Sanko Kagaku Launches World’s First TPE Medical Glove

Glove manufacturer Sanko Kagaku Co. Ltd. recently launched its new, groundbreaking medical glove, the Sanko Silky Fit Zero. Providing hitherto unachievable sensitivity, it is the first medical glove in the world to use thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The TPE material achieves zero levels in multiple areas, including latex proteins, powder, rubber odor, and vulcanizing agents and accelerators. This serves to prevent...

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JPCA Publishes Japanese Petrochemical Industry Almanac 2016

The Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA) recently published the 2016 edition of its almanac “State of the Petrochemical Industry.” Published almost every year since 1961, the publication provides data about the Japanese petrochemical industry and the composition of the industry’s upstream supply chain. The almanac features an overview of the petrochemical industry, industry-related statistics, production capacity of main petrochemical products...

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Rubber Industry Showcases New Products and Technologies at N-Plus Exhibition

Exhibitors from multiple industries were present at materials and technology exhibition N-Plus, held at Tokyo Big Sight over Sept. 28–30. This included companies involved in the rubber industry, which used the event as an opportunity to display a range of newly developed products and technologies. Hotty Polymer Co. Ltd. exhibited a wide array of products, ranging from general-purpose rubber to...

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