hinder production.

In addition to improving wearer comfort, the gloves also increase worker performance by adding a touchscreen-compatible nitrile coating. This enhanced nitrile formulation also improves abrasion resistance by up to double compared to other coated gloves, reducing replacement costs by nearly 50%.

These new pre-washed and form-fitted gloves from SW have significantly improved the comfort, flexibility, wear life and cost performance of A4 and A6 cut level products, resulting in a higher level of PPE compliance, longer wear and reduced hand fatigue.

Three GraphEx glove types are available: cut level A4 with abrasion level 5; cut level A4 with abrasion level 6; cut level A6 with abrasion level 6.

To learn more about GraphEx or to request a sample, visit go.swsafety.com/graphex.

Download the GraphEx Press Release HERE.

 

About SW
Headquartered in Union City, California, SW was founded on a single purpose: To make people more successful. We invest in quality manufacturing, new product development, and demonstrable features that benefit those who rely on our products every day. SW is a woman-owned business with more than 2,000 employees worldwide who work diligently to provide reliable, superior quality products. For more information on SW and GraphEx, visit FeelTheSWDifference.com

 

The Real Cost of Sweaty Gloves—It’s Not Just About Comfort

SW Safety Health Glove Water

SW Safety was recently featured in the November 2017 issue of OH&S Magazine. “The Real Cost of Sweaty Gloves—It’s Not Just About Comfort” discusses common problems experienced when wearing single-use gloves. The article also addresses potential additional costs including associated health care and decreased productivity.

The article goes on to discuss the long-term effects that users experience, including skin rashes and dermatitis, as well as allergic reactions. These and other negative outcomes can often be prevented by using the right glove for the situation.

Read the full article on OH&S’s website here

Skin Health Alliance Endorses SW Safety Products

Skin Health Alliance SHA LogoSW Safety Solutions products have been awarded the Skin Health Alliance dermatological accreditation and endorsement. The Skin Health Alliance (SHA) is an independent not-for-profit organization working with international dermatologists, researchers, scientists and industry with the common interest of promoting skin health. The SHA’s ‘dermatologically accredited’ mark is an independent assurance that products have met a standardized set of skin safety requirements that are not set by the manufacturer or brand, but which have been agreed upon by leading international dermatologists and skin scientists.

Wherever consumers see the SHA dermatologically approved mark, they can be confident that the product has been tested to meet the rigorous SHA criteria which means it is skin safe and that any claims are evidenced by robust scientific and clinical research.

SW Safety products are the first single-use gloves to carry the Skin Health Alliance symbol. This globally recognized and respected symbol stands for the following:

  1. A product is skin safe when used for its intended purpose in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. A product adheres to current safety directives and legislation in those countries or regions where sold.
  3. A product and its packaging are not harmful to the environment at any stage of its research, development, manufacture or disposal.
  4. The product’s research has been professionally assessed by an independent committee made up of dermatologists and skin scientists unaffiliated to the manufacturer.
  5. The product user and the manufacturer are supporting legitimate skin disease and skin cancer charities around the world.

The benefits of this new endorsement to SW Safety’s valued customers include the following:

  1. SHA accredited products provide consumers with peace of mind as they are skin safe when used properly.
  2. Assures them that the science and research behind a product is robust.
  3. Assures them that the product meets international regulatory standards.
  4. Assures them that the product is not harmful to the environment at any stage in its development, manufacture or disposal.
  5. By using SHA accredited products consumers know they are helping to fund treatments and cures for the millions of skin disease sufferers around the world.

SW Safety is committed to always putting its customers first and leading with innovations and improvements that help promote their success.

For more information on the Skin Health Alliance and its accreditations please visit the Skin Health Alliance web site.

To see a list of SW Safety brand products that have been accredited and endorsed by SHA as being skin safe, please visit SHA’s Approved Products.

