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Glossary



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Latex   Base material used for making latex gloves. It is assumed to mean natural rubber latex derived from the Hevea Brasiliensis trees found mainly in South East Asia although they originated from Brazil.

The actual latex used for glove manufacturing is centrifuged from the raw latex tapped from the trees. It is preserved in ammonia and stabilized with ammonium laurate soap.
Length   The length of a glove is measured from the tip of the middle finger to the outside edge of the cuff. The typical length of an examination glove is between 230-250mm.
     
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Maturation   Compounded latex needs to stand for 24 or more hours to allow the chemicals to fuse into the rubber particles. This is known as maturation time.
     
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Nitrile   A commonly used description for gloves made from a synthetic latex of the acrylonitrile butadiene copolymer type. Nitrile gloves are oil resistant, possess nearly similar physical properties as latex but more expensive.
Non-medical   This description is used for gloves that do not carry the ‘examination’ or ‘medical’ tag. It also imply a slightly lower quality but is not necessarily so. Future trends may require non-medical quality gloves to be as good as medical quality but that will depend on regulatory developments. Sometimes the word ‘industrial’ is used interchangeably with ‘non-medical’. It must be remembered that as there are many different non-medical applications, the actual specifications to fit these requirements may means slightly different prices even among the non-medical gloves.
Non-Sterile   This means the product has not been subjected to heat or chemical treatment or gamma irradiation to kill off micro-organisms on them and the packaging materials. Examination and non-medical gloves are normally non-sterile. Some customers may request examination gloves to be packed in pairs and sterilized. Surgeon’s gloves are typically sterilized as they are invasive in nature.
     
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Contact Information

Rubbercare Protection Products Sdn Bhd (169997-P)
Office:
Lot 120&121, Jalan Senawang 3,
Senawang Industrial Estate,
70450 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia.

Factory:
Lot 110, Lorong Senawang 4/3,
Off Jalan Senawang Empat,
Senawang Industrial Estate,
70450 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia.

Tel: +60 6 677 2781
Fax: +60 6 677 2780
Emails:
careplus@po.jaring.my (Marketing)
info@careplus.com (Enquiries)