Latest Medical glove Stories

2011-08-17 22:22:38

Airborne latex allergens spread by cornstarch used to powder gloves Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in health care workers have demonstrated the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered latex glove use but were not able to completely confirm this link in specific workers. Reducing the use...

2011-08-16 07:30:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," presented results from its scientific paper entitled, "A Review of Synthetic Lattices in Surgical Glove Use," at the 13th International Latex Conference (ILC), the only U.S. conference focusing on natural and synthetic latex, on July 26, 2011 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/DA51613) The presentation...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

ATLANTA, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vystar® Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VYST), the creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a patented, all-natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge with EcoGlove Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, an innovator in sustainable, reusable exam gloves. The proposal is nonbinding and subject to the satisfactory completion of...

2011-04-08 00:00:29

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) markets. The global market for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber is projected to exceed 645 thousand tons by the year 2017. Key factors driving the market include the increasing industrialization and development of infrastructure projects and automobile industry in the emerging economies of Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. San Jose, California (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 Nitrile Butadiene...

2011-03-23 06:11:00

BRUSSELS, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a continued increase of raw materials costs, Ansell Medical Solutions Europe, the regional branch of the world leader in hand protective solutions for healthcare professionals, has announced substantial price increases for its entire range of NRL medical gloves. Increasing global market demand and adverse weather conditions in rubber-producing countries have pushed world natural rubber prices to another all-time high over the past...

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