Kimberly-Clark Professional joins DSM Dyneema's global licensing program for protective gloves (10/6)

October 6, 2008
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DSM Dyneema has announced that Kimberly-Clark Professional has joined its licensing program for protective gloves made with Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™.

Kimberly-Clark Professional plans to expand its KLEENGUARD* brand protective glove offerings with additional cut-resistant gloves featuring Dyneema® fiber. The licensing program sets high standards for abrasion- and cut-resistant gloves. A prototype of the gloves is independently tested, and, if found compliant, the gloves may be branded “with Dyneema®.” The Kimberly-Clark Professional KLEENGUARD* brand offers limited-use, comfortable head-to-toe protective gear for industrial workers.

“Industrial workers need durable, high-performing gloves that provide dexterity and comfort, while also protecting against hand injuries,” said Lori Shaffer, marketing manager for KLEENGUARD* Industrial Gloves. “The licensing agreement with DSM Dyneema will help us create more new and innovative products that can help our customers improve worker safety and increase compliance.”

Dyneema® polyethylene fiber, which combines maximum strength with light weight and softness, is increasingly being used in protective gloves. By incorporating Dyneema® in additional KLEENGUARD* brand gloves for industrial workers, Kimberly-Clark Professional will be able to offer its customers more new products with higher levels of both comfort and protection. Kimberly-Clark Professional currently offers KLEENGUARD* G60 Purple Nitrile* Cut Resistant Gloves with Dyneema®.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kimberly-Clark Professional as a licensing partner,” said Henri Oeseburg, business manager at DSM Dyneema. “As well-established brands in their respective industries, KLEENGUARD* and Dyneema® will enhance each other’s market position and together will help expand the safety and productivity benefits of high-performance, cut-resistant gloves to more workers. We look forward to collaborating with Kimberly-Clark Professional in the development of new KLEENGUARD* products featuring Dyneema® fiber.”

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