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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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Rubber and Resin Gloves – Market Trends (3): Towa

Towa Corp. Ltd. hit the 7-billion-yen ($61.73 million) sales plateau for the first time ever in 2014. The company’s tried-and-true strategy is to differentiate itself from competitors, stressing the development and launch of functional products that offer users never-before-seen value. Like clockwork, Towa Corp. continues to release products that fulfill its long-held role of being quick to market with new...

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Rubber and Resin Gloves – Market Trends (2): Showa

Showa Inc., Japan’s top rubber and plastic glove maker, is pursuing a strategy to increase its brand value. To this end, the company has standardized brand logos across global markets and introduced its tagline “Always Innovating. Never Imitating.” In the work gloves market, differentiation is difficult and just adding to product lines would result in greater price competition. So Showa’s...

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Showa Introduces Work Gloves With Seamless Sleeves

Showa Inc. has announced development of the R65, long work gloves with seamless sleeves. These seamless, 65-inch (165 centimeters) long gloves are coated from the fingertips all the way to the shoulder portion in nitrile rubber, making them highly resistant to abrasion and substances such as oil. Their seamless, all-in-one construction means no worries of ripping between the glove and...

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