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Showa Glove to Sell Cut-Resistant Gloves Offering Safety, Durability, Workability

Showa Glove Co. has announced that it plans to launch sales of new cut-resistant gloves on Jan. 9. The gloves provide safety and durability while also being pliable and easy to work with – a combination that has been difficult to achieve until now. Intended to be worn in settings that pose a danger of incision wounds, the new gloves...

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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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New Showa Glove Impact Protection Glove Shields Fingers During Work

Rubber glove manufacturer Showa Glove Co. has developed an impact protection glove, marketed as Power Shield, that reduces the impact on fingers during work. The newly developed glove uses nitrile rubber, which is highly resistant to oil and abrasion. The structure consists of three layers in which nitrile rubber is double-coated on a glove that features finely woven 13-gauge seamless...

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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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