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Japanese Glove Sales Remain Strong as Focus on Work Safety Grows

Japan’s domestic sales volumes of glove products remained firm in 2016, up slightly from the year before, according to a report by the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association. Domestic sales of household gloves totaled 91.84 million pairs during 2016, up 0.2 percent from the previous year, while sales for surgical gloves increased 1.5 percent to 79.02 million pairs. Ultra-thin disposable gloves...

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Showa Glove Launches Highly Absorbent Hand Care Gloves

Rubber glove manufacturer Showa Glove Co. has begun selling gloves for hand care. The gloves were launched in April of this year and are on sale throughout Japan. They can be used for hand care during sleep or as inner gloves when using household gloves. The gloves feature 13-gauge seamless stitchwork and a long wrist area, which provides slide protection...

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Midori Anzen to Develop Better Cut-Resistant Gloves in Joint Project

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of protective footwear and other safety equipment, has recently begun developing gloves that are far more difficult to cut than their conventional counterparts. These new gloves are being developed in a joint project with a fiber manufacturer, with the first product launch slated for April of next year. Midori Anzen’s partner in this endeavor...

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Midori Anzen Strikes Deal for Sole Domestic Distribution Rights With ATG Gloves

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd. has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for Japan with ATG Gloves Pvt. Ltd., a Sri Lanka-based global manufacturer of gloves. The agreement will serve to expand the scope of market deployment for Midori Anzen’s glove operations, which are positioned as a critical part of business for the major manufacturer of work clothes and protective safety...

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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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JGMA Chairman Discusses Glove Trends and Forecasts for Japan

Having last financial year celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association (JGMA) now sets out to establish its path for the next 50 years. Kiyohiko Moko, president of Sanko Kagaku Co. Ltd. and chairman of JGMA, recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to discuss the association’s current endeavors, as well as its selling situation and forecast in...

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