 

 

SW Safety Solutions Inc. Welcomes New Management Team to Lead Strategic Business Initiatives

Customer-centric innovations at forefront of new entity

UNION CITY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Shen Wei USA, a leading provider of innovative, high-quality products used for hand protection in the healthcare and industrial markets, has hired two former Ansell executives, Thomas Draskovics and Bob Gaither, to lead the strategic direction of a new business entity, SW Safety Solutions (SWSS).

SW Safety Solutions Inc. Welcomes New Management Team to Lead Strategic Business Initiatives (PRNewsFoto/SW Safety Solutions)

SW Safety Solutions Inc. Welcomes New Management Team to Lead Strategic Business Initiatives (PRNewsFoto/SW Safety Solutions)

As an independent unit, SWSS will leverage Shen Wei USA’s more than 30 years of success in developing single-use gloves for barrier protection both on the inside and out, while focusing on strategic initiatives to expand total hand health innovations.

Belle Chou, SW Safety Solutions CEO and president, noted, “Good business is about taking care of your customer, a principle we’ve embraced for the past three decades. We pride ourselves on developing innovative products and on our integrity to form true partnerships in the industry.  This will continue at Shen Wei USA as well as at SWSS.”

Chou continued, “Protection, comfort, skin care and consistent performance—these are the concerns of our customers, so we’ve always geared our products to meet these needs. Tom and Bob genuinely share this vision of providing the best in customer service and continued innovation.”

Currently CMO at SWSS, Thomas Draskovics most recently served as president and general manager for Ansell’s specialty markets GBU (global business unit). He brings with him a long track record of successful business leadership and strategic marketing across a broad range of B-to-B industries.

During his tenure, Draskovics successfully lead the transformation and expansion of a global PPE (personal protection equipment) business through the introduction of innovative new products, new vertical development and strategic marketing and brand leadership.

Bob Gaither joined SWSS as CCO.  Previously, Gaither was senior vice president and regional director for North America at Ansell, where he amassed over 35 years of hand protection experience in the industrial and medical markets.

Gaither was also instrumental in leading the charge to enhance customer value by leveraging six sigma process and tools, capitalizing on key growth verticals as well as improving efficiencies and customer service.

SWSS, a privately-held, woman-owned company, has made a solid commitment to future innovation through research and development as well as expanding core competencies to ensure that reliable, safe hand protection for its users is at the forefront.

Chou continued, “Building out our hand health initiatives through SWSS means relying on our rich history of developing glove technologies that promote comfort, skin health and personal safety.  Combining this history with the deep industry knowledge both Tom and Bob possess puts SWSS in the ideal position to develop the next generation of reliable, trusted hand healthcare products.”

SW Safety Solution’s patented ACTIValoe® aloe vera-based interior glove lining that heals and moisturizes dry, chapped hands has been used in 11 billion gloves worldwide and its innovative pH 5.5 coating restores the user’s natural pH, reducing the risk of skin irritation.

For more information, please visit http://www.swsafety.com/about-us or call (510) 429-8692.

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About SW Safety Solutions
Offering trusted protection inside and out, SW Safety Solutions (SWSS) creates unique products that keep users safe, while making their lives easier.  Its innovative developments have changed the way people think, see and feel about disposable gloves.

A privately-held, woman-owned business, SWSS continues to grow its history of achievements and industry firsts. Most notably, the company invented the patented ACTIValoe® glove, which delivers an optimized preparation of Aloe Vera to the skin, and the proprietary pH Natural® 5.5 glove that helps to restore the skin’s healthy pH, reducing the risk of irritation.

SWSS has always been committed to creative innovation and outstanding customer service, revolutionizing the healthcare and industrial products industry.

The company is headquartered in Union City, California with five dedicated manufacturing facilities in China, all of which are in full compliance with cGMP and are ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and CE certified to ensure product quality.  More than 2,000 employees worldwide work diligently to provide reliable, superior quality SWSS products.

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